We'll begin this month with the really important information regarding September 2016 admissions, as the enrolment period is now underway...
Please click on the link below to access the official application form and guidance notes; admission can only be gained to the school of your choice by completing this form and leaving it into your first-choice school by midday on 13 January 2016.
You are very welcome to attend our Open Morning & Evening, too, where you will see our wonderful school in action. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Open Morning: Friday 4 December 2015 - tours at 9.30am & 11.15am
Open Evening: Thursday 7 January 2016 - from 6.30pm
As Christmas approaches, please check out the class/year group News Sheets to find out more about what's going on - it's a wonderfully busy and exciting time in school!
Speaking of things exciting and wonderful, we've just marvelled and enjoyed a visit from Scientific Sue! She gave us two fabulous shows that showed how exciting and fun science can be. Of course, with Mr Sandford here, we pretty well aware of that already, but the more the merrier! Note that dragons really do breathe fire...
Somewhere where fun was most definitely not on the agenda for a child in Victorian times was Crumlin Road Gaol... However, as part of their study of the Victorians, we thought we'd give our P7 pupils a little taste of what life was like for a child unfortunate enough - or guilty enough - to be incarcerated in this famous prison. We toured the cells, met a prisoner, were forced to meet the loathsome Warden, and even took in a walk along the famous tunnel... Thankfully, this experience for children as young as 7 belongs very firmly in the distant past!
And as Christmas does begin to happen...
Here are two photos of our wonderful P7 pupils singing in Comber at Supervalu - their second performance of the day after entertaining a large crowd at St Mary's during the Farmers' Market.
We are delighted and very proud to announce that five of our musicians were playing for the Education Authority's SE regional band at the Ulster Hall this month. They are Kathryn Finlay, Will Kirkpatrick, Katie Stevenson, Rhianna Geddis and Michael Lytle. Well done to all!
We will post some photographs from our Christmas Services and the Nativity Play over the next week. You can have a look at/reminder of the Christmas Service programmes by clicking on the links below:
These pictures are a selection from both services.
Moving on to our final performances of 2015 - our P1-3 Nativity Play, entitled The Hoity Toity Angel. Again, to a full hall on both occasions, our pupils excelled in their performances of this new play - congratulations to everyone involved!
To finish the term on a healthy note, we had two Santa Buses on a dark and wet morning - but look how we brightened everyone's day!
And finally, to all of you from all of us, have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing and happy Christmas...