Please note the attached information regarding the Open Night for St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen.
It will take place on Thursday, January 24th @7pm.
Please note the information below regarding some upcoming Open Day events.
The Abbey CBS – Saturday January 12th @10am-12noon
St Colman’s College – Saturday January 19th @10am-1pm
Primary 7 have been working on a Christmas craft with a difference this year, as they created St Mary’s first ever igloo! This STEM task enabled pupils to enhance their mathematical, technological and thinking skills. The idea came from our Eco Committee and the finished product has been given as a gift to the new Accelerated Reading library. The children invited the kitchen staff down to see the finished article today as many of the milk cartons came from the canteen. Bernie liked it that much she wanted to try it out for herself!
Pupils worked through the following stages in this project:
- Creating a detailed plan for each stage before commencing the build;
- Collecting lots of 2L milk cartons;
- Measuring the radius & marking out the circumference of the cardboard base;
- Gluing the cartons into pairs using the hot glue gun;
- Sticking each pair into place with a space in between to create a curve;
- Calculating the decrease in cartons needed for each ascending row;
- Bridging the entrance and forming the closed roof at the top.
P7 certainly used a lot “i-glue” in this project, pardon the pun, but can anyone guess how many cartons were used? Pupils can submit their guesses tomorrow to win a special Eco Schools prize!
Over the past two weeks P7 have been raising money for St Vincent de Paul. They organised a successful daily postal service for Christmas cards and ran a door collection at the P5 Nativity Play.
We are pleased to announce that enough money has been raised to purchase all four £35 voucher gifts from the SVP tree in St Mary’s Church (a gift from each KS2 class). Representatives from each of the four KS2 classes are pictured with their voucher gift before it was taken to SVP in Newry. £140 is a fantastic total and everyone who contributed can be very proud of the fact that they are helping others at this difficult time of year. An additional £21 was collected today and this will also be donated along with any additional money collected tomorrow.
Congratulations to P7 and P6/7 who recently completed their 10-week course in mindfulness. The children have acquired lots of new strategies to help them to overcome those challenging situations inside and outside of school. Thanks to Julieanne of “Mindful kids Ireland” for delivering the course.
Congratulations to the new members of the St Mary’s Eco Committee. They were presented with their badges by Mr McDonnell at assembly recently. Some pupils who were absent are missing from the photo. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward at the election stage. There were some fantastic ICT presentations, songs, raps, poems and much more.
The P7 year group had a great morning exploring Newry Museum at Bagenal’s Castle. The fun workshops were based on the theme of Christmas. Pupils completed arts & crafts activities, played with old & new toys from around the world and learned about the origin of many Irish Christmas traditions, with a particular focus on the Victorian era. This tied in with their studies this year. It was a lovely day out for the children as they edge closer to the Christmas break.