Events this Week

Events this Week

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Dear Parent,

Another busy few days ahead for pupils and staff, before well deserved holidays on Friday…

Monday, 17th December:

Penitential Service for P5 +P6 in St. Mary’s Church @11 am. (There is no Penitential Service for P 7 at this time.)

Christmas Party Day: Party food is on the Dinner menu and there is a free raffle organised by the kitchen staff, for all those taking dinners. To get into the festive mood classes may wear their Christmas Jumpers/Christmas colours if they wish.

“At Slieve Gullion’s” Foot Celebration Event: everyone is invited into school at 7 pm to view the P5 Artwork, P6 Drama Film and the Family Families created by pupils P3-P7 as part of the recent Michael J Murphy Winter School.

Tuesday, 18th December:

P 7 Trip to Newry Museum for Victorian Christmas Workshop. This is a morning event so everyone will be back to school in plenty of time for normal home time.

Wednesday, 19th December:

Our third Nativity Play… this time it’s the turn of Foundation Stage- P1 and P2 with their “ABC Nativity Play” . It takes place in Ti Chulainn at 7.30 pm.

Friday, 21st December:


We will be closing early on Friday for Christmas Holidays for a well- deserved rest for pupils and staff…. over the past month we have had: P4 Enrollment Mass, P7 pupils taking part in Advent Masses in the Parish, Carol Singing, Penitential Service for P5 +P6, Switching on of the Christmas lights, P 5 Nativity, Nursery Activity, Foundation Nativity, Class Trip to Santa for Nursery, P7 Trip, a Video Conference with our Erasmus Partner Schools, Christmas Dinner, Presentation for P 5 Artwork, Presentation for KS2 pupils who took part in Coding last term, Celebration night for all those who took part in Michael J Murphy Winter School, P7 Girls Football Blitz… and with all that has been going on pupils have also taken the time to think of others: Nursery organised a “Shoebox Appeal” and KS2 Pupils have to date collected just over £100 for St. Vincent De Paul…

Well done to everyone and thank you to Parents and Friends of St. Mary’s for your support over what has been a busy few weeks. We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

What a busy day !

What a busy day our Nursery gang had today. We welcomed Rotarian Gabriel Byrne and presented him with the shoeboxes kindly donated by parents.  On behalf of the Newry Rotary club, Gabriel expressed his thanks  and appreciation to the school community for our ongoing support.  Then our little stars shone brightly during their nativity performance for a packed out hall, full of proud family members .  They were fantastic and each and everyone of them played their part so well.



Parent Survey- Closing Deadline


Dear Parent/Guardian,

A reminder that our on-line Parent Survey closes tomorrow, Tuesday, 11th of December. If you haven’t already done so, we would ask you to complete the survey. It takes around 10/15  minutes and once started it needs to be completed in one sitting, you cannot return to it at a later stage. The survey is for Parents of pupils in Years P1-P7, (not Nursery Pupils).

The oldest child in each family had a letter home with a Password, you need this to access the website, the link to which is below:  

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance in this matter.

Nursery trip to Newry Fire Station

We had a wonderful trip today to Newry Fire Station.  Our sincere thanks to the Firefighters who treated us so well,  our group were educated, engaged and entertained by the presentation.  We had a lot of aspiring firefighters on the way home. Special thanks to Brian Kirwan, Ben’s Dad who is stationed at the Newry fire department, we appreciate your help in facilitating the visit.

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Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the Week


Congratulations to the recipients of “Pupil of the Week” in KS2. We heard at Assembly on Friday how they have been working hard and demonstrating good “thinkings skills” and applying these to their class work. Well done boys!

Yesterday was the first day of December and the beginning of the Season of Advent, a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child.  At KS2 Assembly on Friday we all received a challenge to complete an act of kindness everyday between now and Christmas Day. Simple acts like: making a Christmas Card for someone who is lonely so that they know someone is thinking about them, or simply saying some kind words to someone. We have a “Calendar of Kind Acts” displayed in our classes to help us remember so good luck with the challenge everyone.

Parish News

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Please see below information about an upcoming Parish event in aid of a very worthy cause….

Christmas Floral Arrangements By Fr. Sean McEvoy:
Organised by the YPC & Pastoral Council
Date: Thursday 29th November,
Venue: Mullaghbawn Football Club.
Tickets £8. You can also pay at the door on the night.
All proceeds in Aid of Women’s Aid Armagh/Down.
please support this worthy cause.