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.
Today P1B and Dun Dealgan National School visited Bluebell Lane as part of the Shared Education Project. We all had an absolutely fantastic day. Thank you so much to Padraig and his helpers for making our day so memorable!
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.
P1 are currently involved in a Shared Education Project with Dun Dealgan National School. On Tuesday Dun Dealgan came to St. Mary’s to participate in lessons around the theme of Folklore. Then on Wednesday we travelled to Dundalk where we joined in art and music lessons with the boys and girls in Dun Dealgan. We are looking forward to meeting up with our new friends very soon.
This Friday, 17th of May we are having our Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, lunch for all classes. So, if you know any well behaved Teddy Bears who would like to come to school for the day, please bring them along. We are expecting good weather so make sure all Teddies and owners are suitably protected from the sun with a sun hat and sun-cream please!
Congratulations to all the prizewinners at the Easter raffle this morning. A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets to support the Foundation Stage fundraising. A grand total of £480 was raised. Happy Easter to all!
Tickets now on sale for our Easter Raffle. Tickets cost £1 and can be purchased from any class teacher. All proceeds will go towards outdoor play equipment for P1 and P2. The raffle will take place next Wednesday. Good luck everyone!
There was great excitement yesterday afternoon, when the winning ticket for our 50/50 Draw was pulled. One lucky P5 pupil went home with a cheque for £185, he’s pictured here with his brother joining in the celebrations and hoping to get a share of the winnings!
Next week is Week 4 and there’s still time to get tickets for a Jackpot we estimate will be £200+
We are delighted with the response there has been for the informal talk/discussion, “Helping Small Children Cope with Big Feelings”, for Parents of pupils, from Nursery to P4.
As advertised numbers at this event are limited and response has been so great that we have spoken with the facilitator Dr. Jane Mc Evoy and have secured her services for a second, repeat event on the following Wednesday, 17th of April.
At this stage, we have filled all available spaces on both nights and we will be in touch to confirm dates with those parents who have already returned reply slips tomorrow. Anyone still interested please return your reply slip and we will keep you on our reserve list in the event that someone drops out.