P6/7 and P7 Workshops on Renewable Energy

Thanks to Mrs Margaret Lane, from Sentinus, who came to St Mary’s last Friday to facilitate prtactical workshops on Renewable Energy for P7 and P6/7. Pupils created minitaure wind turbines, wired a solar circuit to power a propeller and also conducted an experiement on the force of hydro power.

The hands-on activities enhanced pupils’ knowledge of this increasingly important topic, and followed on from work completed in class around the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow.

P7 Trip to Newry Museum

On Friday past, Primary 7 enjoyed a trip to Newry Museum, at Bagenal’s Castle, for a living history workshop on Victorian Workshouses. This concluded the work which P7 completed on the Victorian Era.  The children had a great time and came away with a wealth of new knowledge on the subject.

Thanks to Declan Carroll for facilitating the workshop and to Newry, Mourne and Down DC for covering the cost of transport.

Our Creative P7’s!

Our Creative P7’s!

Our P7’s were hououred to be asked to create two canvases for use in a ceremony to mark Catholic Schools’ Week later in the year. The themes were “ Spiritual” and “Cultural”. They had so many great ideas and worked together as a team to create these fabulous pieces. We are very proud of  what they have achieved.
Here are some close ups showing some of the detail…

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!


P7- Group 2 Hill Walking

Dear P7 Parent/Guardian,

The weather forecast is looking fine for tomorrow so we will go ahead with the planned hike up Slieve Gullion for our 2nd Group of P7’s.

  • Please wear old clothes, (suitable for walking and scrambling),
  • wear plenty of warm layers,
  • bring a hat and gloves,
  • bring any medication needed (inhalers etc )
  • bring a packed lunch, including water (a treat is allowed).

Boots and a water/wind proof jacket and trousers are provided with a rucksack to pack everything in.

It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes, including dry socks to leave back in school on the off chance they are needed.

We will leave around 9:30 and we will be back for home time as normal at 3:00 pm.

We hope everyone has a great day out, remember it will be much colder on top!!

Miss Mulkerns + Mr Mc Coy


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

P7 Workshops

P7 have enjoyed two fun-filled workshops this week. On Wednesday, we welcomed Cormac & Rachel from “HIP Pyschology” who delivered a interactive presentation on how to developing resilience / dealing with difficult situations. It was a big hit and the children have added some new startegies to their toolkits for the years ahead. On Thursday, Cathy from Young Enterprise came in to launch the Business Beginnings project for this year. Again, it was great fun and the class will now get to work on planning their own business. Watch this space!