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.

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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.

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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.

Summer Camp Week 2

As we enter our final week of summer camp, here are some snap shots of our brilliant second week. We were so lucky with the weather each day!
A special thank you to Aoife with the African drums and Kathleen from An Tobhar. The children learnt so much and really enjoyed the activities. We also had many games in the pitch and art outside. We finished the week off at the football pitch with football matches and rounders.
Great week had by all!

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!

Keychain Krew Proceeds

With the P7 class departing the school earlier this week, this also signalled the conclusion of their Young Enterprise venture; Keychain Krew. Thanks to the support of our school community, as well as learning lots about the different aspects of running a successful business, the class also made a tasty profit too!

When all costs were deducted, there was in the region of £500 profit. The children decided against splitting the full profit amongst themselves. Instead, deciding to split £200 amongst the year group; receiving £5 each towards the cost of their recent school trip. The children then opted to give £100 back to school funds and also very generously donate £200 (+£50 Gift Aid) towards UNICEF’S drive to bring vaccines to the parts of the world, much less fortunate than ourselves here in Ireland, who are struggling to vaccinate their most vulnerable people and healthcare workers.

Amazingly, this donation will help to transport approximately 8,900 vaccines to countries such as Nepal; who our school shares a very special connection with, due to the Connecting Classrooms project with Jhapa Model English School in Damak.

Thanks again to our school community for enabling P7 to make this donation and play their part in helping the global fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Please note that keychains ordered by pupils within classes who are currently isolating or pupils who will not be in school before the end of the school year, have been kept aside and will be given to them on their return to school in the new term.


Best Wishes to the Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who finished their time at St Mary’s this afternoon. Some pupils gathered in class with others joining in online via Collaborate from home to enjoy one final assembly together. A few highlights from their P7 year are in the video & images below.

A huge well done to the winners of the Master Pius Tierney Cup and Mrs Anne Murphy Cup. These two esteemed trophies were awarded to two very deserving candidates pictured below. We hope that all of the outgoing P7 pupils have a great summer and we wish them well for September and the start of the next stage of their education in Post Primary School. Good luck from everyone in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn!