Best Wishes Mullaghbawn Ladies

St Mary’s PS wishes the best of luck to the Mullaghbawn Senior Ladies’ team who take part in the Armagh Intermediate County Final this Saturday. Pictured are some of our P7’s who made posters to wish the team luck.

A special mention to staff members Miss Niamh Murphy, Mrs Sara Grant & Miss Aoife Tierney, as well as the numerous past pupils on the team. The success of the senior team helps to inspire the younger generations and participation numbers for girls’ football in our school and club are increasing every year.

We encourage as many pupils and families as possible to support the team in the final. It is against Killeavy this Saturday afternoon @2pm in the Athletic Grounds. Good luck!

Keychain Krew Proceeds

With the P7 class departing the school earlier this week, this also signalled the conclusion of their Young Enterprise venture; Keychain Krew. Thanks to the support of our school community, as well as learning lots about the different aspects of running a successful business, the class also made a tasty profit too!

When all costs were deducted, there was in the region of £500 profit. The children decided against splitting the full profit amongst themselves. Instead, deciding to split £200 amongst the year group; receiving £5 each towards the cost of their recent school trip. The children then opted to give £100 back to school funds and also very generously donate £200 (+£50 Gift Aid) towards UNICEF’S drive to bring vaccines to the parts of the world, much less fortunate than ourselves here in Ireland, who are struggling to vaccinate their most vulnerable people and healthcare workers.

Amazingly, this donation will help to transport approximately 8,900 vaccines to countries such as Nepal; who our school shares a very special connection with, due to the Connecting Classrooms project with Jhapa Model English School in Damak.

Thanks again to our school community for enabling P7 to make this donation and play their part in helping the global fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Please note that keychains ordered by pupils within classes who are currently isolating or pupils who will not be in school before the end of the school year, have been kept aside and will be given to them on their return to school in the new term.


Best Wishes to the Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who finished their time at St Mary’s this afternoon. Some pupils gathered in class with others joining in online via Collaborate from home to enjoy one final assembly together. A few highlights from their P7 year are in the video & images below.

A huge well done to the winners of the Master Pius Tierney Cup and Mrs Anne Murphy Cup. These two esteemed trophies were awarded to two very deserving candidates pictured below. We hope that all of the outgoing P7 pupils have a great summer and we wish them well for September and the start of the next stage of their education in Post Primary School. Good luck from everyone in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn!

P7 Conclude SPAR Sports Week

Primary 7 brought St Mary’s Sports Week to a conclusion this afternoon with their Sports Day. Well done to all of the children who took part and enjoyed a fun afternoon in the sun. Sincere thanks to McCreesh’s SPAR Mullaghbawn for their generous sponsorship of goody-bags for every pupil in the school once again this year. This treat was very much appreciated by all of the children!

It has been a busy week with each year group having their own individual Sports Day over the past 4 days. The music has been pumping and the field a hive of activity all week. A special mention to the P7 pupils who worked in teams to support the class teachers with setting up and organising the different events each day.

Keychain Krew Update!

P7 have been blown away with the response to their Young Enterprise venture; “Keychain Krew,” and wish to thank the entire school community for their support. The orders have been flying in since last Friday and our Production, Finance, Sales & Events’ Teams have been kept very busy since then. Our Marketing Team have also been working behind the scenes and have produced this short promo for the product, which can be viewed below.

Just one more day to get your orders in everyone! P7 hope to have all delivered by the end of this week.

P7 End-of-Year Trip to Bluebell Lane

Primary 7 had a blast on their end-of-year trip to Bluebell Lane. After eating lunch, the year group departed school and made their way to Bluebell Lane by bike, having completed the final lesson of their Cycling Proficiency training earlier in the day.

After arrival, the children had a quick ice-cream break and were taken on a tour of the site, including a visit to the newly constructed iron-age Round House.

The first challenge of the day was a team tent-building challenge against the clock. Next up was an obstacle course, with some water pistols thrown in for good measure! The children then took part in some bush-craft activities which concluded with roasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Padraig then ferried the children back up to the cottage in his quad train just in time for the evening barbeque. The children finished the day with some free time in the play park and a game of hide-and-seek around the trails of the site.

Many thanks to everyone at Bluebell Lane including Padraig, Sharon, John, Meabh & Conor for all that they did to ensure it was a day the children will never forget and a great final trip of primary school.

P7 Cycling Proficiency Scheme

Yesterday morning the P7 pupils who enrolled in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme all sat (and passed) their theory test. Afterwards, they were awarded their certificates.

Since the Easter break, the children have taken part in practical and theory lessons to help them understand the rules of cycling and improve their ability on a bicycle. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes and always wear a helmet.

Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!

Sports Day 2021

Sports Day Note

Dear Parent / Guardian,

This year, our traditional Sports Day event is going to be a little different. Each year group will be designated a specific day over the course of a “Sports Week” for their own Sports Day. The timetable for all year groups has been copied above. If you have difficulty viewing the timetable, please try clicking the link below it which will open a PDF version of this message. A hard copy will also be sent home with the eldest child in each family tomorrow (Thursday).

On their Sports Day, pupils should wear their tracksuit / shorts and bring a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any parents / guardians into the school this year for Sports Day, again due to the ongoing restrictions. Fingers crossed the weather remains in our favour as we move into next week.

Kind Regards, Mr McDonnell.

P7 Business – Keychain Krew Launch

To our school community,

As part of our “Business Beginnings” project, P7 are selling keychains personalised with your initials. Order forms will be sent home with the eldest child in each family tomorrow (Thursday June 10th). If you would like to order a keychain(s), then fill out your details on the order form and return it to school along with the correct sum of money in a sealed envelope. The order form can also be accessed and printed by clicking on the link below.

Keychain Krew Order Form

Please also spread the word amongst your wider family circle to enquire if they would like to order a keychain, as unfortunately we cannot organise an actual sales event due to the ongoing restrictions.

The keychains are priced at £2 each or you can purchase 3 for £5. We hope to have orders produced and delivered home (with the pupil who the order was placed through) within 3 working days. The final date for taking orders will be next Wednesday (June 16th).

Check out the prototype below. Thank you for supporting the Young Entrepreneurs of P7!