The pupils of St. Mary’s are celebrating Maths Week Ireland by participating in lots of online activities and lessons both inside and outside of the classroom. On Friday 21st October, to conclude Maths Week there will be a Maths-themed non-uniform day for staff and pupils. We are looking forward to lots of creative and fun ideas with prizes to be won for the most inventive outfits!
After a hotly contested election we are delighted to introduce our Student Council for 2022/23 drawn from Pupils in our P5, P6 and P7 classes.
Well done to everyone who took part. We really enjoyed reading all your wonderful election posters, listening to your presentations and speeches, and watching how you responded to the dreaded questionning by your peers!
Our first meeting will be held within the next fortnight. It will be exciting to see how many of your wonderful ideas we can implement over the coming year. 👏
We thought you might like to see some pictures from the proceedings…
A BIG thank you to Miss Mc Ardle’s P5 Class for the reminder that tomorrow is …. ODD SOCKS’ DAY at St Mary’s.
Odd Socks’ Day is an opportunity for everyone to express and celebrate their individuality. We are all unique, so search out those odd socks and have a listen to the theme song for tomorrow from Andy and the Odd Socks, When the kids are United!
Today our Student Council visited Stormont. They had a tour of the building hearing all about its special features. They visited both Chambers and were even allowed to sit in the vacant seats of the politicians. Thanks to Justin who popped in to say hello and share stories about the life of a politician and playing football for Mullaghbawn!
P7 have created a class display to highlight the importance of putting the “I” in “KIND.” All pupils put their own ideas for how to make our school a safe and happy place into the “make a change” hearts supplied by the student council. All to coincide with Anti-bullying Week 2019.
Some pupils are pictured below physically putting the “I” in “KIND,” but it’s up to everyone to ensure that they do this through word and action every day.
Andy Day, CBeebies star and his band, “Andy and the Odd Socks”, have written an amazing song called “Change“, especially for Anti-Bullying Week 2019. The lyrics are based on this year’s theme Change Starts With Us. Classes have been listening to the song and singing along. As change starts with conversation, we are sharing the link with Parents, to listen with, talk about and maybe sing along with your child!
A date to remember: Friday is St Mary’s Odd Sock day, watch this space for more information about it.
Anti-Bullying Week is happening in our school this week.
This year the theme is: Change Starts With Us. We heard at Assembly on Friday that ….
Even a small change can make a big difference.
Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying can have a significant impact on someone’s life. By each of us making small, simple changes, we can help break this cycle and create a happier, safer environment for everyone…
This year’s motto is:
Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.
We ask Parents to Watch this year’s video campaign message, (link below), shown at Assembly on Friday. Pupils have been asked to think about small changes they can make and to pledge to make changes, so that together we can make a big difference. We will tell you more about activities we are working on as the week goes on… Watch this space 😀