Pictured is the award presented to St Mary’s for encouraging and inspiring young people in STEM subjects through the use of STEM ambassadors.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths are areas which have increasing relevance in our society and we hope to equip children with the necessary skills to pursue future careers and interests in these areas.
Ruth from “Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful” was in St Mary’s today to lead P5 in a Food Waste Workshop. Pupils discussed the issue of Food Waste in the 21st century and measures we can introduce to reduce it. This starts within our school and so P5 will soon commence a project relating to this topic. P6 and P7 also received a summary presentation in the form of a KS2 assembly.
Ruth is pictured with our Eco Committee who welcomed her to the school and thanked her for her time.
“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
To launch Catholic Schools Week 2018 (Called to be a Family of Families), P7 planned and presented their own assembly for the KS2 classes. It incorporated prayer, song, drama and ICT. They key message was the importance of family at home, at school and in our parish. P7 also informed the school about the ‘World Meeting of Families,’ which is due to take place later this year in Dublin. Some of the content from the assembly is shown below.
God made a family, We need one another,
We love one another, We forgive one another,
We work together, We pray together, We worship together,
Together we use God’s word, Together we grow in Christ,
Together we love all people, Together we serve our God,
Together we hope for heaven. These are our hopes and ideals.
Help us to achieve them, O God, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Class Video to show why St Mary’s is a truly good Catholic School –
A reminder that after-school Gaelic will return tomorrow after the January break (weather permitting). It is P6 week and pick-up is @4.10pm. Remember to bring all of the usual gear, including a gum-shield and warm clothes.
Gardening Club is well under way for Term 2. As a result of the cold weather, the group worked inside with Alison this week, planting cabbage and lettuce seeds. They will return to the polytunnel next week to continue work on the raised beds.
A huge well done to the two P7 pupils who represented St Mary’s at half time in Armagh’s first round NFL match against Sligo in The Athletic Grounds. Both children received a commemorative medal and experienced pulling on the Armagh jersey in front of a bumper crowd. Hopefully it won’t be the last time that happens!
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.