Chinese Celebrations

Chinese Celebrations

Tomorrow we look forward to a wonderful morning of Global Learning as we celebrate Chinese New Year with Mr Cui and invited guests. Mr Cui has an exciting programme of entertainment planned, immersing us in Chinese culture. Pupils from P4, P5 and P6 will perform, as well as professional Chinese Artists, including musicians, dancers and Sichuan Opera, face changers!

To assist with P5 and P6 girls’ costume changes and P6 Kong Fu demonstrations all those pupils in P5 and P6 performing, may wear their PE uniforms.

In attendance will be 33 former P7 Pupils, (and their Secondary School Principals) whom we welcome back to receive  their YCT Mandarin Level 1 certificates. In addition we will have representatives from SWC Confucius Hub, Mrs J. McDowell, Mrs L Beatty and Mrs F Cole.

We will take photos to share here with you, so watch this space!


Extending Our Sympathy

The Board of Govenors, Staff and Pupils of St Mary’s would like to extend our deepest sympathies to our esteemed colleague, Mrs Martina Mc Kinley on the death of her beloved father, Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with Martina and the entire Mc Kinley, Family Circle.

Requiem Mass will take place tomorrow, Sunday 19th of January at 10.30 am in St. Mary’s Church, Mullaghabawn.

Any pupils attending Mass, please wear full school uniforms for a Guard of Honour, we will meet outside the Chapel at 10.10 am.

NSPCC Parents’ Workshop

A reminder to those Parents who signed up to take part in the NSPCC Internet Safety Workshop, it takes place this Wednesday, 15th of January, in the school hall, from 2-3 pm.

For anyone unable to attend there will be another opportunity in February during Internet Safety Week to attend an Internet Safety Workshop, this will be led by REIMS and will take place in the evening, 7-9 pm. Further information will be sent home shortly.

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, the NSPCC can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe. Check out the link below for lots of useful information and ideas.


Invitation to view our Nursery

If you have a child of pre-school age you are invited to come and view our Nursery setting on Thursday 16th January from 2pm-3pm.  The Nursery staff will be present to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with your online application.  Come along and see our excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, our tailored curriculum and our links with the Primary school.  Experience first hand the warm and welcoming environment we take such pride in offering the community.  We look forward to meeting you on Thursday.

Digital Admissions Clinics

The Education Authority are holding, “Digital Admissions Clinics” aimed at Parents and Guardians who may require support in completing the on-line application form necessary for applying for a Pre-school or Primary School, place for September 2020. In our area the Clinics are as follows:

Crossmaglen Library- 17 January, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Newry Library, 15 January, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Warrenpoint Library, 14 January  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Further information can be found at the following link:

Burns Skills School

Burns Skills School


Representatives from Burns’ Skills School will hold

a Registration Morning for Term 2, After School Activities,

Tomorrow: Thursday 9th January, from 8.45 am.

Sessions will run for 10 weeks, and cost £40.

Term 2 Activities are as follows:

Tuesday: Tag Rugby, commencing Tuesday 14th January

Friday: Gymnastics, commencing Friday, 17th January.