Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to a “Night of Celebration” on Monday 17th of December at 7 pm, as we proudly showcase the work of our young film makers, artists and dramatists who took part in the recent Michael J Murphy, Winter School .

In total around 75 of our pupils were involved in the aptly named, “At Slieve Gullion’s Foot Project” which involved close to 250 pupils from four local Primary Schools.

Pupils from P3 to P7 interviewed and collected oral history and made documentary style, I Movies. P5 pupils have captured the beauty of Slieve Gullion through their art work and P6 pupils have dramatised one of the best known local stories, that of the infamous meeting of Fionn Mc Cool and the Cailleach Beara.

This is a chance for pupils, parents, extended families and friends of St. Mary’s to come and see the I Movies and Drama Film and to view the Art Work which is now proudly on display in our Assembly Hall.

It’s a date not to be missed…you will be blown away by the work of the talented pupils of St. Mary’s and their tutors: local artists, dramatists and IT technicians.

Films are available to purchase we are now taking orders and we will have DVD’s ready for collection on the night. Cost of both the Drama DVD and the I Movie DVD is £6 or 2 DVD’S for £10. They’d make the ideal Christmas pressie, for Granny’s, Grandad’s, Godparents….

We look forward to seeing you there,

Miss Crawley, Miss Mc Ardle and Miss Mulkerns



Congratulations to Past Pupil, Aislinn who won the South Ulster, String Orchestra, Cup last Friday night at the Education Authority, Music Service, Prize Giving Night. Aislinn began playing the violin when at St. Mary’s through the P5 String’s Project and then continued with the small group lessons offered to all our P6 and P7 Pupils. We are delighted to see how she has built on this and gone on to even greater things! Well done Aislinn from everyone in St. Mary’s.

Feis Success


Very well done to our P6/7 String Orchestra who came 2nd in Newry Feis last week, a tremendous achievement to be so highly placed with stiff competition from 13 other groups!!  Also a big well done to Aoife ( P6), as she came 2nd in the solo violin class. Thank you to their tutors for preparing them so well, Mrs Mc Ardle, Mrs Savage and Mrs Sweeney and also to our own Mrs Mc Cann who facilitates the after school Club.

1st Prize !!!


A delighted P 7 pupil with their 1st place medal for the Banjo Solo Class at Newry Feis. Congratulations from everyone in P 7…

And a big well done to all our pupils who took part in the Feis through the Traditional Arts Partnership Classes, it takes courage, commitment and hard work to perform on such a large stage when you are only small!!

Keep up the great work everyone, it’s lovely to hear St. Mary’s alive with Music on a Thursday evening… and if you would like to find out more about the Traditional Arts Partnership Classes check out their Facebook page at the link below.

Feis Winner!!


More success for St. Mary’s at Newry Feis… someone came 2nd in the Solo Cello Class… I wonder who that could have been? I think the smile might just give it away! Well done, hard work and practice pays off. Thanks to our lower strings tutor Clare, for her hard work every Tuesday afternoon.

Music Stars!!

Music Service mag

Lots of coverage for St. Mary’s in the recent edition of the “In Tune” magazine, published by the S.E.L.B Music Service. A great snap of last year’s P4 Music Makers (and Feis Winners), performing their “Three Billy Goats” in St. Mark’s H.S. Warrenpoint. Also of last year’s  P5 and P6 pupils who took their bronze and silver level Music Medal Examinations in violin, viola, cello and double bass. And take a peek at the list of names under “Marks of Distinction” you might just recognise a couple … past pupils who have continued with their Music and passed their Graded Music exams with distinction!!! Well done everyone.