📚 Summer Reading Challenge 📚

Join the ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022 for a very special science-themed Challenge!

What’s it all about?

Children aged 4 – 11 can join the ‘Gadgeteers’ for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge to spark their curiosity about the world around them. There will be amazing books, awesome rewards and plenty of fun ideas too!

How does it work?

The Summer Reading Challenge will take place from 25 June until the 3 September.  You can sign-up at any of our local libraries: Newry City, Crossmaglen or Bessbrook or even at the mobile library. Then, choose your reading goal and read any books to collect special stickers and other rewards along the way – and it’s all for FREE. 😃

There is also a digital platform so the fun can carry on anywhere! (link below)

Everyone who completes their personal challenge will receive a certificate and medal.

Lots of exciting events and activities will take place throughout the summer, both in libraries and online so…. GET READING!!

(Check out the links below for further information)

Link to Library Website:


Digital Platform link website.

St Mary’s Sports Day 2022

St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, took place last Tuesday. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities down the field.

P4-P7 girls spent the first half their day at Mullaghbawn club for a Camogie Fun Day, before returning to take part in their full programme of events for Sports Day in the afternoon. Thanks to Miceal, his coaches, Mrs O’Hagan, Mrs Glynn and everyone in Mullaghbawn Camogie Club for organising a great morning.

A huge thanks also to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored goodie-bag packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school.

Finally, well done to our P7 pupils who operated the ice-cream stand on the day.

Cycling Proficiency Scheme 2022

Last week, the P7 pupils who enrolled in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme all sat (and passed) their theory test. Afterwards, they were awarded their certificates.

Since the Easter break, the children have taken part in practical and theory lessons to help them understand the rules of cycling and improve their ability on a bicycle. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes and always wear a helmet.

This year was a special one, as it was the 50th anniversary of the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Congratulations to all of the children on their success.

🚲Cyclist Alert 🚲


Dear Parent/Guardians/Community Member

Our Cycling Profiency Scheme for P7 pupils begins today and will continue over subsequent Fridays until the end of term. As a result there will be an increased number of children cycling to and from school, in both the village and around the back roads. We ask all drivers to be alert especially around the school gates at pick up and drop off times.

Thank you for your understanding and help with this matter.

P7 Teachers- Mr P Mc Coy, Miss P Mulkerns

Good Luck!!!

Best wishes to our Girls’ Gaelic Football team and their coaches tomorrow, as they take on Armagh CBS in the Athletic Grounds, in the Girls’ semi-final, of the Malachy Mc Genney Cup, ( large school category). Throw in is at 11:45 am. We congratulate them on their achievement to date and wish them well for the next round.

The whole girls’ squad will travel to Armagh, and they will need to bring a packed lunch. Please remember to layer up as it can be cold out of the sun.

In the event that they win their Semi-final, the Final will also be played tomorrow and is due to take place at 2:10 pm. In this eventuality the squad would not be back for 3:00 pm and we ask Parents/Guardians to have arrangements in place for a pick up at 3:30/3:45 pm. We will place a notice on the school website, tomorrow, as soon as we know the outcome of the Semi-final.

We have had a message from someone special which we would like to share with our team! Click on the link below


☘ Mullaghbawn – St Patrick’s Day Parade ☘

Dear Parent/Guardian,

☘ Please remember tomorrow is “Green Day” in school and see below some exciting  news from Mullaghbawn Club for St Patrick’s Day itself! ☘ 


Mullaghbawn St Patrick’s Day Parade will return this year with local musicians leading all participants from The Club to Ti Chulainn for 12.

Everyone is asked to gather at the car park at 11:30 am and it is hoped for a large turn out from Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Clubs.

Anyone from the Community with a vintage car, tractor or  a decorated floats is invited to participate.