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Congratulations to St Mary’s Primary School, Maryhill

  • Submitted by: Bob Doris, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12597

That the Parliament congratulates everyone at St Mary's Primary School in Maryhill on the school reaching the landmark of 50 years of educational and community service to families across Maryhill at its current location on Kilmun Street; understands that St Mary’s Primary School first started delivering denominational education in 1851 and that, for several years, the school was relocated at St Mary’s annexe near Maryhill Barracks from 1941, following an air raid that destroyed the school and sadly claimed the lives of 107 local residents; recognises that a new school was later constructed and opened at the present site on 26 February 1974; applauds the efforts of the staff team, who support close to 300 pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds and speaking over 30 languages; commends St Mary’s Primary School for its commitment to Catholic education; recognises the school’s key partnership with pupils, their families and the local parishes, The Immaculate Conception Church, Maryhill, and St Gregory’s Church, Wyndford; commends the school’s efforts within the wider community to develop important partnerships, including the "Introduction to University" at the Maryhill Hub and parent support initiatives with the Maryhill Health Centre; acknowledges the quality of education provided by St Mary’s Primary School staff, both past and present, over many years, including by the school's first headteacher on the current site, Brother Jerome, and its current headteacher, Madeline McGeachie; recognises that a celebratory mass was held on 18 March 2024, led by His Grace Archbishop Nolan; thanks parents, staff and pupils alike over many years for their significant efforts, dedication and enthusiasm, which has delivered on the school’s vision to be "united in nurturing our St Mary’s family towards growth and success", and wishes all involved with St Mary’s Primary School further success for many years to come.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Annie Wells