News & Events

 

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.

 

The Eco Club yesterday visited Ballyown Court Choice Housing development next door to us on the Glen road.

The boys were involved in planting window boxes for the residents. We then had a cup of tea with the residents, who were very impressed with the boys’ work.

We are hopefully going back next month to check on the plants & start planning work on a raised bed for vegetables.

Congratulations to our A level Financial Studies pupils on their tremendous AS results. The London Institute of Banking and Finance has officially recognised their outstanding results.

FRONT L-R: Dara Altimas, Declan Rainey, Tiernan Duffy, Gavin Hughes

Back L-R: Cal Morton, Aaron Bradley, Paul Gorman

In particular, a massive congratulations to Tiernan Duffy. Tiernan achieved an A* grade and represent 1% students across the country gaining the highest achievement.

Well done and good luck to all the boys as they continue their A2 studies.

 

 

The Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Siobhan Kelly as the next Principal of St Mary’s CBGS.

Mrs Kelly will replace Mr John Martin as principal following his retirement on the 31st October.

The Board wishes Mrs Kelly every success in her new role and looks forward to many years of continuing success for St Mary’s.

YEAR 8 MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

To mark World Suicide Day, we began our positive mental health workshops for Year 8 students.

Gary Symmington from Lighthouse Charity delivered the session to students from 8A exploring positive mental health and how to look after yourself and each other.

Gary will be in for the next 6 Mondays working with each year 8 form class.