February 2017

Election Thursday 2nd and St Patrick’s Day Friday 17th March – school closures

Please remember that the school will be closed for one day on Thursday 2nd March as it will be used as a Polling Station.

St Patrick’s Day is a school holiday.

P7 Confirmation

A number of P7 children were confirmed in their faith, at the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday. It was a great family occasion and as always the children were a credit to their parents. Thanks to the teachers and classroom assistants who prepared them for this very important sacrament. Their photographs are on the school’s Facebook page and they look angelic!

Congratulations to our third Accelerated Reading Millionaire!

We now have our third school Accelerated Reading millionaire! Congratulations to Arianna Drakeford in P7. You deserve that accolade Arianna!

School Fund Raising Event, 1st March

Miss Beattie will already have written to you to tell you about the fund raising event she has organised for next Wednesday. We really need your help as we want to commence a new Maths Accelerated Reading Programme for Numeracy. The AR for Literacy continues to be highly successful in raising children’s reading ages and we want to replicate that with their Numeracy scores.

Please encourage your family and friends to support the children’s sponsorship.

Invitation to Come To School in March

During Integration Week parents are invited to come to school for breakfast on Thursday 16th at 9 a.m. Please try to keep this date free as the children and staff will love to see you! Breakfast will be served in your children’s classrooms.

Active School Travel Programme

Our school has gained a place on Sustran’s Active School Travel Programme. The programme is an initiative which aims to provide schools with the skills and knowledge to get more children walking, cycling and scooting as their main mode of transport to school. Sustrans aims to encourage people to travel in ways that benefits their health and community. Mrs Withers will keep you updated with the various events that are planned for the future!

Return of Canadian Visitors

It was a privilege to host the students form St Mary’s University in Halifax on Wednesday, funded by Peaceful Schools International. The pupils in the P3 – P7 classes enjoyed their workshops and learned more about inclusion and diversity.

Events’ Reminder


Sunday 26th​           The School Choir performance at the Peace Proms, SSE Arena, 3 p.m.


Wednesday 1st​​ Dance-a-thon event in school
Thursday 2nd​​ Election Day, school closure
Friday 3rd​​ World Book Day (for CIPS!)
Wednesday 8th Photographer, individuals and families
Friday 10th​​ First Confession
Saturday 11th onwards​ P4 Miss Thompson’s Class Art work on display Ulster University, city centre campus
Monday 13th Integration Week Begins
Wednesday 15th​ P4 Trip to Castle Ward
Thursday 16th ​Breakfast for Parents and P4 visit St Anne’s Cathedral
Friday 17th​ St Patrick’s Day, school closure


Friday 6th​               FACETOFACEBOOK workshop at 1:45 p.m. for parents/guardians of pupils in P-7 – details       will follow
Monday 10th until​                                   Easter Holiday, 2 calendar
Friday 21st  (Inclusive)                            ​weeks – 10 school days