It is with a great sense of pride that we, the Board of Governors, the Principal, Teaching and Non Teaching Staff of St Mary's High School Newry, introduce ourselves, our pupils and our school to you, through this school website.
St Mary's is an all ability 11 -19 school that develops the potential and celebrates the achievements of all our pupils. We provide high quality education through a broad and balanced curriculum and our students enjoy a wide range of extra curricular activities. We can offer each pupil the opportunity to realise her full potential and develop self discipline, good interpersonal skills and the spiritual and moral values essential to her spiritual growth. We are very proud of our school, its child centered approach to learning and teaching, its excellent record of academic success and its progressive vision.
As a Catholic School we promote dignity, self esteem, respect and foster the faith of all pupils. We are an inclusive school, respectful of and engaging with people of all beliefs; we encourage the religious development of all in their own faith. St Mary's a 'Rights Respecting School' creates a very happy and caring environment built on positive relationships between Governors, staff, pupils, parents and the wider community. Through our Specialist Status in Mathematics and Business we have developed strong associations with local and national Business and Financial Institutions. These have many benefits for both our Curriculum and Careers Education Programme.
In St Mary's pupils can avail of our state of the art facilities and up to date ICT technologies including ICT suites, Interactive Whiteboards, Netbooks, Kindles and iPads to support independent learning.
We place great value in promoting 'Student Voice' and pupils have many opportunities to join the Student Councils, Steering Groups and Committees where they can express their opinions and affect real change in school.
Above all, we strive to ensure the happiness of our pupils so that they will enjoy learning in this supportive environment. We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents and on the effectiveness of our Pastoral Care provision. Our child centred approach to learning and teaching ensures students reach their potential, and are fully supported by our competent and dedicated staff.