News & Events

 

The school community extends its congratulations to member of the Board of Governors Mr Tony Bell at the recent unveiling of his portrait of Martin McGuinnes at Stormont.

The family of the former Deputy First Minister were among those leading tributes to his work and praising the fantastic portrait representation of Mr McGunness.

The full story can be read here MARTIN MCGUINNES PORTRAIT UNVEILED

 

 

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

Our Eco Team have been very busy recently following on from their 'Live Here Love Here' success.

Click on this link to view their latest video project.

https://youtu.be/PRKuyjHbIss 

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 

SCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY THURSDAY 1ST MARCH DUE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. 

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.

 

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