The Smartie Box Challenge has had an amazing response. Together we have raised£1,176 for school funds. Congratulations to Moya Rafferty P7 winner of the cinema package and to MIA Mc ArdleP2 winner of the games hamper. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us.
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 an 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 lucky winners for 2018. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls and then they performed a special rendition of “Hit the Diff – St Mary’s style!” The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2018, in the year the school achieved its first green Flag.
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!
Sporting fever gripped the school last week, as the annual netball and football blitzes were held. Pupils from P5, P6 and P7 played out some great matches in both codes. Well done to the winning teams and indeed everyone who took part.
The P7 members of the Eco Committee attended the NMandD DC chairperson’s Green Flag reception in Warrenpoint Town Hall this morning. The children representing St Mary’s were commended for their hard work in the Eco Schools project.
Thanks to Mrs Mulkerns who organised a specially designed cake, as a treat for the whole school to celebrate our first Green Flag. It was a big hit with all pupils in the school!
St Mary’s pupils certainly proved that there is plenty of talent in our school!
We had comedians, magicians, singers, dancers, musicians, gymnasts and footballers who entertained a very appreciative audience this morning.
Congratulations to our Student Council who organised a fantastic show and encouraged pupils to display their many talents.
Our P 7 Pupils had a busy morning, learning some very important 1st Aid and Life Saving skills. They began by dramatising some different 1st aid situations, which could occur in any of our homes or classes, including how to deal with excessive bleeding, broken bones and bangs to the head. They then moved on to, “The Push Over” a procedure for putting a casualty into a safe position which ensures the airways are kept open if the casualty is unconscious. Finally everyone had the opportunity to practise chest compressions on “Norman” our very patient casualty!
Thank you to Sarah from the Red Cross, Youth Section for taking the course and we hope everyone is more confident and better equipped to deal with any emergencies which could occur.
We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!
It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.
All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.
All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised going towards school funds.
Thanks to Michael McKinney, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Biodiversity Officer, for facilitating Primary 1 and Primary 7 biodiversity workshops. The children learned about the local landscape and range of living things in our area, in a fun and interactive session. Michael was impressed with the level of understanding among the pupils and passed on some more fascinating facts to the children.