There will be a meeting on Thursday, 25th of October in St. Mary’s Church Mullaghabwn at 7 pm. All P4 Parents are required to attend. There are new arrangements in place for preparation for our P4 pupils to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy communion.
This meeting should take 30 minutes and will provide you with information about the monthly Family Mass and how you in partnership with the school and Parish, can help prepare the children over the coming months. We, along with members of the Parish Council, the P4 teachers look forward to seeing you there on the night.
Well done to all the boys and girls from P4 to P7 who took part in our Student Council Elections on Friday. Everyone put a lot of time and effort into their electioneering, creating posters, Powerpoint presentations and speeches which they delivered to and were questioned on by their year group peers. Those elected will be introduced to everyone at Assembly this Friday.
A taster day has been kindly organised for all P6 Pupils in St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen, this Friday 19th of October. The proposed programme for the day is as follows-
P6 pupils will be split into groups for the day. They will have the opportunity to experience the subjects such as :
c) Technology and Design
d) Home Economics
(each session will last for approx. 45-50 minutes).
Pupils should wear their St. Mary’s P.E. uniform as they will be taking part in sporting activities.
They should travel to St Joseph’s on the St. Joseph buses. School starts at 8.30 am, you will need to ask a neighbour or relative what time you will need to be at the bus stop.
Lunch is at 12.40 pm. Pupils who receive a free meal here at St Mary’s will be entitled to a free meal in St Joseph’s, we will pass that information to St. Joseph’s. There are cafeteria facilities for those who pay for lunch- £3.00 max. Alternatively pupils may bring a packed lunch if you prefer.
Pupils will go home by bus at the end of the school day which is 2.35 pm.
Any questions about this day can be directed to Mrs Carleton or Ms Miller at St Joseph’s.
A reminder that parent teacher meetings are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. They begin at 1.30 pm each day and are scheduled at 15 minute intervals over the afternoon. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please let the office know as soon as possible so that your time can be rescheduled.
If it is possible to arrange pick up for your child on those days they are free from 1.15pm, we thank you in advance, as this greatly assists us with managing numbers. Children who travel by bus and cannot be picked up before this time will be facilitated until bus time at 3.10 pm.
We are holding a “Non-Uniform Day” this Friday, 12th of October. All money raised will be donated to local charity,“Ellen’s Journey”. As many of you will know, Ellen is fighting a life threatening cancer, Neuroblastoma. Her parents’ wish is for her to travel to America to take part in clinical trials, in the hope of increasing her chance of survival. This will cost hundreds, of thousands, of pounds but every penny raised brings Ellen a step closer and so we ask everyone to support this worthy cause by making a donation of £1/child.
P6 pupils were lucky enough to attend an “Earth, Science Week” event at Slieve Gullion, Courtyard today. Focusing on the geology and landscape of our area, pupils had the opportunity to learn how the landscape and geology formed through a series of interactive workshops. They tried their hand at: Exploding volcanoes, predicting earthquakes, creating and watching glaciers race, being rock detectives and investigating fossils!
Thank you to Newry, Mourne and Down, District Council for hosting the event in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and giving P6 the opportunity to attend, everyone had a great time and learned lots!