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.

St. Bridget’s Day

cbfd1ca3e1f72a89ab830b14fc3e5aa4Today is the Feast of St Bridget and to mark the occasion, two classes, Miss Crawley’s P6 and Miss Mulkerns’s  P6/7  will travel to St. Bridget’s Shrine at Faughart tomorrow. Pupils should wrap up well, please make sure to have a waterproof coat. We will leave at 9.30  and we will be back in plenty of time for dinner at 12.30.

YCT Success

dscn5559 dscn5558 dscn5557 dscn5562 dscn5561It was lovely to welcome back 5 of last Year’s P 7 Group to receive certificates recognising their success in the prestigious Y.C.T (Youth Chinese Test), Level 1. We were delighted to welcome Yan Liu, Director of the Confucius Institute based at the University of Ulster to make the presentations.

The test requires students to read and write in Mandarin and the girls far surpassed the required 120 pass mark! Well done and a big thank you to Miss Candice for preparing them so well. We wish you all the best in your new schools girls and hope that the experience of learning a second language at St. Mary’s  will stand to you, in your studies ahead.

Credit Union Quiz Teams

dscn5570-2 dscn5568-2 dscn5569On Friday last, three teams of quizzers from St Mary’s took part in the annual Slieve Gullion Credit Union Quiz in Forkill Community Centre. All three teams performed very well, with one team out right winners on the night. They will now move on to the Newry ‘Chapter’ heat in the coming weeks. Details of that event are TBC.

Junior Road Safety Quiz

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Well done to our four Junior Road Safety Officers who took part in the regional heat of the NI Road Safety Quiz. The children had to answer a mixture of general knowledge and road safety questions and performed very well, coming in eighth place overall in the district. It was a very well organised event in the Canal Court Hotel and thanks to the sponsors “CRASH,” who provided refreshments and sponsored materials to bring back to school. Our officers will now look to pass on the message of road safety throughout our school over the course of their last few months in P7.