Year: 2016

Merry Christmas

We had a lovely last assembly of 2016! Children played instruments, danced and joined in with some festive singing!!! All the staff and pupils would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and properous New Year!!!

Special Delivery

Primary 1 made a special trip to the post box to post some important letters!! They were delighted on Tuesday when the postman came to school with an extra special letter for our Primary 1’s!!!

Wednesday Letter – 14th December 2016

Dates for the diary
Thursday 15th December – Movies & Munch Night (6.30pm – 8.00pm
Monday 19th December – Trip to Millenium forum
Tuesday 20th December – Trip to Tesco
Wednesday 21st December – School finishes 12 noon
Thursday 5th January – All Pupils back to school

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of term already. This will be the final Wednesday letter before we break up for our Christmas holidays. As a staff we would like to wish everyone connected with our school God’s richest blessings and hope that everyone has a safe, peaceful and relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Concerts
Massive congratulations to all our pupils on two fabulous performances!! We are so proud of all of you and thank you for putting us all in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Gift Boxes
Thank you for all the generous donations. We look forward to presenting a cheque to the Alzheimers Society in the New Year.

Christmas Jumper Day
We are having a Christmas Jumper day on Wednesday 21st December and are asking for a £1 contribution towards NSPCC.

After School Clubs
We have a few spaces left in Cookery club – any P5’s who would like to join cookery club please ring Barbara in the morning at 8.30am. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Unfortunately we do not have enough interest for Fun with Drums for the P4-P7 session. P4 – P7 children are invited to attend the 2pm – 3pm session of Fun with Drums.

Regrettably there is not enough interest in Spanish and we would need some more children to sign up if this club is to be available.

Arrangements for Theatre Trip
All pupils are looking forward to our trip to the Millennium Forum on Monday 19th December to see ‘Cinderella’. The arrangements for this trip are as follows:

School will begin at the normal time of 9.10 a.m. Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will be available to transport pupils to school

10:00 a.m. – Pupils will have an early break time. Breakfast club will be available on this day.

11.00 a.m. – Pupils leave school by bus to the Millennium Forum

All pupils need to bring a packed lunch on this day which will be eaten on arrival at the Millennium Forum (eg. Non fizzy drink, sandwiches, crackers, cheese, fruit, – all disposable!!)

Children on Free school meals can order a packed lunch from our school kitchen. Orders should be placed by Thursday 15th December. Please let the office know. 

1:15pm – Pantomime begins

Approx. 3:30pm – Pupils begin to leave the Millennium Forum

5:00pm – Pupils return to school

Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will not be running at this time and parents should collect their children by car.

We would ask parents to ensure they do not block the bus stop area when collecting pupils, to allow our buses to park safely.

School Holidays
School will finish for all pupils on Wednesday 21st December at 12 noon. Unfortunately the Yellow and Blue Buses will not operate on this date so parents will need to leave their children to school and collect them at 12 noon. School will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Prospective P1 Parents
All enrolment forms for pupils starting school in September 2017 need to be returned to school before 12 noon on Wednesday 11th January.

Tesco Trip 
On Tuesday 20th December some of our P4 – P7 pupils will be singing in Tesco, Ballymoney to entertain shoppers. Pupils will also get to take part in a ‘Farm to Fork’ activity.

School Meals
As from Thursday 5th January 2017, the cost of a school meal will be £2.55. This is set by Education Authority. We are very fortunate to have a great variety of freshly prepared meals and would encourage pupils to avail of this to maintain our school kitchen.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 19th December 2016
Irish Stew & Wheaten Bread or Steak Burger
Herb Dice, Beans
Swiss Roll & Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt

Tuesday 20th December 2016
Gammon, Gravy & Veggies
Roast & Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing Balls
Ice Cream & Fruit

Wednesday 21st December 2016
No Dinners