A huge thank you to everyone who returned sponsor cards following our sponsored walk at Hallowe’en, an amazing total of £1,800 was raised for school funds!
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.
Some photos from our Student Council Presentations on Friday…. a lot of thought went into the presentations and speeches and some really good ideas were put forward which we look forward to discussing further when we have our first meeting later this week.
A huge well done to everyone who took part, it’s not easy to stand up and deliver a presentation or speech in front of your peers, much less take questions from the floor, definitely a few politicians in the making!
The corridors are festooned with campaign posters ahead of tomorrow’s elections for positions on our Student Council. Many of the changes in our school over the last few years have come about because of ideas and proposals from the Student Council. We are sure that this year will be no different, many interesting proposals have already been put forward on election posters. Tomorrow P4-P7 pupils will hear the speeches and presentations of their year group peers before they cast their vote. Good luck to everyone who is taking part and well done on all the work you have put into your election campaign so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.