Goodbye Sister Declan

Goodbye Sister Declan

We celebrated our beginning of year Mass this morning. A big thank you to Fr Aidan and everyone who took part and made it such a moving and special occasion. Thank you also to the Mums, Dads, Grandparents and wider Community who came along to celebrate with us and a special big thanks to our guest of honor Sr. Declan.

Sr. Declan joined us back at school afterwards and is pictured here with pupils past and present, members of staff and an acer tree which we will plant in our “Garden of Honour” in memory of all the good times we have shared with her. We wish her a long and happy retirement and hope she will pop in to see us whenever she is back in the area.

Beginning of Year Mass

We will celebrate the beginning of a new school year with Mass, this Friday, 27th of September @ 10 am in St Mary’s Church. This will be a chance for the whole school community to meet for the first time Fr. Aidan, our new Parish Priest and to join with us in thanking our very special guest, Sr. Declan.

Sr. Declan a regular visitor to our school and classes retired at the end of last year and on Friday we will make a small presentation to her in appreciation for all she has done over the years for our pupils, their families and staff alike.

Everyone is very welcome to join us.

Thanks – from your Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors would like to thank each and every staff member for their hard work and dedication to St Mary’s.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic staff, we appreciate all you do.  Your collective achievements this year were outstanding.  Thanks to the parents of our pupils,  your continuous support is valued.  Enjoy your well deserved break.

eTwinning update

Following from my recent trip to Prague at the start of June, I am  delighted to announce that our Nursery is eTwinned with a Kindergarten in Norway.  The Scandinavian approach to play is extremely interesting and I’m really looking forward to introducing new ideas that I have learnt from our Norwegian friends and to continue developing our project.  It is an honour to be part of the exciting eTwinning network.

Thank you for all the well wishes that I received on the school’s Facebook page, it meant a lot and showing it to other participants they all commented on what a supportive school community we have.

Nursery class 2019


The sun shone brightly for this year’s Graduates special day.  We were delighted at the turn out of family and friends of the school to support our superstars !  Well done to those who participated in our parents race, I believe it went down to a photo finish in the end ! Thanks to Mary Toal in Ti Chulainn for helping us prepare the room for today and for her assistance with the refreshments.   The delicious treats were in abundance and thoroughly enjoyed by all – so our thanks to parents  for this.  Tomorrow we will announce the total raised for one of our Nursery mums – Amanda McTaggart, #Action-4-Amanda. It was great to see Amanda there today and we are pleased to be able to help out in a small way.  I am so proud of each and every child that participated today, your confidence shown through with your enthusiastic dance moves and fantastic singing.  Finally, on behalf of all the Nursery staff we would like to express our sincere thanks for your very generous and thoughtful gift.   It is very much appreciated.

Unfortunately we didn’t get any snaps from the day so please feel free to share memories of this special day.

Thanks again,


First Communion

A reminder of a couple of important dates for the P4 Year Group.

  • First Communion takes place this Saturday, 1st of June at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn.
  • P4 Thanksgiving Mass and Corpus Christi is on Sunday 2nd of June at 10.30 am again in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghabawn.