Best Wishes to the Class of 2022

The P7 class of 2022 have left St Mary’s for the final time. The children enjoyed a final day of fun in school on Thursday, having celebrated their Leavers’ Mass the previous night. Thanks to Fr Emlyn for presiding over a lovely ceremony. After mass, all of the P7’s were awarded with their certificates to mark the completion of their primary education at St Mary’s PS.

The two annual awards were then presented to the winners for 2022. The Pius Tierney Cup is awarded annually to a P7 Leaver who the whole staff believe is an embodiment of our school ethos and a reflection of our school motto, “Never Settle for Less than Your Best”. The Anne Murphy Cup is awarded annually to a P7 Leaver who the whole staff believe contributes to the life of the school through their involvement in sport, not only in their final year, but also over the previous six in the school. Well done to the two recipients.

Thanks to Mrs Quinn, who generously took the class over to SPAR Mullaghbawn for an ice-cream treat to mark the end of her time with the year group, having followed them through the school from P2.

We hope that all of the outgoing P7 pupils have a great summer and we wish them well for September and the start of the next stage of their education in Post Primary School. Good luck from everyone in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn!

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Activity Week 2022

To mark Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Activity Week 2022, St Mary’s hosted a range of events and activities.

Pupils designed new versions of their club or county jersey, wrote about their favourite players, took part in the zoom quiz organised by Mr Madine from St Patrick’s PS Crossmaglen and P6/P7 pupils played out the annual school county blitz. The whole school also took part in a jersey day on the Friday to mark the occassion.

Or school football teams also took part in a blitz, hosted by Glasdrummond PS, in Silverbridge GAA and all of the girls from P4-P7 enjoyed a Camogie Fun Day hosted by Mullaghbawn Camgie Club. Thanks to Mr Rooney from Glassdrummond PS, coach Miceal and everyone at Mullaghbawn Camogie Club for their efforts in organising these events. A busy time all round!

The girls who won the 2022 Malachy McGeeney Cup were presented with their medals and the school also welcomed back the past pupils who won the Armagh Indoor Championship back in 2020. These girls were also presented with their medals, as this competition was played just on the cusp of the pandemic outbreak.

Well done to all of the children who took part in the activities and thanks to all of the staff members who helped to make it an enjoyable week in the school.

St Mary’s Sports Day 2022

St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, took place last Tuesday. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities down the field.

P4-P7 girls spent the first half their day at Mullaghbawn club for a Camogie Fun Day, before returning to take part in their full programme of events for Sports Day in the afternoon. Thanks to Miceal, his coaches, Mrs O’Hagan, Mrs Glynn and everyone in Mullaghbawn Camogie Club for organising a great morning.

A huge thanks also to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored goodie-bag packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school.

Finally, well done to our P7 pupils who operated the ice-cream stand on the day.

Cycling Proficiency Scheme 2022

Last week, the P7 pupils who enrolled in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme all sat (and passed) their theory test. Afterwards, they were awarded their certificates.

Since the Easter break, the children have taken part in practical and theory lessons to help them understand the rules of cycling and improve their ability on a bicycle. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes and always wear a helmet.

This year was a special one, as it was the 50th anniversary of the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Congratulations to all of the children on their success.

“Cloth + Cork”- Last chance to purchase!

A place for water, tea or coffee,

Or even a little treat like a toffee!

Our Coasters we feel,

Are a great deal,

But tomorrow is the last chance

To enhance the finance,

As they prepare to leave,

Help P7 achieve…


Coasters are priced at £3.50 each or 3 for £10!

Bags are priced at £9 each, or a bag and a coaster for £11!

Thank you for your support,  P7 Entrepeneurs.



Reminder for P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent / Guardian,

A reminder of the schedule for our P7 Leavers.

The Leavers’ Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd in St Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn. Please note the change of start time for the Mass; it will now begin @6.30pm. This is to accommodate Parents who have been asked to attend an information evening in one of the Post-Primary Schools.

The end-of-year awards and certificates will be presented at the end of Mass. Owing to the rising incidence rate of Covid-19 within the school and local community, there will be no reception back in the school assembly hall, the school buildings are off limits for large gatherings.

Traditionally, P7 pupils would have finished school on the day of the Leavers’ Mass, however, as a group of pupils now have their Introductory Meetings in their new school on Wednesday, June 22nd, the last day for P7 will be Thursday, 23rd June.

May we take this opportunity to congratulate your child as they complete their time at St Mary’s and wish them well as they move on to their new schools.

Miss Mulkerns +Mr Mc Coy

Netball News

Today our P7 and P6 girls travelled to Newry to play St. Joseph’s Primary School. This is St. Mary’s first competitive Netball match in over 15 years!

The girls have been training hard from January, after school each week and put on a fantastic display in Newry today. Well done girls!

A special mention to Mrs Orlaith Gray (Smyth) a former past pupil and teacher in St. Mary’s who agreed to play and host this event. It is great to see Netball up and going in our area and we look forward to playing St. Joseph’s again next year.

Miss Murphy

P7 Young Enterprise Project 2022

To our school community,As part of our “Young Enterprise Project”, P7 have established a new business named, “Cloth & Cork”. They are selling draw-string bags and coasters printed with our school crest. P7 pupils will operate a stall in school on Friday, June 17th and Monday, June 20th. All classes within the school will be allocated a time to come to the stall to purchase items on both days, if they wish. So, any pupils wishing to purchase, can bring their money to school in a sealed envelope on these days. Please spread the word amongst your wider family circle and friends to enquire if they would like to purchase a product from Cloth & Cork.The coasters are priced at £3.50 each or you can purchase 3 for £10! The bags are priced at £9 each, or you can get a bag and a coaster for £11! Check out the picture of the bags and coasters.

A big thank you to “Karen’s Kool Embroidery” from Crossmaglen who has helped us out with our products.Thank you for supporting the Young Entrepreneurs of P7!