Hill Walking P6

slieve-gullion-south-armaghA reminder that over the next 2 days P6 pupils will have the opportunity to climb to the summit of Slieve Gullion. Walking boots and waterproofs are provided, with a ruck sack, pupils are advised to wear old tracksuit bottoms and layers which can can be put on or taken off depending on the weather conditions. Thick socks are provided with the walking boots, we would advise pupils to wear a fine pair of their own socks, the thick boot socks can be worn over these.

Please bring a packed lunch, a bottle of water, a treat can be added to the lunch but remember you will have to carry this to the top of the mountain!

We advise bringing a dry set of clothes with you on the day you are walking, to change into on return to school in the event that pupils get wet.

Please remember to bring inhalers or any medications needed.

 

Environmental Youth Speak

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On Tuesday, 19 P6 and P7 pupils took to the stage to compete for the opportunity to represent St Mary’s at the 2018 Environmental Youth Speak. It was incredible to see all of the pupils involved showcasing their knowledge in front of their peers. We had poems, raps, drama and song!

There were a number of prizes handed out today but the overall winner was the pupil who achieved the highest combined mark for the content of the speech and also their delivery. They will go on to represent St Mary’s at the regional event next week. Good luck!

Stormont Visit

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Eco Committee checking out recycling facilities at Stormont
Eco Committee checking out recycling facilities at Stormont,

We had a great day at Stormont touring the building and hearing how proposals are debated and passed into Law. We were also lucky to met Alliance M.L.A, Kellie Armstrong who explained to us how M.L.A.’s are elected and the work they do. We even had our own mock debate in the Chamber, on the proposal, “School uniforms should be banned”!  We’re sure you can guess which side won!

 

Stormont Trip

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A reminder to our Eco Committee and School Council members that we are going to Stormont tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of April. We will have a tour of the building and learn more about the work of our M.L.A.’s and the decision making process.

We will be leaving at around 9.15 am and we will be back for normal home time at 3.10 pm. It is important that everyone is in full school uniform and  brings a packed lunch, preferably in a disposable bag as we won’t be bringing school bags, (this is to speed our way through the security checks).

 

Green World Book Day at St Mary’s

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Today was no ordinary day at St Mary’s, as our postponed World Book Day event was combined with a Green Day. Lots of funds were raised, in the name of our patron saint, to help finance some new seeds and planting equipment to improve the exterior of our school.

Mrs Murphy (aka Gansta Granny) and her team of assistants coordinated many great activities, including a book swap and book lottery. Well over 1,000 books have found a new home this evening, with every pupil in the school getting their hands on at least one new title.

There will be plenty of reading in Mullaghbawn over St Patrick’s weekend as a result of this joint literacy and Eco schools initiative.

 

World Book Day

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Just because we are not in school today does not mean you can’t celebrate World Book Day… check out www.worldbookday.com for lots of ideas and activities you can do!

Also check out this link to our World Book Day Quiz and answer sheet, complete and bring in to your teacher… or P6 / P7 pupils can you be the first to complete and upload to your Goggle Classroom ??? Prizes on offer!!!

World Book Day Quiz : (the power point presentation and sheet to record your answers on will download to your PC)

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KS2 classes remember you can log into “Fiction Express” you were all given your login usernames and passwords.  Our 5 week free subscription is due to run out this weekend, so make the most of the opportunity and catch up on the latest chapters, don’t forget to vote and use the message/blog facility to send messages to the authors. There are 100’s of books on there so enough to keep the most avid reader in books over these snow days!!

 

St. Brigid’s Shrine

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St Brigid’s Day is the first day of Spring and Spring was definitely in the air today when we visited the Shrine and Faughart Old Graveyard. We were blessed with glorious sunshine and as well as learning about St. Brigid and the stations of the cross we also took in a little history, geography and maths. Hope you enjoy our photos they were taken by one of our P7 pupils.