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!
Earlier this afternoon the First Minister and Deputy First Minister made an announcement relating to the threat of COVID-19. Part of this concerned schools and wider educational settings. This is to confirm that schools, pre-schools, and statutory nurseries will close at the end of the day on Friday 20th March for all pupils and children. We intend to send out more detailed information tomorrow. This remains a rapidly changing and challenging situation and I appreciate the dedication of all staff working in the sector at this incredibly difficult time. PETER WEIR MLA MINISTER OF EDUCATION
Dear Parents/Carers, School closed Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th March 2020 to all pupils. The Board of Governors have taken the decision to move two staff Development Days from later in the year to Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March. Therefore, the school will be closed to pupils on these days and will reopen to all on Friday 19thMarch. The Board of Governors have not taken this decision lightly, but as a necessary step in light of this rapidly changing situation. This will allow staff to develop our contingency plans and prepare home learning advice and resources in the event of a long term closure. It is clear that the continued education of our children, albeit in a different format, will continue. We want to thank you for your continued support in these difficult times and acknowledge the concerns you have about the health of your families and the wider community. Kind regards, Ciarán Conway | Principal
A huge congratulations to all the boys and girls who performed on behalf of St Mary’s on the Hill at the Peace Proms last night in the SSE Arena. The children were simply outstanding. I cannot communicate highly enough what a great experience this is for the children. A huge thank you goes to Mr McEvoy for preparing the children and to Mrs Dempsey and Mrs Niblock for accompanying them. It was a wonderful opportunity and one that will live long in the minds and memories of the children and parents who attended.