Back to School

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We look forward to welcoming all P2-P7 pupils back to school this Monday, 3rd of September. Our Nursery and P1 pupils have staggered starting dates, over the next week(s).

P2-P7 Pupils please assemble in the Main Yard, (weather permitting) where your teachers will be waiting for you.  P1 pupils with a start date for this Monday, please go to the Assembly Hall to meet your teachers. Any Nursery Pupils starting Monday please go directly to the Nursery Unit.

Vote for the Ring of Gullion

dscn67771Could we ask everyone please to give a vote to the Ring of Gullion, Partnership scheme at the link below, they are nominated for funding through the Big Lottery but success is dependent on getting as many votes as possible.

Over the past years, St. Mary’s pupils have benefited greatly from the many different projects which they have run e.g. The Townlands’ Project, The Archaeological Dig at Glassdrummond and not least this year our Wednesday afternoon Gardening Club with Alison.

As they have currently no funding and as we would like the opportunity to work with them in the future, please vote.  You can vote once using any email address and you can vote again using a different address. Likewise if you retweet your vote it counts as another vote! Every vote counts and we are into the last week for voting. So please spread the post and encourage others to vote, to help keep this great resource for our children up and running.



Maths Trail Treat


Summer’s coming quickly, but not to worry Primary 6 are keeping busy with a Maths Trail, set up by our Maths Co-ordinator, Mrs. O’Hagan. Lots of fun, lots of learning.Well done P6 for completing the maths and having fun at the same time. Thank you to Mrs.O’Hagan for setting up the Maths Trail.

Pictures and Post by Ena and Seona (P6)

Wildlife Exhibition

Tomorrow, Thursday 14th of June we have an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn more about our native wildlife. Jim Martin will visit the school with his “Wildlife Exhibition” and all classes Nursery to P 7 will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition and take part in workshops. The cost is £2/child and all donations towards the cost would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your support

1st Aid Training

Our P 7 Pupils had a busy morning, learning some very important 1st Aid and Life Saving skills. They began by dramatising some different 1st aid situations, which could occur in any of our homes or classes, including how to deal with excessive bleeding, broken bones and bangs to the head. They then  moved on to, “The Push Over” a procedure for putting a casualty into a safe position which ensures the airways are kept open if the casualty is unconscious. Finally everyone had the opportunity to practise chest compressions on “Norman” our very patient casualty!

Thank you to Sarah from the Red Cross, Youth Section for taking the course and we hope everyone is more confident and better equipped to deal with any emergencies which could occur.

St. Mary’s Got Talent!!!


We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!

It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.

All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.

All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised  going towards school funds.

Intergenerational Project


A reminder to those pupils/parents/grandparents, taking part in part in our  Intergenerational Project, that there are 2 sessions organised for next week on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 pm here in St. Mary’s. It is only necessary to attend one of the sessions. Please bring along your I-pad if you have one of your own and please download the I Movie App in advance from the App store.

Thank you