Michael J Murphy, Winter School

Michael J Murphy, Winter School

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A busy week ahead for everyone as we prepare for the Michael J Murphy, Winter School which runs from Thursday evening through to Saturday. Around 250 pupils from 5 schools: St. Joseph’s Meigh, St. Oliver Plunkett’s Forkhill, Dromintee Primary School, Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir, and St. Mary’s have collaborated to take part in a programme of School’s events.

These include:

1. Pupils from across the schools, have produced I Movies with parents and grandparents to tell stories from around the foot of  Slieve Gullion and Loch an Iuir. These will be shown on Thursday evening, starting at 7 pm in Ti Chulainn, with Eamon Mallie compering the event.

2. P5 pupils in St. Mary’ s have worked with local artist Sharon Carragher and  produced ceramic art work representing the theme, “My view of the Mountain”. This fabulous work, along with work produced by the other participating schools will be on display over the weekend. P5 pupils from the schools will have the opportunity to attend the Art Exhibition and view their finished work, on Friday Morning.

3. P6 pupils in each school have dramatised a scene from a play set on Slieve Gullion, (orginally written by Mr Seamus Keating, Past Principal of St. Mary’s), it has been adapted by Mrs Anne Garvey who has worked with the pupils over a 6 week period. Each school has had their section videoed and these have been edited to form a complete adaption of the play. This will be shown on Friday afternoon and all P 6 pupils will attend the showing. We will have another showing at a later date for anyone interested in viewing this amazing collaborative dramatisation.

All events over the weekend are listed in the Winter School brochure, below see the School’s Programme and timings. 46108062_512109299258616_4627406101241921536_n

 

Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week

P6 pupils were lucky enough to attend an “Earth, Science Week” event at Slieve Gullion, Courtyard today. Focusing on the geology and landscape of our area, pupils had the opportunity to learn how the landscape and geology formed through a series of interactive workshops. They tried their hand at: Exploding volcanoes, predicting earthquakes, creating and watching glaciers race, being rock detectives and investigating fossils!

Thank you to Newry, Mourne and Down, District Council for hosting the event in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and giving P6 the opportunity to attend, everyone had a great time and learned lots!

Cross Country

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The school was delighted to be notified of the team results from Cross Country last week. Amazingly, five teams were placed in the top three of their various race categories.

  • Primary 4  boys were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 girls were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 boys were placed 3rd
  • Primary 6 girls (team 1) were placed 2nd
  • Primary 6 boys (team 1) were placed 2nd

The members of these teams were presented with their medals at assembly on Friday. Pupils who missed assembly because they were either absent or attending the Nursery Graduation will receive their medals from their class teacher.

Well done everyone!

Maths Trail Treat

 

Summer’s coming quickly, but not to worry Primary 6 are keeping busy with a Maths Trail, set up by our Maths Co-ordinator, Mrs. O’Hagan. Lots of fun, lots of learning.Well done P6 for completing the maths and having fun at the same time. Thank you to Mrs.O’Hagan for setting up the Maths Trail.

Pictures and Post by Ena and Seona (P6)

St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s pupils certainly proved that there is plenty of talent in our school!

We had comedians, magicians, singers, dancers, musicians, gymnasts and footballers who entertained a very appreciative audience  this morning.

Congratulations to our Student Council who organised a fantastic show and encouraged pupils to display their many talents.

 

 

St. Mary’s Got Talent!!!

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We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!

It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.

All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.

All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised  going towards school funds.