Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

P6 were busy this week making individual Nativity Scenes which we’re sure will take pride of place in their homes this Christmas. Lots of new skills were gained through their construction and they were decorated and embellished displaying great flair and individuality. Well done to everyone on their hard work, hopefully they made the journey home in one piece.

We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

From P6 and Miss Mulkerns

A Busy Week…


Another busy few days ahead for pupils and staff, before well deserved holidays on Friday… Here are a few key dates and times.

Monday, 16th December:

P1/2 Nativity Play- “Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown” in Ti Chulainn @7.30 pm. All P1 and P2 pupils taking part to be in Ti Chulainn for 7 pm on the night.

Christmas Party Dinner- party food is on the menu at dinner and everyone can wear party/festive clothes if they wish. There will be a free raffle for all those taking dinner with prizes kindly donated by the kitchen staff.

Tuesday, 17th December:

P1/P2 Pupils’ Trip to Bluebell Lane, Santa Experience. Leaving school at 9.40 am they will return in time for school dinners. Festive wear is the order of the day: Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, but remember to wrap up well, a coat, scarf, gloves, an extra pair of socks and wellies would be recommended.

P3/4 Nativity Play- “An Irish Barnyard Christmas” @ 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s School Assembly Hall. Join P3 and P4 pupils as they tell a tale of an Irish Christmas, long ago.

Wednesday, 18th December:

P5’s turn this time, with their Nativity, “Peace on Earth”@ 10.30 am and again at 7.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to come along and join with P5 as they tell the story of Christmas, but with a few updates of course! 

Thursday, 19th December:

Nursery Trip- our Nursery Class are off to visit Santa- pupils will need to bring a packed lunch.

Hospice Presentation: Over the past weeks we have been collecting for the Southern Area and Children’s Hospices in memory of our former V.P. friend and colleague Mrs Anne Murphy, we hope to make the presentation on Thursday. We will let you know our final tally at that time.

St. Vincent de Paul- KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6 and P7 have also been collecting for St. Vincent de Paul and we will be purchasing gift vouchers for shops such as O’ Neill’s.  The young people who receive these vouchers as their Christmas Presents, will then be able to choose sport’s wear of their choice.  We hope also to have these ready to hand over on Thursday. We have asked each KS 2 child to make a small donation from their own money towards this worthy cause.

Friday, 21st December:


We will be closing at 11.30 on Friday, for our Christmas Holidays for a well- deserved rest for pupils and staff alike.

A big thank you to all our Parents and Friends of St. Mary’s for your support over what has been a busy term and in advance for your support at our many events this week. We hope you enjoy each and every performance and that they bring the true meaning of Christmas to life for everyone. 

A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year to all, from the Pupils and Staff of St. Mary’s.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football

Well done to the six schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Joseph & St James’ Poyntzpass, St Brigid’s PS Glasdrummond, St Moninna’s PS Cloughoge, Killean PS, Jonesborough PS and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. After almost two hours of football, it was St Brigid’s PS Glassdrummond who finished top of the table and who will move on to the county final. Thanks again to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities and to Declan Carolan for refereeing.

Our Lady’s Grammar School Open Night

Our Lady’s Grammar School Open Night will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. The school will open for everyone @7.15pm with the principal’s address @7.30pm and again @8.30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Please note that due to ongoing construction work, entrance to the school will be via Chequer Hill and Catherine Street (steps at this entrance). Please also note that there will be no parking available within the school grounds. Parking is available in St Joseph’s Convent Primary School and SRC Model Campus.

Post Primary School Open Nights

Over the coming weeks and months, the post primary schools in the area will host their Open Days and / or Open Nights. When we are notified of these events, we will post details to the school website and send notes home.

Please note that the Sacred Heart Grammar School Open Night will take place on Thursday, November 28th from 6.30pm-9.00pm, with the principal’s address scheduled for 8.00pm.