On Sunday 17th May, Archbishop Eamon Martin broadcast a special mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, for all the children in the Armagh diocese who had their 1st Holy Communion cancelled due to Covid 19.
He asked them to draw a picture of Jesus and send it to their school.
Straight after playing a song request for Primary 4 this morning, Q Radio DJ Declan Wilson, took time out during his set, to broadcast a personal post for our pupils who should have made their 1st Holy Communion today. It was a unique and unexpected generous gesture from the big-hearted presenter, who went out of his way to give the children a great shout-out and special celebrity post. Declan – you’re a legend in Mullaghbawn!
Healthy Kidz have followed up their ‘Global Challenge,’ by launching their own ‘Virtual Sports Day’ pack in accordance with SPAR. These two organisations have supported our annual Sports Day for many years and they aren’t letting the school closures change that.
Click on this HK SPAR Road Map link to view the suggested plan of activities. It begins tomorrow, Monday May 11th and builds towards a Sports Day at home on June 13th.
Click on this HK Sports Day 2020 link to access all information, including some preparation tips and general guidance.
Click on this HK Sports Day Flyer link to find out how you can register your child to enter this great initiative. Our school has registered, but it is the responsibility of the parent / guardian to register their child to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. The deadline is tomorrow, Monday May 11th @6pm.
Make sure to upload photos of you practising the different events to your class Seesaw or Google online learning platform along the way, so the teachers and Owen can see how you are getting on. Good luck with the preparation!
P2/3 & P3/4 pupils share the results of their remote learning activities from these past two weeks. The children listened to the story of Creation in their Grow in Love series. They made use of the beautiful weather outside to appreciate nature all around them. They collected twigs, leaves, stones, moss, grass, etc, and used them to create stunning artwork. The children completed activities on how we can care for the Earth. There was even some fun time going on a virtual tour of Dublin zoo. Rumour has it, that a few children in the Mullaghbawn locality virtually managed to take some wild animals to their homes. Imagine!
This week we have moved our remote learning to the digital interactive platform of Seesaw. We welcome our pupils and their families, our classroom assistants. Mrs. Michelle Mc Manus in P2/3 and Mrs. Frances Halpenny P3/4 and our Principal Master Mc Donnell to Seesaw. We are very proud of all your hard work boys and girls, keep it up. Thank you to our parents and families for supporting your children with their remote learning at this time. Mrs. O’Hagan & Mrs. Mackin.
Next week Nursery to P3/4 classes will begin online teaching and learning. If you haven’t already been in contact with your child’s teacher can you please do so. This will ensure that your child will be included in our virtual classrooms. Parents who have already been in touch will receive an email over the next few days with details on how to set up this online learning platform for your child.
This week the Nursery were invited to participate in our virtual circle time. Their responses were just the tonic we all need! So lovely to hear their voices and see the faces, after all these weeks away from school. Nursery, Foundation and KS1 are collaborating on new online early years teaching and we will be emailing out the information very soon. Nothing can ever replace the happiness that meeting the children everyday brings, but in these uncertain times we are working hard to provide a new learning experience for our Mullaghbawn children. We are looking forward to the new exciting opportunities that we will offer; keep a watch on your emails for updates. Stay safe and enjoy our circle time.