Big excitement today for the 1st week of St Mary’s annual 50/50 Draw!
Congratulations to P5/6 pupil Eimear who won the £120 prize! Eimear is pictured with her mammy and Mrs Byrne.
Thank you to all pupils who were busy selling tickets right up to draw-time. Tickets will be on sale again Tuesday morning.
Congratulations to all our ‘Pupil of the Week’ winners this week!
One P6 pupil couldn’t wait to get home, to complete his World Book Day Quiz!
Good luck to all our KS2 pupils who have the quiz as homework tonight. Remember if you want to win a book of your choice, from next week’s Book Fair, submit your answers to your Google Classroom, or as your Teacher has asked you to. There will be one winner chosen from each KS2 class. Which book would you choose?
Good luck everyone!
Thank you to our Junior Librarians who informed us at Assembly of all the exciting events taking place next week for Literacy Week.
On Monday, 4th of March, we have a visit from local author Declan Carville. Declan is author of a number of titles including: The Fairy Glen, A Day to Remember at the Giant’s Causeway and Valentine O’ Byrne Irish Dancer.
As part of the “Author Visit” there will be a book signing in school on Monday and an opportunity for everyone to buy a book and to have it signed. Three titles will be available for sale: The Magic Harp, Billy, where have all your friends gone? and Nelly Fandango. The oldest in families received a sheet with additional information on these titles. The cost / book is £5.
Parents may accompany children to book signings at the times indicated below, otherwise please place money in an envelope with the name of the book you wish to purchase clearly indicated.
Times for Book Signings:
1.15- 1.45 pm Nursery Pupils in Nursery
1.45-2.15 pm P1, P2 and P3 in Accelerated Reading Room
2.45-3.15 pm P5, P6 and P7 in Library.
Thanks to Tracy Fitzpatrick from Mullaghbawn CLG for coming in to school before mid-term to inform all of the girls in P4/P5/P6 about the upcoming Gaelic 4 Girls programme. A lot of hard work has gone into securing this programme for our area and it’s a great opportunity for girls who haven’t played Gaelic before.
There will be a registration event this Wednesday, February 27th @7pm in the clubrooms and the action gets underway on Saturday, March 2nd @10.30am.
Monday 4th February,
@ 7.00 pm
St. Mary’s Primary School
To celebrate Safer Internet Day we would like to invite all Parents / Guardians to this free workshop where you will learn about:
* Internet Browser security*
*”Hot” websites that may cause concern*
This event to open to all parents and members of our local community. Feedback from previous years’ workshops was very positive. Parents attending commented on the practical tips and advice shared by our experts , one parent evaluation read, “Very useful advice and easy to apply”.
So we are strongly recommending all Parents / Guardians to come along Monday night. Knowledge around internet safety is paramount to keeping our children safe and the content of the workshop is updated annually. We are confident you will find this workshop very useful and informative.
Congratulations to P5 and P6 pupils who completed a 7 week Coding Programme with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Belfast.
Pupils were presented with a certificate and medal from Senior Development Manager Chris Clements and Education Manager Narelle Allen.
Congratulations to the new members of the St Mary’s Eco Committee. They were presented with their badges by Mr McDonnell at assembly recently. Some pupils who were absent are missing from the photo. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward at the election stage. There were some fantastic ICT presentations, songs, raps, poems and much more.
A reminder that elections for the school Eco Committee will take place this Friday afternoon for KS2 pupils (P5,P6,P7). Presentations can take the form of a written speech, poem, rap, song or digital presentation. Pupils have been informed that if they intend to stand in the election, they must register with their class teacher. If they are using a supporting digital presentation, it must be brought in on a pen or uploaded to their Google Drive by Thursday. A promotional poster can also be displayed in the assembly hall. Good luck to all of the entrants!