News Archive March 2016

STAR GAZING GALA

Posted on 01st March 2016

Congratulations to Eimear McGuigan and Jackie Donnelly who were each presented with their Ulster Colleges’ Camogie Allstar at a Gala event in The Elk on Friday 26 February. Mr R Kennedy explained, “A good night was had by all. Well done to both girls.”

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AMAZING ‘ANNIE’

Posted on 02nd March 2016

On 24 February, Year 9 enjoyed a visit to the theatre to see a fantastic production of Annie. The show has long been a family favourite musical with unforgettable songs such as Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow. Organised by Drama co-ordinator Miss R Allen, she was delighted with their interest and good humour. She added, “You can bet your bottom dollar Year 9 loved it!”

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Right of the Week

Posted on 07th March 2016

(8) Preservation of identity

  •  Children have the right to an identity – an official record of who they are. Governments should respect children’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties.

 

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YEAR 10 NETBALL 2016

Posted on 14th March 2016

An energetic and talented team of Year 10 Netballers represented St Mary’s admirably in the NEBSSA netball league this year.  The girls played Ballymena Academy on Monday 29 February and Magherafelt High School on Wednesday 2 March.  They battled valiantly to narrow defeats on both occasions but it was very pleasing to see their skills develop and their teamwork improve. Miss McCloskey stated: “It is great to see the enthusiasm that the students have for netball and the high turnout at training. We look forward to playing the Year 11 netballers soon, to prove which team really is the best in the school!”

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IN FINE VOICE!

Posted on 14th March 2016

The Senior Choir recently competed in their semi final of BBC’s School Choir of the Year. Miss Donnelly, Head of Music, explained: “They sang beautifully but unfortunately did not win a place in the final. I am so proud of them, and the fact that they reached a semi-final in their first year of the competition is an amazing achievement.” We were encouraged to tune into Radio Ulster on Sunday 13 March to hear their heat from 2.00-3.00pm. 

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ST MARY’S AND AWARE

Posted on 14th March 2016

Colleen Milligan from the charity AWARE recently came to school to thank the Year 13 pupils for raising £314 for their Mood Matters programme.  Colleen spoke to the pupils about the charity and how mental health is as important as physical health if we are to achieve our best.  This was very informative and very timely as stress during exam season isn’t uncommon.  Colleen clearly outlined to the pupils where they can avail of help and support over the next few weeks.

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