Hello again everyone, and welcome to the second half of the term.
We begin our news this month with a notice to all parents, children, staff, Governors and members of the community... Our parking barrier is now working. This represents the successful conclusion to a long campaign by the Governors on behalf of our whole school community - the aim of keeping pour grounds free of unauthorised traffic, in order to keep everyone safe. Further information will follow on the operation of the barrier, but please note that it is controlled by the school office only; staff in the Andrews Hall have no central control over its operation.
Now for news that some of you have been waiting for, before booking your holidays... Just click on the link below to see next year's term dates and holidays. Please take a few moments to read the accompanying notes, too.
We all know that Vikings were scary folk from the north, who spent their time pillaging and raiding, picking on poor defenceless monasteries, including Nendrum on the shores of Strangford Lough - don't we? Well. there is truth in all of that, as records show, but once they had tired of the raiding business, the Vikings settled in Ireland and founded some of our larger towns and cities, most notably Dublin. Our P6 children learn about life in Viking times as part of their World Around Us and every year Rita joins us in school to paint a more detailed picture of life around 1000 years ago. The children take part in various activities, learning about clothes, food, writing and weapons. Most importantly they leave knowing that Viking helmets did not have horns!