Access Keys:

St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry
COURTENAY HILL You will be aware that PSNI have been monitoring the parking situation on Courtenay Hill and that information leaflets relating to this have been distributed.Unfortunately, the problem persists.As such, I have been informed that from this point onwards, parking fines will be issued.
open new window


You will be aware that PSNI have been monitoring the parking situation on Courtenay Hill and that information leaflets relating to this have been distributed.

Unfortunately, the problem persists.

As such, I have been informed that from this point onwards, parking fines will be issued.

The Education Authority have asked all schools to remind pupils of the Roads Service advice during the Winter Months:

'Be Bright, Be Seen' and 'Wear your Seatbelt'!

Please encourage all young people to wear reflective clothing and high visibility items, especially during the dark mornings and evenings, when travelling between home, bus stops and school.

All school buses used to transport pupils are fitted with seatbelts and as always, pupils must wear them at all times when travelling to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.


Applications for
applying to Pre-School and Primary School for September 2019 will now take place on-line.
The update from Education Authority is as follows:


I refer to the Education Authority’s (EA’s) plan to introduce online applications for admissions. As advised, the EA will be using a facility within the existing Capita One system to accept and process applications for pre-school and primary school places for September 2019 intake.

Parent Portal

A new portal for parents to apply online for a place, including the listing of preferences.

Parents will have the opportunity to amend their submitted application until the closing date. This replaces the current paper based application form.

Evidence to support applications

For admission to the forthcoming academic year, parents will continue to provide their child’s birth certificate and any other verifying documents stipulated in admission criteria directly to the first preference provider/school.

This is very important, as an application is not accepted as complete
until the supporting evidence has been provided to the school.

Go Live

The Go Live date for the new digital admissions is Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 10.00am. The closing time and date for punctual applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.

The EA is planning to provide Assisted Digital Support for parents and users of the new system. This will be in the form of a new telephone service, enhanced website content and a number of face-to-face drop-in clinics held in EA offices and other locations during January 2019. Details of the planned digital assistance will be provided in due course.

New EA Website

The EA is also launching a new website with a focus on improving accessibility and reorganising information for the two main users of the site, Parents and Schools. The new site will be available in early November. Help us improve the new site by providing feedback on it to


Dear Parents/Guardians

As you know our school choir are singing in the Peace Proms concert at 1 pm on Sunday 3rd February in the RDS, Dublin. Tickets for the concert are now available on www.peaceproms.comThis is exclusively for parents/family to avail of tickets before they go on general release.

If you choose to book tickets this way, please remember the following details:

  • Venue: Dublin - RDS
  • Concert Date / Time: 03 February 2019 RDS Sunday 1:00PM

Please Note: You will need to enter the code specific to our school. This has been sent as a notification on our school app.

I would encourage you to consider coming to this amazing show. It will such a spectacular experience full of singing, music and dancing and is sure to be a super day out for the family! I’ll leave you with a quote from a parent of a child in our school choir who came to the concert in 2017; “The peace proms concert on Sunday was the best concert we have ever been to. The pupils of St Clare’s Abbey I'm sure will never forget being part of this very special experience.”

Please note: There is no obligation for you to purchase a ticket as we will be providing transport for the choir to and from Dublin on this day. Choir members do not need tickets.

Kind Regards,

Miss Mallon


First Confession will be held on Friday 7 December 2018 at 2.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Newry.

Holy Communion will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019 at 10.30 am in St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Newry.

Confirmation will be held on Friday 12 April 2019 at 6.00 pm in Newry Cathedral, Hill Street, Newry

The Priests of the Parish invite all parents of Primary 4 pupils to take their children to the

‘Do this in Memory’ masses to be held at 7.00 pm in St Brigid’s Church on the following dates:

Saturday 24 November 2018

Saturday 15 December 2018

Saturday 26 January 2019

Saturday 9 March 2019

Saturday 6 April 2019