News & Events

On Monday 22nd January there was an award ceremony for Year 9 pupils to celebrate successes in the Christmas tests and ARP2 analysis. VIEW GALLERY HERE

The names of all the pupils who passed all subjects were read out by the Year Head. The top performing student in each class was presented with a certificate by The Pastoral V.P. Mrs F. Crookes. The names of the pupils receiving an award are:

Oisin Mc Ewan 9A

DJ Irwin 9B

Dillon Mc Cann 9C

Kyle Gallagher 9D

Fiontan Mac Giolla Cheara 9E

Ciaran Dempsey 9F

Ibrahim Abdullah 9G

The award for overall best performance in Year 9 was awarded to;

Dillon Mc Cann 9C

Recognition was also given to those pupils within the Year group who had achieved 100% attendance in the first term. These boys were presented with a certificate by the Head of School, Mrs M. Lewis.

Live Here Love Here Awards Celebrated Local Community Heroes  

Belfast, 21st February 2018: Last night was an evening of celebration as Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful hosted the second Live Here Love Here Community Awards in Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office, sponsored by ISL Waste Management Ltd. The event, compered by Lesser Spotted Ulster star Joe Mahon, was filled with inspirational tales from volunteers who have and continue to instil pride in our local communities through practical environmental action.

The fourteen award winners, aged 5 to 77, showed that caring for your local environment and working to make a change is a passion that spans all generations. From regular litter picks to the creation of shared community spaces these unsung heroes dedicate their time and efforts into making where we live cleaner, greener, safer and more sustainable.

The awards celebrated work such as litter picks, community involvement and going above and beyond all expectations. The bespoke award pieces, handmade out of recycled materials, were created using unplugged methods by David Keys Sustainable Woodcraft.

Belfast City Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: St. Mary’s CBGS Eco Club

On 22nd November 2017, the ETI conducted a Sustaining Improvement Inspection in St Mary's CBGS.

The Inspection was conducted in the context of ongoing industrial action by staff.

The ETI report will appear at a later date on the ETI website

Dear parent,
Due to adverse weather conditions school will be closed today. 
It will however open for those pupils sitting public examinations today. 
All pupils who have public exams today are to attend.


Jerin Panikulangara Year 13, GCSE art and Design work was chosen for the True Colours Exhibition.

This prestigious exhibition showcases the best and most innovative work of students in NI.

The work is on display at the Ulster Museum from 12th Jan-23 Feb



Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s)

Classes will be dismissed on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 1.40 pm (Year 8 pupils) and 1.45 pm (all other pupils) in order to allow us to prepare the school for our Open Night.

We have arranged with Translink that the Crumlin bus and Black’s Road bus will arrive on Thursday at 1.50 pm. As normal, staff will be at the school entrance to supervise the safe exit of all students.  The North Belfast bus will also arrive on Thursday at 1.50 pm.

Please note the school will be closed for Staff Training on Friday 19th January and classes resume on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support for the school.

Yours faithfully


John Martin


Open Night Poster January 2018 resize


St Mary's warmly welcomes Primary 7 students and their families to come and visit the school, speak with staff and mingle with students on Thursday 18th January at 7pm.