P7 Newry Democrat Supplements


Copies of the Newry Democrat’s P7 Leavers’ Supplement have arrived in school and are ready for collection. Although school finishes today for the pupils, the school office will remain open from 10:00-12:00 tomorrow (Friday), Monday and Tuesday. The newspapers are laid out on a table in the school foyer and are labelled with the names of those who placed orders. The school will retain any copies that are not collected and distribute in the new school year.

Please spread the word to other P7 parents.

Cycling Proficiency Scheme

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Following a tremendous amount of hard work in both practical and theory lessons this term, P7 pupils have been awarded their certificates for completing the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes.

Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!

Cross Country


The school was delighted to be notified of the team results from Cross Country last week. Amazingly, five teams were placed in the top three of their various race categories.

  • Primary 4  boys were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 girls were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 boys were placed 3rd
  • Primary 6 girls (team 1) were placed 2nd
  • Primary 6 boys (team 1) were placed 2nd

The members of these teams were presented with their medals at assembly on Friday. Pupils who missed assembly because they were either absent or attending the Nursery Graduation will receive their medals from their class teacher.

Well done everyone!

5K Medal Design Winner


Pictured is the winner of the Mullaghbawn CLG 5K medal design competition. Well done!

Thanks to Anne and Tracy from the club for organising the competition and providing the hoodie as a prize. The ladies commentated on how difficult it was to pick out a winning entry from such a strong field.

We hope that that the event goes well again this summer and that there is a big turn out on the day.

P7 Leavers’ Mass

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The P7 year group have bid farewell to St Mary’s for the last time. The enjoyed a fun-filled final day in school and an had a lovely evening at the annual Leavers’ Mass.

There were refreshments back in school afterwards, when pupils were presented with their certificates of achievement. The Tierney and Murphy Cups were also presented to the lucky winners for 2018. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls and then they performed a special rendition of “Hit the Diff – St Mary’s style!” The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2018, in the year the school achieved its first green Flag.

Thanks to all of the parents and guests for making it a wonderful occasion and to all of the staff members who help in any way. Finally, goodbye and best wishes to the P7 pupils as they move on to their new schools!

St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s pupils certainly proved that there is plenty of talent in our school!

We had comedians, magicians, singers, dancers, musicians, gymnasts and footballers who entertained a very appreciative audience  this morning.

Congratulations to our Student Council who organised a fantastic show and encouraged pupils to display their many talents.



1st Aid Training

Our P 7 Pupils had a busy morning, learning some very important 1st Aid and Life Saving skills. They began by dramatising some different 1st aid situations, which could occur in any of our homes or classes, including how to deal with excessive bleeding, broken bones and bangs to the head. They then  moved on to, “The Push Over” a procedure for putting a casualty into a safe position which ensures the airways are kept open if the casualty is unconscious. Finally everyone had the opportunity to practise chest compressions on “Norman” our very patient casualty!

Thank you to Sarah from the Red Cross, Youth Section for taking the course and we hope everyone is more confident and better equipped to deal with any emergencies which could occur.