News & Events

On behalf of the Board of Governors of St Marys may I offer our sincere condolences to Mrs Donegan and her family.

We especially have in our thoughts and prayers young Jamie, and the terrible loss he has suffered.

We would like to thank Mrs Crookes, our Principal and all our wonderful staff who in the most difficult of circumstances provided leadership, guidance and support to protect our boys during this tragic event.

We would also like to thank our parents for their kind words and offers of support to the St Marys family during the unfolding of the tragedy. It is very much appreciated.

Sean Mahon

Chair of the Board of Governors

The thoughts and prayers of the Principal and all the staff are with our pupil and his family at this very sad time.

Ensuring that all pupils got home safely was our absolute focus following this tragic incident. 

The school will be closed on Wednesday 5th December 2018 due to the on-going investigation.  The school will be providing pupils with counselling and support services. 

Christmas tests take place in the school from the 12th-19th December for all Year Groups.

You can download the Christmas Test Timetables by clicking on this link: TIMETABLES


School will close early on Friday 16th November 2018 to allow us to make preparations for the GL familiarisation event that afternoon and the GL Assessment on Saturday morning.

Classes will be dismissed at 1.40pm. Pupils will receive written notification. Many thanks for your understanding.


Congratulations to Mr Herron, Dylan Magee and Luke Gilgunn who have been shortlisted in the final 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 (Inspirational Secondary School Teacher), Dylan Magee (Inspirational Up and Coming Sports Star) and Luke Gilgunn (Inspirational Boys Basketball player) via the link below.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the contribution our staff students make 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.


Our Year 11 students had their final session in the 'Ultimate Study System Training today with Paul from Amazing Brains.

The boys were given a fantastic pack of resources and Paul took them through strategies for using the resources to best maximise their study. The English department were on hand throughout to apply their skills to the English Language syllabus.

Well done to all involved.

Please find images of the Year 9 McNamee Cup hurling campaign so far by clicking HERE

The boys play OLSP Knock in the semi-final next week. Details of this fixture are to be confirmed.