International Woman’s Day 2020

We marked International Woman’s Day on Friday with a visit to each of our KS2 classes by a local woman. P7 had a very special visitor, Mr Mc Conville’s Granny, Margaret, who has played and continues to play, an important role in her local GAA Club, Crossmaglen.

Una Walsh visited P6, with a teacup and saucer part of a tea set given to her by her mother. She told P6 about growing up in South Armagh and how this tea cup and saucer were precious to her as her Mother had used it with pride to mark special visitors and occasions.

P5/6 had a video conference with Ciara McAuley, a female engineer, who was awarded the Queen’s University Engineering Student of the Year for her role in the upgrade of the A6 road between the Castledawson roundabout and Magherafelt. During our conference Miss Hearty and Ciara discovered they play camogie on opposing teams for Colleges Camogie Tournaments.

P5 were visited by Enya, who is studying Business with coding at College. She told the children all about her education, from St Pauls to University in London, and about her success in ballet. Enya gave great advice to always follow your dreams and ambitions and to travel as much as possible.

A big thank you to all our visitors for giving of their time to inspire our young boys and girls with their life stories. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our girls, their Mums and Grandmothers and extended family members, as well as our staff, a very Happy International Woman’s Day.

 

 

World Book Day 2020!

To mark World Book Day we are encouraging every child to bring their favourite books to school share personal reading choices and recommendations with their classmates. Each child will be given a book token for a free book which can be redeemed in Waterstones or at the School Book Fair next week.

We are delighted that local author John Farrelly will visit classes tomorrow to talk about becoming an author and introduce his latest release “Vikings”

Pupils who wish to dress as a character from a book are very welcome to do so, but it is entirely OPTIONAL and there is no charge for this non-uniform event.

Mrs O Murphy, Literacy Coordinator.

Numbers’ Day

Numbers’ Day

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There were numbers everywhere today, helping us to spread the important message, “Speak Out, Stay Safe”. Even Buddy the NSPCC mascot made a return visit to help out.

We hope you enjoy catching a glimpse of some of the activities we were involved in around the school. Watch out for more pictures in the local papers this week.

A big thank you to family and friends for sponsoring the children in their Dance- athon and to our student teachers Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy who led all the classes through their dance moves.

Finally a big thank you to Mrs O’ Hagan our Numeracy Co-ordinator for organising the day and promoting a love of Maths with all the boys and girls.

Invitation to view our Nursery

If you have a child of pre-school age you are invited to come and view our Nursery setting on Thursday 16th January from 2pm-3pm.  The Nursery staff will be present to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with your online application.  Come along and see our excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, our tailored curriculum and our links with the Primary school.  Experience first hand the warm and welcoming environment we take such pride in offering the community.  We look forward to meeting you on Thursday.

Primary 3/4 perform I’ll tell me Ma.

Primary 3/4 perform I’ll tell me Ma. We enjoyed some great displays of acting, singing and dancing. We have some wonderfully talented children in Primary 3/4. We hope you enjoy our video as part of our Erasmus+ project celebrating Irish music.