Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Dear family and friends of our Nursery,

Today was to be our Graduation Day but sadly we couldn’t host it in the way we had planned.  This amazing group of children will forever go down in the history of our school as the Nursery group that had to finish so abruptly because of the impact of the pandemic.  What a tale for them to tell future generations.  I know there was great disappointment about the Graduation not happening ……. well we couldn’t let that happen.   So as the saying goes, “Here’s one I’ve prepared earlier “, it is not the grand production we had envisaged but I’m sure you will enjoy it and agree that it is a true reflection of how happy and confident the children are in the setting.  The relaxed demeanour of the children you see in this video is often lost when they have to perform for an audience.   As adults we are disappointed about how the year ended, however  the children’s memories of  Nursery are not based on our last week together but rather a year of fun times, security and friendships.  Enjoy our “Graduation with a difference” .  On Tuesday 🤫  you will receive your child’s Graduation photo.  My sincere thanks for your understanding and messages of support this week.

Summer Scheme

Summer Scheme

We are delighted to invite (initially) our P5 and P6 Pupils to join us for some Summer Fun!!!!! 😎

Where?        St Mary’s Primary School

When?          Monday 5th to Friday 23rd of July

Time?           9:30 am to 2:00 pm Daily

 COST?        FREE….

To meet with friends… (and maybe even make some new ones!)

Activities: Sports, Games, Dance, Irish, Spanish, Gardening, Outdoor activities, Music, Art, Science…and LOTS OF FUN !!!!

Please note this is NOT a catch-up scheme, the focus is on well being, creative activities and FUN!

The Scheme will operate in line with current Covid regulations, i.e. “Bubbles”.

Please return all replies,  as soon as possible and no later than this Friday, (11th June) to secure a place.

(We will offer places to other Year Groups if spaces are available)

Thank you,

Miss Mulkerns-


They might get messy 😱 so… old clothes advised! 😁






P7 Transition Programme

P7 Transition Programme

Our P7’s completed the second part of their “Boundaries Transition Programme” this morning. This important programme addresses the “worries” of P7 pupils as they prepare for moving to their secondary schools. Thank you to Eleanor from REIM Training Solutions for leading both sessions. There are many relieved P7’s as their worries big and small, have been listened to, discussed and addressed with their Parents.

P7 Cross Country Training

The sun is shining so it must be time for “Cross Country Training”!!!!

Even though there will be no inter-schools competition in Kilbroney this year, Master Mc Coy is determined to get everyone out and exercising. Today it was the turn of the P7’s, after warm up stretches and gentle jogs, a lap of the field!

Well done everyone for participating, remember, whether you race, jog or walk the course, it is the participating and exercising that is important, not just for fitness but also for mental health and well-being.

If the weather holds up, hopefully there will be many more opportunities over the coming weeks for classes to get out, get active and get training. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

P4 Parents+Guardians

Dear P4 Parents/Guardians,

Please note the following dates and times, which have been confirmed with Fr Emlyn for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, (First Confession) and First Communion.

First Confession- Children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, on Thursday, 13th May @ 11 am. Only pupils and teachers will be in attendance for the Ceremony. Children should wear full school uniform.

First Communion- First Communion will take place on Saturday, 22nd of May as follows:

Miss Hughes’s Group at 11 am 

Miss Murphy’s Group at 2 pm.

Each child can be accompanied by 2 guests.

We ask that you are in the chapel and seated 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Kind Regards,

Miss R Hughes & Miss C Murphy




Confirmation Ceremonies Link

Confirmation Ceremonies Link

Dear Friends of P7,

Please find the link to the webcam in St Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn copied below.

Both Confirmation ceremonies will be live streamed through this link. The camera will be turned on just approaching 5pm each evening, to allow any family members who unfortunately are unable to attend due to restrictions, to view the ceremony from home.

We wish the P7 year group the very best of luck as they make their Confirmation this week and ask everyone connected with our school and wider parish community to keep them in their prayers at this time. The first group will be confirmed @5 pm this Tuesday (April 27th) and the second group being confirmed @5 pm on Thursday (April 29th), with both ceremonies taking place in St Mary’s Church,


Stations of the Cross by P6/7

P6/7 have been learning about the Stations of the Cross and last week visited St Mary’s Church to complete some research as to what each of the 14 Station represents. They made some sketches whilst in the Chapel and these are put together in the video linked below as a reflection for everyone on this Good Friday, as we know many will not be able to visit the Church. We hope you enjoy and wish everyone a peaceful and happy Easter.

From P6/7

Our First Assembly of 2021!

Our First Assembly of 2021!

It has been a very long time since we all prayed together, but a blink of sunshine on Friday provided us with this rare moment!

We gathered and prayed for all those connected to our school who are unwell, for all the families who have lost a loved one since we last met and for each and every boy, girl and member of staff, as they settle back into their classes and friendships after such an extended period of time away.

Master Mc Donnell congratulated everyone on the work they completed through Seesaw and Google Classrooms and thanked Parents, Grandparents, all who helped and supported our boys and girls during a tough period of Lock-down and home schooling.

The well deserved Easter break beckons, ( just one more day for pupils) and the Staff and Pupils of St Mary’s take this opportunity to wish the wider school community a very Happy Easter.