We wish everyone a lovely summer break! The new school year begins again on Thursday 1st September. Don't forget to look at our Summer Newsletter.
Year 1 & 2 Sports Day
Year 3 & 4 Sports Day
Year 5 - 7 Sports Day
Year 5 Entrepreneurs strike GOLD!
Year 5CD was the first class in the school to achieve the top gold award in recognition of their enterprise and venture from Sentinus. The pupils created their own business and made an impressive profit by selling their unique slate designs. Working with slates was a new experience for the children, one which the children whole heartedly engaged in and enjoyed. Congratulations to all involved!
Year 5 Fashion Show
Year 5 have really enjoyed their topic about 'Recycling'. They have worked really hard to produce some amazing up-cycled items. Take a look at some of their hard work by clicking here to view the photos.
Brazilian Carnival Dance
We all had great fun learning Brazilian Carnival Dances. Take a look at us in action in this video!
Year 6 Trip to Bushmills
Coleraine Festival Success
Congratulations to all those who took part in the Coleraine Music and Speech & Drama Festival this year. Many thanks to everyone for their hard work and support.
Year 7 visited Radar (Risk avoidance danger awareness resource) in Belfast. This was an amazing interactive and informative experience for the pupils making them aware of dangerous situations and delivering advice on the everyday risks of water, fire, electricity etc. The resource centre has a full size street scene, with a bus ,train, bank and more. They had a fantastic day out!
If you want to see lots more pictures, click here.
Year 7 enjoyed learning new skills to use when cycling on the roads.
To see more pictures, click here.
As part of their topic this term, Year 5 visited Can Can in Ballymoney to learn more about recycling and up-cycling! They had a great time!
Year 7 loved learning all about the ins and outs of their brains alongside Landhead Primary School pupils. They had a special visit from an ‘Amazing Brains’ representative who told them all about the two sides of their brains and how each side operates. They built neurons, attempted some problem solving, located their organs and took part in many competitions! Well done to our Clever Cloggers!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Well done to these Year 3 pupils who worked with Mrs Thom to prepare to make their Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Church of Our Lady and St Patrick’s on 3rd March.
Our Dance-A-Thon on Friday 18th March raised a whopping £1100 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A huge thank-you to all pupils and parents who supported the event.
NIE and The Conservation Volunteers
Volunteers from NIE and The Conservation Volunteers pulled on their wellies this week to help us plant an orchard in the school grounds.
On February 28th we took part in the Peace Proms at SSE Arena in Belfast. We learned lots of songs and sang with over 3000 others!
Well done to our brilliant hockey team for their performance on Friday! We lost three games, won one and finished with a 0-0 draw. What a performance it was!
World Book Day
The whole school had great fun celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March! Everyone dressed up and took part in fun activities for the day.
McAuley's Book Shop - Mother's Day Competition
Well done to all the highly commended winners and runners up in the McAuley's Book Shop Mother's Day Competition.
Year 5 - Cabin Crew Visit
On Thursday 18th February, Year 5 were lucky enough to have an Air Hostess come to visit their class. Mrs Thompson who works for Thomson Airways Cabin Crew came to talk to the class. She showed us her suitcase and told us all about the different jobs that she does on every flight. We learnt lots of great facts and even got a free pair of Thomson socks!
Bushmills Trip 2016
Take a look at a few pictures from Day 1 in Bushmills. Everyone looks like they are having fun!
To see MANY more pictures from the Bushmills Trip, visit the Gallery or click here.
Each class from Year 3 - 7 took part in a vote for their new School Council. Meet the team for 2015-16!
Eco Flag Renewed
On 15th October our Eco-Councillors and Mrs Murphy met with the Eco-Schools Assessor Pauline Allen for their annual review assessment. Pauline was impressed with all the new Eco-Schools linked activities and events that had been happening throughout the year. We were delighted to receive the super news that the school would receive its new Eco-Schools flag.
Congratulations Mrs Murphy and Eco-Councillors for leading this work!
Education Works Campaign
Click the link below to read a letter from David Hughes, Director of Curriculum, Qualifications and Standards, regarding the launch of Year 4 of the ‘Education Works’ advertising campaign on 21 September 2015.
The first phase of this year’s campaign is aimed at the parents of nursery and primary school-age children.
Our School Council worked to create Our Golden Rules.
Keep up to date
To read all about what has been happening around our school, check out the Monthly Newsletter. Each family will receive one paper copy or you can find it here on the homepage.
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.
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.