News Archive

January 2011

Sorry for the slight delay, but we're back!

January is always a very busy period, with schools' open days and evenings, not just for the P7s about to transfer, but for Primary schools, too.  After our very successful open mornings in December, we held an open evening which was a great advertisement for the school and the children.  Lots of girls and boys, and their parents, came along in support and to add to the atmosphere for prospective parents.  We are delighted with our intake figures as a result - a lot of hard work and well worth the effort!

We want to extend our thanks to all our pupils, parents and staff - all fantastic ambassadors!

All schools have a responsibility to reach out to their community and to try and form meaningful links with other schools, businesses and other community groups.  This aspect of our school life is very much at the heart of our Titanic Centenary planning and this month saw several important links being made.

We hosted assemblies and workshops from Action for Children, a charity supporting young carers, many of whom are of Primary school age, and trying to balance very challenging home lives with school.  This will be our nominated charity for this year, so we will be looking for your ever-generous support later in the year.

We welcomed Barclays Bank into P7, with very interesting workshops on financial management.  This proved very timely, as the P7s had already formed their Paris Bun Company to raise funds for their residential trip to Paris (and a few treats before the end of the year).  More on this enterprise, soon...


Many of you will be aware of the building work starting on the Andrews Hall - more news as that takes shape over the next couple of months, but we are deighted that the hall and the school is now being used more by local groups.  Currently, we are supporting Sign-2-Music on Saturday mornings, Zumba fitness class on Mondays, girls' football on Tuesdays, Galaxy coaching (dance) on Fridays, the monthly meetings of Comber Historical Society and the upcoming series of Scottish dancing evenings from April to June.

If you want to find out about using any of the school premises, just contact us directly and we'll be happy to help.

On the sporting front, our 5-a-side team took part in a tournament at Ards Leisure Centre, returning with a great sense of pride...  As well as the trophy! After qualifying for the semi-finals, the boys played really well against an excellent Dundonald PS team before winning a tense penalty shoot-out.  In an equally absorbing and competitive final against Comber PS, we faced yet another penalty shoot-out and came away victorious again.  Well done to all!

Our mini rugby squad continues to show genuine talent and, following on from last year, despite losing some super players from P7, the boys had an excellent work-out against Campbell College Junior School.  After four very even periods, we maybe just shaded it on tries, but the main aim was to get the boys playing again before the schools' season in the third term.  Watch this space for more exciting mini rugby news soon...

Do try to remember to check the year group newsheets - they really add colourful detail to our news. 

Just to let you all know...

Many, many thanks for all your 'Guestbook' comments over the last two years.  Unfortunately, we have fallen foul of 'spam bots' and unwelcome guests, so we have decided to discontinue this part of the site.  However, we will be adding new elements soon.