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Gardening Club

13 Mar 2020

This year we have had over 40 pupils who registered for the gardening club after school on a Tuesday. So far this year pupils have completed a lot of activities e.g. fed the birds, pulled out weeds, took part in the ‘Big Garden Bird Watch’, prepared containers for planting, completed research on-line, tidied greenhouse, looked after wormery, added to compost and watered plants. We u...

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This year we were lucky once again to be selected to take part in the Futsal Tournament which took place in the Antrim Board Centre. The girls team played very well as a team together and we were very proud of them. Our boys  lost one match but after that never lost a game and made it through to the semi-finals. After winning the semi-final they played      in the fin...

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Following on from their success in the first chapter of the Credit Union Quiz, our P6 team attended the next chapter which was held in Ballymena. Unfortunately they weren’t successful on this occasion but they most definitely showed great promise for next year when they will get an opportunity to take part again. Congratulations to all teams who took part this year, we ar...

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Netball Success

28 Feb 2020

Netball after schools club has been running since September with P4/5/6/7 girls all taking part. February 25th was our first match at home v Carniny PS. This was also our first opportunity to wear our beautiful new netball tops. We would like to thank our sponsors - Nisa, Clady Timber and McMullan Water, again for their very kind donations and support of our school.  Our first game was a g...

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St Mary’s Portglenone has been raising money for Team Callum. 13 year old Callum Boyd will be transported to England for treatment for cancer in the near future. Callum is a past pupil of our school and we wanted to help him. So we had a competition called "Guess the Elephant’s name”. Everyone brought in money to guess the name of the elephant. At assembly today the n...

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On Wednesday 5th February Rachel Conway, from the Butterfly Conservation Society and some volunteers helped members of our eco-committee to plant some fruit trees at the rear of the school. Therese’s daddy, Damien also helped the pupils to dig the holes for the trees. We planted a variety of apple trees and our first plum tree. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see fruit on th...

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  Term 2 in St. Mary’s is an exciting time for P7 as we launched the Junior Entrepreneur Programme in conjunction with Portglenone Primary School as part of Shared Education. This year we invited Mr. Philip O’Neill to talk to both P7 classes about setting up a business. Mr O’Neill was absolutely fantastic and answered all the questions prepared by the children. He gave...

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Credit Union Quiz

31 Jan 2020

On the 31st January 2020, Mrs Goldring accompanied 3 quiz teams from our school to the first chapter of the annual Credit Union Quiz which was held in Clady Hall. A P6 and a P7 team took part in the A Quiz which is for 10 years and younger and one team from P7 took part in the B Quiz which was for  over 11 years. All 3 teams did exceptionally well, leading at the top for most of the comp...

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On Wednesday the 29th January, P6 had the opportunity to attend the Mid and East Antrim Schools Engagement event at the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena. The Mayor was there and she told us a little bit about her job and the job of the council. However, the most exciting was when we got to watch and take part in activities which showcase the diversity we have in our local area. To celebrate Chines...

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On Thursday the 12th of December Primary one class set off on a short walk down to Fullan’s Food hall to post our Santa letters and meet Santa for a chat.   Santa met us at the door and walked us down to the back of the shop where his special chair and post-box was.  Firstly we had to sing Santa a few songs.  We sang Tapping away and It’s Christmas both of th...

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