Catholic Schools’ Week

St Mary’s along with Catholic Schools across Ireland will be celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week, this week. The theme is, “Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full”.

To start our week of celebrations we would like to share with you a special recording made last term featuring our P6/7 Class singing “This Little Light of Mine” and “Rise and Shine”. This special Assembly will be played in schools across the Diocese this week, we are super proud of our performers and Mrs Mc Cann their accompanist!

Violin Lessons

Violin lessons resume tomorrow Tuesday, 14th of September for those P6 and P7  pupils who were involved last year. 

Please have your child bring their instrument and music folder into school. Lessons will take place in the Assembly Hall, starting at 9:15 am.

Best wishes to Clare our strings’ tutor and all the children taking part, we look forward to the sweet sound of violins filling our corridors on a Tuesday morning again!

P Mulkerns

P5 + P6 Violins

P5 + P6 Violins

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Firstly, apologies we were not able to go ahead with lessons as planned last Monday. We received at late notification an email from the EA Music Service stating that their Tutors where not allowed into schools, this week that decision has been reversed. So lessons will resume on Monday, 19th April for those pupils now in P5 and P6 and who were involved last year. 

Please have your child bring their instrument and music folder into school on Monday. Lessons will take place in the Assembly Hall in the morning. Anyone who has decided to drop out and who has a school instrument please return it ASAP as it may be needed for someone else.

Finally, best wishes to Clare our strings’ tutor and all the children taking part, we look forward to  the sound of music filling our corridors once more!

P Mulkerns

Children’s Mental Health Week -Message from P3/4

Children’s Mental Health Week -Message from P3/4

P3/4 have shared a video which encapsulates all of our messages for “Children’s Mental Health Week 2021”. Watch as they express themselves through art, music, dance, drama and play. Being creative in and out of school. Leaving us with a very important message…

“Try everything and believe in your ability!”

Thank you Miss Murphy and P3/4!!!

Help!!! Please

Help!!! Please




Dear Parents, Guardians, Past Pupils, Friends of St Mary’s,

Before closure we were working on a joint Art/Music/Dance Project, with our Erasmus + partner schools. Each school/country inspired and challenged the others with a piece of music, a dance or song, to create their own versions of the chosen piece.

As we can’t under the current circumstances complete the work we are asking all our musical, creative, dancing families, (and we know we have plenty of those, we’ve seen the videos 😉), to come up with their own versions of this catchy song sent by our French partners, “L’amour à la française”, and send them to us. 

We hope to make a compilation of all the pieces, so it can simply be: a musical version, a chorus of the song or a section of the dance, even recreate the running scene in front of a Mullaghabawn landmark, be as creative as you want and involve the whole family!

We would be eternally grateful as it will enable us to fulfill our obligations and complete the project… and it might be good fun!

The clips to the original song are attached below, when you have completed your piece email us and we will organise a way for you to share your work with us.

Thank you and have fun,

Miss Crawley-

Miss Mulkerns-   -Voici le clip de la chanson des Fatals Picards à l’Eurovision     (Words only at this link)


Nursery, Foundation Stage & KS1 Online Learning

Dear Parents,

Next week Nursery to P3/4 classes will begin online teaching and learning.  If you haven’t already been in contact with your child’s teacher can you please do so.  This will ensure that your child will be included in our virtual classrooms.  Parents who have already been in touch will receive an email over the next few days with details on how to set up this online learning platform for your child.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Catholic Schools Week Mass 2020


The P7 class and our school choir had a wonderful day in St John the Baptist Church, Drumcree in Portadown for the mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Router, to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2020 in the Armagh Diocese.

It was a very special occasion, as a number of St Mary’s pupils were involved in the ceremony. The choir, led by Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann, enriched the ceremony with their beautiful singing. The drew great appraisal for their performance from many people in attendance. Two P7 pupils carried forward an art canvas which a group of their classmates had created for the event. Another pupil brought forward a tree sapling to be blessed. This will be planted in the school grounds next week.

The theme was linked to “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation” and we look forward to examining this further next week and disseminating some of the key messages to the rest of the school.

Thanks to the organisers for the invitation to attend.