Applications for Primary and Nursery – September 2018

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REMINDER FOR PARENTS 

CLOSING DATE FOR NURSERY AND PRIMARY ONE APPLICATIONS IS

WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY AT 12 NOON.

Application forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Southern Education Authority’s website.  Birth certificate and 2 utility bills confirming proof of addressed are required.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Charity

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!

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Farm Safety Talk

farm-safety_featureTomorrow 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)

 

Digital History Project

20171202_092441Come along to St Mary’s Primary School on Monday 4th December at 7.00 pm and view the fantastic iMovie films created by a group of P 6 pupils and their parents. Each film tells the story of a historical site in the South Armagh area through, photo, narration and music. We are really proud of the work which pupils and parents have put into each of the films and we encourage you to come along Monday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital History Project

Our six P6 pupils were super excited… and nervous, showcasing their work to a packed auditorium in Ti Chulainn this morning. Their films based on historical sites in the area were very well received and many of those in attendance came afterwards to pass on their congratulations to the children on their super work.

We were delighted to welcome pupils, staff, parents and grandparents from our partner school Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir who had made the journey to be with us this morning. They are staying in the area overnight and we will meet with them again in the morning to take them to visit the sites featured in the films.

Our neighbours from the other side of the mountain, Dromintee Primary School were also there and everyone was entertained on arrival by our fabulous musicians from P7, who really set the tone for the morning, until that was, two warriors, members of the local Fianna and friends of Chulainn himself showed up!

A big thanks to Una and Kevin for all their help with the project and for including St. Mary’s in such a prestigious event, it was a great honour to be part of it and one I’m sure the boys and girls will never forget. Remember if you are in Ti Chulainn over the weekend check out the board with the QR codes for the films and view for yourself, enjoy.

Internet Safety Workshop

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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*

*Safe searching*

*Internet filters*

*Social networking*

*Cyber-bullying*

*”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.