We held our first Student Council Meeting of 2018/19 this afternoon at which the positions of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Press Secretary were filled, by Katie, Eoin, Oisin, Ella and Conor. Now that these important positions have been filled we are ready to get down to work!
We are holding “Anti -Bullying Week” next week so we will be busy organising events to mark the week. Watch this space for more information.
Well done to all the boys and girls from P4 to P7 who took part in our Student Council Elections on Friday. Everyone put a lot of time and effort into their electioneering, creating posters, Powerpoint presentations and speeches which they delivered to and were questioned on by their year group peers. Those elected will be introduced to everyone at Assembly this Friday.
We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!
It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.
All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.
All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised going towards school funds.
We had a great day at Stormont touring the building and hearing how proposals are debated and passed into Law. We were also lucky to met Alliance M.L.A, Kellie Armstrong who explained to us how M.L.A.’s are elected and the work they do. We even had our own mock debate in the Chamber, on the proposal, “School uniforms should be banned”! We’re sure you can guess which side won!
Last week, numerous classes within our school celebrated International Waste Week by completing various waste-related activities. Some classes carried out fact finding missions, some made posters to highlight waste issues and some traced the origins of fruits, calculating their hidden carbon footprint. The Eco committee, who delivered assembly on Friday, decided to provide stickers to all pupils involved, but just photocopy one certificate per class to save paper! Well done to all.
Pictured is the award presented to St Mary’s for encouraging and inspiring young people in STEM subjects through the use of STEM ambassadors.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths are areas which have increasing relevance in our society and we hope to equip children with the necessary skills to pursue future careers and interests in these areas.
Our Student Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day this Friday, 15th of December. Charge £1/pupil or £2/family, proceeds will be split, between schools funds and the Saint Vincent de Paul, Christmas Appeal.
Remember the essential elements of a Christmas Jumper: A Christmas/Winter scene with excessive amounts of green and red, embellished with glitter, lights, puff balls, bells….and why not top it all off with a Santa hat!
Thank you to the Student Council who organised a colouring competition last week as part of our “Odd Sock Day” marking Anti- bullying week. The winners were announced in Assembly today and all the lucky winners received a prize…of guess what? … A pair of cosy socks!!
This week is “Anti Bullying Week”. The theme this year is “All Equal, All Different, All Together”. On Friday we will have a special Assembly to mark the occasion and raise awareness of the issues around Bullying. We will talk about: what is bullying and how everyone has a role to play in helping, “To spot and to stop” bullying.
To add a little fun and to raise awareness that we are all different, and all unique, we are asking pupils to wear odd socks this Friday! The crazier the mismatch of colours and patterns the better.
The PE Uniforms have arrived. They have been bagged and are ready to go. They can be collected on Monday, September 4th between 2.15pm and 4pm. If you cannot make it, then you can send in any outstanding balance in a clearly labelled, sealed envelope to school with your child on Monday.
There have been some enquiries about submitting new orders for PE gear. If you wish to purchase any items you can do so through O’Neill’s Sports Store in Newry. They will carry St Mary’s gear year round.
If you have any questions please contact the school office.