News Archive

October 2012

I'm sure you will be amazed to learn that both league afternoons for football have been cancelled!  This means that our team hasn'rt actually played a competitive game as yet this season.  They have been training, however, with Mr Skimin and Mr Tipton putting the players through their paces.  When they do finally take the pitch, they will look the part, that's absolutley for sure.  The photo below shows the squad resplendent in their new kit sponsoerd by Pirates Golf.  Barry Hobson, our sponsor, is included in the picture.  Let's hope we do Barry and the pirates justice!

Last term our mini rugby squad visited Ravenhill to collect a new training kit, the school having collected tokens through a Belfast Telegraph scheme.  At the event, we were entered into a draw and won a training session with the Ulster Squad - what a prize!  With the team's brilliant exploits in the Heineken Cup last season, we never got the session, but this month all came good with a session at the team's training HQ at Newforge.  A selection of players represented the school - from P5 to P7, boys and girls - and they had, quite literally, a ball!  In fact, they came home with lots of balls - for school and themselves!  Johnny Bell, former Ulster and Ireland centre, took the session and the children were ably assisted by Tom Court, Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson and Dan Tuohy.  Our sincere thanks to Johnny and the guys for committing their time - the children were buzzing, there and back!

Our thanks to all parents, friends, staff and children for their support for our Harvest Services this month.  Once again, the Andrews Hall was packed and the children sang and read beautifully.  This promises to be a special year for singing if these events are anything to go by.  Watch this space in this regard...

Back to animals and plants...  There's so much going on, so we just have to keep you updated!

Those busy P4 children have been preparing to go hunting for creepy crawlies - minibeasts to use the technical term.  They were treated to a visit from the Mobile Micro Zoo - hopefully not in preparation for their own minibeast hunt, as we're not sure how a tarantula, a praying mantis, a scorpion, a very aggressive millipede or a giant snail might go down around these parts...  Still, they proved very popular with the children, who were even quite keen to hold them!

Last year we got the flag but no pole.  The pole was ordered and promised, then disappeared again.  But it's back, up and with the flag attached.  The pictures tell the story...