Congratulations to both P7 teams who took part this afternoon in the Sentinus STEM Challenge in Our Lady’s Grammar School. Teams had to work together to design and construct a vehicle which would carry an egg down a ramp and across the floor in a straight line to a marked spot. Both teams completed the challenge achieving high marks and we are delighted to announce that one team have actually made it through the heats’ stage to the final which will be held in June. Well done everyone!
After-school Gaelic Football for P6 and P7 will resume tomorrow (Thursday), with this being, “Boys’ Week.” Next Thursday will be “Girls’ Week.” Parents will have a copy of the information sheet that was sent home before mid-term, as permission slips, which have been returned to school, were detached from this sheet. Pick-up times, gear needed, dates of boys / girls’ sessions etc. are all listed on this information sheet. Please keep it for your reference. We look forward to a good turn-out tomorrow!
Well done to the P7 quizzers who came fourth in the Credit Union Chapter Level Quiz in the Armagh City Hotel last Friday evening. The children should be commended on not only their good performance, but also the preparation that they put in since the local heat in Forkhill.
Thank you to our Junior Librarians who informed us at Assembly of all the exciting events taking place next week for Literacy Week.
On Monday, 4th of March, we have a visit from local author Declan Carville. Declan is author of a number of titles including: The Fairy Glen, A Day to Remember at the Giant’s Causeway and Valentine O’ Byrne Irish Dancer.
As part of the “Author Visit” there will be a book signing in school on Monday and an opportunity for everyone to buy a book and to have it signed. Three titles will be available for sale: The Magic Harp, Billy, where have all your friends gone? and Nelly Fandango. The oldest in families received a sheet with additional information on these titles. The cost / book is £5.
Parents may accompany children to book signings at the times indicated below, otherwise please place money in an envelope with the name of the book you wish to purchase clearly indicated.
Times for Book Signings:
1.15- 1.45 pm Nursery Pupils in Nursery
1.45-2.15 pm P1, P2 and P3 in Accelerated Reading Room
2.45-3.15 pm P5, P6 and P7 in Library.
Nineteen teams from thirteen different schools took part in the South Armagh heat of the 2019 Cumann na mBunscol Armagh Quiz in Silverbridge GAA clubrooms this morning. After ten rounds, St Malachy’s PS Camlough ran out winners on 53pts. Runners-up were the children from St Patrick’s PS Cullyhanna (51pts) and in third place was St Patrick’s PS Crossmaglen on 50pts. When the results are collated with the north and south region, the top two teams from the county will progress to the provincial final. Well done to our own team from St Mary’s who came in fourth place.
Thanks to Michael and Arthur from Silverbridge GAA for the use of their facilities and for setting out the room. Also, a big thanks to Mr Benny Tierney for taking care of proceedings as quizmaster and to all of the teachers in attendance for helping with collecting answers, marking and giving out refreshments.
Primary 7 led a special assembly for the rest of the school to mark Catholic Schools Week 2019 on the last day before mid-term. This assembly had been rescheduled from the previous two Fridays due to unforeseen circumstances.
The theme of Catholic Schools Week 2019 was “Living Stones” and P7 explained to the rest of the school that it is people that makes our school a special place; we are the living stones. The girls and boys showcased the video (I’m a celeb’ style) that they created, led a prayer service with readings and sang the beautiful hymn, “Living Stones.”
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Well done to both of the St Mary’s pupils who represented their school, club and families at half-time in the Armagh -v- Tipperary game at the weekend in the Athletic Grounds.
A group of ten P7 pupils attended the Newry heat of the Athletics NI Indoor Sports Hall Competition yesterday. The children got to try out new events in first class facilities.
The boys team came third in the team relay, a group of six pupils came third in the mixed agility relay, one pupil finished third in the girls’ speed bounce and another pupil came third in the boys’ endurance run. All pupils received certificates of participation which will be presented at assembly on Friday morning.
Well done to all of the St Mary’s participants and thanks to Athletics NI for organising a great day.
On Friday last, three teams of quizzers from St Mary’s took part in the annual Slieve Gullion Credit Union Quiz in Forkill Community Centre. All three teams performed very well, with one team out running out overall winners of the Under-13 category. They will now move on to the Newry ‘Chapter’ heat in the coming weeks. Details of that event are TBC.