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St Marys Primary School Fivemiletown



Our Board of Governors aim to manage our school and ensure that every child receives the highest possible educational experience here at St. Mary's.

The current governors are:


Chairperson: Mrs Louise Stewart (DENI representative)

Vice- chairperson: Mr Patrick Keelagher (Trustee)

Fr. Brendan Gallagher (Trustee)

I am Fr. Brendan Gallagher and a member of the Board of Governors of St. Mary's Primary School. I am part of a team of governors who are enthusiastic and committed to the future of our school. We support the pupils, parents and tecahers in the school who make it an enjoyable and safe place for all.

Mrs Carmel Mc Kenna (Trustee)

My name is Carmel Mc Kenna and I joined the governors as a trustee in 2004. I am a member of the Recruitment and Selection panel and am trained in PRSD. It is rewarding to support the principal and the staff as the school continues to move forward. It is my way of giving back something in return for the great education my children received in St. Mary's.

Mrs Ciara O'Driscoll (Trustee)

My name is Ciara O'Driscoll and I joined the Board of Governors in 2014 as a trustee. I am on the Recruitment and Selection panel for the school. My children attend St. Mary's P.S. and I enjoy working with the principal and the school staff to ensure that the school provides the best possible standards of education.

Mrs Breege Murray (SELB representative)

I am Breege Murray and I am an SELB representative. I am on the Recruitment and Selection panel and I am also trained in Child Protection. I was asked to go on the Governor team.

Mrs Mary Howell (SELB representative)

I am Mary Howell and I am a rep for the Southern Education and Library Board, now the Education Authority- Southern Region. I have been a member of the Board of Governors since 2010. I enjoy being a member as we have a fantastic school with very enthusiastic teachers and staff.

Mr Malachy Wallace (Parent representative)

My name is Malachy Wallace and I am on the Board of Governors for our school, St. Mary's, since the start of 2014 as a parent rep. My job as a governor is to listen to parents' views on the running of the school and help out, for example, making suggestions on how we could improve things. Our previous head teacher asked me if I would like to get involved and I said yes because I wanted to help our school to grow as much as possible. With a new head teacher in the role since Mrs Boyle's retirement, we are taking up where she left off, progressing forward for our little school. It's all about pulling together and that's what we hope to do.

Mrs Edel Trotter (Teacher representative)

Mrs Ailis Cullinan-Keown (secretary to the BoG)

I am the principal of the school and I act as secretary for the Board of Governors. This means that I gather information for the meetings to ensure that the governors know exactly what is going on in school and can make informed decisions on how to move forward. It is a lot of work but it is really worthwhile as you can really see the school moving forward!


Please feel free to contact and speak to a governor if you have an issue or concern about the school.