Welcome to the Summer! Here's hoping for a long and sunny and warm term, with lots of exciting learning in and beyond the classroom. Our first piece of news refers to the NSPCC project, Keeping Safe, that the school has been invited to take part in. Further to the school's letter to parents (click here to view), the links to the support videos are provided below.
The video links for parents are:
There is also a useful booklet with information and 'frequently asked questions', which you can access below:
We hope that you will find these resources useful. If you have further queries, you can contact the school directly.
We know that folk are asking about next year's school holidays (2016-17) - these are on the Home Page of the website to avoid confusion with the current year's calendar.
The Big Pedal 2016
It's that time of year again... Schools all across the UK are about to embark on a cycle race! With routes all over the UK, the Big Pedal brings together 100s of schools in a massive cycle race - in a virtual world! The challenge is to have as many children and adults cycling or scooting to school for 10 days - 18-29 April 2016. Each day, the numbers are recorded and logged into the Big Pedal website, allowing schools to compare - ie race! We've been brilliant every year so far, so let's step on it even harder in 2016!
Here's picture of some of our P1 children after they had built their very own big pedal. Tom, our brilliant Sustrans NI officer, also dropped into school today to promote the big push (of the big...).
We will be tweeting updates throughout the two weeks, too, so please keep an eye - and follow us, twitter-wise...
Day 1 of the Big Pedal and a steady start - great to see our P7s leading by example, but we had children in all year groups taking part today - really encouraging!
Of course, school life goes on with or without the pedalling and the pushing...
A big sports week in April resulted in the girls' netball team competing in the West Winds Tournament, the girls' hockey team competing at the N. Ireland finals at Lisnagarvey and the boys' football team competing in the quarter-final of the 9-a-side cup in Newtownards. Unfortunately, we are out of the cup after losing to a really strong Newtownards Model side. The hockey players were competing with N. Ireland's very best, but still acquitted themselves really well in the Plate competition. Leaving the best until last, we are proud to acclaim the netballers as winners of the West Winds Tournament - a second victory for the squad this year. Congratulations to the girls - and to Miss Hall and Miss Savage for their coaching prowess! Click on tournament report to find out more.