News & Events

Our popular Quiz  in the school Assembly Hall for Lighthouse Charity takes place this year on Friday 29th September at 8.30pm.

Always a great night's craic and with great prizes on offer, parents, staff and friends of the school contribute to the social side of St Mary's in a relaxed 'BYOB' atmosphere.

Quizmaster Mr McDonnell will test you all on your knowledge of a wide variety of topics, music, pictures, and general trivia with spot prizes on offer throughout the night to keep you entertained.

Tickets can be purchased at the office or you can pay at the door on the night.

Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s)

Classes will be dismissed on Thursday 14th September 2017 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 15th September 2017 and classes resume on Monday 18th September.

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

John Martin


Our school has hurled itself into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD BOOKS after 600 pupils took part in the "world's largest hurling lesson". VIEW GWR IMAGES HERE

The record attempt by is the first of its kind.

The boys who took part in the successful attempt ranged from first year pupils who have just started at the school, to A-level students.

To achieve this record almost 600 pupils participated in the same hurling lesson for a minimum of 30 minutes under the watchful eye of stewards and an adjudicator from Guinness World Records.

The criteria for success were very strict and anyone judged not to be fully participating in the session could be disqualified, with the adjudicator stating that the minimum number of students required was 250, and that only 10 per cent of the total number could be disqualified for the record to be set.

There were celebrations as the official announced that 577 out of 584 pupils counted had "fully participated", meaning the school had set the record, before a framed certificate of the achievement was presented to principal John Martin.

He said the unusual lesson had created great excitement in the school.

"I would believe that if anywhere in Ulster is to break this record, this is the best place. Hurling is part of the DNA of St Mary's," he said.

"It has created a real buzz amongst the boys. This is something to tell your children and grandchildren about - it's not every day that you set a Guinness World Record."

Tomorrow afternoon St Mary's will aim to enter the Guinness Book of Records with the largest number of students taking part in a hurling training session at the same time.

600 students will brave the elements and take part in a simultaneous training session with qualified coaches from the Ulster Council.

Take a look at the promotional video by clicking on this link VIDEO


ST Mary’s students collected their results this morning and our top achievers have produced a fantastic set of results, a fitting reward for their hard work over the last two years.

VIEW GALLERY HEREronan mccluskey celebrating his 10astar and 1 a with his proud mother

Finn McCann and Ronan McCluskey both attained a fantastic profile of 10A* and 1A grade.

In the pictures in the gallery are other top achievers, Michael Deane 3A* 7A, Ciaran McCaffrey 5A* 4A 1B, Eamonn McCullough 8A 1C, Conor Sloan 4A 5B 1C, Niall Wilkinson 1A* 6A 3B and Jefin Jose 2A* 7A 1C.

Well done to all our students today.

jerin panikulangara ryan campbell ciaran harte daniel loughran



top achievers at a2 fionntan toner david mcnally and carl keenan

St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School has had another highly successful A Level year, with pupils producing excellent examination results. VIEW GALLERY

Fionntan Toner was the top performing student, achieving a remarkable 3 As and a B grade.  Outstanding results were also secured by David McNally (2 A*s and an A ) and Carl Keenan (A* and 2 As).

Carlos Quinterio-Anguita achieved an A grade in Spanish and a Triple Distinction Award in BTEC Level 3 Sport, the equivalent of 3 grade A passes at A Level.

A Triple Distinction Award in BTEC Level 3 Sport was also achieved by Tiarnan Murphy, Kieran Foster, Ryan Hughes, Gary Manson, Thomas McGreevy and Eoin McNally.

The school’s overall A Level performance was very strong, with St Mary’s students achieving a 100% pass rate at grades A* to C in Art & Design, Applied Business, BTEC Sport, Diploma in Finance, Drama, English, Irish, Further Maths, Music and Physics.  Technology, Geography, Media and Politics were also very successful, with pass rates of over 90% at grades A*-C.

St Mary’s Principal, Mr. John Martin, expressed his pride in the success of the pupils and their teachers.  “These are extremely pleasing results and the school is delighted that our pupils’ hard work and commitment and the support of their parents has been rewarded.  I am sure that our A Level pupils, who have contributed greatly to the life of the school community, will now go on to great success in their universities and employment”.

GCSE results will be available to students tomorrow morning in the school Assembly Hall at the following times: 

Year 12: 9.00am - 10.00am

Years 11 & 10: 10.00am - 11.00am

Good luck to all our students!