P7 Parents/Guardians

Dear P7 Parents/Guardians,

We are delighted to offer our P7 Pupils and Parents the opportunity to take part in the programme,

“Transition to Secondary” 

As well as addressing the issues outlined in the image above the programme also offers lots of practical advice and tips for helping your child make a happy transition to their Secondary School.

The Programme is led by REIM Training Solutions and is delivered in 2 parts as follows:

  1. Parent/Pupil Workshop: Wednesday, 12th May @ 7 pm. This will be delivered online through Collaborate Ultra, a link will be placed into your child’s Google Classroom on the evening of the Workshop.
  2.  Pupil workshop: This will take place in school on Thursday, 13th of May 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child on Wednesday, 12th @ 7 pm.

Kind Regards,

Miss Mulkerns + Mr Mc Coy.

International Links- Nepal

International Links- Nepal

Neither lockdown nor COVID have stopped our International Work here at St Mary’s and tomorrow we have 2 classes linking up via a webinar with our Connecting Classrooms Nepalese Partner School, Jhapa Model School Damak.

Over the next number of Tuesday mornings each school will present and answer questions about their school and community. This is part of a wider project where we will share stories and legends from our different cultures and learn more about the stories’ heroes and heroines, villains and gods. Finally we will create a new story where a Nepalese character will feature in an Irish legend! What would happen if the Cailleach Bhearra met the Yeti????
(With the time difference involved we are starting at 9:15 in the morning P6 and P6/7 don’t be late!)

KS2 Assembly and Pupil of the Week

Pictures from our KS2 Assembly last Friday. Well done to all those who were awarded Pupil of the Week. We had a lot of recipients for awards!  Some for engagement and going that extra mile in our Lockdown Virtual Classes and others for their attitude and application to work now that we are back in our real life classes.
We will post the Foundation and KS1 pictures tomorrow.

Well done everyone!

P5 + P6 Violins

P5 + P6 Violins

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Firstly, apologies we were not able to go ahead with lessons as planned last Monday. We received at late notification an email from the EA Music Service stating that their Tutors where not allowed into schools, this week that decision has been reversed. So lessons will resume on Monday, 19th April for those pupils now in P5 and P6 and who were involved last year. 

Please have your child bring their instrument and music folder into school on Monday. Lessons will take place in the Assembly Hall in the morning. Anyone who has decided to drop out and who has a school instrument please return it ASAP as it may be needed for someone else.

Finally, best wishes to Clare our strings’ tutor and all the children taking part, we look forward to  the sound of music filling our corridors once more!

P Mulkerns

Friends for Life Programme

Friends for Life Programme

A reminder for parents / guardians of  Miss Crawley’s P6 pupils to register with the Bolster Community for the “Friends for Life Programme” which will begin Monday 19th April.

It is important that you register before tomorrow afternoon so that your child can access the online resources which are available for the programme.

Contact details to register can be found in the email sent before Easter or on the flyer which your child received on Monday.

Thank you for your support

C Crawley


Film Crew

This is “Tidy Ring of Gullion Week”  and all around the village,  people are cleaning up litter. Today whilst out doing their bit, our P6/7 class were filmed as part of a wider promotional film for the area organised by the Ring of Gullion. It was a great experience to work with a professional film crew. Watch out for “our stars” when the film goes out later in the year!

River Walk Posters

River Walk Posters

Have you been over the River Walk? Have you noticed some colorful posters with reminders about not littering? Have you been wondering what they are all about?

Well…they are the work of our talented and environmentally aware P6 and P6/7 classes who have combined learning about their town-lands with designing posters to remind everyone that littering is both an eyesore and a problem for our environment.

So why not take a stroll over the bridge and have a look, for yourself. It’s the perfect outdoor exhibition venue, but one with an important message whether you are in Mullaghbawn or Maphoner, Longfield or Shanroe or any other town land-

Take your litter home and put it in the bin!


Collaborating from Home!

Collaborating from Home!

Who said group and collaborative work wasn’t possible during Lock down?…. It was no problem to our IT savvy P6 and P7 pupils!

As part of their “live” online RE lessons, pupils were divided into Groups and given a link to a Google JamBoard. Each group were tasked to create their own visual display of “The Beatitudes” which they had been learning about.

Pupils could see each other’s online presence and through the use of “Sticky Notes”, they communicated and negotiated with their JamBoard partners. Suggestions were made, tasks assigned and the overall appearance of their combined work agreed upon.

We were delighted with their combined efforts, why not click on the link to see for yourself the amazing collaborative work completed whilst physically distanced, well done to everyone!