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Learn to Love, Love to Learn

St. Mary’s on the Hill Primary School

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St Marys on the Hill

Thank You & Stay Safe!

St. Mary's on the Hill Primary School support all Front Line Workers! We very much appreciate everything you are all doing. Stay safe and God bless!


Diabetes UK Award for St. Mary’s Primary School Derrytrasna

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has announced that St. Mary’s Primary School Derrytrasna has been awarded the prestigious Good Diabetes Care in School Award. We were nominated by one of our parents and it is with immense pride that we accept this award which celebrates and showcases schools that deliver good care and support to children with type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes UK… ‘I am writing to let you know that the application submitted by your school and the quality of the supporting documents was impressive. We are confident that your application demonstrates your whole of school approach to good practice diabetes care and management, ensuring children with diabetes are safe and fully included in your school.’

A special thank you to our team of staff who work so hard to take care of the children in our school and especially those who live with diabetes. 

Mrs Una McAlinden


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CCMS Chief Executive message - Agreement between management and trade union side of the teachers’ negotiating committee

The Teachers’ Negotiating Committee (TNC), comprised of the Department of Education, employing authorities, sectoral bodies and trade unions, has reached an agreement on a resolution of the current industrial dispute. Details of this agreement can be found in TNC 2020-1 “Agreement Between Management and Trade Union Side of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee”.

These arrangements are effective from 28 April 2020 and all industrial action has ceased from this date.

Gerry Campbell

Chief Executive


Masters in Catholic School Leadership

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership.

This is a post graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system.

The next intake will be Autumn 2020. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g.

An Inspirational Poem


The Current Life Situation

 Oh, what a time to be alive!

Covid-19 is here so we have to stay inside.

When my homework’s done, the boredom kicks in,

so I got Play station live to play with my friends and my cousins Shea and Finn.

The Killeavy football coach set a task for us, and it has definitely created a fuss.

Keepie uppies we must do, with me in the lead on 282!

 It’s like an auction, I really want to win!

The prize of 100 bags of Crilly’s sweets is sure to make my head spin.

 Every morning from Monday to Friday I do Joe Wicks.

The sweat pours off me from all of the punches and kicks.

 Camlough mountain, Slieve Gullion we have been,

spending lovely family time together in our countryside with amazing views to be seen.

 No Confirmation, No Communion or even mass,

I went up to St. Moninna’s well to say a prayer for my class.

 A bottle of Holy water I did fill

And  later delivered it to the steps of the elderly as an act of good will.

 People sick and dying far and near, on the news coronavirus is all we hear.

The world is at battle and times are rough,

We raise our hand to praise the front line workers who are finding it really tough.

I miss my routine and my classmates at school especially Mrs McKevitt who under it all is really really cool.

Until we meet again, stay safe and sanitize.

A covid-19 free world will be for us a big big prize.

 By Paul        P7  

St. Moninna’s PS Cloughoge

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