Breakfast club is available from 8am for only £1. 

 

Miss Bell's Violinists

Miss Bell and the violinists from our school have been working really hard learning a shared piece of music.  They performed 'Twinkle Twinkle' together today!  What a treat!  Aren't they great? 

Click here to watch and listen!

 

Big Pedal Week

During the week of 23rd April 2018, we were busy celebrating Sustrans Big Pedal Week!  Each class took part in a different activity to learn about road safety and celebrate active travel to school.  We also held a competition to monitor which class had the most active journeys to school!  During the whole week we clocked up an impressive 2390 active journeys! 

AR Star Readers

Our pupils have been very busy doing lots of reading, both in school and at home. Here are those pupils who have been awarded for achieving above and beyond their target.

 

Peace Proms Movie

Check out this fab Peace Proms movie, made by a few of those who attended the event! 

 

Click here to watch the movie!

  

Easter Egg Hunt!

On Thursday 22nd March, each class took part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt, organised by the School Council and Miss Hemphill.  We had a great time hunting for eggs outside and even more fun eating our favourite chocolate eggs! 

 

 

RLNI Visit

On Wednesday 21st March, we received a visit from RLNI.  We learned about the different flags that can be spotted on our local beaches and how to stay safe when we are at the seaside.  We even found out about how the lifeboat service works and some of us got to try on their special gear!

 

World Book Day 2018

On Thursday 1st March, we celebrated World Book Day!  Everyone came to school dressed up as their favourite character, excited to see all the amazing costumes!  Year 7 pupils visited Year 1-3 and read them some of their favourite childhood books.  Each class also enjoyed taking part in special activities for the day! 

Can you spot your favourite character? 

Peace Proms

On Sunday 25th February the Peace Proms Choir travelled to Belfast to perform in the SSE Arena alongside 3000 children from other schools and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. It was a wonderful day and our choir members loved performing all the songs they've been learning this term! Check out some of the photos from the day below...

  

Peace Proms Rehearsal - Tuesday 6th February 2018

Year 7 Bushmills Residential Trip

  

Peace Proms

These children have been working hard to learn songs and actions for the Peace Proms on Sunday 25th February, at the SEE Arena.  Who is looking forward to seeing and hearing them in action? 

 

7-a-side

On Wednesday 10th January, our 7-a-side team played in a tournament at Score in Coleraine.  We didn't win but had lots of fun anyway! 

VIP Visit

Dan Lawton visited our school on Monday 18th December.  He attended our special assembly and answered questions from our School Council.  Many thanks for his kind gifts of books for our library. 

Christmas Jumper Day

Cookies with Santa

After each of our Christmas Shows, the children and parents were invited to the hall to enjoy cookies with Santa!  The PTA kindly organised cookies, juice and coffee for all to enjoy, whilst he boys and girls got to visit Santa and received a small gift too! 

Christmas Dinner Day

On Thursday 14th December we enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner.  Take a look at those faces enjoying their turkey and roast potatoes!  Thank you so much to the canteen staff for all their hard work! 

Year 7 World War II Day

Year 7 had a fantastic day on Friday 8th December when they all dressed up as people from World War II. The children all took part in doing a News broadcast and had great fun using the Green Screen app to create broadcasts from World War II.

Open Night

We held out annual Open Night on Wednesday 6th December.  We had so many wonderful activities around school and a fantastic group of guides to help parents see everything our school has to offer.  If you missed our Open Night, please contact the school office to arrange a visit. 

 

Active Kids Vouchers

 

Thank you to everyone who helped collect the Active Kids vouchers last year.  Recently, the package of goodies arrived and today we took them out to play! 

Karate Club

This term our children have enjoyed taking part in Karate after school.  Take a look at some of their moves! 

   

Delivering Food Parcels

 

As part of Friendship Week, parents and children donated food parcels to be delivered to the elderly in our local area.  Year 6 and 7 did a great job packing the bags and taking the packages to local residents. 

'No act of kindness, however small, is wasted.' ~ Aesop

 

Tharp Family Visit

Our whole school had a fun filled afternoon when the Tharp Family came to visit. They had us all on our feet and pulling some great dance moves.

 

Ditch the Dark

On Wednesday 22nd November, we held our annual 'Ditch The Dark' day.  Everyone got dressed up in bright clothes and travelled to school by walking, cycling or even scooting!  Look at the prize winners below!  They were all dressed in really bright clothes!   

Friendship Week

As part of our celebrations for Friendship Week, we had Tom Sweeney in school to perform and entertain us!  He had us all singing and dancing, what fun! 

 

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November our School Council organised a non-uniform day for Children in Need.  We raised a fantastic £375.  Many thanks to all who donated.

 

 

 

 

Half Term Disco

Many thanks to the PTA for organising an excellent disco for the children at the end of October!  £665 was raised and a great night was had by all! 

 

School Council

Meet our new School Council for 2017-18. 

  

Image Theatre Company

The Image Theatre Company visited school on Wednesday 20th September and performed the classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Some students were even chosen to take part. Can you spot anyone you know? 

Museum Exhibition

On Thursday 28th September we had a fantastic time at Ballymoney Museum as they had an exhibition showcasing and celebrating the history of our school.   

European Day of Languages

The children at Ballymoney Model CIPS celebrated European Day of Languages on Tuesday 26th September.  The children learned lots, from basic greetings to numbers and colours in French and German.  Thanks to Charis Nevin and Grace Carson for their help in aiding with the event.

  

Download MS Office at Home

 

Students are now able to download MS Office at home FREE OF CHARGE!  Take a look at the instructions below on how to do it!  

 

How to Download MS Office at Home for Students 

 

 

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!

 

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! 

       

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! 

 

 

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.   

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! 

       

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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