News Category: General

DIA DAOIBH

Posted on 13th November 2015

The Irish department is delighted to have recently received a BASLA award (British Academy School’s Language Award) to fund a yearlong project. 150 schools entered the competition and we were the lucky winners in the NI region. The project will involve AS/A2 students and our Irish medium students and will see us continue our collaboration with Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí.

You can read all about it here:

http://www.irishnews.com/news/educationnews/2015/11/11/news/school-rewarded-for-encouraging-irish-study-beyond-16-320536/

http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/1334

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CASH FOR CLOBBER

Posted on 06th October 2015

In order to raise money for Cancer Focus, some members of staff are taking part in a six week Fit 4 School Challenge that involves a healthier diet and more exercise. These staff members are organising a number of activities inside and outside of school in order to fundraise and Cash for Clobber is one of these initiatives. We are hoping to raise £5000 and all help and support would be greatly appreciated in order to reach this total.

 

 

 

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GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2015

Posted on 01st May 2015

Spanish students from Years 11 to 14 took part in the VocabExpress Global Challenge 2015 in March.  It was one of the most competitive VocabExpress championships to date. Organisers were blown away by the response to the competition – both from individual students and their encouraging teachers.

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2020 VISION OF COLIN BATEMAN

Posted on 01st May 2015

A group of twenty-nine Year 8 pupils attended an inspirational talk given by one of Northern Ireland’s best known authors, Colin Bateman. The event was hosted by St. Pius X College on 27 April. The writer spoke about the importance of books and reading; he also spoke candidly and humorously about his own writing career. After the talk the pupils involved were given the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Mr Bateman’s best-selling children’s book, “Titanic 2020”.

It was a most enjoyable and worthwhile experience. One pupil, Helen Doherty, commented, “I felt that his talk was very inspirational. He mentioned how he became an author and then we got a chance to purchase a signed copy of a book of his called, “Titanic 2020”. I particularly liked when he talked about meeting Liam Neeson in a penthouse in New York! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!”

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LEAPING FOR LEPRA

Posted on 06th May 2014

On Friday 2nd May 2014, all Year 10 students participated in an aerobic session to raise funds for LEPRA. Thanks to Mrs Audrey Heslip from LEPRA and to Miss McAllister, Head of Year 10, and all Year 11 form teachers for organizing the event.

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YEAR 11 GEOGRAPHY TRIP TO NEWCASTLE, CO. DOWN

Posted on 16th April 2014

Year 11 Geography students recently visited Newcastle, Co. Down to investigate the strategies used to manage an area of the coast affected by coastal erosion. The students engaged in and enjoyed a most worthwhile learning experience.

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FAITH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Posted on 15th April 2014

Damien Quigley, a Seminarian from Maynooth, spent time with the pupils from St Mary’s Grammar School participating in their Faith Development Programme. We will miss him for his warmth and wisdom and will remember him in our prayers.

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BROCK SHIELD COMPETITION

Posted on 08th April 2014

Our boys recently played local rivals St Pius X College at Rossa Park. St. Mary’s were the eventual winners on a score line of 2:13 v 2:11. The St Mary’s scorers were: Declan Cassidy 1.4, Tiarnach Donaghy 1.0, Kevin Small 0.5, Matthew Loughran 0.1, Kealan McCann 0.1, Odhran Devlin 0.1 and James Crawford 0.1. The boys now progress to the semi final where they will play St Mary’s CBGS, Belfast.

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SIANSA: ALL IRELAND WINNERS

Posted on 07th April 2014

Congratulations to our senior traditional players who competed in the All Ireland Final of the Siansa competition.  Head of Music, Miss U Donnelly said: “There were 8 groups in the final, which was held in the National Concert Hall and our group came 3rd, winning 750 euros.  Their performance was exceptional and was broadcast live on Radio na Gaeltachta.  It will also be broadcast on TG4 on 23rd April.”

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CHARGED AND READY FOR BUSINESS

Posted on 04th April 2014

Head of Business Studies and Economics in St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt, Mrs Marion McKeever, expressed her delight at the pupils’ recent success in the very prestigious Young Enterprise competition having won Best Social Enterprise company. In addition, the Chairman of the judging panel awarded the group a ‘highly commended’ accolade and named them runner up in the Overall competition. 

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N. IRELAND YOUNG AMBASSADOR CONFERENCE

Posted on 04th April 2014

Niamh McGarry, Niamh Quinn, Paula O’Neill, Diarmuid Logan, Dominic Quinn and Conor McCluskey attended the N. Ireland Young Ambassador Conference in UUJ organised by the Youth Sport Trust. The first 4 pupils addressed the conference about their Olympic/Commonwealth Games experiences.

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KEEPING WELL VAN

Posted on 03rd April 2014

The staff of St Mary’s recently had the opportunity to visit a Cancer Focus Keeping Well van which was located in school for 4 days. Mr Dunlop, Vice principal and co-ordinator of the Health and Wellbeing Committee, had made the necessary arrangements.

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS IN FINAL OF SIANSA GAEL LINN MUSIC COMPETITION

Posted on 12th June 2013

Music students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have competed in the final of the 2013 Siansa Gael Linn Music Competition.  

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ST. MARY’S PUPILS BRING A TASTE OF FRANCE TO HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Posted on 26th May 2013

Year 12 French students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have been nurturing primary school pupils’ interest in the European language.   

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MAGHERAFELT STUDENTS ARE SALT OF THE EARTH

Posted on 23rd May 2013

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt was the host venue for a recent visit of the Salters’ Company to the area.  Representatives from the Salters’ Company and other London Livery Companies were in town to launch a new award within the Magherafelt Learning Partnership.  

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ST. MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL DANSKE BANK KIRK CUP CHAMPIONS 2013

Posted on 14th May 2013

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has emerged victorious from the 2013 Ulster Colleges Danske Bank Hurling Kirk Cup competition, beating Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast to pick up the trophy. 

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS COMPETE IN 2013 BRITISH CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

Posted on 07th May 2013

Year 14 students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have participated in the prestigious 2013 British Chemistry Olympiad Competition, achieving a range of certificates. The students who took part in the competition were: Peter Maguire, Brid Corrigan, Catherine Tennyson, Maria Tennyson, Sinead Comer, Sinead Kearney, Bronagh McGillian, Sinead Donnelly, Aileana Jackson, Padraic Lagan, Roisin Martin, Orlagh Scullion. Kerri Strain and Gavin Tennyson.​

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS HIT ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

Posted on 07th May 2013

Two students of Music and Drama from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt will be treading the boards in Belfast this summer in productions of ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Annie.’

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ST. MARY’S STUDENT SECURES WORK PLACEMENT WITH FINANCE CORPORATION

Posted on 07th May 2013

A Year 13 Business Studies student from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has been awarded a unique work placement with financial services corporation, Morgan Stanley.   

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ST. MARY’S HOSTS LAUNCH OF LINEN HALL LIBRARY WEBSITE

Posted on 29th April 2013

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt was the venue for the Linen Hall Library’s recent launch of Digital Theatre Archive, an online digital resource containing over 2500 local theatre programmes, handbills and plays dating back to the late 18th century.    

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS VISIT GERMANY

Posted on 24th April 2013

Year 11 students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt recently travelled to Reutlingen in Germany as part of their involvement in a two-year British Council Comenius School Partnership project. 

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS MAKE ART NOT WASTE

Posted on 24th April 2013

Art and Design students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have taken part in the Regional Final of the RiverRidge Recycling Make Art Not Waste Competition. 

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ST. MARY’S MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

Posted on 23rd April 2013

The Music Department of St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt showcased the exceptional musical talent of the school in its recent Spring Concert.  

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS IN ULSTER GRAMMAR SCHOOLS SWIMMING GALA

Posted on 20th April 2013

Students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have taken part in the 2013 Ulster Grammar Schools Swimming Gala in Ballymena. The students, drawn from Years 8 -14, took part in either the Junior, Intermediate or Senior competition. 

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ST. MARY’S STUDENT SCOOPS FIRST PRIZE IN ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

Posted on 16th April 2013

A Year 14 English Literature student from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has been awarded first place in the prestigious Northern Ireland Schools Essay Writing Competition. 

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS TAKE PART IN DERRY-LONDONDERRY CITY OF CULTURE 2013

Posted on 16th April 2013

Students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have been getting involved in the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013 programme of events. 

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ALL ST. MARY’S PUPILS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THEIR RECENT ABRSM EXAMINATION.

Posted on 08th April 2013

​All pupils entered for ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’ (ABRSM) examination, passed with flying colours.

 

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YEAR 13 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT FIVE CHARITIES

Posted on 03rd April 2013

A huge thank you to our Year 13 students who have raised £810 in our annual Charity Fundraising Campaign. 

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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS RECEIVE FAITH AWARDS

Posted on 18th March 2013

On Monday 15 April 2013, 105 students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt travelled to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh to attend a special ceremony recognising their successful completion of the Muiredach Cross Award, Pope John Paul II Award or Papal Cross Award.  

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CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ST. MARY’S

Posted on 16th March 2013

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has recently been celebrating the growing cultural diversity of its community.

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ONE OLYMPIC LEGACY FULFILLED

Posted on 12th March 2013

St. Mary’s Grammar School enjoyed a visit to the London games as the culmination of four years of Olympic legacy.

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