County Champions 2019


Please click to watch a short video of the memorable day when the local team visited the school with their trophy. There was great colour and anticipation in the lead up to the county final. We were thrilled to welcome the team and management to the school on October 9th. Thank you to all our staff who promote Gaelic Games and other sports in our school.

St. Mary’s National School

St. Mary’s National School

St. Mary’s National School

Gardening Club – Green Schools

Gardening Club

Matthew, Adam, Teegan, Laurence, Abigail and Kate all worked together in our Gardening Club. We did most of our work in the tunnel and the school garden.

Ms. O’ Sullivan and Mr. Gahan helped us. Sometimes, we were very busy weeding the garden especially in the warm weather. During the summer Adam helped to keep the plants alive by watering them. This week we were busy picking the ripe, juicy tomatoes. We also dug up some delicious, orange carrots. There are beans growing in the garden too and we love picking them.


Science Blast 2019

We, Fifth Class went to the RDS, Dublin for the ESB Science Blast on the 6th of March. We has our own display area and learned a lot from doing this project and looking at others.

Did you know that 75% of people buy their fruit and veg in plastic waste, and only 9% of that is recyclable?

We were shocked by this and wanted to make a change.  Our project title was ‘Are there alternative ways to package fruit and vegetables in an effort to reduce plastic waste’? Our conclusion was YES! There are many alternatives. After completing surveys, writing to supermarkets, researching, designing and making and writing our results in graphs, we came up with solutions for this waste like a recyclable and re-usable cardboard banana holder, boxes and materials that could be composted for holding fruit and veg.

We are trying to spread our message through our motto ‘1 less plastic, 1 less waste’.

We got great feedback from the judges. We included everyone, we even won a trophy!

We loved the project and the RDS was a great day out. As well as a chance to look at the other exhibitions,there were shows put on too, demonstrating science experiments. It was a great day overall, and we would recommend it for other schools too!



We encourage all parents/guardians to view this power point presentation.

This power point has been developed for parents by Webwise. Please take the time to view this.

Webwise Parents – Primary – Intenet Safety Talk

Pasture To Plate (Tech Group)

We are a group of four pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class in St. Mary’s NS, Ballygarrett. We meet with our teacher Mrs O’Sullivan every Friday for our computer class. During this class we practice typing, online research, working with Microsoft word and using powerpoint. When we heard about the ‘Pasture to Plate’ project we decided to enter the competition. After some discussion and research we decided to use the produce from a local Buffalo Farmer to make ‘Bionic Ballygarrett Buffalo Burgers’. We used locally produced ingredients where possible and we are very happy with our recipe! We hope you enjoy reading the projects which we put together using poweroint! The burgers were delicious!!!

Pasture to plate BT 

pasture to plate MB

Pasture to Plate Project 1

Please see below a copy of our CSS Review Notification.

Le meas

Board of Management

CSS Review Notification 2019

Super Troopers!

We are delighted to be taking part in Laya Healthcare’s Super Trooper programme to promote fun, family friendly activities to keep us active in 2019. Each student has received a Health Homework Journal to record their activities. Within these journals also are activity suggestions, games, recipes, mindfulness and challenges for all the family to get involved in. We look forward to tracking our progress over the coming months.