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News Archive April 2021

RETURN TO SCHOOL SUPPORT - EA RECONNECTING RESOURCES

Posted on 01st April 2021

​Please click here to view return to school reconnecting resources, for parents and pupils from the Education Authority.  

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WALKED A MARATHON

Posted on 13th April 2021

Congratulations to Year 13 pupil, Cara Murray, who walked a marathon with her friend to raise money and awareness for the South Derry Down Syndrome Group and the Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. The girls raised an impressive £3000 which was split between these two very special charities.

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KS3 EASTER MATHS CHALLENGE

Posted on 13th April 2021

Our Year 8-11 pupils enjoyed their long-awaited, safe and happy return to St. Mary’s yesterday. Pictured are a selection of winners from our Key Stage 3 Easter Maths Challenge. Well done to all who took part and congratulations to those with winning entries! Egg-cellent effort!

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KEY STAGE 4 EXPRESS YOURSELF COMPETITION WINNERS

Posted on 20th April 2021

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Key Stage 4 Express Yourself competition as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

We are delighted to announce that the winners of this competition are:

  • First Place – Emily Dougan (3D model)
  • Second Place – Chloe McGarry (Drawing)
  • Third Place – Grainne Kinoulty (Essay)

The winners were presented with a One4All shopping voucher while all other participants received a Take 5 goodie bag.

Well done and thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

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THE KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBANUS SENIOR CYCLE, ALL–IRELAND ESSAY COMPETITION, 2021

Posted on 21st April 2021

Aoife McKenna (Placed 1st)

Sinead McKeever (Placed 2nd)

James Kealey (Placed 3rd)

By way of supporting Religious Education and Literary Endeavour, the Knights of St. Columbanus invited Year 12-13 students in all Secondary and Post-Primary Schools throughout the island of Ireland to participate in a special essay competition. Students were required to compose a critical essay of up to 2,000 words on religious and ethical themes, notably, social media and the Gospel; Justice and Peace; Living the Christian life and Young Christians in today’s Church. Adjudicators commented that the winning entries from St. Mary’s Grammar School demonstrated excellent clarity of expression; clear exploration of the topic from a religious, spiritual and faith perspective; excellent inclusion of insights from Church and other sources; coherent use of literary techniques in support of arguments, opinions expressed and a high level of personal insight and opinion. The students’ essays are going forward for adjudication for the National Awards.

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WALK A MILLION 2021

Posted on 29th April 2021

Our School Community are joining many other Schools, Sporting Clubs and organisations across the country in creating a partnership with ALPs (All Lives Are Precious) and Talk to Tom and today invite you to join us over the summer months on our 2021 Walk a Million Challenge .

Starting on May 16 Mental Health Week 2021, until World Suicide Prevention Day September 10 2021.

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