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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry
Early Morning Drop Off Children must not be dropped off before 8.15amStaff are not on duty until 8.15am and children should not be wondering around the school unsupervised.     Wczesne przybycie do szkoly Dzieci nie moga byc w szkole przed godzina 8.15. Pracownicy nie rozpoczynaja pracy do godziny 8.15 i dzieci nie powinny chodzic po szkole przed ta godzina.
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Letters sent home

4th Sep 2020

End of week 2 update

3rd Sep 2020


28th Aug 2020

End of week one update 

27th Aug 2020

School dinners must now be booked and paid for in advance of the day to allow our canteen staff to have correct numbers.

Free School Meals must also be booked. This can be done for a number of weeks in advance if you wish.

21st Aug 2020


17th Aug 2020

Further to my communication last week, I provide you now with details re practical arrangements for the return to school. We have been and will continue to work hard to make St Clare’s Abbey as safe as possible.

The Induction Session that your child will have in school on the week commencing 24th August will allow us to explain the many changes implemented, in preparation for full return on Tuesday 1st September (all pupils – P2 – P7)

The letter below has been sent out to you on our school App. Please talk to your child about the important information provided.

Yours in partnership,

Michelle Monaghan 


13th Aug 2020

Dear parents,

please see correspondence below and the restart leaflet issued by DE and the Minister Of Education. At this point I wish to inform you that our plans for 'Welcome Back' sessions on the week of 24th August, will proceed as planned.

Please refer to the date issued to you in June, for your child's session.

If you have queries, please ring the school office on the week commencing Monday 17th August.  

Thereafter all pupils will return to school full time from 2nd September.  

Next week ,you will receive further communication from me outlining practical measures to be followed to facilitate safe, full time return.

Thank you sincerely,

yours in partnership,    

Mrs Monaghan  

10th Aug 2020

Update on school re opening

24th Jun 2020


Please note these two letters 

1. Letter from school outlining how we will move forward in September 2020, if the 1 metre distancing rule remains the same. (Blue and white groupings)

2. Letter from Newry Area Primary Principals Group outlining shared practice in this area

I urge you to look at both letters carefully as you may feel that you need to make a response in accordance with instructions detailed in the first letter.

Mrs Monaghan

29th May 2020

From the Boards of Governors of:

Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Newry

Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry

Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry

St Colman’s College, Newry

St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel

A Our teachers will also post the statement on the P6 class page on Seesaw and an app message has been sent out today.

23rd Mar 2020

Important letter for "Key Workers".

23rd Mar 2020

For children of "key Workers" and "Vulnerable" children