Coolcrannell, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT94 4RG

028 6772 1413

info@stmarysps.maguiresbridge.ni.sch.uk

St Mary's Primary School

NOVEMBER 2018

SCHOOL CLOSURES

The school will close on Friday December 21st December at 12:00pm for the Christmas Holidays and will re-open on Monday January 7th 2019.

 

SACRAMENTAL DATES

Primary 4 Class

First Penance - St. Mary’s Church Maguiresbridge on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 7.30pm.

First Holy Communion - St. Mary’s Church, Maguiresbridge on Saturday 1st June 2019 at 11:00am.

Primary 7 Class

Confirmation - Holy Cross Church, Lisnaskea on Saturday 11th May 2018 at 11am.

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

There will election forms given out to each family during the month of November. The form will request whether you are willing to put your name forward as parent governor and require your name to be proposed and seconded by two other parents. If we have more than one person proposed, we will have elections afterwards. Details will follow. If you are considering putting your name forward you can contact Mr. Prunty and he will give you an outline of the role.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

Our school Christmas Nativity will take place on Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Tickets are £10 per family and £5 each for extended family e.g. Uncles/Aunts/Grandparents. Tickets will be on sale from 13th November from the school office and not on the night.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to a very enjoyable evening together.

In recognition of the increased enrolment in St. Mary’s this year we are going to have a matinee that same day at 11am in St. Mary’s Hall. We are trialling this idea so hopefully it works well. The matinee would be ideal from older members of our community, family who are unable to make the evening performance or family who do not like big crowds.

 

PANTOMIME TRIP

P.3-7 children will be travelling to the Opera House in Belfast to see ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ in Pantomime on Tuesday 11th December. The cost of the trip is £15 per pupil. All money should be in school by now. If your child is not attending the Panto please do send them into school as Mrs. O’Hanlon will be present to supervise.

Details of the P1 & 2 trip to the cinema during the week beginning the 17th of December will be in the December Newsletter. 

FUNDRAISING      

We welcomed Dr. John Porteous representing St. Vincent De Paul to the school to present him with a cheque for £260 for our Non-Uniform day. Thank you all for contributing so generously.

SUSTRANS

Congratulations to the Primary 6 and 7’s who all achieved their level 1 Sustrans cycle certificate following their 3 day training which also included going out on to the road. I have been told by Domhnall some of the children attained level 2 such was the expertise on their bicycles. Well done boys and girls. Domhnall will present the certificates at a special assembly later in the year.

 

P1 TRIP TO FLORENCECOURT

The Primary 1’s and Reception class are taking a trip to Florencecourt on Friday the 9th of November to have an Autumn walk and hopefully catch a glimpse of Goldilocks. Details of the trip are on the children’s permission slips.

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

Monday 12th to Friday 16th of November is Anti-Bullying Week. The pupils and staff will be taking part in lots of activities, discussion and important surveys to mark this key week in the School’s calendar. We would ask parents to participate in the week also by completing a parent questionnaire which will be issued to parents during Anti-Bullying week.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

We will be having a Christmas Raffle during December. Tickets will be available in school from 3rd December and cost 40p each or £1:50 per strip of 5. The charity which we will be supporting this year will be decided by the pupils in the next school council meeting, details will follow in the December Newsletter.

CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL

The annual Cumann na mBunscol Boys and Girls 5 A-Side indoor Gaelic Competition will take place in the Castle Park Centre on Friday the 30th of November.

 

FIVEMILETOWN NETBALL AND SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to both our Girls’ and Boys’ Teams who competed in the recent competition. The competition is run on a league basis and both teams won all their games on the day. We look forward to the final day of competition in Spring of the New Year where both teams are well placed to do very well.

GIRL’S SOCCER COMPETITION

P.5- P7 girls will be taking part in a girls’ soccer competition on Friday the 23rd of November in the Lakeland Forum. Mr. Prunty will be in touch with parents of children attending to help out with transport on the day.

LISNASKEA FEIS

Well done to all the children who took part in the recent Lisnaskea Feis. The children did brilliantly achieving many medals and certificates across English Verse Speaking and Art. We also received the wonderful news that the school received the trophy for best School Overall in Verse. A word of thanks to all the teachers and staff who supported the children, especially Mrs. King. Thank you also to all the parents who took the time to take their children to the Feis and represent the school in a local competition.

St. Mary’s P.S. OPEN DAYS FOR RECEPTION & PRIMARY 1’s 2019

Open Days for children who are due to commence Primary School in September 2019 will take place on Wednesday 28th and Thursday the 29th of November, call the school to make an appointment or to arrange an alternative time to visit. 

Any money being paid into the school must be placed in an envelope and clearly marked. All Money should be sent into school at the beginning of each week please.