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.


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.