Sponsored Walk Draw

A huge thank you to everyone who returned sponsor cards following our sponsored walk at Hallowe’en, an amazing total of £1,800 was raised for school funds!

All the names of those who returned their sponsor cards were put into a raffle and 2 draws made, the lucky families were the Kellys and O’ Callaghans (Nursery pupil), each family received a gift voucher for Smyth’s Toys.

An additional raffle was held for all those who raised around £50 and over, the lucky winners were the Ferris Family.

One P7 pupil who overall raised the highest amount, well in excess of  £100, was acknowledged for her superb effort.

Amazing work everyone.

Talk for Parents

We are delighted to offer the Parents of KS2 Pupils, (from P5 to P7), the opportunity to attend an informal talk, to be given by, Dr. Jane Mc Evoy, Child Clinical Psychologist.

“Helping Children Cope with Big Feelings” 

On Wednesday, 6th of November, at 7.30 pm in school

Upset, anger, disappointment, worry, frustration, jealousy,
sadness, feeling left out…. can all be overwhelming for children. When children become overwhelmed it can be hard to not become overwhelmed

yourself!

In this relaxed event:

Learn how to support your child when ‘big’ feelings happen.
Reflect on ways in which you can stay calm when they are in chaos
Learn ways to build their emotional resiliency for the future.

Last year, Jane spoke with Parents of younger pupils, we are sure P5-P7 Parents will find her tips and techniques equally insightful. She has 26 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children, young people and families. This has been in Primary Care and CAMHS services, both in the UK and Ireland. She regularly delivers seminars and workshops to parents, teachers and other professionals. Jane has also been Honorary Lecturer at the University of East London and Queen’s University Belfast.

This will be a small group event with a limit of 15 places, Parents who are interested please contact the Office, to book your place, on Monday 4th November, when school reopens after the Hallowe’en Break . 

Thank-you, P Mulkerns

St Mary’s PS Athletics Success

Congratulations to the TEN St Mary’s pupils who were selected for the Newry Cross Country / Endurance Squad. They were selected based on their performance at last May’s Cross Country event in Kilbroney.

The children had their first training session with Athletics NI on Monday evening past in St Colman’s College. The very best of luck to all of the pupils in their training over the coming months.

Eco Committee Elections

A reminder that elections for the school Eco Committee for KS2 pupils (P5,P6,P7) will take place next Monday, October 14th.

Presentations can take the form of a written speech, poem, rap, song or digital presentation. Pupils have been informed that if they intend to stand in the election, they must register with their class teacher. If they are using a supporting digital presentation, it must be brought in on a pen or uploaded to their Google Drive before the date of the election. Promotional posters may also be displayed around the school. Good luck to all of the entrants!

After-school Gaelic Football Training

After-school Gaelic Football training for P6 and P7 boys and girls will commence this Thursday, October 10th. All pupils who are interested in attending were given a note with all of the necessary information at the end of last week. Please retain the information on the note, detach the reply slip and return it to school to ensure your child is signed up. We look forward to helping the children improve their skills and have lots of fun along the way.