Media Workshop

Today a group of P6 pupils were invited to St Mary’s High School, Newry to participate in a Media workshop in collaboration with the BBC News Report and Eco Schools NI.

The P6 group had the opportunity to work with pupils from St Mary’s High School, Newry, St Mark’s High School, Warrenpoint and St Joseph’s High School, Newry in two workshops.

Workshop one introduced the pupils to report writing and journalism before moving onto the excitement of creating and editing their own News report for the Eco Schools programme. BBC reporter John was very impressed with their reporting skills and final editing of their News Reports! A very entertaining showcase of News Reports from our pupils!

Thank you to Miss Olivia McCann, Past Pupil of St Mary’s PS, who invited us today as part of the Eco Ambassador School Programme for a very enjoyable and well organised day.

Safer Internet Day

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“Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”

Safer Internet Day will celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February so join us and 1000s  of organisations across the world to celebrate this very important day.

We are inviting all Parents/ Guardians and Pupils to visit the Internet Safety page on our school website for useful information and updates. http://stmarysps.org/internet-safety

Follow the links on the page to the many resources available for pupils and parents / guardians

Why not take the Safer Internet Day Quiz online? https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-quiz-2018

 

St. Brigid’s Shrine

St. Brigid’s Shrine

St Brigid’s Day is the first day of Spring and Spring was definitely in the air today when we visited the Shrine and Faughart Old Graveyard. We were blessed with glorious sunshine and as well as learning about St. Brigid and the stations of the cross we also took in a little history, geography and maths. Hope you enjoy our photos they were taken by one of our P7 pupils.

YCT Level 1 Certificate Presentation

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We are delighted to announce that Yan Liu, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, will present Past Pupils who sat the prestigious YCT Level 1 Mandarin exam in 2017 with their certificates of achievement on Wednesday 31st January.

During this very special occasion P6 and P7 pupils will launch the 2018 celebrations of Chinese New Year of the Dog in St Mary’s when they will entertain their audience with very special performances of Chinese and Irish poetry, song and dance.

Click on the links below to listen to a sample of the Chinese music which will be performed on the night.

 

Digital History Project

Representing the Digital History Group parents Karena McGahan and Kate Quinn presented Miss Mulkerns and Miss Crawley with a specially commissioned Donegal Pen as a token of appreciation on conclusion of the project.

During their visit to Donegal the group heard how the owners of the company ‘Donegal Pen’ Rónán and Conor McGarvey started their very successful business while still attending Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir.

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