Numbers’ Day

Numbers’ Day

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There were numbers everywhere today, helping us to spread the important message, “Speak Out, Stay Safe”. Even Buddy the NSPCC mascot made a return visit to help out.

We hope you enjoy catching a glimpse of some of the activities we were involved in around the school. Watch out for more pictures in the local papers this week.

A big thank you to family and friends for sponsoring the children in their Dance- athon and to our student teachers Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy who led all the classes through their dance moves.

Finally a big thank you to Mrs O’ Hagan our Numeracy Co-ordinator for organising the day and promoting a love of Maths with all the boys and girls.

Kilcurry and Faughart Visit 2020

On Friday past, Primary 7 made the short trip to Kilcurry Church for a special mass to celebrate St Brigid’s Day. Pupils from the five schools of the three parishes in the PART (cluster) group attended the mass and it was a very special occasion. Thanks to the staff and pupils of Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Kilcurry who organised the mass.

After the mass, pupils ate their lunch in Kilcurry Resource Centre, before travelling on to St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart for a guided tour. Thanks to Sheamus Ruddy for leading the tour and also to the Parish Council who organised the day out for our pupils.

Safer Internet Day 2020

Monday 10th February,

@ 7.00 pm

St. Mary’s Primary School

To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2020, we would like to invite all Parents / Guardians to this free workshop where you will learn about:

* Internet Browser security*

*Safe searching*

*Internet filters*

*Social networking*

*Cyber-bullying*

*”Hot” websites that may cause concern*

This year’s theme is:

‘Safer Internet Day: Free to be me – exploring identity online.’  

So we are strongly recommending all Parents / Guardians to come along Monday night to explore ways in which we can help our young people to manage their online identity.

We are confident you will find the workshop very useful and informative.

Credit Union Quiz 2020

Credit Union Quiz 2020

On Friday night we had 2 teams entered in the Slieve Gullion Round of the Annual Credit Union Quiz. Pictured above is our team entered in the older Category, we are delighted to say that even though they were up against stiff competition from other local teams, they came out on top and are through to the next round which will take place later this term.

Our second team, entered in the younger category just missed out on a place in the next round coming in, in 3rd place. (Missing from the picture is Aaron, who had left before the picture was taken.)

A big well done to both teams and Mr Mc Coy who has been putting the teams  through their paces.

Herstory

On Friday our P6 girls visited Bagnell’s Castle in Newry to take part in one of the many 2020  “Herstory” events which are taking place across the country. Renowned storyteller Karen Edwards took the girls on a whirlwind tour with tales of some of the woman who shaped Irish history, from Warrior Queen Meabh, to Pirate Queen Grainne and Bride the bringer of Spring.

As an added bonus we were early for our slot and Museum staff told us about Newry in the past and the girls got to dress up in the style of the wealthy woman of Newry in the 1800’s!