March 2017


Easter Holiday

School will be closed at Easter for two weeks, ten school days, from Monday 10th  until Friday 21st April, inclusive.   Friday 7th April will be a half day, school will finish at 12 noon and buses will not be available.  School will commence at the normal time on Monday 24th April.  Let’s hope we have better weather by then!


Belfast Cathedral’s ‘Design a Snake’ Competition

Congratulations to Adrianna Blair, Summer McMullan and Ciara Gibson who won prizes in the ‘Design A Snake’ competition, organised by Belfast Cathedral.   Nine children were highly commended for their snake designs.

Children have many talents and the staff are very proud of them when their abilities are recognised by external agencies.  We tenaciously praise and reward pupils in school for their achievements and unfailingly welcome acknowledgement from others.


Congratulations to our fourth Accelerated Reading Millionaire!

Congratulations to our fourth Accelerated Reading millionaire, Aditi Saneesh Krishna!  What an achievement Aditi, well done!


School Fund Raising Event, 1st March

A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the sponsored Dance-a-Thon – you raised a total of £2, 138 for Mathematics and Accelerated Reading initiatives in school.  Thank you so much!


Scouts/Cub Group Leader Needed

The school desperately needs volunteers for a scout group!  As you already know, Mr Jason Watson is a local scout leader who has been trying to start up a group of Cubs in Cliftonville.  He has undertaken taster sessions in school and the children loved them.  If  he doesn’t get a volunteer he will have to abandon the idea of a Cub group in Cliftonville.

Please consider the possibility of volunteering.  Volunteers will get lots of assistance for the Scout organisation and leaders will always be there to help.   A volunteer will never be left alone with a Cub Group.

If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact  me or Jason on 07747463486 or


Morning Drop Off and Access to School

Please remember that all school users are asked to use the main entrance to the school – not Easton Avenue.

Parents are required to drop children off at the front of the school in the morning.

These procedures are put in place to protect everyone in the school community and local residents.


Big Breakfast to Celebrate Integration Week

Thanks to all the parents who supported the recent school events by attending the big breakfast during Integration Week.  It gives the children and staff a great boost when parents show up.


First Confession


The children who attended their First Confession Mass at Sacred Heart Church, made their parents, families, friends and staff very proud of them.  The children were a credit to all of us.


Belfast Children’s Festival Exhibition

Miss Thompson’s P4 class exhibited their work in the foyer of the University of Ulster’s art department after having worked in school with Ann Donnelly from Young At Art.  The children and many of their parents, had a great time at the launch of their exhibition when they were treated like VIPs by the staff  from Young At Art!  Thanks everyone.


Active School Travel Programme

Thanks to the many parents who facilitated their children in riding their bikes to school.  It was a huge success with more than eighty children having ridden or scooted to school.  The staff of the  Sustran’s  Active School Travel Programme were amazed at the response.


Information Session for Parents

FACETOFACEBOOK – on Thursday 6th April a workshop will be held in school at1:45 p.m. for parents . You will be provided you with details closer to the event.


School Photographs

On Wednesday 29th March the photographer will be in school to take class photographs.

On Tuesday 25th April a whole school photograph will be taken – you will get a reminder of this closer to the time.

If children are in late on these days they may miss having their photograph taken.  Please try to avoid this happening.


Dogs in School Grounds

For everyone’s safety, dogs are not permitted in school.