P2 and P7 year groups worked together this morning to plant some seeds in recycled 2 litre bottles. P7 pupils guided the session and were very impressed with the knowledge that the P2 pupils had about gardening. We hope to display these at the entrance of the school when they begin to flower.
Today was no ordinary day at St Mary’s, as our postponed World Book Day event was combined with a Green Day. Lots of funds were raised, in the name of our patron saint, to help finance some new seeds and planting equipment to improve the exterior of our school.
Mrs Murphy (aka Gansta Granny) and her team of assistants coordinated many great activities, including a book swap and book lottery. Well over 1,000 books have found a new home this evening, with every pupil in the school getting their hands on at least one new title.
There will be plenty of reading in Mullaghbawn over St Patrick’s weekend as a result of this joint literacy and Eco schools initiative.
Congratulations to the boys and girls who completed the World Book Day Quiz posted to our Website, last Thursday. Whilst we were all stranded at home due to the snow, these enthusiastic learners were busy… our P6 and P7 participants uploaded their answers to their “Google Classrooms” whilst our younger participants downloaded, printed off and wrote their answers on their answer sheets. Super work guys, enjoy your prizes!
One very delighted P 2 Pupil having sold this week’s winning 50-50 ticket and taking home a cheque for £125 to her Daddy, David Bennett.
Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets so far, we are confident that next week’s raffle will be in the region of £130+
Anyone who hasn’t got a ticket there is still time and tickets are available from the Office, £1/week entry. Remember the more tickets we sell, not only the more money for school funds but also the greater the weekly prize pot!
Good luck everyone.
Smiles form all those who were awarded Pupil of the Week by their teachers in our Foundation and KS 1 Classes. Well done everyone and keep up the good work!
“Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”
Safer Internet Day will celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February so join us and 1000s of organisations across the world to celebrate this very important day.
We are inviting all Parents/ Guardians and Pupils to visit the Internet Safety page on our school website for useful information and updates. http://stmarysps.org/internet-safety
Follow the links on the page to the many resources available for pupils and parents / guardians
Why not take the Safer Internet Day Quiz online? https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-quiz-2018
We are delighted to announce that Yan Liu, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, will present Past Pupils who sat the prestigious YCT Level 1 Mandarin exam in 2017 with their certificates of achievement on Wednesday 31st January.
During this very special occasion P6 and P7 pupils will launch the 2018 celebrations of Chinese New Year of the Dog in St Mary’s when they will entertain their audience with very special performances of Chinese and Irish poetry, song and dance.
Click on the links below to listen to a sample of the Chinese music which will be performed on the night.
Well done to all our Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils, chosen as Pupil of the Week. They have been working hard and impressing their teachers this week. Keep up the good work everyone.