Walking Tour of Newry

Walking Tour of Newry

Our P6 Group from our P6/7 Class had a great morning finding out more about the history of Newry City with local guide Des Murphy on Friday. Have you ever wondered: Why is “Hill Street” without a hill? Why was the wrong Cathedral built in Newry? Our P6 Group found out the answers to these and more questions on Friday and were “buzzing” with information when they arrived back to school. Thank you to Des Murphy for a great morning out. P6 look forward to using all their new found knowledge in their work back in the classroom.

Author Visit

Author Visit

P6/7 love a good book and this week they had the extra special thrill of “virtually” meeting the author of their novel, “Under the Hawthorn Tree”, Marita Conlon-Mc Kenna. Pupils heard how Marita had always been interested in the Famine Period and when she heard of bodies dating back to that time discovered under a hawthorn tree when land was being cleared, she was moved and inspired to write. P6/7 learned how and why the book was dedicated to her daughter Amanda and how she chose the names for the main characters, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions of their own. We would like to thank Declan at Newry and Mourne Museum, at Bagnell’s Castle for organising the event, it certainly created a buzz in P6/7!

Maths Week Ireland 2021

It was a busy week in St Mary’s as we celebrated Maths Week Ireland 2021. Everyone from Nursery to P7 enjoyed participating in an array of Maths Week activities. Congratulations to everyone who participated, all of our prize winners, P3a for guessing the correct amount of pumpkins in the jar, P6 for correctly guessing the weight of the pumpkin, and a special shoutout to Master McCoy’s P7 class for winning one of the St. Paul’s Maths Week Challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Maths Week such a great success. Have a lovely Halloween break!


Online Information Evening

We have been asked by Gaelcholáiste, Dundalk to share details of an information meeting which they will be hosting on Monday 18th October at 6pm to explain their enrolment process.

The meeting is open to prospective parents and the community.
The meeting will be bilingual (welcome as Gaeilge, information in English)


Meeting ID: 946 5899 2529

Passcode:   604142

Violin Lessons

Violin lessons resume tomorrow Tuesday, 14th of September for those P6 and P7  pupils who were involved last year. 

Please have your child bring their instrument and music folder into school. Lessons will take place in the Assembly Hall, starting at 9:15 am.

Best wishes to Clare our strings’ tutor and all the children taking part, we look forward to the sweet sound of violins filling our corridors on a Tuesday morning again!

P Mulkerns

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.