Cumman na mBunscol Update


P7 have had a busy couple of months on the Gaelic football field. This week the boys completed their league campaign with a hard-earned victory over Clonalig, securing second place in their section. Although the girls’ team did not have a formal league, they took part in some challenge matches, improving every step of the way. Our boys’ and girls’ teams also recently took part in the Malachy McGeeney blitz. All players who represented St Mary’s did so with great enthusiasm and we look forward to one final event at the McGreevey Cup blitz at the end of May.

Gaelic training continues after-school on Thursdays, with an intra-school blitz also planned for June.

Healthy Kidz Easter Camp

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Please find attached, all of the details you need for the Healthy Kidz Easter Camp. It’s sure to be lots of fun!

This week, five lucky pupils from St Mary’s received free passes to the camp from Owen, our school coach. These were awarded to pupils who put in a big effort during PE lessons and regularly input their exercise and healthy eating data into the app. Well done to all pupils who continue to make a big effort with Healthy Kidz!

Armagh GAA coaches

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P7 have been very lucky to have benefitted from Armagh GAA camogie and Gaelic football coaches this term. They have practised many new skills and had lots of fun along the way. Thanks to Fintan and Miceal for all of their hard work over the past number of weeks.

P7 “Healthy Kidz” are moving up!

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P7 pupils have been awarded their latest set of “Healthy Kidz” certificates to recognise their dedication towards daily exercise and recording this on the Healthy Kidz app. Remarkably, one pupil has already reached Level 11! It’s important that pupils remember to input all of their exercise and healthy eating into the app every day, as we try to climb the inter-school leaderboard.

Healthy Living is one of our Eco Schools topics and using the app is one such way in which we aim to make progress.


New Schools Jerseys

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The school received a new set of thirty school jerseys from O’Neill’s Sports in Newry today. The jerseys were designed to reflect the school colours and also that of the local GAA clubs, which our pupils represent. They look fantastic and it will act as a great incentive for our pupils in their future sporting endeavours. Thanks to Caroline and all in O’Neill’s for their generosity and the terrific work in designing and producing such a modern and vibrant kit. It’s something we very much needed!


Mullaghbawn U21 Championship Team Visit

Pauric Mackin (c), John Rafferty, Niall and Ryan Magill paid a visit to St Mary’s, to show the children the Under-21 Championship trophy that they recently won in Armagh.

The boys and girls got the chance to ask lots of questions and also hold the trophy. A big thanks to the members of the team for giving up their time in a bid to inspire the next generation of Gaelic footballers in Mullaghbawn.

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“I’m going to train hard so I can get my hands on one of those when I’m older!”

(A P7 Pupil)