In St. Mary's, we recognise and celebrate the achievements and awards of pupils, staff and the school.
ECO-SCHOOLS GREEN FLAG AWARD
In April 2010, St. Mary’s achieved its first Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. Following a visit by Eco-Schools Assessors in May 2013 and May 2015, St. Mary’s was awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award for a second and third time. This reflects the school’s sustained efforts to promote environmental awareness and reduce its environmental impact. St. Mary’s has achieved its Eco-Schools Green Flag Award each year since.
BRITISH COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD (2012-2015)
In September 2012, September 2015 and again in September 2018, St. Mary’s was awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of the school’s work to bring the world into the classroom. The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instil a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.
BEST KEPT SCHOOL AWARD
In 2012-2013, St. Mary’s was named the Best Kept Post-Primary School in the North Eastern Education and Library Board region. The Best Kept School Awards are organised annually by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) and acknowledge the outstanding commitment of local schools to green projects and environmental education.