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May you always have a song - St Joseph's and St James PS, Poyntzpass

St Juosephs and St James

A selection of our pupils from St. Joseph and St. James’s P.S. Poyntzpass decided to spread some joy, at a time of great uncertainty.

Our pupils have established links with a local nursing home in Newry and had exchanged correspondence via letters and pictures to residents there, to help bring some cheer, as part of our work in the wider community. 

We became very mindful of how residents were feeling, missing seeing their relatives at this time, due to social distancing legislation.

As an idea with our new Principal Mrs C. Wadsworth in getting to know our pupils, we decided to create this short song. Each pupil listened and learned this new short piece independently, sending all their recordings back within a five day time frame.

We present to you ‘May you always have a song’.  We hope this short piece lifts your spirits in a way that only music can. 

To listen to the song click here! or click on the image below to take you to the school's webpage.

Mrs C. Wadsworth


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Learn to Love, Love to Learn

St. Mary’s on the Hill Primary School

To watch video click here!

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


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CCMS Telephone: 028 9201 3014