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Dear parents,

Due to the Covid restrictions, the election of Parent Governor for the Board of St Colmcille's Primary School for 2021– 2023 will take place online from:

Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th September 2021; closing at 7.00pm.  


An individual link will be sent to each parent via a text message. Each parent will have only one vote

Alternatively, parents who can't access the online vote can complete a paper ballet in the school on Wednesday 29th September between 3.00pm - 7.00pm.


Parents of children attending the school are entitled to vote for one of the following candidates:

  • Mrs Cathy Keyes  or
  • Mrs Brenda O'Gara. 


We would like to thank both candidates for agreeing to put their names forward for election.

Yours sincerely

Peter Cush 
Secretary to the Board of Governors


Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We have also provided copies of previous Governors' Annual Reports.

Election of Parent Governor 2021-2023


DENI Appointee:     Mrs Kelley Donnelly

Trustees' nominees:  Rev Sean O’Neill PP, Mr Arthur McCallan, Mrs Maureen Kelly

                                    and Mrs Ursula McElroy (Chair)

Co-Opted:             Mrs Claire Daly and Mr Brian Gormley

EAWR nominees :     Mr Colin Keenan (Vice-chair) and Mrs Carmel McWilliams

Elected by Parents:   

Elected by Teachers: Mr Emmet O'Neill

Principal (non-voting): Mr Peter Cush

Below is a brief summary of the areas over which the Board exercises responsibility in accordance with the Department of Education’s school improvement strategy Every School a Good School.


Strategic governance

  • Setting the school’s vision and aims
  • Establishing and maintaining the school’s ethos
  • Setting the school’s plans and policies
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance including PRSD
  • Promoting self-evaluation to sustain school improvement


Corporate governance

  • School performance measures
  • Curriculum planning
  • Employment issues
  • Pupil pastoral care and protection issues
  • Publication of information regarding the school and its pupils
  • Managing the school premises and relationships with the community


Promoting good governance

  • Being a critical friend
  • Supporting pupils, parents and staff.


Meetings of the Board of Governors

The Board of governors is expected to hold three full Board Meetings each year, in reality the board meets more frequently. In addition to full Board meetings there are sub-committee meetings for Appointments, Finance, Development, Admissions and other school-based issues.


Governors' Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Governors' Annual Report 2013 -2014

Governors' Annual Report 2010 -2011