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.
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.
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.
The Smartie Box Challenge has had an amazing response. Together we have raised£1,176 for school funds. Congratulations to Moya Rafferty P7 winner of the cinema package and to MIA Mc ArdleP2 winner of the games hamper. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us.
Sporting fever gripped the school last week, as the annual netball and football blitzes were held. Pupils from P5, P6 and P7 played out some great matches in both codes. Well done to the winning teams and indeed everyone who took part.
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.
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.