The school was recently notified of the team results from the Cross Country event. Pictured are the successful St Mary’s teams along with their medals. It was a super showing from our pupils, with six of the eight teams we entered placing in the top two of their respective races!
The strong performance from our children meant that St Mary’s finished in second place in the overall school standings, just two points off the top spot. A very credible result, with schools from right across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area taking part. Well done to all of our participants! The two successful P6 teams are not photographed as they were on a school trip on the day of the presentation.
St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day took place in early June. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.
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 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 winners for 2019. Thanks to Pius, Eamon, Ciara & Tara for coming along to present the trophies. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls, as they watched their performance of Báidín Fheilimí from their P1 days! The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2019.
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!
P7 signed off from primary school in style with their performance of “School Days Are Over.” Lislea Hall was rocking for two nights as the children put on a great show. The feedback from the audience was very positive, with everyone enjoying themselves. A tremendous amount of hard work went into putting on this show and the children of P7 are to be commended for their dedication and effort. A huge thanks to Lislea Community Association for allowing us the use of their fantastic facilities. We could not have put on the show without their help and co-operation. Thanks also to all of the staff members who helped out in any capacity.
“Goodbye my friend, it’s not the end,
How could it be when we’ve got, such memories to set us free,
When we find being grown up, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.”
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!
P7 pupils have received a number of notes for the attention of their parents / guardians over the past week and will receive more over the coming days. These are to inform parents of a number of upcoming events and other important details for the last month of school. Below is a brief reminder of some of the details.
P7 End-of-Year Production Rehearsals – Tuesday June 4th, Friday June 7th & Monday June 10th during school hours in Lislea Hall.
P7 End-of-Year Production – Tuesday June 11th & Wednesday June 12th @7.30pm in Lislea Hall.
Boundaries Transition Programme (Parent & Child Workshop) – Wednesday June 5th @1.30pm or 7.00pm depending on your requested time preference.
P7 Healthy Living and Body Image Workshop – Thursday June 13th during school hours.
Leavers’ Mass – Thursday June 20th @7.30pm in St Mary’s Church with refreshments back in school.
Orders are now being taken for the Confirmation DVD. They cost £14 or E15.
Orders are now being taken for ‘Pledge Pins,’ which will be presented at the Leavers’ Mass. They cost £6.
Orders are being taken for the Newry Democrat Leavers’ Supplement. They cost £1.20 per copy.
Orders will be taken for tickets for the P7 Production from this coming Wednesday (June 5th). They cost £5 per adult and £3 per child.
A photographer from the Newry Democrat will be with us tomorrow to photograph the P7 Year Group for inclusion in a special supplement in June featuring P7’s from around the area. All P7’s please wear your school PE uniform whether taking part in the cycling or not, for the photograph.
A big thank you to Bernie and the U14 girls who came last night to give our Catalan visitors a taster of camogie… they thoroughly enjoyed their experience as did the P6 pupils. It’s the turn of P7 tonight to host our Catalan friends, music and dancing at BlueBell Lane from 7 to 8.30pm, bring a jacket.
Congratulations to the Primary 7 class of 2019 who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening past in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church Forkhill. It was a beautiful ceremony, which was enriched by the lovely music from the joint school choir from Mullaghbawn and Forkhill, under the guidance of Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann.
P7 will need to be well rested over the long weekend as they head off on their residential trip to Carlingford on Tuesday morning. The bus will depart the school @8am sharp.
St Mary’s Staff are participating in the Race for Life walk on Sunday in Belfast in memory of our treasured V.P. Mrs Ann Murphy and all those we know who have lost their battle with cancer. The Race for Life raises much needed funds for Cancer Research in Northern Ireland. Tomorrow Friday 24th May there will be a non uniform day in school with all proceeds going to this very worthy cause. Thank you all your support.