News Archive

May 2013

Before we tell you all our news for May, please see below for details of next year's term dates and holidays.  Please note that on end of term days (when school finishes at 12.10pm), there is no Breakfast Club or school dinners.  Prior to half-term holidays, school closes at the normal time, with breakfast and dinner services operating as normal.  When the school re-opens after a holiday, it does so at the normal time and with breakfast and dinner services provided.

Start of year:  Wednesday 28 August 2013, 9.00am

October half-term:  Monday 28 October - Monday 4 November 2013

Christmas:  Monday 23 December - Friday 3 January 2014 (school closes at 12.10pm on Friday 20 Dec)

February half-term:  Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February 2014

Easter:  Monday 14 April - Friday 25 April 2014 (school closes at 12.10pm on Friday 11 April)

May Bank Holidays:  Monday 5 May 2014 & Monday 26 May 2014

End of year:  Friday 27 June 2014, 12.10pm

For an update on our hard-working PTA, click here.

We begin May's news with a group of intrepid P7 volunteers who, with three teachers, two parents and two P5 pupils, gave up their Bank Holiday to take part in the Fun Run of the Belfast Marathon.  The 3 mile course was lined with cheering speactators and every one of the Andrews team completed the course with ease!  In the process, the boys and girls raised over £1000 for the school - truly brilliant!  A huge thank you must also go to Mr Sandford, our 'coach', who trained the children with regular runs around the school grounds.

Our Mini Rugby season is almost complete.  This month saw two really big events, with the squad appearing at both the Ravenhill and Campbell College Frestivals.  Ravenhill saw us play some really competitive rugby against quality opposition; perfect preparation, it would seem, for the Campbell festival, at which we played genuinely outstanding rugby!  Congratulations to all the players - they did themselves and their school proud.  And then some!

Those blue skies should help remind us of summer sports, too, and at North Down Cricket Club, a team of boys and girls fought their way through to the final of the Kwik Cricket tournament, only to be narrowly beaten by a team from Academy PS, Saintfield, with a truly gifted young cricketer in its ranks.  Well done to all - and hopefully we'll see a few of our pupils playig for the 1st XI at this most hallowed of Comber venues in a few years' time.

Looking to the future, Mr Skimin took a team of P5 and P6 boys to the Ards Borough Council's 7-a-side tournament at Dairyhall, where they met teams which included P7s and still managed to finish 5th out of 14 teams - a great performance.  Well done, boys, you're showing lots of potential.  We have high expectations next year!