Please see below a flyer relating to the new afterschool “Sports Clubs,” on Mondays and Tuesdays, which are being facilitated by our school PE partner organisation; Healthy Kidz. Booking and payment is via the Healthy Kidz website and the link can also be found below. Places are limited for each session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A copy of this note and flyer was sent home with the eldest in each family today. We are delighted to welcome Healthy Kidz back to St Mary’s for another year of fun PE lessons and after-school activities.
A huge well done to our outgoing P7 pupil who played at half-time during the Dublin-V-Kerry All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park as part of the INTO Mini-7’s. Everyone at St Mary’s is extremely proud of you!
To mark Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Activity Week 2022, St Mary’s hosted a range of events and activities.
Pupils designed new versions of their club or county jersey, wrote about their favourite players, took part in the zoom quiz organised by Mr Madine from St Patrick’s PS Crossmaglen and P6/P7 pupils played out the annual school county blitz. The whole school also took part in a jersey day on the Friday to mark the occassion.
Or school football teams also took part in a blitz, hosted by Glasdrummond PS, in Silverbridge GAA and all of the girls from P4-P7 enjoyed a Camogie Fun Day hosted by Mullaghbawn Camgie Club. Thanks to Mr Rooney from Glassdrummond PS, coach Miceal and everyone at Mullaghbawn Camogie Club for their efforts in organising these events. A busy time all round!
The girls who won the 2022 Malachy McGeeney Cup were presented with their medals and the school also welcomed back the past pupils who won the Armagh Indoor Championship back in 2020. These girls were also presented with their medals, as this competition was played just on the cusp of the pandemic outbreak.
Well done to all of the children who took part in the activities and thanks to all of the staff members who helped to make it an enjoyable week in the school.
St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, took place last Tuesday. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities down the field.
P4-P7 girls spent the first half their day at Mullaghbawn club for a Camogie Fun Day, before returning to take part in their full programme of events for Sports Day in the afternoon. Thanks to Miceal, his coaches, Mrs O’Hagan, Mrs Glynn and everyone in Mullaghbawn Camogie Club for organising a great morning.
A huge thanks also to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored goodie-bag packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school.
Finally, well done to our P7 pupils who operated the ice-cream stand on the day.
Last week, the P7 pupils who enrolled in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme all sat (and passed) their theory test. Afterwards, they were awarded their certificates.
Since the Easter break, the children have taken part in practical and theory lessons to help them understand the rules of cycling and improve their ability on a bicycle. 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 and always wear a helmet.
This year was a special one, as it was the 50th anniversary of the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Congratulations to all of the children on their success.
Our sincere thanks to Mullaghbawn Camogie Club and to all who helped organise and coach the girls yesterday. Thank you to Simply Fruit for sponsoring the break time snack and to Therese Mc Kinley for the water. We had a fantastic time.
Today our P7 and P6 girls travelled to Newry to play St. Joseph’s Primary School. This is St. Mary’s first competitive Netball match in over 15 years!
The girls have been training hard from January, after school each week and put on a fantastic display in Newry today. Well done girls!
A special mention to Mrs Orlaith Gray (Smyth) a former past pupil and teacher in St. Mary’s who agreed to play and host this event. It is great to see Netball up and going in our area and we look forward to playing St. Joseph’s again next year.
Some pictures from the P6 + P7 Girls’ Blitz matches this afternoon. Congratulations everyone for taking part, there were some hard fought battles for possession! We look forward to a thrilling final tomorrow.
Don’t forget tomorrow is “ Jersey Day” for everyone!