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.
“Odd Socks Day” is an opportunity to encourage pupils to express themselves… to celebrate their individuality and what makes them unique! Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun!!!!
There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion, or to buy expensive socks. All you have to do to take part, is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!
Odd Socks Day at St Mary’s will take place this Friday, the 15th of November, as part of our Anti-Bullying Week activities. Get creative everyone!
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 😀
Some photos from our Student Council Presentations on Friday…. a lot of thought went into the presentations and speeches and some really good ideas were put forward which we look forward to discussing further when we have our first meeting later this week.
A huge well done to everyone who took part, it’s not easy to stand up and deliver a presentation or speech in front of your peers, much less take questions from the floor, definitely a few politicians in the making!
The corridors are festooned with campaign posters ahead of tomorrow’s elections for positions on our Student Council. Many of the changes in our school over the last few years have come about because of ideas and proposals from the Student Council. We are sure that this year will be no different, many interesting proposals have already been put forward on election posters. Tomorrow P4-P7 pupils will hear the speeches and presentations of their year group peers before they cast their vote. Good luck to everyone who is taking part and well done on all the work you have put into your election campaign so far.
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.