Update 8  Dear Parents – Change to arrangements for next Saturday

The next Do This In Memory Mass is on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 7.00pm.

However, due to the current levels of sickness we have made the following changes.

  1. The Children will not perform their two Carols but instead perform these at our own Carol Service on Wednesday 18th December.
  2. Parents are now asked to sit with their children in the main isle of the church.
  3. Children should wear their ordinary Mass Clothes.
  4. Shirley will contact you today if your child has been selected to read a prayer of the faithful or to carry up the gifts in the offertory procession.  Children reading the prayers will sit in the front row with Mr Ronan Quinn (Parent).  Children carrying up in the offertory will sit with Mrs Annie Finn (Parent) half way down the main isle on the right as you look at the altar.
  5. Everyone should be seated by 6.45pm.
  6. We also need three parents to give our booklets at the three doors – if you could offer your assistance please contact the school office TODAY.
  7. “Immediately after Mass on Saturday evening the new town crib will be put in place in the vicinity of the Christmas tree across from the Monument. Families are invited to bring their children to the unveiling of the crib after Mass if you can make it… spread the word!”

I thank you for your support with the above arrangements.

Update 7 – Tuesday 3 December 2019

School Carol Service on Wednesday 18th December @ 7pm in St Mochua’s Church – Everyone to be seated by 6.45pm.

Please note details of what your child must wear.

P2 must wear a white plain T Shirt with their school uniform bottoms

P3 must wear a Christmas Jumper with their school uniform bottoms and have a mini cereal box wrapped as a gift to present to the baby Jesus

P4 must wear their red school T Shirt with their school uniform bottoms

P5/6/7 Choir Members and Traditional Group will wear the Choir Shirt and Tie

P5/6/7 Readers and Non Choir Members must wear their red school T Shirt with their school uniform bottoms

Thank you

Mr G Farrell (Principal)

Update 6 – Thursday 28 November 2019

As you are aware school will close on Friday 6th December at 1245 to facilitate the Staff Christmas Dinner.  The Education Bus (Martin Gorman) will take children home at this time

However, the Derrynoose Community Centre Staff are running a Christmas Party from 1-3pm .  The cost is £3.50 including a visit and present from Santa.

Please note that the school staff will walk those children who are going to the disco to the community centre at 1245am.  Once they are there, your child will be under the supervision of Mrs Elaine McGuigan and her team.  Please contact Elaine on 07564468958 with any queries that you may have.

Please complete the attached form to register your child and send in the exact money in an envelop with your child/rens name marked Christmas Party by Monday 2nd December 2019.

The information you provide will be shared with the Community Centre Staff

Complete at following link





Update 5 Thursday 20th November 2019

Dear Parent/s
Please note that the Application Process for admission to Primary One for September 2020 must be completed online and will open on 7th January 2020.
So that I can ensure that all prospective applicants are notified I ask that you complete our pre-application form ASAP at the link below.  Please also complete this form if your child is due to start school in September 2021, 22, 23.
I will use this information to ensure that you are kept up to date about the process and pending deadlines etc.
I ask that you share this email with family and friends who may also be considering choosing our school for their child/ren.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you Mr G Farrell (Principal)

Pre Admission Form https://forms.gle/gAroXR9wqojkCPa66


Update 4 Thursday 24th October

An important letter will be sent to all parents on Monday 4th November 2019 outlining dates and activities for term 1B i.e. up to Christmas.  I have included some of what is in the letter below;

Christmas Draw in aid of School Funds:  If you would like to sponsor a prize for our Christmas Draw please let me know ASAP what you would like to donate.  We are also looking for small cash amounts that can be put together for a more substantive cash prize.  I look forward to hearing from you before Friday 8th November 2019.

Parent Teacher Meetings:  Parent Teacher Meetings will take place week on Monday 18th  and Tuesday 19th November for all classes.  To facilitate these meetings the school will close each day at 12.50pm.  The yellow bus will run at this time. Times and dates will be sent home in school bags on Monday 4th November.

Please note two afternoons have been set aside from teaching time to organise Parent Teacher Meetings.  You are asked therefore not to reschedule your meeting as it is often difficult to rearrange a new time. Please note all meetings will be of maximum length of 15 minutes.  If additional time is needed a further meeting must be rescheduled.

Update 3 Tuesday 8th October 2019

Dear Parents

There will be a curriculum evening for parents of children in P1, P2 and P3 next Tuesday 15th October 2019 as follows:
Primary 1: 7.00pm
Primary 2: 7.00pm
Primary 3: 7.30pm
I look forward to meeting with you then.
Mr G Farrell

Update 2 for Monday 30th September

Dear Parent/s

I would like on behalf of the entire school community to send our best wishes to Derrynoose GAC, the management and players, as they approach the Championship Final on Sunday.  This is a very special occasion and one that we are immensely proud to share.
I understand that for some families this is a particularly special occasion and one that they may wish to celebrate.  With this in mind, any parent that would like to give their child/ren the day off on Monday please email back to inform me if this is your decision.  This absence will not impact on your child’s attendance record.  Alternatively you may wish your child to come in late at 11.00am.  Again if this is your decision, please let me know via email also indicating if they are going to have dinner.  All emails should be sent before 9.00am on Monday morning.
The match will take place on Sunday at 5.00pm in the Athletic Grounds.

Finally, I wish everyone an enjoyable day on Sunday.  Up Derrynoose!!

Kind regards
G Farrell (Principal)

Update 1:  September 2019

To celebrate the success and achievement of Derrynoose GAC qualifying for the Junior Club Championship next Sunday we will host a Blue Day on Thursday.  Children can wear as much blue as possible including club gear.  We also ask each family to pay £1.00 per child for our blue bucket collection on Thursday morning with proceeds going to Derrynoose GAC.