Healthy Kidz After-School Sports Clubs

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Please see below a flyer relating to the new afterschool “Sports Clubs,” on Mondays and Tuesdays, which are being facilitated by our school PE partner organisation; Healthy Kidz. Booking and payment is via the Healthy Kidz website and the link can also be found below. Places are limited for each session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A copy of this note and flyer was sent home with the eldest in each family today. We are delighted to welcome Healthy Kidz back to St Mary’s for another year of fun PE lessons and after-school activities.

 

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Cross Country

Over the past 3 weeks, pupils from P4-P7 have been practising Cross Country 3 times per week. Collectively, all 4 year groups clocked up 1100km; which is no mean feat! There has been a great improvement across the board, with pupils attempting to beat their times each day. Keeping active remains such an important aspect of our pupils’ daily lives as it helps to bring about a positive impact on their physical and mental health.

All pupils from P4-P7 were presented with certificates to commend them for their efforts over the past 3 weeks. There were also medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in each race. Check out some of the photos from the final races. Well done to each and every pupil who took part!

Cross Country

Over the past 3 weeks, pupils from P4-P7 have been practising Cross Country 3 times per week. Collectively, all 4 year groups clocked up 1100km; which is no mean feat! There has been a great improvement across the board, with pupils attempting to beat their times each day. Keeping active remains such an important aspect of our pupils’ daily lives as it helps to bring about a positive impact on their physical and mental health.

All pupils from P4-P7 were presented with certificates to commend them for their efforts over the past 3 weeks. There were also medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in each race. Check out some of the photos from the final races. Well done to each and every pupil who took part!

St Mary’s Girls Win Allianz Mary O’Reilly Shield

Our girls continued their successful Cumann na mBunscol season by picking up the Allianz Mary O’Reilly Shield today. The girls had to dig deep in both games against St Anthony’s Primary School, Craigavon and were thrilled to come out victorious in the Eire Og GAA complex.

This is the inaugural year of the competition in memory of Mary, who was a great advocate of LGFA in Armagh. Our girls demonstrated some of Mary’s fighting spirit by recovering from being eliminated from the cup competition last month, to eventually go on and win the shield final today.

Maith sibh!

P6 Parents

Dear P6 Parent/Guardian,

Please see below information we have received from the Newry Post Primary, Transfer Consortium about Registration for the Transfer Process for 2023. Please note registration must be carried out by the Parent/Guardian of the child.

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ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT for TRANSFER  2023

Parents/Guardians of pupils presently in Primary 6, considering any of the schools listed below as possible post-primary schools for their children, are invited to register for an Entrance Assessment in English and Mathematics.  All of the schools are using the same Entrance Assessment on Saturday 12th November 2022.

A Registration pack may be obtained in person, by writing to any of the schools listed or by downloading the pack from a school’s website.

Registration Packs will be available from 4th May 2022. 

Completed registration forms must be returned to the Newry & Mourne Registration Centre c/o Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School no later than 2.00 pm on Friday 23rd September 2022.

ABBEY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ GRAMMAR SCHOOL

ST COLMAN’S COLLEGE

ST LOUIS GRAMMAR SCHOOL, (Kilkeel)

OUR LADY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

SACRED HEART GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

 

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Update

St Mary’s girls’ and boys’ Gaelic teams have enjoyed taking part in the Malachy McGeeney series organised by Cumann na mBunscol. This included games at home to St Malachy’s, Camlough and away to St Patrick’s, Crossmaglen, along with a blitz against 3 other schools in Killeavy. The girls have remained unbeaten and qualified for the knockout stages, which will commence next week. The boys will return to action, along with the girls, after Easter for the next stage of the programme of events.

After school training also continues to alternate on a weekly basis for the 60+ pupils who registered. It will be the girls’ turn again next Wednesday (April 6th).

Maths Week Ireland 2021

It was a busy week in St Mary’s as we celebrated Maths Week Ireland 2021. Everyone from Nursery to P7 enjoyed participating in an array of Maths Week activities. Congratulations to everyone who participated, all of our prize winners, P3a for guessing the correct amount of pumpkins in the jar, P6 for correctly guessing the weight of the pumpkin, and a special shoutout to Master McCoy’s P7 class for winning one of the St. Paul’s Maths Week Challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Maths Week such a great success. Have a lovely Halloween break!

 

Summer Camp – Week 3

It is hard to believe that today is the last of our 3 week summer camp. We have had so much fun and learnt a lot!
A special thanks this week to Michaela from Sentinus who helped us make our own space rockets which we launched; to Aoife Garvey who presented us all with Certificates of Achievement for our drumming progress; to Vanessa from the AmmA Centre who taught us about animation and we made our own movies; to Kathleen from An Tobar who helped us brighten our school and homes with beautiful flowers and to Sinead who gave us another wonderful art class today! The pictures are fantastic.

Thank you to all the parents for their support over the past three weeks and we hope that the children have enjoyed the last 3 weeks! We also hope that everyone enjoys their summer and stays safe!!

Miss McArdle, Miss Hughes, Miss Murphy, Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy.

Summer Camp Week 2

As we enter our final week of summer camp, here are some snap shots of our brilliant second week. We were so lucky with the weather each day!
A special thank you to Aoife with the African drums and Kathleen from An Tobhar. The children learnt so much and really enjoyed the activities. We also had many games in the pitch and art outside. We finished the week off at the football pitch with football matches and rounders.
Great week had by all!

Week 1 of Camp

Week 1 of our summer camp is complete and what a week it was! The happy faces in these pictures say it all. Everyone had so much fun and lots of brilliant memories were made this week for all involved. We hope next week is just as great.

A special thank you to Aoife Garvey with the African drums, Niall from the AmmA Centre teaching about “Sound Maps” and the art teacher Sinead Campbell of “The Art and Design Factory.” Your workshops were brilliant and we are so thankful.

A reminder of times for any new children starting next week:

Summer camp starts at 9:30am and finishes at 2pm.

P4 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the nursery car park.

P5 and P6 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the main car park.