As our International Month draws to a close we would like you to join us in congratulating P5 pupil Elise who was awarded Top Student of the Year in Mandarin Speaking.
Elise was chosen from over 4,000 pupils across Northern Ireland by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, Belfast. This is a great achievement for Elise to be chosen from such a high number of students. Congratulations Elise and we look forward to your continued success in the future.
Elise and her family were invited to attend the special Awards Ceremony where she was presented with her award.
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.
A reminder to all our P6 Boys that they are invited to an Activity Day in St . Colman’s College, Newry tomorrow, Tuesday, 11th of June. Please wear school P.E. uniforms. Lunch and transport are provided by St. Colman’s. Come to school for normal starting time- 9.10 am, our bus pick up from school is at 9.15 approximately. Everyone will be back in time for buses at home time.
We hope to take all our P6 girls tomorrow morning to see a dress rehearsal of the P7 Production, “School Days are Over” in Lislea, Community Centre. We have spaces on the P7 bus and hope to transport the surplus by car.
All of Primary 5 went to Belfast last Wednesday to visit W5. The children got to take part in a forensic workshop, the “climbit” frame and we visited all the different floors. Everyone had a brilliant day!
We introduced our Catalan visitors to Gaelic Football yesterday and they very quickly got to grips with the differences to soccer. Thanks to Mr Mc Coy for organising the Blitz and to everyone in P5 and P6 for their help in explaining the rules and taking the visitors under their wings. On the day Cork were victorious!
Thank you to all our very talented boys and girls who took part in Assembly yesterday morning. With P7 having a lie in after their Confirmation, Thursday night it was the children from P4, P5 and P6 who took the lead, reciting a poem written by P6/7 especially for the occasion, demonstrating Irish dancing and traditional music. Well done, you were great ambassadors for our school and Community.
Our Catalan visitors also treated us to songs in Spanish and Catalan as well as a fabulous gymnastics display. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.
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.