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Principal's Welcome 
Welcome to our website… 
St. Colman’s Primary School is situated in beautiful spacious grounds at the edge of the town of Kilkeel about one mile form the shore. The school was established in 1989 with the amalgamation of both the boys’ and girls’ schools. 
Education has a very long tradition in St. Colman’s primary School with the first written records dating back to 1839. The schools moved from the site on the Newry Road to its current position in 1963. Thus the amalgamation in 1989 was the single most recent event to impact on the school. 
The vision statement of St. Colman’s Primary School clearly reflects how our school community views itself and how others see us. 
“Cherishing the individual, nurturing for life and celebrating learning”. The staff endeavours to nurture all children in a positive child-centred environment where they will be cherished and valued and where they will be enabled to develop skills for life and future employment. 
The mission statement affirms that Governors and staff alike, believe the school to be a vital part of the Catholic community, and are firmly committed to the aims of Catholic Education providing effective education for all, developing positive pastoral care system in school and establishing close links with home, the parish, and wider community. 
Schools by their very nature are very busy places. The website simply gives a flavour of what goes on in the school. Detailed documents governing all aspects of school life are available on request. 
Enjoy your visit. 
D White 
Parents are already aware that the term of office of the current Board of Governors will come to an end this year. The board is made up of two SELB reps, a DENI rep, a teacher rep as well as 4 trustee reps.  
There exists a place on the Board for a parent representative. Nominations for the post have been issued and returns have been received. 
Details of the voting will be issued immediately after Easter. 
Ella Shea, our Deputy Head Girl, raised £81 at Mourne Grange for Trocaire. 
You're a star, Ella! 
Bhain muid Sciath na hÓige arís. 
Naomh Cholmán abú! 
We had some fabulous book characters in school to celebrate World Book Day. 
Click on Gangsta Granny's picture to see more photos. 
This Week in St. Colman's ... 
Monday 14th March 
Primary 3 First Confession @ 7.30pm in Oratory 
P1 trip to Annett's Garden Centre 
Closed at 12 noon 
Closed will be closed for Easter from 12noon on Thursday 17th until Monday 28th April.  
School begins for children on Tuesday 29th April. 
from everyone at St. Colman's 
First Confession - Monday 14th April 
Service of Light & Commitment Service  
- Thursday 1st May (2pm) 
First Holy Communion - Saturday 10th May 
Confirmation - Thursday 1st May  
Well done Shannagh!! 
On Friday evening Shannagh represented our school and was awarded first place in the Feile for her excellent camogie skills. 
The school has acquired a new notice board thanks to the generosity of the Kingdom. The notice board will be for parents and is situated outside the infant entrance. It will serve the school for many years ahead to display notices, bulletins, reminders and other information. 
Go raibh maith agat! 
Look who visited us on Tuesday! 
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