January 2017


Congratulations to our first Accelerated Reading Millionaire!


A huge congratulations to Alex McKeown , P6 who is was the first child in the school to have read one million words! What an achievement Alex! A week after Alex achieved this, the school had its second millionaire, Nesrin Yilmaz, P7 Congratulations to Nesrin! Who will be the third? Watch this space!


Scouts/Cub Group


Mr Jason Watson is a local scout leader who is very keen to start up a group of Cubs in Cliftonville. He has arranged four taster sessions in school to enable children to experience activities that Scouts would do.


A Cliftonville Scout Group will only be possible if Jason can find leader volunteers. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Jason on 07747463486 or jasonwatson36@hotmail.com A volunteer might only undertake one session a month – it does not need a commitment every week.


The children who join the Cubs and the voluntary leaders, will have excellent opportunities to participate in a diverse variety of training programmes. You can find details of these on the NI Scout Association website or on the Facebook page of the 20th West Belfast Scout Group.

Here’s hoping volunteers come forward as the children loved the taster sessions!


NSPCC Share Award Campaign


Parents are encouraged to access the NSPCC’s new Share Aware website that has been designed for parents to help them keep their children safe online. All the resources are available on the Share Aware page. www.nspcc.org.ukshareaware


Half-term Break


School will be closed for three days, on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Monday 20th February, for the half-term break.


Return of Canadian Visitors


On Wednesday 22nd February we will be welcoming students from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, This has been organised and funded through Peaceful Schools International. We hosted the Canadian students last year and look forward to welcoming another cohort this year. It is a compliment that they want to come back to Cliftonville! The students will be taking peace education workshops in the P3 – P7 classes.


Ulster University, Young At Art and Miss Thompson’s Class


Miss Thompson’s P4 class are involved in an Art Project sponsored jointly by the Ulster University and Young At Art. The latter organise the Children’s Festival every year and this year the art produced by the children in P4, will be on display during the festival, in the foyer of the Ulster University’s Art Department in the city centre.


The P4 children and their parents will be invited to attend a launch of their exhibition on Saturday 11th March that has been organised solely for the P4 class by the Ulster University’s Art Department! More information from Miss Thomspon will follow.


Snowy Days!


In the event of adverse weather conditions, resulting in school closure, parents will be informed through the school website, text messaging service and the school’s Facebook page.





Thursday 19th                       P4 Armagh Rhymers, 2p.m. performance for parents

Sunday 22nd                          12 noon P4 Special Mass, Sacred Heart



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

Tuesday 21st February        Confirmation 10 a.m.



Thursday 2nd                             Election Day

Friday 3rd                               World Book Day (for CIPS!)

Friday 10th                             First Confession

Monday 13th                         Integration Week Begins

Tuesday 14th                         Food Tasting inc. Parents

Wednesday 15th                   P4 Trip to Castle Ward

Thursday 16th                       Breakfast inc. Parents

P4 visit St Anne’s Cathedral