It has been a very busy term in St. Mary’s and I’m sure like all of us you’re looking forward to a well-deserved break with friends and family.
Christmas is approaching fast and all our staff would like to acknowledge your traditional good will and generosity, but without offending anyone, we would ask that you do not send us any Christmas presents.
There really is no need for personal gifts for staff at Christmas, as these are gifts that we can never reciprocate. Instead, we ask that if you wish to, you would make a donation to the Southern Area Hospice or the Children’s Hospice, in the memory of Mrs Anne Murphy and the many friends and families whose lives have been touched by the work of the Hospice. We will place a box in the Office, into which any donations can be dropped off, these will be added to the £550 we have already raised through our recent Coffee Morning.
In addition, as has been done in recent years, our KS2 classes will collect for St. Vincent de Paul, we ask each child to contribute from their own money a small donation towards a class fund. Each class will then buy a gift voucher for the Parish, Appeal. Last year we were able to purchase four £50 Smyth’s Vouchers! These would have made a huge difference to Christmas for some local families
Once again, thank you for all your cooperation and support over these past few months. We wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas, and a healthy, prosperous New Year.
The Staff of St Mary’s P.S. Mullaghbawn
Our P4 pupils made a special visit to the Alzheimer’s Group, Reminiscence Cafe in Ti Chulainn this week. A big well done to P4 and their teachers, Mrs Mackin and Mrs Murphy, for helping to create connections and happy moments for members of our wider school community.
Today, Thursday December 5th, was the last after-school Gaelic football training session for 2019. Training will recommence in term 2, after Christmas. Thanks to Greg McCabe, of the Orchard Academy, for his help and expertise with the football sessions this year.
The P7 year group had a great morning exploring Newry Museum at Bagenal’s Castle. The fun workshops were based on the theme of Christmas. Pupils completed arts & crafts activities, played with old & new toys from around the world and learned about the origin of many Irish Christmas traditions, with a particular focus on the Victorian era. This tied in with their studies this year. It was a lovely day out for the children as they edge closer to the Christmas break.
Congratulations to P7 who today completed their 10-week course in mindfulness. The children have acquired lots of new strategies to help them to overcome those challenging situations inside and outside of school.
Thanks to Julieanne of “Mindful kids Ireland” for delivering the course.
Primary 3/4 perform I’ll tell me Ma. We enjoyed some great displays of acting, singing and dancing. We have some wonderfully talented children in Primary 3/4. We hope you enjoy our video as part of our Erasmus+ project celebrating Irish music.