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50th Anniversary Mass Invitation

We would like to see full attendance at our 50th Anniversary Mass on Tuesday 15th October.

It will take place in the church in Aghagallon at 7pm. Music and readings by past and present pupils and staff. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the school.


We look forward to seeing all pupils, past and present, parents, family members, relatives and friends for this special occasion. Please continue to spread the word.


If you any names for our deceased staff and pupils list, please contact the school by Friday 11th October. These names will be included in our 50th anniversary Mass booklet.


Healthy Breaks and Lunches

We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation with our healthy breaks and healthy lunches scheme. We ask that you continue to encourage your child to bring healthy breaks and lunches to school. Crisp, sweets and chocolate bars should not be sent into school.



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.


Voluntary Contributions

Thank you to all who have sent in their voluntary contributions. All our pupils continue to enjoy their weekly Spanish lessons. P4 and P5 are having great fun in their drumming lessons. Our Bee Active programme in P4, 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.



Mid Term

The school will be closed for pupils from Monday 28th October and will reopen on Monday 4th November.



Thank you to all those who have been sending in their £1 for Gaelic. This money is being used to update and supplement our equipment and will directly benefit all those who take part. Ten new footballs and a set of water bottles have been purchased to date.


Gaelic Nets

We are appealing for someone to help us put up high nets to prevent the loss of any more footballs. If you know of anyone who could help us please contact the office.


Parent/teacher meetings

Meetings will take place the week beginning 11th November. Dates and times will be sent out directly after the midterm break.

If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher at any point throughout the year please contact the office to make an appointment.


Dinner Money

School dinners cost £2.60. Dinner money must be paid to the Education Authority every Friday, please ensure that all dinners are paid for in the week they are taken. The school does not have cash to cover the shortfalls. We would really appreciate your support with this matter.



Finally:  Thank You Parents and Pupils

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




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