Breakfast Club as usual 8.00am - 8.45am £1 per child. 

 

Prize Day 2017

On Friday 16th June we held our annual Prize Day.  Mr. Witherow, Chairman of the Board of Governors, welcomed the Guest of Honour, Mrs Helen McDonnell. 

Pupils were awarded prizes for academic, sporting, musical and artistic successes from throughout the year and the audience was entertained with music and poetry. 

To see all the pictures, click here.

 

Bushmills Trip 2017

 

It looks like Year 7 had a fantastic time at Bushmills Residential Centre.  They took part in a range of activities from canoeing on the River Bann and climbing the high ropes to abseiling and making forest shelters. 

To see LOTS AND LOTS more pictures, click here.

The Voice Box Awards

Schools all over Northern Ireland have been holding joke-telling competitions within school over the last few months.  The best entries were sent on to The Voice Box Awards in Belfast.  From this list, 20 budding comedians were shortlisted for the grand final on Monday 5th June, in Belfast City Hall.  One of our amazing Year 2 pupils was shortlisted and WON the primary category of The Voice Box Awards.  What a star! 

Q.  Why is Elsa not allowed to hold a balloon?

A.  Because she will let it gooooooo!

 

Year 1 - 3 Sports Day

On Friday 2nd June, Year 1-3 pupils enjoyed their annual Sports Day.  Thankfully the weather cleared up and everyone had a great time.  The children took part in lots of races including sprint, sack and egg and spoon.  Many thanks to everyone who helped out!

 

 

Good Luck Mrs McDonnell

We said goodbye to Mrs McDonnell on 31st May 2017.  We wish her all the best in her new role as principal of St. John's Primary School in Coleraine.

 

 

Senior Sports Day

On Friday 26th May, Year 4-7 pupils took part in their annual Sports Day.  The weather was fantastic, as was the atmosphere among pupils, parents, grandparents, staff and all who attended the event.  Each class took part in track events including a sprint race, sack race and the obstacle race, as well as throwing, long jump and dance activities.  Many thanks to everyone who helped out to make the day such a success! Check out all of the pictures by clicking here or visit the Gallery.

 

Parents Afternoon with Daniel

 

The children in Year 3-5 have really enjoyed taking part in P.E. lessons with Daniel from IFA each Tuesday this year.  They have learned lots of new skills and had plenty of fun in the process!  On Tuesday 23rd May, Daniel held a parents afternoon to showcase the skills they had learned and explore how to keep fit and healthy. 

  

Break The Rules Day!

 

On Friday 12th May, children took part in a Break The Rules Day fundraiser.  They were given a list of 5 rules that could be broken and had to pick which ones to break at a cost of 50p per rule broken!  Some very naughty boys and girls broke all the rules!!  Everyone had lots of fun breaking the rules for a day and we raised £583 in the process!  Thanks to everyone for taking part! 

 

  

Tesco Competition Winners! 

The pupils from Mrs Mack’s class entered a competition, organised by Tesco, to create a 3-D model of something associated with Ballymoney Tesco. The class made a model of a shopping trolley and won an iPod touch as a reward for all their hard work! The Year 3 pupils are pictured collecting the prize from Jackie Brogan (Community Champion).

   

Odd Sock Day

We celebrated Integration month on Thursday 16th March by wearing odd socks to school.  We are all different but it doesn't matter!   

Check out the video we made to celebrate the event.  Click here or on the picture below to watch it! 

       

 

Easter Fun!

The School Council have been very busy organising lots of fun activities during the last few weeks.  Everyone had great fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt, designing and colouring Easter eggs and decorating boiled eggs.  The School Council and Miss Hemphill were very busy judging all the entries and had to make some very tough decisions.  Congratulations to all the winners as pictured below. 

 

Coleraine Festival Success

 

During the last few weeks, children at Ballymoney Model CIPS have been very busy taking part in the Coleraine Speech and Music Festival. We are very proud of all their performances and thrilled with the level of success! 

 

The Comet Man

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on The Solar System entitled, 'The Comet Man'.  A massive thank you to Causeway Coast and Glens for facilitating this fantastic learning opportunity for the pupils, where children sat inside Northern Ireland's only mobile space dome, giving them an authentic experience.  They are looking forward to learning about space through their topic in Term 3.

Red Nose Day

The School Council organised a non-uniform day to raise money for Comic Relief.  Everyone enjoyed wearing their casual clothes and we raised £200 for the charity!  Well done everyone! 

 

 

Visit from Danske Bank Manager  

 

Wes Magee Visit

 

On Thursday 9th March, author and poet, Mr. Wes Magee visited our school.  Mr. Magee took a special whole school assembly and led writing workshops with Year 5 classes.  The children were captivated as he shared some of his favourite poems and taught them the actions too!  After school children were able to buy books and have them signed by the author himself!  It was a wonderful experience for everyone and was thoroughly enjoyable. 

World Book Day

 

On Friday 3rd March, children dressed up to celebrate the 20th year of World Book Day.  We started the day with a special assembly where everyone showed off their outfits!  Throughout the day lots of fun and exciting book themed activities took place!  A super day was had by all! 

  

Valentine's Disco

 

On Monday 13th February, the P.T.A. held the annual Valentine's Disco.  A great night was had by all who attended.  Many thanks to everyone for their support!  

Check out the gallery for LOTS of pictures.  Can you spot anyone you know? 

 

Ditch The Dark Day

Everyone had great fun today at school as we came dressed in bright colours for Ditch the Dark Day.  Many children enjoyed travelling actively to school by walking, cycling or scooting and were certainly not going to be missed in the outfits they were wearing! 

Take a look at how fantastic we looked!   

School Council Update

Our School Council have been very busy, meeting each week during the last month to discuss Healthy Breaks and much more.  School Council, under the leadership of Miss Hemphill, have launched a new Healthy Breaks Initiative.  Each class will record the number of healthy breaks eaten from Monday-Thursday each week, leaving Friday as a treat day!  The class with the most healthy breaks over the next few weeks will be rewarded with extra play time! 

(Photo includes Year 4-7 School Councillors)

Digital Leaders

Meet our Digital Leaders!  They have been appointed under the leadership of Mrs Duggan.   

 

Welcoming Refugees

Back in June, Year 3 and 4 (now Year 4 and 5) were busy making cards to welcome refugees to Northern Ireland. It was wonderful to receive news that these cards had been used in the Refugee Welcome Centre, where all Refugees coming to Northern Ireland spend their first three days.

Year 6 Visit Stormont

Year 6 have been learning how to write a balanced argument.

On Wednesday 18th January they travelled to Stormont.  The pupils were given a tour of the Parliament Buildings and were taught about MLAs and how laws are made. They put their debating skills to good use when they took part in a debate in the chamber. 

Pupils also participated in their own elections when our School Councillors had to try and convince them to vote for their party.

An enjoyable day was had by all.

Eco-Schools Non-Uniform Day

The Eco-Schools Committee would like to thank everyone for helping to raise funds through participation in an Eco non-school uniform day. 

 

£245.00 was raised and will be used to purchase Eco-Schools plants and resources for our school grounds.

 

New Playground Equipment

Last year, we collected 2885 Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. 

The School Council ordered 6 Katcha Kups, 12 Tennis Balls, 12 Rubber Playground Balls, 12 Ankle Skips, 2 Sticky Master Mitt Games, 12 Plastic Balls, 4 Tennis Rackets, 1 Catchaloop Ball and 1 Large Reaction Ball with these tokens.

This new equipment has just arrived and will be divided out across each of the playgrounds for all to enjoy! 

 

Friendship Week

We celebrated Friendship Week with a special assembly, led by Mrs Carson.  Children shared something special about a friend to create a super acrostic poem! 

 

Year 6 - Tudor Celebration Day

Year 6 celebrated the end of their 'Terrible Tudors' topic by travelling back in time and taking part in activities from the Tudor Era. 

These activities included 'Horrific Histories' facilitated by storyteller Noreen Hamilton, baking Peppered Gingerbread, learning the Tudor Courtly Dance, navigating their way around an orienteering hunting course, fencing and jousting and playing quoits and skittles.

A fun day was had by all!

Click the image below to watch the movie we made about the day! 

School Council

Each class from Year 3 - 7 took part in a vote for their new School Council.  Meet the team for 2016-17! 

       

 

 

Golden Rules

Our School Council worked to create Our Golden Rules. 

 

 

 Healthy Food for Healthy Outcomes - Food in Schools Policy

If you would like more information on the introduction of the joint Department of Education (DE) and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Food in Schools policy, please follow this link to the DE website where there is a version of the policy for pupils and parents to read.

 

   

Get Involved

       

The Department of Education have released a video called 'Education Works Better When You Get Involved'.  If you haven't already watched the video, you can watch it online by clicking the link below.  

Watch 'Education Works Better When You Get Involved' 

 

 

 

 

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