Governors and Staff

School Staff
The permanent teaching staff of St. MacNissi’s Primary School are employed by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS).  In addition to our permanent staff, the school receives support from the Education Authority Curriculum Support Team.

2018/19 Teaching Staff:

Principal             Mrs Bibiana McCavera

Vice-Principal     Mr C Oakes

Primary 1……Mrs B Spencer (Mon-Thurs) / Mr S Saunderson (sub)(Friday)
Primary 2……Miss E Hegarty (sub)
Primary 3……Mrs L Ryan (sub)(Mon-Tues) / Mrs S Higgins (Wed-Fri)
Primary 4……Miss C Nevin (sub)
Primary 5……Mrs B McAllister
Primary 6……Mr P Ryan (sub)
Primary 7……Mr C Oakes

NB. Mrs Baxter maternity leave Sept 2018-June 2019.
Mrs Hamill will return from maternity leave in Term 2 2019 to P4.

2018/19 Auxiliary Staff:

School Secretary:……Miss M Hilditch

School Caretaker:……Mrs R Maguire

School Crossing Patrol:……Ms A Jack

Classroom Assistants:

  • Mrs M Wilson
  • Mrs A Ramsay
  • Mrs Davidson
  • Mrs P Vauls
  • Miss Campbell
  • Miss S Hunter
  • Mrs D Marshall

Lunchtime Supervisors:

  • Mrs A Russell
  • Mrs C McIlroy
  • Mrs R Knox
  • Mrs J Maguire
  • Miss C Lyness

School Cleaning Team:

  • Mrs R Maguire
  • Mrs A Russell
  • Mrs C McIlroy
  • Mrs A Russell
  • Mrs A McAuley

School Catering Team:

  • Mrs McAuley
  • Mrs O’Boyle
  • Mrs Strong
  • Mrs McAllister
    • Board of Governors
      The Board of Governors, recently reconstituted, has a duty to fulfil its statutory functions in relation to the school and is accountable for ensuring that its decisions support the best interests of the school and its pupils. It has considerable responsibility for the management of the school and works closely with the Principal.
      As well as nominees of the Trustees, the Department Of Education For Northern Ireland (DENI), and the Education Authority (EA), its membership includes an elected parent governor and a teacher elected by the teaching staff.  The Principal of the School is also a member. The board therefore represents all the main interests concerned with the school.

      The main responsibilities and functions of the Board of Governors include:
      1. The Catholic Ethos
      2. School Development Planning
      3. Curriculum and Educational Standards
      4. Pastoral Care
      5. Employment
      6. Enrolment and Admissions
      7. Financial Management
      8. Annual Reporting to Parents

      The Board of Governors current membership consists of:

      Mr Michael Donnelly Co-opted member
      Mr Tony Henry Co-opted member
      Mr Tiernan Millar D.E. Representative
      Mrs Irene Culleton E.A. Representative
      Mr Darren McDonagh E.A. Representative
      Mrs Stephanie Short Parent Representative
      Mr Conal Oakes Teacher Representative
      Very Rev Fr Aidan Kerr PP Trustee
      Mrs Deborah McAllister Trustee
      Mrs Patricia McCullough Trustee (Chairperson)
      Mrs Miriam Buchan Trustee (Vice-Chairperson)

      The chairperson/vice-chairperson of the Board of Governors can be contacted either via email at or c/o 23 Agnew Street, Larne, Co. Antrim, BT40 1RF.