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.
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 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 winners for 2019. Thanks to Pius, Eamon, Ciara & Tara for coming along to present the trophies. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls, as they watched their performance of Báidín Fheilimí from their P1 days! The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2019.
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!
P7 signed off from primary school in style with their performance of “School Days Are Over.” Lislea Hall was rocking for two nights as the children put on a great show. The feedback from the audience was very positive, with everyone enjoying themselves. A tremendous amount of hard work went into putting on this show and the children of P7 are to be commended for their dedication and effort. A huge thanks to Lislea Community Association for allowing us the use of their fantastic facilities. We could not have put on the show without their help and co-operation. Thanks also to all of the staff members who helped out in any capacity.
“Goodbye my friend, it’s not the end,
How could it be when we’ve got, such memories to set us free,
When we find being grown up, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.”
Following a tremendous amount of hard work in both practical and theory lessons this term, P7 pupils have been awarded their certificates for completing the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes.
Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!
Our sincere thanks to Nursery Parents for their generous contributions to Amanda’s good health journey. Donations were made at our recent Graduation Ceremony totalling to almost £300. The upcoming quiz in the club promises to be a great night, so please show your support.
The Board of Governors would like to thank each and every staff member for their hard work and dedication to St Mary’s. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic staff, we appreciate all you do. Your collective achievements this year were outstanding. Thanks to the parents of our pupils, your continuous support is valued. Enjoy your well deserved break.
The sun shone brightly for this year’s Graduates special day. We were delighted at the turn out of family and friends of the school to support our superstars ! Well done to those who participated in our parents race, I believe it went down to a photo finish in the end ! Thanks to Mary Toal in Ti Chulainn for helping us prepare the room for today and for her assistance with the refreshments. The delicious treats were in abundance and thoroughly enjoyed by all – so our thanks to parents for this. Tomorrow we will announce the total raised for one of our Nursery mums – Amanda McTaggart, #Action-4-Amanda. It was great to see Amanda there today and we are pleased to be able to help out in a small way. I am so proud of each and every child that participated today, your confidence shown through with your enthusiastic dance moves and fantastic singing. Finally, on behalf of all the Nursery staff we would like to express our sincere thanks for your very generous and thoughtful gift. It is very much appreciated.
Unfortunately we didn’t get any snaps from the day so please feel free to share memories of this special day.
All of Primary 5 went to Belfast last Wednesday to visit W5. The children got to take part in a forensic workshop, the “climbit” frame and we visited all the different floors. Everyone had a brilliant day!
A big thank you to Bernie and the U14 girls who came last night to give our Catalan visitors a taster of camogie… they thoroughly enjoyed their experience as did the P6 pupils. It’s the turn of P7 tonight to host our Catalan friends, music and dancing at BlueBell Lane from 7 to 8.30pm, bring a jacket.
Thank you to all our very talented boys and girls who took part in Assembly yesterday morning. With P7 having a lie in after their Confirmation, Thursday night it was the children from P4, P5 and P6 who took the lead, reciting a poem written by P6/7 especially for the occasion, demonstrating Irish dancing and traditional music. Well done, you were great ambassadors for our school and Community.
Our Catalan visitors also treated us to songs in Spanish and Catalan as well as a fabulous gymnastics display. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.