Hill Walking P6

slieve-gullion-south-armaghA reminder that over the next 2 days P6 pupils will have the opportunity to climb to the summit of Slieve Gullion. Walking boots and waterproofs are provided, with a ruck sack, pupils are advised to wear old tracksuit bottoms and layers which can can be put on or taken off depending on the weather conditions. Thick socks are provided with the walking boots, we would advise pupils to wear a fine pair of their own socks, the thick boot socks can be worn over these.

Please bring a packed lunch, a bottle of water, a treat can be added to the lunch but remember you will have to carry this to the top of the mountain!

We advise bringing a dry set of clothes with you on the day you are walking, to change into on return to school in the event that pupils get wet.

Please remember to bring inhalers or any medications needed.


Money Sense Workshop- Fraud Scene Investigators

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Thank you to Richard from Ulster Bank for coming along to help out with the workshop and to tell us more about fraud and his job at Ulster Bank. We hope that everyone will share their learning with their family and friends to ensure we all know how to protect ourselves from fraudsters.

Check out https://ulsterbankni.mymoneysense.com/students/kids-8-12 for fun activities and games.

Stormont Visit

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Eco Committee checking out recycling facilities at Stormont
Eco Committee checking out recycling facilities at Stormont,

We had a great day at Stormont touring the building and hearing how proposals are debated and passed into Law. We were also lucky to met Alliance M.L.A, Kellie Armstrong who explained to us how M.L.A.’s are elected and the work they do. We even had our own mock debate in the Chamber, on the proposal, “School uniforms should be banned”!  We’re sure you can guess which side won!


Stormont Trip


A reminder to our Eco Committee and School Council members that we are going to Stormont tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of April. We will have a tour of the building and learn more about the work of our M.L.A.’s and the decision making process.

We will be leaving at around 9.15 am and we will be back for normal home time at 3.10 pm. It is important that everyone is in full school uniform and  brings a packed lunch, preferably in a disposable bag as we won’t be bringing school bags, (this is to speed our way through the security checks).


Green World Book Day at St Mary’s



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Today was no ordinary day at St Mary’s, as our postponed World Book Day event was combined with a Green Day. Lots of funds were raised, in the name of our patron saint, to help finance some new seeds and planting equipment to improve the exterior of our school.

Mrs Murphy (aka Gansta Granny) and her team of assistants coordinated many great activities, including a book swap and book lottery. Well over 1,000 books have found a new home this evening, with every pupil in the school getting their hands on at least one new title.

There will be plenty of reading in Mullaghbawn over St Patrick’s weekend as a result of this joint literacy and Eco schools initiative.


Hats off to Millinery By Mairead

As a culmination to the topic of Measurement P6 were super excited to welcome the very talented Mairead Traynor from Millinery By Mairead to talk to them about her role as a Milliner.

Mairead explained the process of creating a hat to match the customer’s requirements and showed examples of materials suitable for each season.

P6 pupils would like to thank Mairead for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to spend time in their class.

As you can see from the photos everyone had an exciting morning asking Mairead questions and trying on her wonderful creations!

World Book Day Quiz

world-book-dayCongratulations to the boys and girls who completed the World Book Day Quiz posted to our Website, last Thursday. Whilst we were all stranded at home due to the snow, these enthusiastic learners were busy… our P6 and P7 participants uploaded their answers to their “Google Classrooms” whilst our younger participants downloaded, printed off and wrote their answers on their answer sheets. Super work guys, enjoy your prizes!