Families who received free school meals during this school year, 2021/22, are entitled to a Summer Food Payment over the summer holidays. The first of two payments will be made into bank accounts on 8th July. If the EA do not hold bank account details for you a cheque will be sent from the EA on the 8th of July.
Please be advised that families receiving the holiday food payment still need to apply for Free School Meal and Uniform Grant for school year beginning in September 2022. The link below will take you to the EA website where you will find more information.
We were delighted to welcome Lillian our cook, back to St. Mary’s on Friday morning for her last day of employment with the EA. Lillian has worked in a number of schools across the Newry area over her career, but latterly here in St Mary’s. Pupils and Staff presented Lillian with flowers and a gift in thanks for all the delicious meals she lovingly prepapred at St. Mary’s.
The Pupils, Staff, Board of Govenors and wider school community thank Lillian for all her work, wish her a continual return to full health and hope the future is full of exciting and fun times in her retirement.
A number of P7 Parents are organising a “Pizza Night” in Mullaghbawn Club tomorrow evening, Thursday, 23rd of June from 6 to 9 pm for P7 children. Parents and children are all welcome, cost £10/family.
Our sincere thanks to Mullaghbawn Camogie Club and to all who helped organise and coach the girls yesterday. Thank you to Simply Fruit for sponsoring the break time snack and to Therese Mc Kinley for the water. We had a fantastic time.
The Leavers’ Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd in St Mary’sChurch, Mullaghbawn. Please note the change of start time for the Mass; it will now begin @6.30pm. This is to accommodate Parents who have been asked to attend an information evening in one of the Post-Primary Schools.
The end-of-year awards and certificates will be presented at the end of Mass. Owing to the rising incidence rate of Covid-19 within the school and local community, there will be no reception back in the school assembly hall, the school buildings are off limits for large gatherings.
Traditionally, P7 pupils would have finished school on the day of the Leavers’ Mass, however, as a group of pupils now have their Introductory Meetings in their new school on Wednesday, June 22nd, the last day for P7 will be Thursday, 23rd June.
May we take this opportunity to congratulate your child as they complete their time at St Mary’s and wish them well as they move on to their new schools.