Deepest Sympathy


We were saddened today to hear of the death of Mrs Eileen Keenan, known to many of our Past Pupils as “Mrs Kennan, the dancing teacher”. For very many years Mrs Keenan traveled weekly from Newry to Mullaghbawn on the lunch-time bus, tape recorder in hand, ready to teach the “1,2, 3’s” in our Assembly Hall.

We have many fond memories of her time with us and we would like on behalf of the Board of Governors, Staff and Pupils, Past and Present, to extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends and the wider Dancing Community.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

Deepest Sympathy

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Andrew Nesbitt, Grandfather of Mrs Lisa Mc Keown, highly esteemed member of St Mary’s, Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors, Staff and Pupils of St. Mary’s Primary School wish to extend their heartfelt sympathy to Lisa and the wider Nesbitt family at this sad time.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

Art Online Summer Camp

🌞🌈👩‍🎨Summer Art Camps online ❤️
👩‍🎨26th July – 30th July
👼🏻2nd – 6th August 
Spread the word and share this camp as it’s going to be 🤩 fun and so 😎 awesome.  Take part from anywhere in the world!!
If you are looking for fun, creative  and educational activities to keep your kids entertained over the holidays then Art camp is the place to be.
Art materials needed for camp consist of paint and crayons/oil pastels with some different coloured paper!! That’s it!!
One price per family.
Great for kids who love art, or for those who may need some help with building confidence and self belief.
Art also helps their mental well-being by assisting with relaxation and focusing the mind.
Book today and have fun being creative this summer.
 I also have Summer arts and crafts boxes which will entertain kids for over 6 hours over the summer holidays with accompanying video tutorials and materials.
I have created fun and engaging summer arts and crafts boxes for kids to use over the school summer holidays.
If you are a parent who wants to engage and educate your children over the summer months with 5 different art projects then this is the perfect 👍 gift.
Perhaps you feel you can’t
👩‍🎨help your kids develop their artistic skills and love of art
🙏or your fed up with them on their devices all the time and want for them to be creative more
👩‍👦or you want an hour to yourself so that you can chill out
Whatever the reason these arts and crafts boxes will help them
👩‍🎨be creative
😊have fun
😎feel confident


With 5 projects to create there’s hours of creative fun to be had.
Click on the link below to purchase hours of creative fun for your kids.
You will then be emailed the accompanying video tutorials and your arts and crafts box with art materials necessary for the crafts.
The bundle includes all templates, paper and various materials for the 5 high quality and engaging themed art lessons.
Lesson 1: Create your Summer Ice Pop themed bunting to hang in your bedroom or home. Watch the tutorial as it takes you through how to create your own Ice Pop bunting. Use the paints and paint brush, string and templates to create the bunting.
Lesson 2: Draw and paint a palm tree, beached themes landscape following the accompanying tutorial using your own art materials.
Lesson 3: Lean how to draw and paint two different ice pops using paint and crayons/oil pastels.
Lesson 4: Create your own summer themed postcard and send it to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them. Use your literacy skills to share your summer 2021 experiences.
Lesson 5: Watch the time lapse for inspiration on how you can add colour and patterns to your camper van and surf boards. Then you can create your own beach scene using whatever art materials you prefer to use.

Summer Camp – Week 3

It is hard to believe that today is the last of our 3 week summer camp. We have had so much fun and learnt a lot!
A special thanks this week to Michaela from Sentinus who helped us make our own space rockets which we launched; to Aoife Garvey who presented us all with Certificates of Achievement for our drumming progress; to Vanessa from the AmmA Centre who taught us about animation and we made our own movies; to Kathleen from An Tobar who helped us brighten our school and homes with beautiful flowers and to Sinead who gave us another wonderful art class today! The pictures are fantastic.

Thank you to all the parents for their support over the past three weeks and we hope that the children have enjoyed the last 3 weeks! We also hope that everyone enjoys their summer and stays safe!!

Miss McArdle, Miss Hughes, Miss Murphy, Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy.

Week 1 of Camp

Week 1 of our summer camp is complete and what a week it was! The happy faces in these pictures say it all. Everyone had so much fun and lots of brilliant memories were made this week for all involved. We hope next week is just as great.

A special thank you to Aoife Garvey with the African drums, Niall from the AmmA Centre teaching about “Sound Maps” and the art teacher Sinead Campbell of “The Art and Design Factory.” Your workshops were brilliant and we are so thankful.

A reminder of times for any new children starting next week:

Summer camp starts at 9:30am and finishes at 2pm.

P4 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the nursery car park.

P5 and P6 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the main car park.



Summer Camp

Dear Parents / Guardians

Few reminders about St Mary’s Summer Camp that is starting on Monday 5th July.
The camp is running from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd July.
Each day starts at 9:30am and finishes at 2pm. Each class has a different drop off and pick up points; please see below:

Pick up/Drop off Points 

P4: Nursery Carpark

P5/P6: Main Teacher Carpark.

Please do not drop your child off at the front of the school as the main school will not be open. 

Children need to ensure they bring the following with them:

  • Packed lunch and water
  • Sun cream/ hat / coat (weather depending)
  • Pencil case with colouring pencils and a glue stick

We are very excited to see all the boys and girls next Monday for a fun three weeks! Keep safe over the weekend and see you Monday!

P6 – Friends for Life Programme

To celebrate the end of our ten week “Friends for Life” programme, Miss Crawley’s P6 pupils are invited to join Tom from the Bolster Community for our last session online on Tuesday 29th June at 10am.
The link for Collaborate session will be posted to your Google Classroom tomorrow morning at 9.30am.

We hope to see you all there for our celebration
Miss Crawley

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Dear family and friends of our Nursery,

Today was to be our Graduation Day but sadly we couldn’t host it in the way we had planned.  This amazing group of children will forever go down in the history of our school as the Nursery group that had to finish so abruptly because of the impact of the pandemic.  What a tale for them to tell future generations.  I know there was great disappointment about the Graduation not happening ……. well we couldn’t let that happen.   So as the saying goes, “Here’s one I’ve prepared earlier “, it is not the grand production we had envisaged but I’m sure you will enjoy it and agree that it is a true reflection of how happy and confident the children are in the setting.  The relaxed demeanour of the children you see in this video is often lost when they have to perform for an audience.   As adults we are disappointed about how the year ended, however  the children’s memories of  Nursery are not based on our last week together but rather a year of fun times, security and friendships.  Enjoy our “Graduation with a difference” .  On Tuesday 🤫  you will receive your child’s Graduation photo.  My sincere thanks for your understanding and messages of support this week.

P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent/Guardian
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd is the last day for our P7’s. We are holding a Virtual Leavers’
meet up on Collaborate Ultra @2 pm. An email has been sent out to all P7 Parents this afternoon with more details, if for any reason you haven’t received it please get in touch, our email addresses are given below.
Kind Regards,

Miss Mulkerns + Mr Mc Coy