Shimna was founded by parents, and the support of parents and guardians is central to everything we do. The Parent Council was formed in the first year of the school's existence, and parents/guardians have ever since been providing practical help in terms of tea and biscuits at consultation evenings and fundraising which has benefited many subject departments in the school.
However, the Parent Council plays its most vital role in sustaining their involvement in our policies and procedures. Every parent/guardian is a member of the Parent Council, and takes part in regular surveys.
Our uniform suppliers have put in places arrangements for your safety while you are buying our Shimna uniform:
White shirts, grey trousers/skirts are also available in chain stores. Our uniform is gender neutral.
To apply for a uniform and/or school meals allowance, this is the link to use: UNIFORM/MEAL ALLOWANCE
Our Uniform Suppliers
Shimna is well served by buses from Newry, Castlewellan, Aughlisnafin, Ballynahinch and Kilkeel. Buses leave our students directly into our grounds, and collect from there at the end of the day. If you need to apply for a bus pass, this is the link to use:
For information on translink services use
the links below: