The school was recently notified of the team results from the Cross Country event. Pictured are the successful St Mary’s teams along with their medals. It was a super showing from our pupils, with six of the eight teams we entered placing in the top two of their respective races!
The strong performance from our children meant that St Mary’s finished in second place in the overall school standings, just two points off the top spot. A very credible result, with schools from right across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area taking part. Well done to all of our participants! The two successful P6 teams are not photographed as they were on a school trip on the day of the presentation.
St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day took place in early June. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.
The P7 year group have bid farewell to St Mary’s for the last time. The enjoyed a fun-filled final day in school and had a lovely evening at the annual Leavers’ Mass. There were refreshments back in school afterwards, when pupils were presented with their certificates of achievement. The Tierney and Murphy Cups were also presented to the winners for 2019. Thanks to Pius, Eamon, Ciara & Tara for coming along to present the trophies. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls, as they watched their performance of Báidín Fheilimí from their P1 days! The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2019.
Thanks to all of the parents and guests for making it a wonderful occasion and to all of the staff members who help in any way. Finally, goodbye and best wishes to the P7 pupils as they move on to their new schools!
P7 signed off from primary school in style with their performance of “School Days Are Over.” Lislea Hall was rocking for two nights as the children put on a great show. The feedback from the audience was very positive, with everyone enjoying themselves. A tremendous amount of hard work went into putting on this show and the children of P7 are to be commended for their dedication and effort. A huge thanks to Lislea Community Association for allowing us the use of their fantastic facilities. We could not have put on the show without their help and co-operation. Thanks also to all of the staff members who helped out in any capacity.
“Goodbye my friend, it’s not the end,
How could it be when we’ve got, such memories to set us free,
When we find being grown up, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.”
Following a tremendous amount of hard work in both practical and theory lessons this term, P7 pupils have been awarded their certificates for completing the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. 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.
Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!
P7 pupils have received a number of notes for the attention of their parents / guardians over the past week and will receive more over the coming days. These are to inform parents of a number of upcoming events and other important details for the last month of school. Below is a brief reminder of some of the details.
P7 End-of-Year Production Rehearsals – Tuesday June 4th, Friday June 7th & Monday June 10th during school hours in Lislea Hall.
P7 End-of-Year Production – Tuesday June 11th & Wednesday June 12th @7.30pm in Lislea Hall.
Boundaries Transition Programme (Parent & Child Workshop) – Wednesday June 5th @1.30pm or 7.00pm depending on your requested time preference.
P7 Healthy Living and Body Image Workshop – Thursday June 13th during school hours.
Leavers’ Mass – Thursday June 20th @7.30pm in St Mary’s Church with refreshments back in school.
Orders are now being taken for the Confirmation DVD. They cost £14 or E15.
Orders are now being taken for ‘Pledge Pins,’ which will be presented at the Leavers’ Mass. They cost £6.
Orders are being taken for the Newry Democrat Leavers’ Supplement. They cost £1.20 per copy.
Orders will be taken for tickets for the P7 Production from this coming Wednesday (June 5th). They cost £5 per adult and £3 per child.
Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, is planned to take place on Thursday, June 6th (weather permitting). All parents are welcome to attend. Proceedings will begin at approximately 9.30am. All children should wear a tracksuit and bring along shorts, a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. In the interest of child protection, it is our school’s policy that photographs should not be recorded by parents using any mobile devices. Each class has been assigned an Irish county and if possible, children are invited to wear the colour associated with their team. An ice-cream stand will be operated by some of our P7s and all children can purchase one for £1, with all proceeds going towards school funds. In the event of inclement weather, a post will be made on the school website / facebook page early on Thursday morning to notify parents if Sports Day has to be rearranged. Hopefully we will have a dry day and lots of fun!
Congratulations to the Primary 7 class of 2019 who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening past in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church Forkhill. It was a beautiful ceremony, which was enriched by the lovely music from the joint school choir from Mullaghbawn and Forkhill, under the guidance of Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann.
P7 will need to be well rested over the long weekend as they head off on their residential trip to Carlingford on Tuesday morning. The bus will depart the school @8am sharp.
Well done to our P7 boys who reached the shield final of the McGreevey Blitz held in Pearse Og yesterday. The boys put in some good performances but unfortunately lost out to St Francis’ PS from Lurgan in their final game.
Thanks to Mr Paul Doyle from Armagh CBS for organising the event.
Pupils from P4-P7 had a super day in Kilbroney for the 2019 Cross Country event. All participants gave their all and completed the tough course.
We will have to wait for notification of the results of the team events, however seven St Mary’s pupils had individual medals back home yesterday for finishing in the top 6 (two firsts, two seconds, a third, a fifth and a sixth). In total, twelve pupils achieved a top 10 finish and if we push this out slightly further, an incredible eighteen pupils finished in the top 15 of their race. As the number of participants goes up each year, this is a remarkable achievement and cannot be underestimated.
Well done to all the runners on the day and indeed to all pupils from P4-P7 in St Mary’s who have trained hard during the month of May. Thanks also to all parents who attended the event for their support and assistance with proceedings. We will update further whenever we receive the full results.