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St Mary's PS Dechomet, Castlewellan

New school year

19th Jun 2020

Dear parents/guardians,
In light of the most recent new social distancing guidance of 1m between children in schools, the staff have reorganised their rooms and we are happy to say we will be able to bring all pupils back to school together on August 24th in a full time capacity. This assumes of course that the guidance will not change for the worse between now and then. At the moment however, we expect that all all classes will start together as normal on this date.

We will have many issues to iron out over the next couple of months but we will follow guidance as it comes to us over the summer.

We hope to run the breakfast club and afterschool club but again we will follow guidance.

We are working extremely hard to ensure your child returns to a safe school environment and sanitizer and soap will be available for all pupils.

School uniforms may be purchased from the various outlets you have always used.

We cannot wait to see our children again on 24th of August and I will send out further guidance and instruction in August prior to the new school year commencing.

We would like to thank you for your support during this difficult time and hope you and your children have a well deserved break over the summer. Please feel free to contact me on if you need to discuss anything.

Kind Regards

Oonagh McNally


St. Mary's Primary School

6 Closkelt Rd