News & Events

Principal Mr Martin recently made known his intention to retire this Halloween.

Mr Martin is in his fourth year as Principal of St Mary’s and his leadership of the school will be greatly missed.

Focus remains firmly on leading the school towards a successful set of examination results this summer and the Principal will address the school community at a later date.

 

 The staff of St Mary’s are delighted to be supporting Darkness Into Light 2018 and have set up a school group on the DIL website.

Working with a variety of agencies throughout the year to promote positive mental health and to support those in need, we look forward to walking into the sunrise in Hannahstown on Saturday 12th May. 

The school is aware of a large number of boys and their families who are already doing the walk through their GAA clubs or other groups and look forward to sharing the experience on the Saturday morning. 

If anyone wishes to register, or join the school online group, you can do so through the following link.

Good luck everyone!

https://dil2018.pieta.ie/join/stmaryscbgsbelfast 
 
@darknessintolighthannahstown 

 

Members of the Social Justice Advocacy Group travelled to Abbey CBS Newry to present at the Edmund Rice Awards.

Students from Omagh CBS joined ourselves and Abbey CBS in showcasing the work going on in the schools in the true ethos of Edmund Rice.

St Mary's students presented on their work with the Homeless. A video of the presentation can be viewed by clicking the following link

HOMELESS PRESENTATION VIDEO

A number of inspirational speakers presented to the hall with Father Peter McVerry as guest speaker giving an inspirational talk on his experience of working with the homeless in Dublin.

Images from the presentation can be viewed here IMAGES ER AWARDS CEREMONY

Following an inspection of the school grounds we plan to open as normal tomorrow.

If there is any change to this parents will be notified at the earliest opportunity 

On February 22nd Carter Wickham, Odhran Feeley, Conor Fay, Tiarnan Blair and Tiernán O'Flaherty attended the Northern Ireland Youth Forums Youth Congress at Stormont.

During this event the boys got the opportunity to debate multiple issues in the Stormont Chambers. Odhran and Tiarnan spoke about Discrimination in our communities and the issue of an Irish Language Act. Carter and Conor spoke about multiple topics including Mental health and abuse of social media.

The chambers were full of young people who wanted to express their feelings about issues which effect them. We hope to attend an event like this again and the boys have pledged to support the Youth Forum's proposal for a NI youth assembly.