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Good Shepherd Primary School and Nursery School, Derry

School Closures Update

17th Mar 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As a result of the evolving Coronavirus pandemic, School Leadership Team and the Board of Governors have agreed that the two School Development Days planned for April & May will now be taken on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th of March 2020. The school will be closed for all pupils on these two days.


Staff will attend work on these days to follow the Department of Education guidance that, “all schools should be preparing a work schedule for their pupils in the event of a school closure…”

This decision has been made with the health, safety and well-being of our entire school community in mind.

Whilst we await further guidance from the Department of Education, our current situation, however, is that pupils will return to school on Friday 20th of March 2020.

In the meantime, during this difficult time, we advise that you continue to follow Public Health Agency Guidelines regarding health & safety, look after each other, keep safe and God Bless,

Yours sincerely,

Maria Harley