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News Archive October 2016


Posted on 04th October 2016

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has held its annual Awards Ceremony.  Celebrating the successes and achievements of the academic year 2015-16, the event took place in the school on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

As well as celebrating the outstanding attainment of pupils in recent GCSE and A Level examinations, the evening also provided an opportunity to recognise the accomplishments of pupils in a range of extra-curricular activities, ranging from sport to public speaking.

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Posted on 07th October 2016

On Tuesday 27 September 2016, Year 13 and Year 14 language students visited Holy Family Primary School to teach French, Irish and Spanish to Primary 3 - Primary 7 pupils to mark European Day of Languages.  The Sixth Form students were extremely keen to take part in this project, and for many it was actually an opportunity to return to their former primary school.  The lesson topics ranged from ‘colours’ to ‘animals’ and lots of careful planning was involved. The primary pupils thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to learn a new language and demonstrated great enthusiasm and confidence.  The “new teachers” were rewarded for their efforts with some well-deserved treats, provided by the primary school at the end of their lessons.

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Posted on 10th October 2016

On Monday 3 October 2016, Miss Donnelly and the staff of Café Bordeaux held a ‘Smoothie Taste Testing Morning’ enabling all pupils to sample the range of delicious smoothies available in the school at break time and lunch time.  The event was held as part of the school’s focus on promoting nutrition and healthy eating within the school.  Each month, pupils are rewarded for making healthy food choices in Café Bordeaux.  Pictured are those pupils who received rewards in September and October:

Sarah Devlin (8B), Rachel Quinn (9D), Bronagh McAteer (10E), Ciara Cassidy (11E),

Molly McAllister (12B), Jason McFlynn (13PBR) and Kerri Quinn (14UDO).

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Posted on 10th October 2016

On Tuesday 4 October 2016, Year 13 Geography students participated in a visit to Magilligan Field Centre.  

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Posted on 11th October 2016

History and Politics students attended a local democracy event in the Mid-Ulster Council’s Magherafelt offices.  Ferghal McFlynn,  Sarah Gallen and Niamh McElwee took part in a ‘speed dating’ event where they met a number of local councillors from various political parties.  They had an opportunity to raise questions on a range of local government issues that were of interest to them.

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Posted on 13th October 2016

Year 10 pupils from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt enjoyed a performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the school on Wednesday 12 October 2016.

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