Please see the notice from the Armagh LGFA Board below.
As we are approaching our first home National League Game, we would like to encourage all the primary schools in Armagh to promote our games. Please inform your school community of the following offer.
One adult will get free entry to a game when they are accompanied by an U10 child (preferably female), as we are aiming to promote the 20×20 campaign for female sport.
If any pupils are interested in going and want a free ticket for their parent, please give your details to Mr McCoy, who will pass them on to the Armagh LGFA Board. Anyone who has submitted their details will be able to collect their tickets from the collection point at Silverbridge before the game.
Primary 7 visited Newry Leisure Centre this afternoon to take part in the 2020 “Bee Safe” event. This event is tailored towards P7 pupils and informs them about how to react and deal with challenging situations that they potentially may be faced with over the coming years, as they move on to their new schools.
Experts informed the pupils about the areas of Transport, Home Safety, Cyber Crime, Health & Well-being and Fire Safety. Thanks to Newry, Mourne & Down District Council for organising the event. Pupils were also provided with a healthy snack and received a goody-bag filled with stationary for their pencil cases. An afternoon well spent.
An important note was sent home this afternoon with P7 pupils who are making their Confirmation later in the school year. It details an upcoming Pre-Sacramental Meeting for parents / guardians of P7 pupils in the parish. The meeting will take place in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church, Forkhill next Wednesday evening (February 5th) @7.30pm. Important information regarding the preparation for Confirmation will be relayed at this meeting.
A huge well done to the two P7 pupils who represented St Mary’s at half-time in the Armagh-v-Cavan NFL game in The Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening. Both pupils played their hearts out and we’re sure it won’t be the last time they grace the hallowed turf in Armagh.
We are taking part in the NSPCC’s Number Day on Friday, 7th of February, this is our opportunity to raise funds which help provide services such as the Child and Parent Workshops we held early in January and also Childline which is manned 24/7.
There will be lots of number related activities on the day and we ask that everyone wears an item of clothing with a number on it, this can be a sports top or cap, or be creative and dress as a dice or calculator!
We are asking for a donation of £1/child or £2/family, we will also have a fun Maths, sponsored event on the day, (details to follow).The oldest in families will receive sponsorship cards.
We’re looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support. All the money we raise on the day will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.
Yesterday we were delighted to welcome back 33 former pupils with their Secondary School Principals and teachers to receive certificates for the YCT Level 1, which they sat in their P7 year.
The YCT is an international standardised test of proficiency in Mandarin, set by Hanban, the Department of Education, China. It assesses students’ abilities to use Mandarin through demonstrating their ability to understand and use some of the most common Mandarin phrases and sentences. The test is made up of two components, writing and speaking.
We are delighted to report that St. Mary’s students under the instruction of Mr Wan Li our Confucius Institute, Mandarin tutor, scored very highly on their papers, in fact well beyond the required pass mark!
Congratulations everyone, we were delighted to see you all again and hope that your experience of learning Mandarin at St Mary’s will promote a life long, love of languages.