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.
You are cordially invited to join us this Friday, from 10-12 in Ti Chulainn for a tea /coffee morning in aid of the Southern Area Hospice who are celebrating their 50th year!
Whilst enjoying your “cuppa” you can view our recently completed glass and felt artwork, watch our amazing documentary about the ancient herd of goats which roam the slopes of Slieve Gullion, and surrounding hills, as well as hearing how we have recreated Mullaghbawn village in the late 1800’s /early 1900’s… digitally, using Minecraft, and you will have the opportunity to meet some amazing goat characters!!🐐
It will be a morning not to miss…everyone is welcome: parents, grandparents, extended families, friends and neighbours of St Mary’s. Please spread the word far and wide, we would love to have a big crowd to support this fantastic organisation which has helped so many connected to our school. 😀
Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann would like to remind choir members who are Carol Singing tomorrow in Ti Chulainn to come to Mrs Murphy’s class at 2pm for a choir practice before the 3pm start in Ti Chulainn.
We are delighted to offer the Parents of KS2 Pupils, (from P5 to P7), the opportunity to attend an informal talk, to be given by, Dr. Jane Mc Evoy, Child Clinical Psychologist.
“Helping Children Cope with Big Feelings”
On Wednesday, 6th of November, at 7.30 pm in school
Upset, anger, disappointment, worry, frustration, jealousy,
sadness, feeling left out…. can all be overwhelming for children. When children become overwhelmed it can be hard to not become overwhelmed
In this relaxed event:
Learn how to support your child when ‘big’ feelings happen.
Reflect on ways in which you can stay calm when they are in chaos
Learn ways to build their emotional resiliency for the future.
Last year, Jane spoke with Parents of younger pupils, we are sure P5-P7 Parents will find her tips and techniques equally insightful. She has 26 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children, young people and families. This has been in Primary Care and CAMHS services, both in the UK and Ireland. She regularly delivers seminars and workshops to parents, teachers and other professionals. Jane has also been Honorary Lecturer at the University of East London and Queen’s University Belfast.
This will be a small group event with a limit of 15 places, Parents who are interested please contact the Office, to book your place, on Monday 4th November, when school reopens after the Hallowe’en Break .
As explained to the children at last week’s session, there will be no after-school training this week due to the ongoing Parent Teacher Meetings. There will not be training next week either, as the school will be closed for the Halloween break.
Congratulations to P5 who were the perfect hosts to our visitors from Mulranny and Domintee Primary Schools. Our guests joined P5 pupils to work on IT and Art activities with specialists in Glass Art, Puppet making, Felting, Film making and Minecraft with a focus on the Old Irish Goats.
Pupils representing each of the three schools worked in groups to create Goat Puppets which made appearances as bloggers in a highly entertaining news bulletin reporting on The South Armagh Goat Herders. Mine craft Education Software was used by a group of highly skilled programmers who digitally designed and created the communities of Mulranny, Dromintee and Mullaghbawn in the late 1800s.
Thanks to funding awarded by the department for culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht the pupils received a hands-on experience working alongside art and IT experts. We look forward displaying our completed pieces during the Michael J Murphy Winter School in November.
A reminder to all P6 Parents that tomorrow P6 pupils are invited to St. Joseph’s Crossmaglen for an exciting day of activities. Pupils should wear their St. Mary’s P.E. uniform, lunch will be provided by St Joseph’s. A second letter with all the details was distributed today.