P6/7 Class Parents

Dear P6/7 Parent/Guardian,

In light of Storm Barra, which is expected to cause high winds and heavy rain tomorrow, we have decided to postpone P6/7 walking tour of Bessbrook. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Last week was a very busy one… we hope you enjoy some photos of the highlights!

Mandarin with Miss Shary… online stretching and relaxation exercises with Joanne… and Design and Technology challenges with Margaret from Sentinus.

Thank-you to all the facilitators, our P6/7 pupils were delighted with the opportunities to have  such interesting and fun experiences.


Dear Parent/Guardian,

A reminder that Parent Teacher Meetings are running this week, Monday to Thursday each day beginning at 2 pm. To facilitate, all children may be collected from dinner times on wards, there are no buses for homeward journeys. We will ensure that “family groups” are gathered to leave via one exit, this is via the entry/exit point of the youngest family member. We ask everyone to be mindful of “gathering” at gates at collection times.

Waiting areas into Classrooms are small spaces and to keep numbers waiting down to a minimum, we ask Parents to keep to allocated time slots and 1 Parent/child at meetings. Please wear face masks and use the sanitiser stations. If you or anyone in your household is displaying any Covid  symptoms, please do not attend, an alternative time can be arranged when everyone is well. 

Thank you for your co-operation,

P Mc Donnell

Walking Tour of Newry

Walking Tour of Newry

Our P6 Group from our P6/7 Class had a great morning finding out more about the history of Newry City with local guide Des Murphy on Friday. Have you ever wondered: Why is “Hill Street” without a hill? Why was the wrong Cathedral built in Newry? Our P6 Group found out the answers to these and more questions on Friday and were “buzzing” with information when they arrived back to school. Thank you to Des Murphy for a great morning out. P6 look forward to using all their new found knowledge in their work back in the classroom.

Catholic Schools’ Week – Choir

We were delighted and honoured to be asked by Fr. Declan to provide music for a recording for Catholic Schools’ Week in February next. Our P6/7 class rose to the challenge and yesterday they travelled to Portadown for their recording.  They sang beautifully and performed their choreographed actions perfectly, in addition their politeness and good manners were commented on by all those they met.

A big thank you to Mrs Mc Cann for preparing them so well and for providing the piano accompaniment and an even BIGGER WELL DONE to the boys and girls of our P6/7 class. Everyone at St. Mary’s is very proud of you and we are all looking forward to seeing your performance in February! 👏

Author Visit

Author Visit

P6/7 love a good book and this week they had the extra special thrill of “virtually” meeting the author of their novel, “Under the Hawthorn Tree”, Marita Conlon-Mc Kenna. Pupils heard how Marita had always been interested in the Famine Period and when she heard of bodies dating back to that time discovered under a hawthorn tree when land was being cleared, she was moved and inspired to write. P6/7 learned how and why the book was dedicated to her daughter Amanda and how she chose the names for the main characters, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions of their own. We would like to thank Declan at Newry and Mourne Museum, at Bagnell’s Castle for organising the event, it certainly created a buzz in P6/7!