A Andrews Memorial Primary School

Building a Legacy

Term Dates & Holidays 2016-17

Please note that all dates are inclusive. At the end of a term, school will close at 12.10pm on the date prior to that shown below; at half-terms, school will close at the normal time on the date prior to that shown. For example, school will close for the October half-term at the normal time on Friday 28 October 2016 and at 12.10pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 for the Christmas holidays.

There are no school dinners or Breakfast Club on the last day of any term. When school re-opens after a break, it does so at the normal time, and with the Breakfast Club and school dinners available.


Start of year: Thursday 25 August 2016, 9.00am

Please remember - school is closed on Monday 29 August - enjoy your day!

October half-term: Monday 31 October - Monday 7 November 2016

Christmas: Thursday 22 December 2016 - Wednesday 4 January 2017 (school closes at 12.10pm on Wednesday 21 Dec)

February half-term: Thursday 16 February - Wednesday 22 February 2017

Easter: Monday 10 April - Friday 21 April 2017 (school closes at 12.10pm on Friday 7 April)

May Bank Holidays: Mon 1 May 2017 (1 day) & Mon 29 - Tues 30 May 2017 (2 days)

End of year: Friday 30 June 2017, 12.10pm


Term 1

August 2016

25: Start of year - school opens at the normal time

29: School closed


September 2016

6: After-school Clubs sign-up evening, 6-7pm, Assembly Hall

6: P3 Curriculum Evening, 7.15pm, Assembly Hall

7: P1 Curriculum Evening, 7pm, Assembly Hall

8: P6 Curriculum Evening, 7.30pm, Assembly Hall

13: P4 (7pm) & P5 (7.45pm) Curriculum Evenings, Assembly Hall

14: P7 Curriculum Evening, 7pm, Assembly Hall

15: P2 Curriculum Evening, 7pm, Assembly Hall

19-22: P7 Parent Teacher Consultations (P1-6 in October)

30: School Development Day (closed to pupils)


October 2016

7: PTA Pub Quiz, McBride's, 8pm

12: P1-3 Harvest Service, 9.15am, Andrews Hall

17-21: Parent Teacher Consultations, P1-6

24-28: 'Seaboard' - residential for P6 pupils: P6VG Mon-Wed; P6S Wed-Fri

27: Hallowe'en Special dinner menu

27: PTA Hallowe'en Night & discos

28: School closes at the normal time for Half Term


November 2016

8: School re-opens at the normal time after Half Term - note this is a Tuesday (we're closed on Monday 7 Nov)

25: PTA Christmas Fair


December 2016

2: Open Day; tours at 9.30am, 11.15am & 1.15pm

5-9: Science Week - further details to follow

7: Pupils' Christmas dinner

13: P4/5 Christmas Service, 7pm, Andrews Hall

14: P6/7 Christmas Service, 7pm, Andrews Hall

19 & 20: P1-3 Nativity, 10am, Andrews Hall - title not yet public!

21: School closes at 12.10pm for the Christmas holidays



Term 2

After-School Clubs Calendar Term 2


January 2017

5: School re-opens at the normal time after the Christmas holidays

18: P7 parents' meeting - transfer procedure & form, 7pm, Assembly Hall


February 2017

15: School closes at the normal time for Half Term

23: School re-opens at the normal time after Half Term


March 2017

2: Assembly Election - school closed

10: P3 trip to St Patrick Centre, Downpatrick

13 & 14: N. Ireland Primary School Hockey Championships (qualifiers), Ards Leisure Centre

15: Use of data parents' information session (P3 & P4), 7pm in school

16: Football League Finals' Day, Londonderry Park (P4/5 & P6/7 teams playing)

17: School Development Day (closed to pupils)

20-24: Parent Teacher Consultations, P1-6

20-31: The Big Pedal 2017

30: E-safety: policy & practice - parents' discussion, 7pm in school

27-31: Maths Art Week


April 2017

4 & 5: School Play, Andrews Hall, 7pm

5: P1-3 Easter Service, school Assembly Hall, 9.15am (P3 parents invited)

5: PTA Bags 2 School

7: School closes at 12.10pm for the Easter holidays

24: School re-opens at the normal time after the Easter holidays

27: Parents notified of P1 placements for September 2017

27: Football 9-a-side semi-final, Londonderry Park

28: P7 Jobs Carousel, Assembly Hall, 9.30-10.30am

28: East Down Mini Rugby Blitz, 12-3pm, Ards RFC



Term 3

May 2017

1: Bank Holiday - school closed

3: P4 trip to Titanic Dock

3: P6 Parents' Transfer meeting, Assembly Hall, 7pm

5: P1 trip to Castle Espie

5: Kwik Cricket, Ards Leisure Centre

9: School Photographs

11: Environmental Youth Speak, Andrews Hall, 1-3pm

17: Book Fair

17: Fitness Freddie  - PTA fund-raiser

18: Kinetic Theatre Company, P4-7 (morning performance)

24: Girls' football tournament, Ards Leisure Centre, 9am-2pm

26: P6 trip to Stormont Assembly

26: Campbell College Mini Rugby Festival, 1.30-4pm

29-30: Bank Holiday - school closed (2 days)


June 2017

1: Lesley Scates Mini Olympics, Nendrum College

2: P2 trip to Belfast Zoo

3-7: P7 residential to Holland

9: P5 trip to Ulster Museum

8: General Election - school closed

12 & 13: P1 induction for new pupils, 1-2pm

14: P1-3 Sports Day, 10am, school grounds

15: Tea Dance, Andrews hall, 2-4pm

16: P4-7 Sports Day, 1.30pm, Comber Rec

28: P1-3 End of Year Service, Andrews Hall, 9.30am

28: P7 Leavers' Assembly, Andrews Hall, 7pm

30: end of year - school closes at 12.10pm