Catholic Schools’ Week Launch Mass

Catholic Schools’ Week Launch Mass

Dear Parent,

We are delighted to announce that our school choir have been asked to lead events at the launch Mass for Catholic Schools’ Week 2019, tomorrow Tuesday, 22nd of January, in St John the Baptist’s Church, Portadown. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop, Eamon Martin and representatives from schools all across the Armagh Diocese will be attending, including our own P7 year group pupils.

Arrangements are as follows:

Choir: The bus transporting Choir pupils will leave school at 8.45 am tomorrow, to allow time on arrival for sound checks, positioning for solo singers and a quick rehearsal before the congregation arrive.

P7 Pupils: The bus transporting P7 non choir pupils will leave a little later at 9.15 am.

The following points apply to both Choir and P7 Pupils:

  • All pupils should be wearing full school uniform, please bring a coat.
  • All pupils will need to bring a packed lunch as we won’t be back in time for dinners.
  • Everyone will be home in time for normal home time arrangements.

We wish our Choir and their teachers Mrs Murphy and Mrs Mc Cann all the best, we know they will be fantastic and everyone at St. Mary’s is very proud that they have been asked to perform at such a prestigious event.


Getting Ready to learn – 3year plus Review

Dear Nursery Parents,

Today you will receive a questionnaire from the Health Services. This is part of the Government Early Years Program which encourages closer liaison between Parents, Health Visitors and Early years Educators. The aim of which is to identify any issues or concerns at an early stage and to enable early intervention. Could all questionnaires please be returned no later than Monday the 21st of January. Following from this, there will be a timetable posted in the Nursery foyer, you can choose a suitable time for your one to one appointment with the school’s allocated Health Visitor Caroline Toner. Further information is available on the Education Authorities Web page.


P. Byrne

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Have a Wonderful Christmas everyone.  The Nursery staff are delighted to announce that from your very generous donations at our Nativity performance we have raised £282 and €60.  We will be able to purchase our outdoor overalls in the New Year, your support is very much appreciated.   Enjoy the magic of Christmas and see you all in 2019.

Festive Wishes from your Board of Governors


The following people form our newly constituted Board of Governors. The newly formed Board will remain in office for a four year period. The role of the Governors is to promote good governance of the school and to support the needs of all pupils, staff and parents. The Board of Governors would like to wish all staff members and the school community a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.

  • Chairman: Mr Kevin Campbell
  • Vice-chairperson: Mrs Kathleen Ferris
  • Secretary: Mrs Paula Byrne
  • Fr Heagney
  • Mr Peter McDonnell
  • Mr Aidan strain
  • Mrs Lisa McKeown
  • Mrs Jacqueline Conlon
  • Mrs Catherine Murchan
  • Mr Anthony Flynn

What a busy day !

What a busy day our Nursery gang had today. We welcomed Rotarian Gabriel Byrne and presented him with the shoeboxes kindly donated by parents.  On behalf of the Newry Rotary club, Gabriel expressed his thanks  and appreciation to the school community for our ongoing support.  Then our little stars shone brightly during their nativity performance for a packed out hall, full of proud family members .  They were fantastic and each and everyone of them played their part so well.



Parish News

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Please see below information about an upcoming Parish event in aid of a very worthy cause….

Christmas Floral Arrangements By Fr. Sean McEvoy:
Organised by the YPC & Pastoral Council
Date: Thursday 29th November,
Venue: Mullaghbawn Football Club.
Tickets £8. You can also pay at the door on the night.
All proceeds in Aid of Women’s Aid Armagh/Down.
please support this worthy cause.