Congratulations to pupils who have been working hard to achieve Pupil of the Week for showing kindness, having a positive attitude, working independently and impeccable manners. Well done!
A huge congratulations to all the stars of last nights ‘Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown’. Many thanks to all our family and friends for coming along to our show and making it such a special night. Thanks to your generosity we are a step closer to purchasing our climbing frame so watch this space!!!! Finally a big thanks to Martina Crilly of Creative Designs and Ti Chulainn for all their help in preparing for our nativity.
Merry Christmas from all in P1 and P2
Another busy few days ahead for pupils and staff, before well deserved holidays on Friday… Here are a few key dates and times.
Monday, 16th December:
P1/2 Nativity Play- “Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown” in Ti Chulainn @7.30 pm. All P1 and P2 pupils taking part to be in Ti Chulainn for 7 pm on the night.
Christmas Party Dinner- party food is on the menu at dinner and everyone can wear party/festive clothes if they wish. There will be a free raffle for all those taking dinner with prizes kindly donated by the kitchen staff.
Tuesday, 17th December:
P1/P2 Pupils’ Trip to Bluebell Lane, Santa Experience. Leaving school at 9.40 am they will return in time for school dinners. Festive wear is the order of the day: Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, but remember to wrap up well, a coat, scarf, gloves, an extra pair of socks and wellies would be recommended.
P3/4 Nativity Play- “An Irish Barnyard Christmas” @ 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s School Assembly Hall. Join P3 and P4 pupils as they tell a tale of an Irish Christmas, long ago.
Wednesday, 18th December:
P5’s turn this time, with their Nativity, “Peace on Earth”@ 10.30 am and again at 7.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to come along and join with P5 as they tell the story of Christmas, but with a few updates of course!
Thursday, 19th December:
Nursery Trip- our Nursery Class are off to visit Santa- pupils will need to bring a packed lunch.
Hospice Presentation: Over the past weeks we have been collecting for the Southern Area and Children’s Hospices in memory of our former V.P. friend and colleague Mrs Anne Murphy, we hope to make the presentation on Thursday. We will let you know our final tally at that time.
St. Vincent de Paul- KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6 and P7 have also been collecting for St. Vincent de Paul and we will be purchasing gift vouchers for shops such as O’ Neill’s. The young people who receive these vouchers as their Christmas Presents, will then be able to choose sport’s wear of their choice. We hope also to have these ready to hand over on Thursday. We have asked each KS 2 child to make a small donation from their own money towards this worthy cause.
Friday, 21st December:
We will be closing at 11.30 on Friday, for our Christmas Holidays for a well- deserved rest for pupils and staff alike.
A big thank you to all our Parents and Friends of St. Mary’s for your support over what has been a busy term and in advance for your support at our many events this week. We hope you enjoy each and every performance and that they bring the true meaning of Christmas to life for everyone.
A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year to all, from the Pupils and Staff of St. Mary’s.
P1 & P2 have been working hard all week learning songs for their Christmas play. They will perform their Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown in Ti Chulainn on Monday 16th December @ 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale all next week in the assembly hall @ 9am. Adults £5 and children £2 with all proceeds going towards our climbing frame project. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
All the names of those who returned their sponsor cards were put into a raffle and 2 draws made, the lucky families were the Kellys and O’ Callaghans (Nursery pupil), each family received a gift voucher for Smyth’s Toys.
An additional raffle was held for all those who raised around £50 and over, the lucky winners were the Ferris Family.
One P7 pupil who overall raised the highest amount, well in excess of £100, was acknowledged for her superb effort.
Amazing work everyone.
Burns’ Skills School, will be offering after school activities starting this Tuesday, 17th of September, as follows:
Tuesday- Gaelic Football
There will be 2 sessions each day: 2-3 pm for P2 – P3 followed by P4-P7 session from 3.10 to 4.10 pm.
Each activity runs for 10 weeks, and the cost is £40 , £20 of which must be paid on booking a place with the balance paid after Halloween. There is a limit of 20 places for each activity and registration takes place this Monday, 16th of September. Start dates for each activity are given below.
Gaelic Football- Tuesday, 17th of September
Basketball – Friday, 20th of September
Soccer – Monday, 23rd of September.
St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day took place in early June. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.
St Mary’s Staff are participating in the Race for Life walk on Sunday in Belfast in memory of our treasured V.P. Mrs Ann Murphy and all those we know who have lost their battle with cancer. The Race for Life raises much needed funds for Cancer Research in Northern Ireland. Tomorrow Friday 24th May there will be a non uniform day in school with all proceeds going to this very worthy cause. Thank you all your support.
This Friday, 17th of May we are having our Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, lunch for all classes. So, if you know any well behaved Teddy Bears who would like to come to school for the day, please bring them along. We are expecting good weather so make sure all Teddies and owners are suitably protected from the sun with a sun hat and sun-cream please!