P7 Parent / Guardian Notification

Dear P7 Parent / Guardian,

We hope you have received an email sent out out with information relating to the Post Primary Admissions process. If for whatever reason you have not received this email, please contact the school office.

We have since received a link, from St Jospeh’s High School Crossmaglen, to a virtual Open Night video. It is available to view below.

Kind Regards, Mr McCoy & Miss Mulkerns

Catholic Schools’ Week

St Mary’s along with Catholic Schools across Ireland will be celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week, this week. The theme is, “Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full”.

To start our week of celebrations we would like to share with you a special recording made last term featuring our P6/7 Class singing “This Little Light of Mine” and “Rise and Shine”. This special Assembly will be played in schools across the Diocese this week, we are super proud of our performers and Mrs Mc Cann their accompanist!


Key Dates for P1 Applications 2022/23

A reminder to all Parents with a child due to begin P1 September, 2022 the application process closes on Thursday, @ 12 Noon and by the end of the following week all supporting documentation and child’s birth certificate must be uploaded. For further information on the online application process please check the Education Authority website at the link below.


Letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Parents / Guardians,

We are putting a very challenging year behind us and moving on to 2022 with high expectations of better times ahead.

I anticipate a full return to school on Wednesday, 5th January 2022 despite the current surge of infection.

We in St Mary’s wish to thank you sincerely for the great generosity, understanding and kindness afforded to us throughout the year but particularly to express our gratitude for the spectacular support given to our Sponsored Walk which raised an amazing £5,335. These funds will assist us greatly in developing a dedicated sensory room within the school to cater for the emotional health and well-being of our pupils.

2021 has brought an unprecedented number of bereavements among past pupils and former school staff: We remember, Mrs Caroline McCarthy (nee McCoy), Mrs Mary McCann, Mrs Geraldine Mc Namee (nee Grant), Mr Paddy McCoy, Mrs Helen O’Hare and Mrs Peggy Kelly. We continue to pray for all deceased members of our school community and extend our sincere sympathy to the families of all the deceased.

Finally, on behalf of all our staff and Governors I would like to wish each and every family a wonderful Christmas.  We pray that it will be a time for joy, celebration and hope for the New Year to come.  

Yours sincerely

Peter McDonnell

P6/7 Class Parents

Dear P6/7 Parent/Guardian,

In light of Storm Barra, which is expected to cause high winds and heavy rain tomorrow, we have decided to postpone P6/7 walking tour of Bessbrook. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Last week was a very busy one… we hope you enjoy some photos of the highlights!

Mandarin with Miss Shary… online stretching and relaxation exercises with Joanne… and Design and Technology challenges with Margaret from Sentinus.

Thank-you to all the facilitators, our P6/7 pupils were delighted with the opportunities to have  such interesting and fun experiences.

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.