P6 Parents

Dear P6 Parent/Guardian,

Please see below information we have received from the Newry Post Primary, Transfer Consortium about Registration for the Transfer Process for 2023. Please note registration must be carried out by the Parent/Guardian of the child.



Parents/Guardians of pupils presently in Primary 6, considering any of the schools listed below as possible post-primary schools for their children, are invited to register for an Entrance Assessment in English and Mathematics.  All of the schools are using the same Entrance Assessment on Saturday 12th November 2022.

A Registration pack may be obtained in person, by writing to any of the schools listed or by downloading the pack from a school’s website.

Registration Packs will be available from 4th May 2022. 

Completed registration forms must be returned to the Newry & Mourne Registration Centre c/o Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School no later than 2.00 pm on Friday 23rd September 2022.









Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Update

St Mary’s girls’ and boys’ Gaelic teams have enjoyed taking part in the Malachy McGeeney series organised by Cumann na mBunscol. This included games at home to St Malachy’s, Camlough and away to St Patrick’s, Crossmaglen, along with a blitz against 3 other schools in Killeavy. The girls have remained unbeaten and qualified for the knockout stages, which will commence next week. The boys will return to action, along with the girls, after Easter for the next stage of the programme of events.

After school training also continues to alternate on a weekly basis for the 60+ pupils who registered. It will be the girls’ turn again next Wednesday (April 6th).

“The Connecting Through Art Project” – Day 2

“The Connecting Through Art Project” – Day 2


P6 were delighted to welcome artist Conor to support them to create an information board to highlight the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 14 “Life Under Water”.

Pupils enjoyed a very creative day sketching and painting sharks, jellyfish, turtles and even some flying fish.

Huge thanks to John who managed the arrangement of artwork on the display board which shows the fascinating plant and animal life  living in our oceans and seas.


🐝”The Connecting Through Art Project” – Day 1 🐝

🐝”The Connecting Through Art Project” – Day 1 🐝

P6/7 were delighted to spend the day with artist Conor Mc Ginley, working on the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), 15- Life on Land. They focused their work on our pollinator friends, the bees. 🐝 They sketched, printed, painted working both individually and as a group to create the fantastic display pictured above.  P6/7 really enjoyed their day and appreciated the chance to work with an “real life artist”.👨‍🎨

Conor will be back with us on Wednesday to work with Miss Crawley’s P6 group and next week for a day with Mr Mc Coy’s, P7 group. Each group will focus on a different SDG as part of our Erasmus Project.

A big thank you to the Play Resource Centre, Belfast, for the opportunity to work with Conor, made possible through funding, “The Connecting Through Art Project”.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Update

St Mary’s girls’ and boys’ Gaelic teams have taken part in 2 fixtures so far in the Malachy McGeeney series. These games were at home to St Malachy’s, Camlough and away to St Patrick’s, Crossmaglen. Our pupils gave their all on both occassions and are looking forward to this week’s blitz in Killeavy, which will concude the first stage of the McGeeney Cup.

After school training also continues to alternate on a weekly basis for the 60+ pupils who registered. It will be the girls’ turn this Wednesday (March 23rd).

Wild Atlantic Tales

Our P6 and P6/7 classes were held spellbound by the traditional story teller Niall De Burca today on their visit to the Newry Museum at Bagnell’s Castle.

Niall from Galway, began by welcoming the children from Mullaghbawn, saying how delighted he was to hear that the first group of children he would perform for, were the children from Mullghbawn. He spoke about our village having an abundance of folklore and stories and added that the best storyteller of all time was from Mullaghbawn. He told the children of his great honour in having met the late John Campbell and that John had shared one of his stories with him, this he then retold to the children. He also told a Slovenian story for Maruska our Slovenian assistant and finished with the story of Finn Mc Cool and the Ceallach Bheara.

A huge thank you to Newry and Mourne Council for bringing Niall to Newry and allowing us to attend.


P6 visit to An Tobar

The great outdoors was P6’s classroom today!
It was a short journey to An Tobar Wellness and Social Farm, Silverbridge where pupils were met by Una Walsh and Margaret Finnegan who led an excellent interactive tour of Brian’s Wood. Pupils located their townland name on the Ring of Gullion Townland map, identified native trees and learned about the eco system.
We would like to thank Una and Margaret for inviting us to An Tobar and for giving us the opportunity to learn about our local environment in a very relaxed and enjoyable workshop.

Connecting Classrooms Evaluation

Connecting Classrooms Evaluation

Thank you to the boys and girls from P6 and P7 who completed an online evaluation for our Connecting Classrooms project which came to an end last term. Over 2 years we have been sharing lessons with our partner school in Nepal, learning about our partner school’s culture and country. Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns joined from Bilbao,  Mr Mc Coy and pupils joined from Mullaghbawn and the researcher from Belfast! The children all received a small token from Bilabo in thank-you for their participation, a keyring of the famous flower dog outside the Gugghenheim Museum or a football keyring inscribed with Basque symbols and language.