Uniform Swap Shop

A reminder to Parents, that the “Uniform Swap Shop” will take place this Saturday, 17th of August from 10 am -2 pm, downstairs in the Football Club, Mullaghbawn. We have washed all items of lost property (without names) and these will be available for any parent to select items from on the day. Fingers crossed that the sun will keep shining this afternoon !!!

Mandarin Student of the Year

As our International Month draws to a close we would like you to join us in congratulating P5 pupil Elise who was awarded Top Student of the Year in Mandarin Speaking.

Elise was chosen from over 4,000 pupils across Northern Ireland by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, Belfast. This is a great achievement for Elise to be chosen from such a high number of students. Congratulations Elise and we look forward to your continued success in the future.

Elise and her family were invited to attend the special Awards Ceremony where she was presented with her award.

Thanks – from your Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors would like to thank each and every staff member for their hard work and dedication to St Mary’s.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic staff, we appreciate all you do.  Your collective achievements this year were outstanding.  Thanks to the parents of our pupils,  your continuous support is valued.  Enjoy your well deserved break.

eTwinning update

Following from my recent trip to Prague at the start of June, I am  delighted to announce that our Nursery is eTwinned with a Kindergarten in Norway.  The Scandinavian approach to play is extremely interesting and I’m really looking forward to introducing new ideas that I have learnt from our Norwegian friends and to continue developing our project.  It is an honour to be part of the exciting eTwinning network.

Thank you for all the well wishes that I received on the school’s Facebook page, it meant a lot and showing it to other participants they all commented on what a supportive school community we have.

Nepalese Visitors

Nepalese Visitors

Excitement is building here at St. Mary’s as we await the arrival of guests from schools across Northern Ireland and Nepal this weekend. The events are part of our Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Project and will include seminars on: the UN Sustainable Goals, the Google Suite of Apps, Coding and Spheros. We hope also to squeeze in opportunities for our guests to visit some of the many sites of interest around our area.
So “welcome “… “Namaste” to all our visitors we hope you have a safe trip and we will see you soon.

Nursery class 2019

 

The sun shone brightly for this year’s Graduates special day.  We were delighted at the turn out of family and friends of the school to support our superstars !  Well done to those who participated in our parents race, I believe it went down to a photo finish in the end ! Thanks to Mary Toal in Ti Chulainn for helping us prepare the room for today and for her assistance with the refreshments.   The delicious treats were in abundance and thoroughly enjoyed by all – so our thanks to parents  for this.  Tomorrow we will announce the total raised for one of our Nursery mums – Amanda McTaggart, #Action-4-Amanda. It was great to see Amanda there today and we are pleased to be able to help out in a small way.  I am so proud of each and every child that participated today, your confidence shown through with your enthusiastic dance moves and fantastic singing.  Finally, on behalf of all the Nursery staff we would like to express our sincere thanks for your very generous and thoughtful gift.   It is very much appreciated.

Unfortunately we didn’t get any snaps from the day so please feel free to share memories of this special day.

Thanks again,

Paula

P6 Boys + Girls

A reminder to all our P6 Boys that they are invited to an Activity Day in St . Colman’s College, Newry tomorrow, Tuesday, 11th of June. Please wear  school P.E. uniforms. Lunch and transport are provided by St. Colman’s. Come to school for normal starting time- 9.10 am, our bus pick up from school is at 9.15 approximately.  Everyone will be back in time for buses at home time.

We hope to take all our P6 girls tomorrow morning to see a dress rehearsal of the P7 Production, “School Days are Over” in Lislea, Community Centre. We have spaces on the P7 bus and hope to transport the surplus by car.

Thank you : Miss Crawley + Miss Mulkerns