Tomorrow morning we have a visitor in school, to give a talk on Farm Safety to classes P 1-P 7. Whilst we know not everyone lives on a farm, we do all live in a rural setting with farms and farm land around us and as we tragically know, farms can be very dangerous places. The talk will focus on safety around machinery, animals and slurry pits. Classes will attend in 2 groups: P 1 to P 4 at 9.30 am and P 5 to P 7 at 10.15 am. (Nursery will not be attending)
Once again we would like to invite all Parents / Guardians to this free workshop where you will learn about:
* Internet Browser security*
*”Hot” websites that may cause concern*
Feedback from previous years’ workshops was very positive. Parents attending commented on the practical tips and advice shared by our experts , one parent evaluation read, “Very useful advice and easy to apply”.
So we are strongly recommending all Parents / Guardians to come along Tuesday night. With Tablets, PC’s and mobile phones on many Christmas Lists, knowledge around internet safety is paramount to keeping our children safe. We are confident you will find this workshop very useful and informative.
This week we had the annual Whole School Sports Day. We were blessed with the weather and the children enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn who again sponsored packs for all of the children in the school. This is an extremely generous act and the pupils loved them. Thanks also to the P7 pupils who operated the ice cream stand. It was a busy day but the children all seemed to go home with a big smile on their face.
P1 enjoying their new play equipment purchased by the Student’s Council. P2 and P3 also received new play resources on Friday in time for their break! The purchases were made possible through the funds raised by the very successful “Cake Sale” the Student Council organised last term. P4 to P7 classes have not been forgotten and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new basket ball trainer nets for their yards. A big thank you to the Student Council for all their hard work! Well done.
St Mary’s hosted a Big Spring Clean event during the whole of last week. Every class in the school held a litter pick in a zone assigned to them by the Eco Committee. The results were both satisfying and shocking in the same measure. It was wonderful to see the school cleared of all litter, but unfortunate to realise the scale of the problem in our school and community. It is important that everyone now takes ownership of their waste and we maintain the litter-free status that our school now enjoys. Thanks to all the pupils and staff for embracing this event and also to “Live Here Love Here” for sending out some gloves and bags for us to use.