A big thanks to all the children who bought tickets for our raffle and congratulations to all those who won prizes. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Tickets now on sale for our Valentine’s 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 at assembly on Friday. Good luck everyone!
There were numbers everywhere today, helping us to spread the important message, “Speak Out, Stay Safe”. Even Buddy the NSPCC mascot made a return visit to help out.
We hope you enjoy catching a glimpse of some of the activities we were involved in around the school. Watch out for more pictures in the local papers this week.
A big thank you to family and friends for sponsoring the children in their Dance- athon and to our student teachers Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy who led all the classes through their dance moves.
Finally a big thank you to Mrs O’ Hagan our Numeracy Co-ordinator for organising the day and promoting a love of Maths with all the boys and girls.
On Friday night we had 2 teams entered in the Slieve Gullion Round of the Annual Credit Union Quiz. Pictured above is our team entered in the older Category, we are delighted to say that even though they were up against stiff competition from other local teams, they came out on top and are through to the next round which will take place later this term.
Our second team, entered in the younger category just missed out on a place in the next round coming in, in 3rd place. (Missing from the picture is Aaron, who had left before the picture was taken.)
A big well done to both teams and Mr Mc Coy who has been putting the teams through their paces.
On Friday our P6 girls visited Bagnell’s Castle in Newry to take part in one of the many 2020 “Herstory” events which are taking place across the country. Renowned storyteller Karen Edwards took the girls on a whirlwind tour with tales of some of the woman who shaped Irish history, from Warrior Queen Meabh, to Pirate Queen Grainne and Bride the bringer of Spring.
As an added bonus we were early for our slot and Museum staff told us about Newry in the past and the girls got to dress up in the style of the wealthy woman of Newry in the 1800’s!
Primary 7 visited Newry Leisure Centre this afternoon to take part in the 2020 “Bee Safe” event. This event is tailored towards P7 pupils and informs them about how to react and deal with challenging situations that they potentially may be faced with over the coming years, as they move on to their new schools.
Experts informed the pupils about the areas of Transport, Home Safety, Cyber Crime, Health & Well-being and Fire Safety. Thanks to Newry, Mourne & Down District Council for organising the event. Pupils were also provided with a healthy snack and received a goody-bag filled with stationary for their pencil cases. An afternoon well spent.
We are taking part in the NSPCC’s Number Day on Friday, 7th of February, this is our opportunity to raise funds which help provide services such as the Child and Parent Workshops we held early in January and also Childline which is manned 24/7.
There will be lots of number related activities on the day and we ask that everyone wears an item of clothing with a number on it, this can be a sports top or cap, or be creative and dress as a dice or calculator!
We are asking for a donation of £1/child or £2/family, we will also have a fun Maths, sponsored event on the day, (details to follow).The oldest in families will receive sponsorship cards.
We’re looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support. All the money we raise on the day will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.