Healthy Kidz Global Challenge

Healthy Kidz remain committed to ensuring that all pupils remain active throughout the duration of the school closures by providing a vast array of content via their YouTube channel and various Social Media platforms, as well as free access to their revamped Healthy Kidz App for children to record their activity.

You are invited to sign up to the Global Challenge. Go to the Healthy Kidz website before next week’s Challenge begins (Monday 6th April). The link to sign up to this FREE initiative is https://healthy-kidz.com/healthy-kidz-global-challenge/. Previous usernames and passwords are not required. Many families connected to our school have already signed up and are taking part in this current week’s challenge.

Please also note that if a pupil manages to record a 7 day streak on the App, they will be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. This week’s winner will receive a Fitbit Advanced Health and Fitness Tracker, while next week’s prize will be a StatSports Apex Athlete Series GPS Performance Tracker (RRP £250).

Good luck to all who enter!

Numbers’ Day

Numbers’ Day

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There were numbers everywhere today, helping us to spread the important message, “Speak Out, Stay Safe”. Even Buddy the NSPCC mascot made a return visit to help out.

We hope you enjoy catching a glimpse of some of the activities we were involved in around the school. Watch out for more pictures in the local papers this week.

A big thank you to family and friends for sponsoring the children in their Dance- athon and to our student teachers Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy who led all the classes through their dance moves.

Finally a big thank you to Mrs O’ Hagan our Numeracy Co-ordinator for organising the day and promoting a love of Maths with all the boys and girls.

A Busy Week…

Parents,

Another busy few days ahead for pupils and staff, before well deserved holidays on Friday… Here are a few key dates and times.

Monday, 16th December:

P1/2 Nativity Play- “Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown” in Ti Chulainn @7.30 pm. All P1 and P2 pupils taking part to be in Ti Chulainn for 7 pm on the night.

Christmas Party Dinner- party food is on the menu at dinner and everyone can wear party/festive clothes if they wish. There will be a free raffle for all those taking dinner with prizes kindly donated by the kitchen staff.

Tuesday, 17th December:

P1/P2 Pupils’ Trip to Bluebell Lane, Santa Experience. Leaving school at 9.40 am they will return in time for school dinners. Festive wear is the order of the day: Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, but remember to wrap up well, a coat, scarf, gloves, an extra pair of socks and wellies would be recommended.

P3/4 Nativity Play- “An Irish Barnyard Christmas” @ 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s School Assembly Hall. Join P3 and P4 pupils as they tell a tale of an Irish Christmas, long ago.

Wednesday, 18th December:

P5’s turn this time, with their Nativity, “Peace on Earth”@ 10.30 am and again at 7.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to come along and join with P5 as they tell the story of Christmas, but with a few updates of course! 

Thursday, 19th December:

Nursery Trip- our Nursery Class are off to visit Santa- pupils will need to bring a packed lunch.

Hospice Presentation: Over the past weeks we have been collecting for the Southern Area and Children’s Hospices in memory of our former V.P. friend and colleague Mrs Anne Murphy, we hope to make the presentation on Thursday. We will let you know our final tally at that time.

St. Vincent de Paul- KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6 and P7 have also been collecting for St. Vincent de Paul and we will be purchasing gift vouchers for shops such as O’ Neill’s.  The young people who receive these vouchers as their Christmas Presents, will then be able to choose sport’s wear of their choice.  We hope also to have these ready to hand over on Thursday. We have asked each KS 2 child to make a small donation from their own money towards this worthy cause.

Friday, 21st December:

HOLIDAYS!!!!

We will be closing at 11.30 on Friday, for our Christmas Holidays for a well- deserved rest for pupils and staff alike.

A big thank you to all our Parents and Friends of St. Mary’s for your support over what has been a busy term and in advance for your support at our many events this week. We hope you enjoy each and every performance and that they bring the true meaning of Christmas to life for everyone. 

A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year to all, from the Pupils and Staff of St. Mary’s.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football

Well done to the six schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Joseph & St James’ Poyntzpass, St Brigid’s PS Glasdrummond, St Moninna’s PS Cloughoge, Killean PS, Jonesborough PS and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. After almost two hours of football, it was St Brigid’s PS Glassdrummond who finished top of the table and who will move on to the county final. Thanks again to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities and to Declan Carolan for refereeing.

Our Lady’s Grammar School Open Night

Our Lady’s Grammar School Open Night will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. The school will open for everyone @7.15pm with the principal’s address @7.30pm and again @8.30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Please note that due to ongoing construction work, entrance to the school will be via Chequer Hill and Catherine Street (steps at this entrance). Please also note that there will be no parking available within the school grounds. Parking is available in St Joseph’s Convent Primary School and SRC Model Campus.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Indoor Football

Well done to the five schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Joseph & St James’ Poyntzpass, St Brigid’s PS Glasdrummond, St Moninna’s PS Cloughoge, Killean PS and our own girls from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. There was some high quality football on display and the games were very competitive. At the end of proceedings, it was St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn who finished top of the table and who will move on to the county final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities and to Declan Carolan for refereeing.