St Mary's Primary School & Nursery Unit, Portglenone
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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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Gaelfast Award

15 Dec 2019

Starting last May we had Paul Law come in to coach the children in foundation stage and key stage 1 in Gaelic fundamentals. Paul then trained all the staff  so they could deliver the Gaelfast programme throughout the PE games curriculum.  Paul’s lessons were fantastic and he is continuing to support us in achieving our 5 star GAA affiliation status. We are hoping we can get the f...

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Problem-solving Week

13 Dec 2019

This year the whole school has decided to set aside a week each month to become ‘Problem Solving Week’. During this time we get to use lots of fun, practical materials to help us with our mental maths and problem solving. P2 have had so much fun with our Izak 9 resources. Firstly, Mrs McGurk told us to make a 1-9 wall.  The 1 had to be in the top left corner and the 9 had t...

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Ralph the Reindeer

12 Dec 2019

On Wednesday 11th December P1 and P2 took to the spotlight with Ralph the Reindeer. Since Rudolph was sick, Ralph the reindeer came to save the day! But there was one slight problem, Ralph couldn’t FLY! So after a wonderful song,  Ralph learns the  trick of how to fly, instead of counting to number 3, start at number 10 and count backwards! So in the end Ralph and Rudolph lead Sa...

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Bethlehem the Musical

11 Dec 2019

On Wednesday 11th December we performed our Christmas show for our mums and dads and family.  We had been rehearsing for weeks and we had put a lot of hard work in to the show.  Our show was called ‘Bethlehem the Musical’ and it told the story of how baby Jesus was born.  I (Aoife) was Ben the Musician and I entertained everybody on their way to Bethlehem with lots of ...

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Today the Dairy council visited us and P6. Their names were Luke and Majella. At the start they gave us stickers which said cheese, milk or yoghurt, I got cheese. They told us about how we can stay fit and eat lots of food. They showed us names of the five food categories. They also showed us this song that was a rap. Two teams had a rap-off and tied 2-2. They then showed us a song with the word...

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We once again took part in the annual Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. It is a brilliant appeal to help those children in different parts of the world who are not as fortunate as us. A lady came to assembly and told us all about it and how we can help make a difference this Christmas.   You choose a girl or a boy and pick what age you want to buy for. So you find a shoebox in your...

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