News & Events

School will close early on Friday 16th November 2018 to allow us to make preparations for the GL familiarisation event that afternoon and the GL Assessment on Saturday morning.

Classes will be dismissed at 1.40pm. Pupils will receive written notification. Many thanks for your understanding.

PLEASE FIND INFORMATION FROM NI WATER REGARDING TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON THE GLEN ROAD COMMENCING 12TH NOVEMBER.

Congratulations to Mr Herron, Dylan Magee and Luke Gilgunn who have been shortlisted in the final of Belfast Media Group’s ‘Inspirational Youth of the West Awards 2018’.

This is a fantastic accolade for the school and testament to the contribution the school staff and students make to the local community.

It would be great for the school community to drive this forward and get voting for Mr Herron (Inspirational Secondary School Teacher), Dylan Magee (Inspirational Up and Coming Sports Star) and Luke Gilgunn (Inspirational Boys Basketball player) via the link below.

http://belfastmediagroup.com/inspirational-youth-2018-voting/

This is a great opportunity to showcase the contribution our staff students make outside of the classroom and give them the recognition they deserve.

You can vote every day until 2nd November and the winner will be announced on the 9th November.

Please share this post far and wide and don’t forget to vote every day.

AMAZING BRAINS YEAR 11 WORKSHOP

Our Year 11 students had their final session in the 'Ultimate Study System Training today with Paul from Amazing Brains.


The boys were given a fantastic pack of resources and Paul took them through strategies for using the resources to best maximise their study. The English department were on hand throughout to apply their skills to the English Language syllabus.


Well done to all involved.

Please find images of the Year 9 McNamee Cup hurling campaign so far by clicking HERE

The boys play OLSP Knock in the semi-final next week. Details of this fixture are to be confirmed.

On Friday 28th September St. Mary’s CBGS PTFA held their annual quiz in the school assembly hall.

View picture gallery HERE

Eight quiz teams assembled on a Friday evening to raise funds for an outdoor secure unit for our recently acquired school defibrillator, recently presented to the school by Sport NI.

Popular quiz master Mr McDonnell provided plenty of humour on the evening and was assisted on stage by Mr Herron, who welcomed all assembled guests.

‘Wingnuts’ edged in front in the first general knowledge round of the evening – though a hastily assembled staff team called ‘The Miscreants’ demonstrated an excellent knowledge of music themes to displace ‘The Wingnuts’.

The aforementioned duo were tied with ‘The Sleeping Beauties’ who, contrary to their name, were very much awake during the Film and TV round and the Dingbats round was edged by ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ ahead of the ‘B Team’.

The tension was palpable as the Sport round took centre stage before the midway point in proceedings – none of the eight sides covered themselves in glory as the creator of the sport round was heckled for a rather suspect array of questions.

At the midway point ‘The Miscreants’ had their noses in front, though lost ground on the ‘History’ round as ‘Wingnuts’ closed the gap – scoring 10 out of 10 along with the ‘The Sleeping Beauties’ who were far from living up to their name.

‘The Sleeping Beauties’ and ‘The B Team’ shared top spot in the Audio and Music round – whilst at the top of the standings – ‘The Miscreants’ and ‘Wingnuts’ were now neck and neck with two rounds remaining.

The second general knowledge round would prove decisive as ‘Wingnuts’ regained the lead they held on the first general knowledge round – scoring full marks along with the ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.

It was a lead they failed to relinquish and in the end ‘Wingnuts’ were quiz winners – with ‘The Miscreants’ punished for their errors in the second-half.

Third place saw a tie-break between ‘The Sleeping Beauties’ and the ‘No Brainers’ – in order to settle on third, the two groups agreed to a sing-off rather than the suggested dance-off and it was ‘The Sleeping Beauties’ who took third with a perfect rendition of Labi Siffre ‘Something Inside So Strong’.

The quiz once again proved to be another fantastic evening of craic, laughs and entertainment and we thank everyone who took time to come and along and contributed towards our aim of securing an outdoor defibrillator unit.

The PTFA would like to acknowledge everyone who contributed a prize for the event including;

New Haven Café Lurgan

Gymco

The Hunting Lodge

CF Autos

Congratulations to Mr Herron, Dylan Magee and Luke Gilgunn who have been shortlisted in the final of Belfast Media Group’s ‘Inspirational Youth of the West Awards 2018’.

This is a fantastic accolade for the school and testament to the contribution the school staff and students make to the local community.

It would be great for the school community to drive this forward and get voting for Mr Herron (Inspirational Secondary School Teacher), Dylan Magee (Inspirational Up and Coming Sports Star) and Luke Gilgunn (Inspirational Boys Basketball player) via the link below.

http://belfastmediagroup.com/inspirational-youth-2018-voting/

This is a great opportunity to showcase the contribution our staff students make outside of the classroom and give them the recognition they deserve.

You can vote every day until 2nd November and the winner will be announced on the 9th November.

Please share this post far and wide and don’t forget to vote every day.

 

Congratulations to Mr Herron who has been shortlisted in the ‘Inspirational Secondary School Teacher Award’ category of Belfast Media Group’s ‘Inspirational Youth of the West Awards 2018’.

This is a fantastic accolade for the school and testament to the contribution the school staff and students make to the local community.

It would be great for the school community to drive this forward and get voting for Mr Herron via the link below.

http://belfastmediagroup.com/inspirational-youth-2018-voting/

This is a great opportunity to showcase the work our students do outside of the classroom and give them the recognition they deserve.

You can vote every day until 2nd November and the winner will be announced on the 9th November.

Please share this post far and wide and don’t forget to vote every day.