Cross Country Team Results

The school was recently notified of the team results from the Cross Country event. Pictured are the successful St Mary’s teams along with their medals. It was a super showing from our pupils, with six of the eight teams we entered placing in the top two of their respective races!

The strong performance from our children meant that St Mary’s finished in second place in the overall school standings, just two points off the top spot. A very credible result, with schools from right across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area taking part. Well done to all of our participants! The two successful P6 teams are not photographed as they were on a school trip on the day of the presentation.

P4 Girls – 1st place

P5 Girls – 1st place

P6 Girls – 2nd place

P6 Boys – 2nd place

P7 Girls – 2nd place

P7 Boys – 2nd place

Sports Day

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.

First Communion

A reminder of a couple of important dates for the P4 Year Group.

  • First Communion takes place this Saturday, 1st of June at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn.
  • P4 Thanksgiving Mass and Corpus Christi is on Sunday 2nd of June at 10.30 am again in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghabawn.

 

Non Uniform Day: Race for Life

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.

 

Peace IV Shared Education Project

Primary 3/4 have been lucky enough to take part in the Peace IV Shared Education Project. We were partnered with Dun Dealgan National School. It has been a brilliant project where the children have explored our local folklore through diffferent mediums. Today was our final day of the project for the year. It has been truly fantastic watching the children form and build friendships with children from Dun Dealgan. They are an amazing bunch of children and should be incredibly proud of themselves!

2019 Cross Country Success

        

Pupils from P4-P7 had a super day in Kilbroney for the 2019 Cross Country event. All participants gave their all and completed the tough course.

We will have to wait for notification of the results of the team events, however seven St Mary’s pupils had individual medals back home yesterday for finishing in the top 6 (two firsts, two seconds, a third, a fifth and a sixth). In total, twelve pupils achieved a top 10 finish and if we push this out slightly further, an incredible eighteen pupils finished in the top 15 of their race. As the number of participants goes up each year, this is a remarkable achievement and cannot be underestimated.

Well done to all the runners on the day and indeed to all pupils from P4-P7 in St Mary’s who have trained hard during the month of May. Thanks also to all parents who attended the event for their support and assistance with proceedings. We will update further whenever we receive the full results.

2019 Cross Country

The annual Cross Country event is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. All P4, P5, P6 & P7 pupils have put in a great effort training during the month of May and we wish good luck to all of the competitors who have qualified to represent St Mary’s tomorrow. Pupils taking part need to remember to bring water, sun cream, a packed lunch, weather appropriate clothing and any medication if needed. The bus will leave school shortly after 9:10am, so pupils also need to ensure they arrive on time.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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!

Gardening Club

Primary 3/4 were delighted to get started in gardening club this week. The children showed great excitement getting stuck in to weeding, planting lettuce, tomato’s and marigolds. We learnt so many interesting facts from Kathleen, our gardening guru! We are all looking forward to getting back into the poly tunnel next week. 😁

50/50 Winner

There was great excitement yesterday afternoon, when the winning ticket for our 50/50 Draw was pulled. One lucky P5 pupil went home with a cheque for £185, he’s pictured here with his brother joining in the celebrations and hoping to get a share of the winnings!

Next week is Week 4 and there’s still time to get tickets for a Jackpot we estimate will be £200+