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St Mary's Primary School Fivemiletown County Tyrone



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 Mairaid Kelly 

My name is Mairaid and I am the Chair of the Board of Governors. Together we work as a team to develop plans which support our school into the future. I am a member of the Recruitment and Selection Panel appointing staff within the school, as well as numerous other leadership and governance roles. Working alongside the staff, we engage with parents to ensure that our school is the best it can be for the children within our community.  

Vice- chairperson: Mr Fergal Foy 

Fr. Brendan Gallagher 

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 teachers in the school who make it an enjoyable and safe place for all.

Mr Mairead Phair 

I joined the Board of Governors for St. Mary's Primary School in 2019. I was keen to become a member as I want to provide support and help where needed to the staff in school and show my appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the pupils in the school.

Mrs Mary Howell 

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 

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.

Miss Kelly Marie Mc Rory

I joined the Board of Governors in 2016 and I am the teacher representative on the Board. It is important that the governors have a good understanding of the school and I try to inform them about school life, as well as reporting on data, Child Protection and Numeracy- the area that I coordinate.

Mr Brian Mc Closkey 

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! We are so proud of our busy and active school.


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