Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who finished their time at St Mary’s this afternoon. Some pupils gathered in class with others joining in online via Collaborate from home to enjoy one final assembly together. A few highlights from their P7 year are in the video & images below.
A huge well done to the winners of the Master Pius Tierney Cup and Mrs Anne Murphy Cup. These two esteemed trophies were awarded to two very deserving candidates pictured below. We hope that all of the outgoing P7 pupils have a great summer and we wish them well for September and the start of the next stage of their education in Post Primary School. Good luck from everyone in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn!
Dear P7 Parent/Guardian
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd is the last day for our P7’s. We are holding a Virtual Leavers’
meet up on Collaborate Ultra @2 pm. An email has been sent out to all P7 Parents this afternoon with more details, if for any reason you haven’t received it please get in touch, our email addresses are given below.
The last day of term for P7 pupils will now be Tuesday, 22nd June. We know many have appointments in their new schools on Wednesday, 23rd and we wish them all the very best for this next step in their educational journey.
Primary 7 brought St Mary’s Sports Week to a conclusion this afternoon with their Sports Day. Well done to all of the children who took part and enjoyed a fun afternoon in the sun. Sincere thanks to McCreesh’s SPAR Mullaghbawn for their generous sponsorship of goody-bags for every pupil in the school once again this year. This treat was very much appreciated by all of the children!
It has been a busy week with each year group having their own individual Sports Day over the past 4 days. The music has been pumping and the field a hive of activity all week. A special mention to the P7 pupils who worked in teams to support the class teachers with setting up and organising the different events each day.
Primary 7 had a blast on their end-of-year trip to Bluebell Lane. After eating lunch, the year group departed school and made their way to Bluebell Lane by bike, having completed the final lesson of their Cycling Proficiency training earlier in the day.
After arrival, the children had a quick ice-cream break and were taken on a tour of the site, including a visit to the newly constructed iron-age Round House.
The first challenge of the day was a team tent-building challenge against the clock. Next up was an obstacle course, with some water pistols thrown in for good measure! The children then took part in some bush-craft activities which concluded with roasting marshmallows over a campfire.
Padraig then ferried the children back up to the cottage in his quad train just in time for the evening barbeque. The children finished the day with some free time in the play park and a game of hide-and-seek around the trails of the site.
Many thanks to everyone at Bluebell Lane including Padraig, Sharon, John, Meabh & Conor for all that they did to ensure it was a day the children will never forget and a great final trip of primary school.
Yesterday morning the P7 pupils who enrolled in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme all sat (and passed) their theory test. Afterwards, they were awarded their certificates.
Since the Easter break, the children have taken part in practical and theory lessons to help them understand the rules of cycling and improve their ability on a bicycle. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes and always wear a helmet.
Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!
This year, our traditional Sports Day event is going to be a little different. Each year group will be designated a specific day over the course of a “Sports Week” for their own Sports Day. The timetable for all year groups has been copied above. If you have difficulty viewing the timetable, please try clicking the link below it which will open a PDF version of this message. A hard copy will also be sent home with the eldest child in each family tomorrow (Thursday).
On their Sports Day, pupils should wear their tracksuit / shorts and bring a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any parents / guardians into the school this year for Sports Day, again due to the ongoing restrictions. Fingers crossed the weather remains in our favour as we move into next week.