St Mary’s PS Athletics Success

Congratulations to the TEN St Mary’s pupils who were selected for the Newry Cross Country / Endurance Squad. They were selected based on their performance at last May’s Cross Country event in Kilbroney.

The children had their first training session with Athletics NI on Monday evening past in St Colman’s College. The very best of luck to all of the pupils in their training over the coming months.

Eco Committee Elections

A reminder that elections for the school Eco Committee for KS2 pupils (P5,P6,P7) will take place next Monday, October 14th.

Presentations can take the form of a written speech, poem, rap, song or digital presentation. Pupils have been informed that if they intend to stand in the election, they must register with their class teacher. If they are using a supporting digital presentation, it must be brought in on a pen or uploaded to their Google Drive before the date of the election. Promotional posters may also be displayed around the school. Good luck to all of the entrants!

After-school Gaelic Football Training

After-school Gaelic Football training for P6 and P7 boys and girls will commence this Thursday, October 10th. All pupils who are interested in attending were given a note with all of the necessary information at the end of last week. Please retain the information on the note, detach the reply slip and return it to school to ensure your child is signed up. We look forward to helping the children improve their skills and have lots of fun along the way.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol September Blitz

Yesterday, St Mary’s hosted a football blitz with four schools taking part. Boys and girls from Clonalig Primary School, St Patrick’s Crossmaglen & St Patrick’s Cullyhanna joined our own pupils for a fun, sporting morning.  All pupils played their part and there was great football on show. Thanks to Cúchulainn CLG for the use of their facilities and to the other schools for making the effort to travel.

Good Luck 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 Sunday. Pictured are the P7 members of the U10 team who will play at half time during the match. The success of the senior team helps to inspire younger generations and participation numbers for girls’ football in our school and club are increasing year on year.

We encourage as many pupils and families as possible to support the team in the final. It is against Granemore this Sunday evening @4.30pm in the Athletic Grounds. Good luck!

Cross Country Team Results

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.

P4 Girls – 1st place

P5 Girls – 1st place

P6 Girls – 2nd place

P6 Boys – 2nd place

P7 Girls – 2nd place

P7 Boys – 2nd place

Sports Day

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.

P7 Leavers for 2019

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 Pupils Light Up Lislea Hall

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.”