Deepest Sympathy


We were saddened today to hear of the death of Mrs Eileen Keenan, known to many of our Past Pupils as “Mrs Kennan, the dancing teacher”. For very many years Mrs Keenan traveled weekly from Newry to Mullaghbawn on the lunch-time bus, tape recorder in hand, ready to teach the “1,2, 3’s” in our Assembly Hall.

We have many fond memories of her time with us and we would like on behalf of the Board of Governors, Staff and Pupils, Past and Present, to extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends and the wider Dancing Community.

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Deepest Sympathy

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Andrew Nesbitt, Grandfather of Mrs Lisa Mc Keown, highly esteemed member of St Mary’s, Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors, Staff and Pupils of St. Mary’s Primary School wish to extend their heartfelt sympathy to Lisa and the wider Nesbitt family at this sad time.

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P7 Parents

Dear P7 Parent/Guardian
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd is the last day for our P7’s. We are holding a Virtual Leavers’
meet up on Collaborate Ultra @2 pm. An email has been sent out to all P7 Parents this afternoon with more details, if for any reason you haven’t received it please get in touch, our email addresses are given below.
Kind Regards,

Miss Mulkerns + Mr Mc Coy

P4/5 Class- Parents

Dear P4/5 Parent,

We have received notification this morning of a positive Covid test result in Miss Hughes P4/5 Class, we will report this to PHA this morning. All P4/5 Pupils to remain at home today until we speak with PHA. We will follow up with further information as soon as it is available.

Please spread word to any P4/5 Parents

P Mc Donnell

Parents/Guardians- Important Notice

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have confirmation of a second positive Covid case in our Nursery Class.  This child attended school on Thursday, 17th. This means that any Nursery Children/Staff in attendance on Thursday, 17th are close contacts of that child and their isolation period is now extended by a day, up to and including 27th of June.

A similar situation occurs for any of Mrs Nolan’s P2 pupils who attended on Thursday, 17th and were therefore close contacts of the 2nd confirmed case in P2, they likewise must extend their isolation by one day up to and including 27th of June.

A copy of the letter from PHA is attached below and will be posted out in due course.

At this point there are two class bubbles that have been compromised, a school bus, and afterschool to the 2pm point. We do not know how significant the infection rate is until we receive feedback from those who have been advised to get a test for their children. Whereas we haven’t reached the required number to declare the school closed you may wish to consider your personal circumstances and the potential of isolation notice being posted to you.
At this point we are cancelling all After-school Activities including Martina’s after school provision for the remainder of the term.  
P Mc Donnell

Gary’s Bus

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have been alerted this morning to a further positive Covid result, classes affected remain as Mrs Nolan’s P2 and Nursery. This morning’s case now includes as close contacts any child who travels on Gary’s bus on the morning route, specifically on Thursday 17th. They must now self-isolate, we have attempted to make contact this morning by phone with parents, unfortunately not everyone was available to take our call and with buses covering different routes we may have missed some contacts.  A copy of the letter of notification from PHA is attached below a copy will be sent by post.

for parents of close contacts – EA Transport 19062021

Thank you

P Mc Donnell

P1 Induction

Dear Parents

As you may already be aware, some of our classes have been compromised as a result of positive cases of Covid 19.  Unfortunately, we have been advised by the Public Health Agency to postpone all contact within and outside class/school bubbles.  As a result, we are left with no option but to cancel all P1 Induction meetings next week.  We hope to rearrange these meetings before the academic year begins, if it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding,

E. McCann & S. McCann