Confirmation Date

Dear P7 Parent/Guardian,

In case you may have missed this important information which was posted to the Parish Page please see below a message from Fr Aidan about the date for Confirmation.


Dear Parishioner,
Since March it has been a frustrating time for parents, schools and priest as we were unable to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation with some of the younger members of our Parish. With a gradual opening up of public worship we can move forward with new dates for our celebrations.

In line with the Diocesan Plan we will begin with the Sacrament of Confirmation – holding three ceremonies instead of one.

These will take place on:

SATURDAY 22 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Oliver Plunkett for those attending St Oliver Plunkett PS, Forkhill.

SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).

SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 3:00pm in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS, (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).

With the impact of the Pandemic continuing, Archbishop Eamon has given faculties to each Parish Priest to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in their own Parish. I will be honoured to Anoint in the Spirit, the young of our Parish as they complete their initiation into the Church.

This year has stretched our normal experience of worship and preparation for the Sacraments like never before. Thank you for working with the Parish and our two Parish schools as we help our young people grown in Faith.

Fr Aidan Murphy

See you soon !

See you soon !

Dear Parents,

The Nursery and Primary one teachers are looking forward to meeting you and your child in August.  We intend to launch a new and exciting  induction program the week beginning August 24th. At present there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding how our education provision will be in September however what we are certain about is that safety, good health and well-being of your child will be our priority.   The guidelines from the Education Authorities are constantly being updated and thankfully moving in a positive direction.  You will shortly receive correspondence from the school which will contain further information. Enjoy the Summer holidays and stay safe.

Regards.

Nursery and Primary 1 Teachers 🌈😀

Thank-You

Thank-You

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to say thank-you for all your support to St. Mary’s over the past year and in particular over the past difficult few months. You have helped us to support your child/children by ensuring that they have engaged with learning, both on and off line, it hasn’t been easy, we know. It was a steep learning curve for everyone and we appreciate you will have encountered many difficulties along the way, but you stuck with it and this very much encouraged us to continue with and develop new ways of reaching out to our children and families. The whole experience will have taught your children many new skills and developed important life skills- not least not giving up! We are very proud, our whole school community very much lived up to our school motto: “Never settle for less than your best!”

We are currently working on a plan for return to school in September we hope to be in a position to share this with you by the end of next week.

Thank you for all your messages and emails of support, we hope all our families have a lovely Summer Holiday and we look forward to working with you in the Autumn Term.

Stay safe, Stay well.

The Staff of St. Mary’s.

P6 Parents

P6 Parents

Dear P6 Parent/Guardian,

You may find you have a missed phone call (or two) from school. Over the last couple of days we have been trying to make contact with all P6 Parents to give details of a 2 week Summer Scheme being put in place by the Government for current P6 pupils over the Summer holidays (dates to be confirmed).

This would take place in small groups in school and will focus on Literacy and Numeracy. As there are only a limited number of places, if you are interested please make contact with school asap.

Thank You,

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

Lost Property

Dear Parents/Guardians

If your child left a coat, hat, lunchbox, football boots etc. in school, there is an opportunity tomorrow from 10 am to 12 noon to pick these up. Weather permitting they will be laid outside the main entrance on tables for collection. If weather does not allow tables will be placed in the dinning hall.

Please observe social distancing rules and if entering the school there will be a one in, one out policy, remember to use the hand sanitising station on entry.

Any items not claimed tomorrow, will be bagged up and sent to charity.

Thank you for your co-operation

Miss Mulkerns

Attention P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent/Guardian,

A reminder about tonight’s important Transition Workshop for P7 Parents + Pupils @7 pm. This will be online using Collaborate Ultra our C2k approved video conferencing platform. All our P7 pupils have had the opportunity to use this platform so they are experts and will lead you through the process of getting onto the platform! It is most important to use Google Chrome when entering otherwise your virtual experience will not be good.

This is an important annual event in the P7 calendar and we hope that you and your P7 child will be able to attend. The Programme has been adapted for a virtual environment and will last 45 mins to 1 hour. It aims to reduce stress at this important time for both you and your child with useful tips and advice. Feedback from Parents in past years has been most positive.

We look forward to welcoming you both virtually this evening for what we know will help you both with this very exciting but daunting event in your child’s life- “Transition”.

Check your child’s Google Classroom this evening for the link to the Virtual Room.

Please like and share this post to spread the word to all P7 Parents

Thank you

Miss Mulkerns + Mr Mc Coy

Sympathy Notice

Sympathy Notice

The Board of Governors, Staff and Pupils deeply regret the passing of Mrs Mary Mc Coy, Maphoner Road, Mullaghbawn, former employee of  St Mary’s P.S.  We wish to extend our sincere and deepest sympathy to her husband Joe, son Paddy and her entire family circle at this time.

Mary, Our Lady of Ireland, Pray for Her.

P6- Virtual Pet Show

P6- Virtual Pet Show

Dear P6 Parent,

As you are probably aware tomorrow P6 are to have their “Virtual Pet Show” + Showcase of  Websites.  As explained to the children this morning, we have had to change the time of this event, it will now start at 11.30 am and will run probably until 1.00 pm. A link will be posted in their Google Classroom in the morning. There will be no Live Lesson @10 am. 

We will start with the showing of Pets, as pupils arrive into our virtual class at 11.30 we will draw up a running order. Each child will be given advance notice of their turn to show their pet, when prompted they can turn on their camera and introduce them. We will try to keep this section as brief as possible!

Following this we will have break out groups and pupils will have the opportunity to discuss the websites which they have created around the theme of Pets, in a small group setting. They should have received links to the sites created by other members of their Group through email.  Alternatively, if they go to “Google Sites” through their My School account and click on “New Google Sites” on the left hand-side of the launch page, they should see all the sites they have been allocated to view before our virtual meeting.

If you could please spread the word about our change of time that would be much appreciated.

Looking forward to a “lively” virtual class tomorrow,

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley