NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

SCHOOL CLOSURES   Please remember school will be closed on Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th (Election), Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st May and Thursday 23rd June 2016 (European Referendum).

The Big Pedal

A massive thank you and congratulations to all who took part in The Big Pedal Challenge today.  Can you believe that over half of our school were able to cycle or scoot to school?  Thank you as well to the 19 parents who cycled to school and those who walked with their children who were taking part in the challenge.

Competition Winners

Congratulations to Joshua Jordan for winning a prize for his Cycling Safety Poster from Carrickfergus council's, Primary School Competition.  Congratulations also to Dylan Johnston for winning a highly commended place with his poem written to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.

Roman Day

Today in P6 we came to school dressed up in Roman costumes, even Mrs Radcliffe dressed up.  We started the day by learning some latin words and we were able to have short conversations with a partner in latin.  Then we were taught Roman numerals and we added up sums and were able to count.

Stand by Me

On Wednesday 23rd March we held a fundraising day for our charity "Stand by Me." The school council agreed that it should be a "Wacky Day!" Children came dressed in a variety of costumes, some had their clothes on back to front and there was a great variety of wacky hairstyles!

APRIL 2016

After School Clubs   Please note all After School Clubs finished on Monday 21st April 2016. In the new term clubs will restart on Monday 11th April for Primary 4 – Primary 7 (note to follow). Clubs operating for Primary 1 – Primary 3 this term will be Irish Dancing, Monkeynastix and Football.

Once Upon a Time

Today we went to Downshire to see 'Once Upon a Time'.  This was a show put on by the pupils of Downshire.  They sang songs, acted and danced.  P6's favourite song was 'Olaf's song'.  The students at Downshire choreographed the dances and there were students involved in a choir and as part of a band.  We enjoyed the show and were able to join i

MARCH 2016

Congratulations To the Primary 7 pupils on the Transfer Results. We wish all our pupils well as they now prepare to progress on to the next stage of education.

Book Fair Thank you to all who supported the Book Fair. The school was able to receive books to the value of £580.00 divided amongst the various classes.

FEBRUARY 2016

EARLY CLOSING/PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS Please remember school closes for all pupils at 1.00 p.m. from Monday 1st – Friday 5th February 2016 to accommodate parental interviews. . Dinners will be served as normal. Interviews have been arranged so that teachers will see family members on the same day.

Active Superheroes!!!

Congratulations to all 42 children who completed their active superhero challenge sheets over the last few weeks.  Certificates for completed sheets were given to all children and it was great to see the number of active travellers that we have in school.

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