A reminder to our P7 Transfer Group, school is open this Monday and Tuesday from 9 am to 2 pm. Please bring a snack for break time and a packed lunch. Take school bags as normal with pencil cases books, etc. Please wear your school uniform, (PE uniform is fine). Everyone to be dropped off at the front door.
Our Annual Hallowe’en Sponsored Walk will take place this Friday, 26th October starting at 10.00 am, weather permitting. Parents are very welcome to walk along with us.
Our routes are:
P4-P7 starting at the school, will walk through the village, passing the Football Club, the Golf Club and back into the village by Belmont.
P1-P3 will take a shorter route walking as far as the Football Club before turning back to school.
Nursery Class will have their own Walk within the school grounds when the other classes have left.
Children may wear their Hallowe’en costumes but please be mindful that they will need footwear suitable for walking and a warm coat, we expect Friday to be dry, but cold. (Please no clown costumes as we have a number of children afraid of clowns.)
Parents who have participated in the walk may take their children home on return to school.
We ask everyone to wait until after the Hallowe’en break to return Sponsor Money. We thank you in advance for your contributions to this vital fund raising. Money raised goes towards the cost of buses for school trips/sports fixtures etc. as well as much needed resources.
School will close for the Hallowe’en Break on Friday, at the normal closure times: 2:00 pm for P1-P3 and 3:10 pm for P1-P4.
A reminder that nomination forms for the election of Parent Governor to the Board of Governors, must be returned to the box placed in the secretary’s office, by 12 noon this Friday, 26th of October. Forms were issued to the oldest in families if you haven’t received yours you may want to check school bags!
Many thanks to Caoimhe and her mum Martina of Creative Designs for coming into school and setting up the Hallowe’en display in the foyer. P1 and P2 were very busy this week making decorations for our Hallowe’en tree. Well done and happy Hallowe’en everyone!
We are delighted to announce that St. Mary’s has received the prestigious International Schools’ Award in recognition of all the work carried out by our pupils, staff, parents and wider community, as well as our partner schools around the world. Its impossible to calculate how many participants have been involved in our projects some have impacted on schools with only 15 pupils, others 2,000+. Schools as close to us as Crossmaglen and as far away as China, Nepal and Martinique!!
Miss Crawley our International Project Co-Ordinator was asked to deliver a presentation at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, detailing some of the work carried out through our Erasmus+ and Connecting Classrooms’ Projects. The assembled audience made up of School Principals, members of the Inspectorate and officials from the Department of Education, (including the Permanent Secretary for Education, Derek Baker), were treated to a snapshot of St Mary’s school life with a slideshow of pictures showing some of the many activities staff and pupils have taken part in. We have included the link below for you to view ….we hope you enjoy the memories!
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.