Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of our school community, I want to welcome you to the St. Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School website. I hope you enjoy reading about our school and finding out about the exciting opportunities we provide for all of our students. 
 
St. Mary’s CBGS is an all-boys Voluntary Grammar School located on the Glen Road in West Belfast. The school was founded by the Christian Brothers’ in 1866 and moved to our current site in 1968. The school is inspired by the vision of Edmund Rice who wanted to create schools that provide excellent education and cultivate Gospel-based values. St. Mary’s continues this work today with over 1,170 students aged 11-19.
 
Our teachers recognise the uniqueness of every student, encourage firm friendships among the boys and foster a sense of community. It is within this caring and supportive environment that our students are allowed to develop their unique talents and become enthusiastic and highly motivated learners. 
 
As a school community we focus on our core aims as outlined in the charter of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust:
•    Nurturing faith, Christian spirituality, and Gospel-based values;
•    Promoting partnership in the school community;
•    Excelling in learning and teaching;
•    Creating a caring school community;
•    Inspiring transformational leadership.
 
We provide a Catholic education and assist our students in reaching their full potential. St. Mary’s is a warm and friendly school community, which works together with parents and guardians to ensure that each of our students is happy, settled and enjoys excellent educational experiences. Our outstanding Pastoral Care team supports this throughout the school. 
 
Our staff strives to make learning both in the classroom and on the playing fields enjoyable. The school has a long sporting history and offers a wide range of extra-curricular experiences to provide our students with the opportunities to nurture and discover their talents and develop these further. 
 
Our priority is two-fold; academic success for all of our students, and the development of young men with strong social and moral values.  We feel it is important that the students in our care leave St. Mary’s with emotional resilience and can make a valuable contribution to society.
 
I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages of our website and gain a flavour of our wonderful school.  
 
Siobhan Kelly
Principal