Saint Mary's Catholic Primary School is a strong community centred on Jesus and founded on Christian faith, love and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Our Parish priest Father Bill Kilkenny supports the spiritual and religious life of the school through regular masses, teachers lead regular assemblies and liturgies and we have a faith committee to create an awareness of God’s presence in all things.
We are blessed to have wonderful support from the parish. There is collaboration and support from a cross section of staff, children, parents, governors and parishioners who share their gifts of time and talent to make the school a special place.
We have a ‘Mini- Vinnies’ group where children aged between 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of the School, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life' as part of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge, and regularly help the poor and elderly.
In October and May we regularly pray the Rosary.
The children in Year Three make their sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion.
We serve to support and pray with anyone who is in need.
Saint Mary’s School reflects Christian faith, which is its soul, its inspiration and its justification.
As the children prepare for their sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, they attend preparation classes with Miss Doyle, Miss Small and Mr Merrick on a Tuesday and spend time reflecting and praying with Miss Small.