P6, P6/7 & P7 pupils undertook a special Christmas mission over the course of the past two weeks. They decided to select three ‘gift idea tags’ from the St Vincent de Paul Christmas tree in St Mary’s Church and raise money towards it. The Student council organised a very successful Christmas Jumper Day and the older pupils brought in a little extra from their own savings. A great sum of money was raised and a representative from each class returned the gifts back to the church this morning. There were £50 vouchers for Smyths, The Quays & The Buttercrane.
As well as this, pupils in KS2 (P5, P6, P6/7 & P7) prepared a very special assembly that highlighted the importance of thinking of those less fortunate than ourselves at this time of the year. KS1 were that inspired by the presentation that they then chose St Vincent de Paul as their charity of choice to present the proceeds from their Christmas Concert raffle. Everyone in St Mary’s is very much in the spirit of giving this Christmas and it feels… GREAT!
Tomorrow morning we have a visitor in school, to give a talk on Farm Safety to classes P 1-P 7. Whilst we know not everyone lives on a farm, we do all live in a rural setting with farms and farm land around us and as we tragically know, farms can be very dangerous places. The talk will focus on safety around machinery, animals and slurry pits. Classes will attend in 2 groups: P 1 to P 4 at 9.30 am and P 5 to P 7 at 10.15 am. (Nursery will not be attending)
A reminder for all parents and members of the community you are invited to a free Internet Safety workshop in St Mary’s PS, tomorrow evening Tuesday, 28th November at 7pm.
We hope to see you all there.
Tuesday 28th November,
@ 7.00 pm
St. Mary’s Primary School
Once again 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*
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 Tuesday night. With Tablets, PC’s and mobile phones on many Christmas Lists, knowledge around internet safety is paramount to keeping our children safe. We are confident you will find this workshop very useful and informative.
Following further guidance from the Department of Education to all Principals, St Mary’s PS will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October.
Please share and circulate to all parents.
Parents / Guardians,
By order of the Northern Ireland Executive all schools in Northern Ireland are to close on Monday 16th October due to risks posed by gusts resulting from Hurricane Ophelia.
St Mary’s Primary School will be closed tomorrow 16th October 2017.
Thanks for your cooperation
Thanks to Margaret for the Child Pedestrian Safety Training today. It included reminders of The Green Cross Code, Safer Places to Cross and to Be Safe and Be Seen.
Dear Parents / Guardians
We have been informed by the School Meals Department that there will be an increase in the cost of school dinners effective from 1st September 2017.
Nursery Meal: increased to £2.50 or £12.50 per weeek
P1-P7: increased to £2.60 per day or £13.00 per week
Mr P. McDonnell