Best wishes to Mr Mc Coy and all our P7’s from last year on Confirmation tomorrow. The Ceremonies take place in St. Mary’s Church Mullaghbawn @ 11 am for Group 1 and again @3 pm for Group 2.
Unfortunately under the current circumstances we cannot be there with you to share your ceremony and celebrations. We wish you a joyful and happy day and we ask for God’s blessing on you all as you settle into your new schools.
In case you may have missed this important information which was posted to the Parish Page please see below a message from Fr Aidan about the date for Confirmation.
Since March it has been a frustrating time for parents, schools and priest as we were unable to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation with some of the younger members of our Parish. With a gradual opening up of public worship we can move forward with new dates for our celebrations.
In line with the Diocesan Plan we will begin with the Sacrament of Confirmation – holding three ceremonies instead of one.
These will take place on:
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Oliver Plunkett for those attending St Oliver Plunkett PS, Forkhill.
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 11:00am in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST @ 3:00pm in the Church of St Mary, Mullaghbawn, for some who attend St Mary PS, (the school will coordinate who will be Confirmed at this liturgy).
With the impact of the Pandemic continuing, Archbishop Eamon has given faculties to each Parish Priest to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in their own Parish. I will be honoured to Anoint in the Spirit, the young of our Parish as they complete their initiation into the Church.
This year has stretched our normal experience of worship and preparation for the Sacraments like never before. Thank you for working with the Parish and our two Parish schools as we help our young people grown in Faith.
We would like to say thank-you for all your support to St. Mary’s over the past year and in particular over the past difficult few months. You have helped us to support your child/children by ensuring that they have engaged with learning, both on and off line, it hasn’t been easy, we know. It was a steep learning curve for everyone and we appreciate you will have encountered many difficulties along the way, but you stuck with it and this very much encouraged us to continue with and develop new ways of reaching out to our children and families. The whole experience will have taught your children many new skills and developed important life skills- not least not giving up! We are very proud, our whole school community very much lived up to our school motto: “Never settle for less than your best!”
We are currently working on a plan for return to school in September we hope to be in a position to share this with you by the end of next week.
Thank you for all your messages and emails of support, we hope all our families have a lovely Summer Holiday and we look forward to working with you in the Autumn Term.
The P7 year group have bid farewell to St Mary’s for the last time, although this year’s celebrations were significantly different to previous.
To mark the occasion, all of the leavers and their families signed on to Collaborate Ultra for a virtual send-off online. It was great for everyone to be in the one place at the one time. We looked back on some photographs from not only this school year, but also right back to nursery. Certificates were presented to all of the leavers, before the Tierney and Murphy Cups were awarded to the recipients for 2020. Thanks to Mr Pius Tierney & Miss Niamh Murphy for coming to the school afterwards to present the esteemed trophies. The 2020 leavers also kept a long standing tradition going, as they signed their shirts virtually! It was also nice for the children to be able to see and hear from each other and to say goodbye to each other as a class.
After the virtual send-off, all P7 pupils and their families assembled at the school for a surprise car parade through the area. Sincere thanks to everyone from our community who braved the elements to line the route. You all helped to generate a fantastic atmosphere and gave the P7 class of 2020 an experience that they will never forget.
Finally, from everyone at St Mary’s Mullaghbawn, farewell and best wishes to the P7 pupils as they move on to their new schools in September.
Well done to all the P7 students who participated in the Irish Proverb competition in conjunction with Mullaghbawn CLG. Particular congratulations to the winners of first, second & third place. Thanks to Tomás Óg Ó Ceallaigh for organising the competition and providing the great prizes. Tomás Óg was very professional in his approach and his hard work ensured that the children had lots of fun.
If your child left a coat, hat, lunchbox, football boots etc. in school, there is an opportunity tomorrow from 10 am to 12 noon to pick these up. Weather permitting they will be laid outside the main entrance on tables for collection. If weather does not allow tables will be placed in the dinning hall.
Please observe social distancing rules and if entering the school there will be a one in, one out policy, remember to use the hand sanitising station on entry.
Any items not claimed tomorrow, will be bagged up and sent to charity.
A reminder about tonight’s important Transition Workshop for P7 Parents + Pupils @7 pm. This will be online using Collaborate Ultra our C2k approved video conferencing platform. All our P7 pupils have had the opportunity to use this platform so they are experts and will lead you through the process of getting onto the platform! It is most important to use Google Chrome when entering otherwise your virtual experience will not be good.
This is an important annual event in the P7 calendar and we hope that you and your P7 child will be able to attend. The Programme has been adapted for a virtual environment and will last 45 mins to 1 hour. It aims to reduce stress at this important time for both you and your child with useful tips and advice. Feedback from Parents in past years has been most positive.
We look forward to welcoming you both virtually this evening for what we know will help you both with this very exciting but daunting event in your child’s life- “Transition”.
Check your child’s Google Classroom this evening for the link to the Virtual Room.
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A reminder that tomorrow evening, Wednesday 23rd of June @ 7 pm we have a fantastic opportunity for Parents and Guardians to join virtually in a presentation to be given by Action Mental Health. The presentation will cover important issues such as supporting and improving social and emotional well being and self- care techniques.
A link will be posted in your child’s Google Classrooms- P5, P5/6 P6 and P7 tomorrow afternoon, the room will open 10/15 mins before the start time. Simply copy and paste the link into your Google Chrome Browser- other browsers will not support our video conferencing platform, Collaborate Ultra.
We look forward to welcoming you virtually:
Mr Mc Coy Miss Mulkerns Miss Crawley Miss Mc Ardle
I am delighted to offer you, the opportunity to take part in a “Healthy Me” -Virtual Workshop, this coming Wednesday, 24th June @ 7pm. This workshop is suitable for Parents, Carers and Teachers of children aged 8-11 years, (P5-P7). It will last around 1 hour and will deal with important issues such as:
How to start conversations about Mental Health
How to recognise signs/symptoms of mental ill-health
teach self care techniques building resilience and confidence
How and where to access support.
A link will be posted to your child’s Google Classroom on the day. Please ensure you use Google Chrome for the workshop, copy and paste the link into your Google browser. I look forward to welcoming you “Virtually” on Wednesday evening.