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News Archive May 2022

Sponsored Walk

Posted on 11th May 2022

Year 13 pupils and staff took part in a sponsored Walk on Friday 6th May to raise money for the Go Fund Me campaign to get Eibhlin walking. They raised £3237.39 for Eibhlin Totten who is a Year 13 pupil of St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt.  Eibhlin is a bright, happy go lucky and very funny 16-year-old girl. She had just finished her GCSE’s and was enjoying time at the movies with her close friends when she started to feel unwell.  She spent six weeks in intensive care, followed by many weeks in the neurosurgical ward where she had several further surgeries and scans. 

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Posted on 13th May 2022

A group of Year 10 pupils from St. Mary’s Grammar School have participated in this year’s French Francofest Competition.  The pupils presented a virtual role play presented as “the Eurofest Exhibition”. As a group, pupils had the opportunity to use their creative minds, develop marketing skills and perform in French. Below is an insight into their chosen product:

Product Design and Name : “Le Micro-Onde Magique : Garniture de Croissant” Function: “magically” decorates and coats the pastry of your choice with an array of toppings to create an impressive quick-fix dessert Target Market: Adults and Shops

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Posted on 19th May 2022

Many thanks to the Gaelbhratach committee for organising a bake sale in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The Gaelbhratach committee is formed by a group of Year 13 and 14 pupils who commit to promote the language and culture in St. Mary’s. Inspired by the desire to spread some ‘Irishness’ around the school, the committee sourced some St. Patrick’s Day buns and treats and sold them throughout the school raising money for Trócaire. Students were encouraged to use Irish when purchasing the buns and were taught a few phrases on the day. Their huge effort raised over £600 with all proceeds going to Trócaire. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir as ucht bhur gcuid oibre!

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St. Mary’s Classroom Assistant, Margaret Mullan to be named as ‘Teaching Assistant of the Year’.

Posted on 26th May 2022

The whole school community in St. Mary’s are delighted to learn that Classroom Assistant, Margaret Mullan, will be recognised as a Silver Winner by the Pearson Teaching Awards in a celebratory event in London later this year.

Margaret, who joined St. Mary’s five years ago, has shown great determination, commitment, loyalty and passion in support of the student with whom she has been working over the past 5 years. With Margaret’s help, this student who was registered blind in 2019, has made huge strides both academically and personally. Their journey has been truly remarkable and it is fitting that Margaret is the top prize winner out of hundreds of applications from all across the UK.

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Year 8 Camogie

Posted on 26th May 2022

Congratulations to the St. Mary’s Year 8 Camogie team who are through to the Ulster Shield Final after beating St. Pius X College, Magherafelt on Wednesday 25 May 2022. 


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