P7 Parents

P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent,

Every P7 Pupil was given an envelope today containing the transfer forms necessary for applying to their new school for next year. These are a series of  colour coded forms, the top one of which is green and you should read it carefully and complete all relevant sections. You need only complete the top green form as those beneath are carbon copied from it.

If you experience any difficulties in completing the form please contact the Office and arrange a time to meet with the Principal, Mr Mc Donnell.

All forms must be returned to the Office here in St Mary’s by 3.10 pm on Friday 1st of February.

Catholic Schools Week 2019 Mass

The P7 year group and our school choir had a wonderful day in St John the Baptist Church, Drumcree in Portadown for the mass to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2019 in the Armagh Diocese.

It was a very special occasion, as a number of St Mary’s pupils were involved in the ceremony. The choir, led by Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann, enriched the ceremony with their beautiful singing and some of the P7 pupils brought forward gifts.

The theme was linked to “Celebrating the Good Work of Catholic Schools” and we look forward to examining this further next week and disseminating some of the key messages to the rest of the school.

Thanks to the organisers for the invitation to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football

Well done to the six schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football competition on Wednesday. Dromintee PS, St Malachy’s PS Carnaget, Foley PS, St Oliver Plunkett’s PS Forkhill, St Jospeh’s PS Meigh and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. Best wishes to Dromintee PS who move on to the next round, after they defeated Foley PS in the final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their facilities.

      

P7 Eskimos Construct Igloo

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Primary 7 have been working on a Christmas craft with a difference this year, as they created St Mary’s first ever igloo! This STEM task enabled pupils to enhance their mathematical, technological and thinking skills. The idea came from our Eco Committee and the finished product has been given as a gift to the new Accelerated Reading library. The children invited the kitchen staff down to see the finished article today as many of the milk cartons came from the canteen. Bernie liked it that much she wanted to try it out for herself!

Pupils worked through the following stages in this project:

  • Creating a detailed plan for each stage before commencing the build;
  • Collecting lots of 2L milk cartons;
  • Measuring the radius & marking out the circumference of the cardboard base;
  • Gluing the cartons into pairs using the hot glue gun;
  • Sticking each pair into place with a space in between to create a curve;
  • Calculating the decrease in cartons needed for each ascending row;
  • Bridging the entrance and forming the closed roof at the top.

P7 certainly used a lot “i-glue” in this project, pardon the pun, but can anyone guess how many cartons were used? Pupils can submit their guesses tomorrow to win a special Eco Schools prize!

P7 Postal Service Delivers for St Vincent de Paul!

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Over the past two weeks P7 have been raising money for St Vincent de Paul. They organised a successful daily postal service for Christmas cards and ran a door collection at the P5 Nativity Play.

We are pleased to announce that enough money has been raised to purchase all four £35 voucher gifts from the SVP tree in St Mary’s Church (a gift from each KS2 class). Representatives from each of the four KS2 classes are pictured with their voucher gift before it was taken to SVP in Newry. £140 is a fantastic total and everyone who contributed can be very proud of the fact that they are helping others at this difficult time of year. An additional £21 was collected today and this will also be donated along with any additional money collected tomorrow.

Eco Committee Elected

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Congratulations to the new members of the St Mary’s Eco Committee. They were presented with their badges by Mr McDonnell at assembly recently. Some pupils who were absent are missing from the photo. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward at the election stage. There were some fantastic ICT presentations, songs, raps, poems and much more.

P7 Trip to Bagenal’s Castle

The P7 year group had a great morning exploring Newry Museum at Bagenal’s Castle. The fun workshops were based on the theme of Christmas. Pupils completed arts & crafts activities, played with old & new toys from around the world and learned about the origin of many Irish Christmas traditions, with a particular focus on the Victorian era. This tied in with their studies this year. It was a lovely day out for the children as they edge closer to the Christmas break.

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