Athletics NI Indoor Sports Hall Competition


A group of ten P7 pupils attended the Newry heat of the Athletics NI Indoor Sports Hall Competition yesterday. The children got to try out new events in first class facilities.

The boys team came third in the team relay, a group of six pupils came third in the mixed agility relay, one pupil finished third in the girls’ speed bounce and another pupil came third in the boys’ endurance run. All pupils received certificates of participation which will be presented at assembly on Friday morning.

Well done to all of the St Mary’s participants and thanks to Athletics NI for organising a great day.

P7 Visit to Faughart Shrine






To mark Catholic Schools Week 2019 and to continue their ongoing preparations for making their Confirmation in May, Primary 7 visited Faughart Shrine last Friday. This coincided with the feast day of St Bridget. Archbishop Eamon Martin led a short prayer service and discussion on the life of St Bridget. It was also an opportunity for the children to get the St Bridget’s crosses that they made in school blessed. Thanks to Fr Heagney and the Parish Council for organising the trip.

P7 Parents

P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent,

Every P7 Pupil was given an envelope today containing the transfer forms necessary for applying to their new school for next year. These are a series of  colour coded forms, the top one of which is green and you should read it carefully and complete all relevant sections. You need only complete the top green form as those beneath are carbon copied from it.

If you experience any difficulties in completing the form please contact the Office and arrange a time to meet with the Principal, Mr Mc Donnell.

All forms must be returned to the Office here in St Mary’s by 3.10 pm on Friday 1st of February.

Catholic Schools Week 2019 Mass

The P7 year group and our school choir had a wonderful day in St John the Baptist Church, Drumcree in Portadown for the mass to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2019 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 and some of the P7 pupils brought forward gifts.

The theme was linked to “Celebrating the Good Work of Catholic Schools” 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.






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 on Wednesday. Dromintee PS, St Malachy’s PS Carnaget, Foley PS, St Oliver Plunkett’s PS Forkhill, St Jospeh’s PS Meigh and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. Best wishes to Dromintee PS who move on to the next round, after they defeated Foley PS in the final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their facilities.


P7 Postal Service Delivers for St Vincent de Paul!






Over the past two weeks P7 have been raising money for St Vincent de Paul. They organised a successful daily postal service for Christmas cards and ran a door collection at the P5 Nativity Play.

We are pleased to announce that enough money has been raised to purchase all four £35 voucher gifts from the SVP tree in St Mary’s Church (a gift from each KS2 class). Representatives from each of the four KS2 classes are pictured with their voucher gift before it was taken to SVP in Newry. £140 is a fantastic total and everyone who contributed can be very proud of the fact that they are helping others at this difficult time of year. An additional £21 was collected today and this will also be donated along with any additional money collected tomorrow.