St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

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KS2 classes are hoping to raise some money to purchase gifts from the St Vincent de Paul Christmas tree in St Mary’s Chapel. As well as bringing in some small change from their piggy banks at home, pupils have come up with some other initiatives.

The P7 year group are running a Christmas postal service for all classes within the school for the two weeks leading up to the holidays (Monday 10th December – Friday 21st December). They gave a presentation at assembly last Friday, which covered the key points below.

Children are invited to post all of their cards to classmates and/or those in other classes for the small total of £1, which will go to SVP. Post boxes and accompanying money boxes are placed throughout the school. There will be a post collection after registration and delivery after break each day. If children wish to avail of this service, they should label their envelopes with the first and second name and class of the child they are sending the card to before posting. 

On Wednesday evening at the P5 Nativity in St Mary’s Chapel, there will also be a door collection for any loose change, with again all proceeds going to St Vincent de Paul.

KS2 classes wish to thank everyone in advance for helping a worthwhile charity at this difficult time of year for many people.

A Greener World Book Day

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Friday will be a celebration of two important elements in our school, our dedication to helping every child become a lifelong reader, and our commitment to winning a green flag for being an Eco–school.

We are combining the postponed World Book Day activities with a Green Day event.

  • Children are invited to dress in green OR as a book character,
  • There will be a recycled book sale from our central library stock,
  • A book DROP-AND-SWAP table in the Old Nursery which parents are welcome to avail of,
  • Lucky green book bags will be given in a class lottery,
  • Pupils will be led by the Eco-committee in complete the BIG SPRING CLEAN,
  • A £1 per child or £2 per family donation for school funds would be appreciated.

We wish everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and a relaxing time reading your book choices on Monday 19th.

St Patrick’s Day

 

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Dear families,

If you are looking for some family fun this St. Patrick’s day then the Ti Chulainn centre in Mullaghbawn is the place to be.

Festivities start at 12 noon with the local traditional group getting the “Craic agus Ceol” going with some Irish tunes. Following this be prepared to be entertained by the very talented Rooney/O’Malley/ Maguire school of Irish Dance. There will also be a special performance by Shaundelle Mark’s Dance troop.

The historic  Rugby Grand Slam between Ireland V’s England will be on live in the bar. This is sure to add to the atmosphere.

The kids will be entertained with Bouncy castles, Fun fair games, vintage tractors, face painting and party games.

Irish stew and other tasty bites will be served all day and a tuck shop is available for some treats.

The evening will conclude with live music and the chance of a good old sing song.

Join us in celebrating all things Irish. Avoid the crowds in the town and support local.

All funds raised are being kindly donated to the local Nursery unit of St. Mary’s, Mullaghbawn.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Catholic Schools Week Mass

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P7 had a wonderful day in St John the Baptist Church, Drumcree in Portadown for the mass to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2018. It was a very special occasion, made even more so as three of our own pupils were involved in the ceremony. The theme was linked to “The World Meeting of Families” and we look forward to disseminating some of the key messages to the school at assembly on Friday. Thanks to the organisers for the invitation to attend.

P7 Martin Luther King Jr Day Video

Inspired by Ms Mulkern’s assembly presentation on Martin Luther King, P7 have been thinking about their dreams for the world in the future. They have completed art work and created a profile on Martin Luther King using the iPads.

This video, created using the “green screen” app summarises their dreams for their family, our school community and indeed the wider world. It’s encouraging to hear such kind sentiments from the children, however they also realise that words need to be followed by actions if change is to be realised.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

                                                           (Martin Luther King Jr)