Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Update

The Easter breaks sees the conclusion of a busy spell for our school football teams. There have been many matches and blitzes taking place this half-term and over forty girls and boys have experienced wearing the school jersey in a competitive fixture. We hope that the children continue to work hard in school training, at the club and at home with the aim of developing their skills and representing their club teams this summer and long into the future. Thanks to Mullaghbawn CLG for the use of their facilities for our games and also to Frank, Tracy and the senior players who continue to assist with after-school training on Thursdays.

Week 5: 50/50

Week 5: 50/50

This afternoon we had our last 50/50 draw of the year and we are delighted to report that one P7 boy went home delighted with his cheque for a whopping £450!!!

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s draw, we have raised an incredible amount around £1,200 for school funds.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter, we break up for the holidays on Thursday at 11.30 am. There are no buses on that day. School reopens on Monday, 29 th of April for the Summer term.

 

Malachy McGeeney Blitz

 

Well done to the girls and boys from St Mary’s who recently competed in the Malachy McGeeney blitz. Both teams showcased the skills that they continue to work on after school on Thursdays and had a great morning’s fun. Both of our teams were placed third in their respective groups after playing the other six schools in attendance. Unfortunately this meant that they missed out on qualification for the county final by the narrowest of margins, as two teams went forward. Thanks to Mr McParland from St Peter’s, Cloughreagh for organising the event.

P7 Pupil Stars in Athletics NI Final

 

Everyone associated with St Mary’s Primary School Mullaghbawn is extremely proud of our P7 pupil who recently competed in the Athletics NI Indoor Sports Hall Northern Ireland Final. A team of P7 pupils from St Mary’s recently attended the Newry heat of the competition and our pupil was selected to form part of the Newry team, based on his performance in the Newry heat. Cheered on by his siblings, he was just as competitive in the NI Final and was towards the top of the leader board in a number of events. There is no doubt in our minds that the future is very bright for this young man.

STEM Robotics Workshop

 

 

A huge thanks to David Pilkington from Sentinus for facilitating STEM workshops for all P6 and P7 pupils in school today. David, along with student teacher Mr Duffy, instructed the pupils on how to programme micro-bots to make their way around a course marked out on the floor. This helped to enhance their coding, mathematical, problem-solving and teamwork skills, as well as having lots of fun along the way.

50/50 Winner

There was great excitement yesterday afternoon, when the winning ticket for our 50/50 Draw was pulled. One lucky P5 pupil went home with a cheque for £185, he’s pictured here with his brother joining in the celebrations and hoping to get a share of the winnings!

Next week is Week 4 and there’s still time to get tickets for a Jackpot we estimate will be £200+