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News 2022

On Friday 24th June to celebrate the children working so hard for Graduation, we went on a walk for a very special treat - ice cream! We visited Ben’s Ice Cream Studio in Portglenone and it was delicious! The children all got to choose what flavour of ice cream they wanted and whether or not they wanted sprinkles. Lots of the children enjoyed telling each other about their previous trips ...

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Mrs Milner, accompanied by Siobhan McGrogan and three of our Eco Committee members, attended a very special event at Ballymena Showgrounds today to receive our Green Flag award. We are very proud of the work that we do in school to achieve this award, one that we have held now for over 10 years....

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This term, P.6. have been taking part in the Biodiversity Garden Project in partnership with Apex Housing and Eco Schools. We have planted apple trees, plum trees and pear trees. We also planted blueberry and raspberry  bushes. In the wildflower garden, we weeded the flower bed and then we planted wildflowers. The stems of the flowers have sprouted but no bulbs have shown yet. Hopefully some ...

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P7 Prize-giving 2022

23 Jun 2022

We celebrated the Achievements of our Year 7 pupils on Thursday 23rd June in the Annual Prize-giving Assembly. Everyone received their Records of Achievement and the Perpetual Cups were presented to this year's winners. We would like to wish all of our leavers every success in their new schools and in their future. ...

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P7 Trip to Tayto Park

22 Jun 2022

The pupils of P7 enjoyed their final class trip today to Tayto Park in Co. Meath. They had so much fun, going on the rides, enjoying snacks and walking around the park. ...

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Every Friday this term for a period of 8 weeks, the P7s were greeted by Mac and Jack, two men from the Sport Changes Life Honour Role programme. Sport Changes Life is a sports foundation built on inspiration, hope and victory. They are working in communities to help young people find a path to a brighter future with the help of international sports scholars. Each week was based on a different t...

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The nursery children had so much fun visiting Portglenone forest on Tuesday 21st June for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic! The children were accompanied by Forest Guide, Liz O’Connor. Liz read the children a lovely story and was amazing at showing the children all the different parts of the forest and answering all of their questions. ...

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Gardening Club

20 Jun 2022

This year Primary 5,6 & 7 pupils had the opportunity to attend the Gardening Club after school. The pupils have been amazing, helping to weed, water and plant many different vegetables and plants throughout the different seasons. They’ve also helped to maintain the garden, greenhouse and garden shed. Hopefully attending the gardening club has stimulated a greater interest in nature and g...

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Nursery Sports Day

20 Jun 2022

The Nursery children had their Sports Day on Monday 20th June. We got a brilliant day for it with the sun shining and blue skies all around! The children enjoyed taking part in the obstacle race, throwing the bean bag, egg and spoon race and the parachute. The children had lots of fun and were great at cheering each other on. The parents even did their own egg and spoon race with Rosa’s m...

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Every year the P7 pupils put on an end of year show. This year's P7 put on the musical play TROY STORY!!! Although essentially a Greek tragedy, the story was told with lots of comedy. Even the fighting scenes raised a chuckle or two! After the  opening song, we witnessed Mount Olympus in turmoil; Hera, Athene and Aphrodite were arguing over which of them was the most beautiful goddess,much...

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