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An increasing number of children in our school suffer from asthma. It is vitally important that the school is kept informed about all medical conditions. Children who use inhalers should have one in school at all times.


Healthy Breaks and Lunches

We would ask that you encourage your child to bring healthy breaks and lunches to school. Crisp, sweets and chocolate bars should not be sent into school.


Action MS

We had a great day at our sponsored walk in Lurgan Park. This is a very worthy charity and we would be grateful if you would send in any donations raised from the walk.


Flu Vaccination

The flu vaccination programme will take place in school on Tuesday 17th October.



The school photographer (Tempest) will be in school on Thursday 26th October. Individual, family and class photos will be taken. Remember to look your best!


Book Fair

The Travelling Book Fair arrives in school on the 2nd October. Children will have the opportunity to visit it and buy books during class time. We will also open the book fair on Tuesday 3rd October from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.


Parish Links and The Sacraments

As previously stated, we are not asking for written permission for your children to attend masses /rehearsals in the chapel but if for any reason you do not wish your child to attend please inform the school in writing otherwise we will presume that your child has permission to attend.


Mid Term

The school will be closed for pupils from Monday 30th October and will reopen on Monday 6th November.


Contact Details

It is extremely important that we have accurate contact details for all our pupils. Please inform the school if your address or phone number has changed recently. This can be done by phoning or emailing the school.


St Ronan’s Taster Day

Our P7 class will attend a taster day in St Ronan’s on Friday 27th October. The pupils will receive further information about this in due course.


Parent/teacher meetings

These will take place the week beginning 6th November. Dates and times will be sent out directly after the midterm break.


Voluntary Contributions

All our pupils continue to enjoy their weekly Spanish lessons. P4 and P5 are having great fun in their drumming lessons. Our Healthy Kidz programme in P5, P6 and P7 is hugely popular. Every child has now been registered for IXL. Please remember to send in your annual contribution if you have not already done so. We really appreciate your generosity in this matter.


Peace Proms

We are delighted that our choir will be participating in this year’s Peace Proms in the SSE Arena. Tickets for this event will go on sale around the 1st November. The actual event takes place on Sunday 25th February 2018.


Friends of Derrymore

Our first fund raiser of the term will take place on Friday 13th October. A table quiz in The Gate Inn has been organised. We would love to see you there for a great night’s entertainment.


Finally: Thank You Parents

It has been a busy September settling back into the routine of school life. The children look great in their uniforms and school coats. Their positive attitude to work, their good manners and excellent behaviour make us all feel very blessed and proud to be part of the team in St Mary’s Derrymore.


I would like to thank you the parents for your continuing support and commitment to our school. As always we operate an open door policy and would like to remind you that if you have any concerns, we will not hesitate to meet with you to discuss these. We cannot solve problems that we don’t know about.


Caitriona McAtarsney