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This Week in St. Colman's ... 
Monday 11th May 
Confirmation Practice 
P7 Mass in Oratory @ 9.30 am 
P5 Swimming (Group 1) 
P5 Swimming (Group 2)  
Monday 18th May at 4pm in Massforth Church 
Bank Holiday  
School closed Monday 25th May  
We have much to celebrate and be proud of in school this term! 
For the tenth year in succession the children have been awarded the Sciath Na hOige Sheild by Feis an Duin for the most outstanding spoken Irish in a Primary School in Co. Down. Mrs Mary McLoughlin is the coordinator for Irish throughout the school. Her enthusiasm, commitment and encouragement for everyone to become fluent in the Irish langauge is clearly evident from our success. 
Mrs Donnelly 
Hello, my name is Rachel Hardy and I’m the head girl of our school. It is such a privilege and I will take the role seriously. 
I will try my hardest to try make the school a better place. I would like the younger children to be able to come to me if they have a problem. 
I would like to say thank you to those who voted for me. 
C2k is the company that supply and maintain our school computers and laptops. 
We are delighted to announce that, on the basis of C2k’s licence agreement with Microsoft, all school users (staff and students) can download, free of charge, full copies of Microsoft Office for PC or Mac for use on up to 5 devices. 
They are currently in the process of enabling this for our staff and children in our school. 
Information on how to download your version has been sent home with the children. 
Miss Campbell 
Silver ECO Award  
The Eco council are a group of children who work tirelessly under the guidance and support of Ms O'Hagan. Their efforts have been rewarded in the school being presented with the Silver ECO award. 
Well done to all those involved! 
Hello my name is Mark McVeigh and I am the head boy in our school. It’s always been a dream of mine to be head boy so I would like to say thank you for the people who voted for me and the teachers who thought I would be a good and a responsible leader. 
Since I’m head boy, it’s my responsibility to make the school a better place, to help the staff and to help the P1s settle in because it’s hard coming to a big school. Once again, thank you to all who voted. 
Dressing up fun on World Book Day! 
Congratulations to all the Boys and Girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 9th May at 11 am in Massforth Chapel.  
We hope you all had a really special day! 
Mourne Gaelic  
Football Tournament 
These children from P5/P6/P7 participated in the Mourne Gaelic Football Tournament, for both boys and girls, held in An Riocht on Friday 24th April. Well done, everyone! 

Camogie Skills 

Well done Amy Clarke for representing our school in Portaferry at a camogie skills competition. 
Breaking News! 
On Monday the 20th of April the editor of the C2K Newsdesk, David Huntley, came to our school. I was very excited that he was coming; I particularly wanted to hear his voice because I had heard it before when he was reading out the news. 
It was connect a face to his voice. David was talking about who he worked with; Amy and their roles at the Newsdesk.  
He answered some questions. We found out that he reads the news at about 8 am (sometimes in his pjs!) and he used to be a teacher before he became the editor. 
He showed us everything about the Newsdesk, we all liked it when he went on the game section and he let us play one. He also let us do the vote, it was about football and the one we chose was the most popular. 
We had to go on the Newsdesk for our homework. I read all the stories and left a comment on one. Other children in my class had left comments too. It was fun to read the other comments. 
I love the news desk; it’s a great way to get kids to hear about what’s happening in our world. 
By Rachel Hardy 
Have a look at the newdesk and Charlotte's published report on David's visit. 
Log on here 
Amazing Attendence  
Well done to all these boys and girls who were awarded a certificate and prize for full attendence since September. 
Keep it up! 
On Tuesday 24th March, we held our Annual Spring Concert. 'Fair, Brown and Trembling', the Irish version of Cinderella, 
was enjoyed by all ages! The Story of St. Patrick by P2 had the audience spellbound. 
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