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News Archive 2014/15

Kingsisland Recycling Song
P5/6/7 pupils used Garageband App on their iPads to produce their very own song. The sounds, lyrics and rap were created exclusively by these outstanding young pupils. And to make their song more interesting they added some clips of themselves in action. 

Enjoy watching and listening!!!






P2/3 School Trip

Primary 2 and 3 children had a great time on their trip to W5 in Belfast today. As you can see from all the smiling faces they had great fun exploring and role playing. A great day was had by all and marks the end of another super year at school. Well done everyone!

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P1 School Trip

P1 children enjoyed their day at Peterpan's Neverland and then at Tannaghmore Gardens. Everyone had a fun filled trip with lots of memories to complete the school year. Well done children!

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100% attendance! 
Pictured are the boys and girls who made a huge effort to attend school every day this year. They received a special certificate to celebrate 100% attendance. Well done boys and girls - as a treat you can all have a few weeks off now over the summer!

Cycling Proficiency
The P6 and P7 children were awarded with their cycling proficiency certificates at our final school assembly this week. The boys and girls had worked hard to learn all the cycling skills to keep them safe on the roads and all passed with flying colours. Well done everybody!

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Merit Award Winners
Congratulations to the merit award winners this week. The children received their awards for hard work, good manners, showing kindness and being all round outstanding pupils. Keep up the good work!




Mrs Campbell Reading Challenge Award
Niamh, Aine, Katie, Jasmine and Peter were the worthy winners of the final Mrs Campbell Reading Challenge Award of the year. The pupils have been working hard to read lots of challenging books to improve their reading skills. Well done!

Good luck Primary 7.
On Friday we bid a very fond farewell to our primary 7 class. They have been brilliant pupils and are an absolute credit to themselves and their families during their time in Kingsisland. The boys and girls rounded off at busy week with a quiz and party on Friday afternoon. Good luck and God bless!!!! 

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Reading partnership presentation.
Mary from Coalisland library dropped in to School on Friday to present reading partnership certificates to some of our pupils. Mary then invited the children to take part in the annual summer reading challenge in Coalisland library. Thank you Mary



P6/7 School Trip

Primary 6 and 7 had a brilliant School trip today. The pupils had a ball at the go kart racing before relaxing at the cinema. The excellent behaviour and manners of our pupils was commented on by the cinema staff, the go kart staff and other staff in the shopping centre! A Credit to themselves, their families and Kingsisland School. smile emoticon
Best pupils ever!!!!!!

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Animation Projects

Primary 7's have been busy working on their very own animations. The pupils based their projects on 'fables with morals'. They wrote their own stories, prepared story boards, made their own characters from clay, made their scenery in art, filmed their storyboards with time lapse cameras, edited their films before finishing their projects with movie making software. Every last part of this work was completed solely by each group of two pupils. Top class students at the cutting end of primary school ICT.

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Tyrone county Football finals.
Well done to our School Football team who competed in the county finals today in the Tyrone centre of excellence in Garvaghey. The boys and girls had previously won their section of the alliance cuman na mbunsbol schools Football competition. Unfortunately they did not lift the trophy today but they can be very proud of their efforts. The team was presented with their section medals.

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P4/5 School Trip

Primary 4 and 5 children had a great time on their end of year school trip today. They visited Lisburn swimming pool, had an outdoor picnic for lunch and finished the day off with a film in the cinema. A great day was had by all.

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Anti-Bullying Awareness

Derrytresk GFC recently ran a competition to design an anti-bullying poster. The standard of entry was so good that it was decided to give a prize to everyone who entered. Pupils received a gaa football. All of the posters will be used to create one large mural.

Sports Week

What a fantastic week everyone had participating in Sports Week. Children were separated into different teams and competed in a total of 25 events over the course of the week. When all the points were totalled up the Red Team emerged victorious. Pupils celebrated the final day with a visit from the ice cream van.

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Thanks H2 Sheds.
Thank you to Brian and H2 sheds for the new Cladding on our H2 shed. This is very much appreciated by everyone at school.

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Family Fun Night !!!
What a fantastic night everyone had tonight at our Family Fun Night. The children had an absolute ball. Thank you to all of our hard working staff for preparing all of the attractions and the delicious BBQ. Thank you also to all of our parents for your continued support.

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Tyrone Allianz section winners!
Well done to our Gaelic Football team who won their section of the Alliance Tyrone cuman NA mbunscol primary schools outdoor league today in Derrytresk. During the round robin section, Kingsisland needed all of their skill and determination to defeat Aughamullan, St Mary's Caledon and Laghey primary schools. The team were beaten in their final group game by St Mary's Carland. 
This meant Kingsisland and Carland finished top two and played off in the final to see who would progress to the Tyrone county final to be played in the Garvaghey complex later in June. Carland played some super Football to race in to a 1- 2 to 0 - 0 lead. But with only 2 minutes left to play the Kingsisland pupils showed their never say die attitude to rattle off 3 goals to claim victory. 
Great Credit to all of our young boys and girls today and to their Coaches who put in so much hard work every day developing their GAA skills. 

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Primary 7 Animation Project!
P 7 pupils are pictured working hard on their animation projects. The finished projects will soon be imported into their final editing software and will be available for viewing. This excellent standard of ICT work deserves the highest praise for our super primary 7 students 

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New Playground Markings.
The children arrived back at School this week to see both playgrounds covered in bright, new, interactive, coloured markings. Primary 7 pupils thought long and hard before deciding which playground markings should be used. They researched the market and canvassed a broad range of pupils before making their final decisions. They wanted to ensure that every pupil from P 1 to P 7 would be entertained. They did any super job! 

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Armagh Rhymers.
Thank you to the Armagh rhymers for a fantastic day of singing, acting and story telling yesterday in Kingsisland. The children were totally engaged and loved the whole experience 

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Welcome New Primary 1 Pupils.
What a super day we had today welcoming our new P1 pupils to Kingsisland.

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P 3/4/5 Football Debuts!!
Our young students made their School Football debut today against Collegeland primary school. Excitement reached fever pitch as the young Kingsisland pupils pulled on the School Jersey for the first time. They displayed all of their skills during 2 highly entertaining games. A super day was had by all.

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Tyrone Outdoor Camogie Runners Up! 
It has been a super year for our young Camogs as today they reached the county outdoor final. They topped their group after they defeated Aughamullan, Eglish, Carrickmore and Strabane. In a very sporting final the girls lost by all single score to Roan. The girls have already won the Tyrone indoor title and reached the Ulster semi final this year. Well done girls. A very memorable year!!!!!!

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Tyrone Outdoor Hurling
Well done to our boys who performed with distinction at garvaghey today in the Tyrone Hurling blitz. The boys came second in their group and missed out by all single point from qualifying for the final. Super team work boys!

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Cookery Club
This week the boys and girls made mini cheesecakes. They enjoyed using the electric whisks to whip up the creamy mixture. And of course, as always, they enjoyed making plenty of mess! They all left school with two Oreo cheesecakes and two Crunchie cheesecakes...but how many they arrived home with is anyone's guess!

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Cycling Proficiency.
Primary 6 and 7 pupils began their cycling proficiency training under the guidance of Mrs McVeigh and Mr ONeill this week. The skills and knowledge that children learn during the cycling scheme will stand to them for many years to come. The boys and girls have been excelling and there is very obvious improvement even at this early stage of training.

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Primary 1 Assembly.
Primary 1 pupils performed a fantastic assembly this morning for the whole school. They told everyone about all the people in our community who help us. The spoke out so loud and clear. They also made a brilliant 'People who help us ' movie on the Ipad to show on the big screen.

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Well done to our girl's camogie team who reached the semi final of the ulster camogie finals today in meadowbank Centre Magherafelt. Following the round robin series, the Kingsisland girls topped their group which included the County Down champions and the County Fermanagh champions. Next up was a thrilling encounter with the County Antrim champions in the semi final. Kingsisland took the lead and dominated the match. They were on course to clinch a final appearance only to loose a goal in the dying seconds. As the game entered a period of extra time the Kingsisland girls bombarded the Antrim goal with shot after shot. Unfortunately a quick break away led to a conceded goal and the end of the Kingsisland girls hopes of landing the ulster title. Everyone watching the game agreed that the girls were desperately unlucky to loose the semi final. We are all very proud of their achievement. Despite their disappointment the girls perked up when the bus pulled in to McDonald's on the way home!!!!

Congratulations to our brilliant boys and girls who made their first communion this morning in Kingsisland. Thanks also to all of our super singers in the choir. Their singing made the beautiful ceremony even more beautiful.

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Miraculous Medals

The P1 children have been learning about Our lady. 

They have been decorating the May alter in class with flowers and prayers. Each child received a Miraculous Medal today.








GAA Football Coaching. 
The pupils of Kingsisland welcomed back Gerry Taggart to School today. Gerry put the primary 7 pupils through their paces in a variety of drills. Watch out for some videos to follow.

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Primary 2/3 Assembly. 
The boys and girls of P 2 and 3 put on a beautiful assembly today telling the story of The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. With acting, singing and story telling everyone was glued to the fantastic performance. Well done ever

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Washingbay Seed Project

Some of the Kngsisland girls enjoying sowing and learning about wildflowers today at the washingbay.

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Primary 7 Art.
primary 7 pupils were busy today making giant mini beasts figures to scale. They combined art with maths and science and thoroughly enjoyed their series of lessons with Mrs Lowe.

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Boys Tri-County Football.
Well done to our primary 5 6 and 7 boys who reached the quarter final of the Tri-County boys Football tournament held today in the mid ulster sports Centre. The boys were unlucky to loose out by the narrowest of margins in the last 8. A great day was had by all.

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1 wall handball in St Joseph's.
Well Done to Darragh, Conor, Danielle and Niamh who represented the School today at the Allianz cuman NA mbunscol 1wall competition held in St Joseph's today. Handball is a brilliant sport which we are promoting among all of our students.

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Camogie Finals

Pupils practising their camogie skills in preparation for the ulster finals. The girls will represent Tyrone in the finals to be held next week in Magherafelt.
Kingsisland Abu!!!

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Family Fun Night

Everyone welcome! 

Rodeo bull, Slides, Trampolines, Bungee run, Last man standing, BBQ, Ice Cream Van, Chocolate Fountain, Tombola, Face Painting, Nail Painting and funfair games...

Come along for a fun family night out!!!!






Primary 3/4 assembly.
Primary 3/4 pupils told everyone about the parable of the lost sheep in assembly today. Watch a clip of the boys and girls singing their song.

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Handball Coaching

Primary 5 6 7 pupils made their way down to Naoimh columcille Hurling club today for an expert handball coaching session. The boys and girls spent the afternoon learning their handball skills under the expert supervision of Pol MacEoghain and George Byrne. Thank you to Pol and George!

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Coookery Club

The children made fruit salad today in cookery club and we had fun tasting some different fruits. The mango was popular but there were a few screwed up faces when the bitter grapefruit was tested!








Active Community Coaching

Active communities Coach, Ruth Bell began a period of Football coaching this morning in Kingsisland. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session.

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April 2015 Dinner Menu 

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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The Great Kingsisland Bake Off!!!
It was baking fever in Kingsisland this week in preparation for Easter. Primary 2/3 pupils are pictured deep in concentration baking Chocolate Chick Easter Buns yesterday. We hope all the mums, dads, grans and grandads enjoyed their special treats (that's if the buns made it home uneaten!!)

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Reading Challenge Awards

Corbin, Tierna, Pearse, Ashling and Eimile were the deserved winners of the prestigious Mrs Campbell Reading Challenge Award today. They have worked really hard to read lots of books and were rewarded with the special certificate, medal and prize of their choice. Who will win next time....? Keep reading reading reading  everyone!!!






Easter Baking

It was an action packed day in P3 and P4 today! We made some tasty treats for Easter and if you look closely you can see someone taking a sneaky bite!  We also planted some seeds in the Eco garden so we will wait patiently now for them to grow.

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Easter Art

Primary 7's decorating their Easter eggs

and cups today.

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Adios Sarah

Today was a sad day for the pupils and staff as we said "Adios" to señorita Sarah. Sarah has been teaching Spanish language and culture in Kingsisland for nearly 4 years. Unfortunately the Department of Education have decided to cut the funding for the Primary Modern Languages Programme at very short notice and as a result senorita Sarah and her colleagues, who have been delivering the very successful programme, have lost their jobs. To mark the wonderful contribution Sarah has made to the lives of many Kingsisland students Pearce and Aoife presented Sarah with a token of our appreciation. Thank you señorita Sarah.

Bear Hunt In Parkanaur

The P1 children enjoyed a school trip at Parkanaur yesterday. The very brave children went on a bear hunt, inspired by the Michael Rosen story, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt". Barnaby Bear enjoyed the trip too!

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Handball Coaching

Primary 7 children practising their handball skills under the expert guidance of Naomh ColumCille coach Pol Mac Eoghain.

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Titanic trip. 
Primary 5 6 7 pupils enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Titanic building in Belfast today. The boys and girls took a guided tour of the exhibition that reinforced everything they had been learning in school. The excellent behaviour of the children from Kingsisland was commented on many times not only by the Titanic staff but also by members of the general public visiting the exhibition. Well done everyone.

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P5/6 Easter Assembly

Primary 5 and 6 pupils retold the Easter story today in assembly. The pupils acted out every event in Holy Week spy Wednesday up to Easter Sunday. They also sang some beautiful hymns. Well done to everyone.

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St Joseph's Blitz

Primary 5 and 6 pupils travelled to St Joseph's college Coalisland today to take part in a Soccer Blitz hosted today by the Yr 13 Occupational Studies classes along with Yr11 & 12 GCSE PE groups. All the Kingsisland pupils would like to say a very big thankyou to Mr McNeill and all of his outstanding staff and pupils for a brilliant day of fun.

The Last Supper

The P1 children were learning about Easter with a dramatisation of The Last Supper. The boys and girls took the dinner tables into the class and reinacted the Last Supper. Corbin played the role of Jesus. This was an excellent way for the children to remember the events of Holy Week.








First Confessions

We are very proud of our wonderful P4 children who made their First Confession last night in Clonoe Chapel. It was a very special occasion that marks the start of a very important journey towards First Holy Communion. Well done to all the boys and girls!







Planting in the Garden

Primary 7 pupils worked hard this morning in the School Garden. The pupils weeded and raked out the planting beds to get them ready for the rest of the classes to begin planting their seeds. There was even some time to get the first spuds planted!

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Welcome Spring Sunshine!!!

Primary 1 took full advantage of the beautiful sunshine this afternoon. They were busy with their chalk drawings and bamboo water funnels.

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St Patrick's day celebrations.
The children put on a fantastic display of singing, dancing and story telling today for a packed Derrytresk hall. Primary 1 children told the Leprechaun Story. Primary 2 danced Irish reels, Primary 3/4 acted out the story of Saint Patrick. Primary 5/6/7 sang songs and played musical instruments. 

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Genevieve the Goat 
Genevieve the Goat visited Kingsisland today to tell the children all about physical activity and healthy eating at a young age. Children read a story, took part in a quiz, played games and participated in physical activities. They also got stickers and bookmarks to take home to help them remember the key messages which they have learned.

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St Patrick's Day

The children present a St Patrick's celebration with dance, music and song next Friday 13th March at 10.30am in Derrytresk Club. Everyone in the community welcome.



80th Birthday Celebrations!!!
Today was a very special day for our tin whistle teacher Master Convery. He celebrated his 80th birthday party in the company of everyone in Kingsisland. Pupils helped master Convery blow out his candles on his specially baked cake. Then our oldest pupil, Aine, along with Sarah in primary 1 presented master Convery with a specially engraved statue of Master Convery playing his accordion. 

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Reading Challenge Winners
Pictured are the winners of the Reading Awards from each class. Children were chosen for different reasons, ranging from quantity of books read to improvement in reading from the beginning of the programme. Well done to all of our winners.


World Book Day
Children and Teachers took the opportunity to dress up as characters from their favourite novels today. The idea is to stimulate children's interest in reading and create a life long love of books. 

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Little Flower Ipad Visit

Primary 7 pupils travelled to The Little Flower Nursery School today to teach the young students how to use the Ipads. The kingsisland children have many years experience in using the latest educational apps. They planned their own lessons for the nursery children allowing them to create their own fairy tales. Mrs Herron and Mrs Lappin remembered every one's names and indeed relayed a few previously untold stories of the Kingsisland pupils time at Little Flower!!! Mrs Herron thanked everyone for coming and gave the pupils some lovely treats for all their hard work and efforts.

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March 2015 Dinner Menu 

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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P7 Assembly

Primary 7 children performed a special Confirmation Assembly for the rest of the School today. The boys and girls sang, acted and narrated the story of Pentecost beautifully. Well Done everyone....

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Primary 5/6/7 pupils have been busy studying the topic 'Titanic' this term. To make their study more exciting and to bring their learning experiences to life, Miss Hagan brought her pupils to the STEM Centre yesterday. Pupils used all of their knowledge of the Titanic Disaster to solve a variety of computer based problems. They also used their science and engineering skills to help build their very own floating mini Titanic Ships with the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drawings.

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Cookery Club

'Breakfast week' in cookery club this week. The children learned how to make two healthy breakfasts - scrambled eggs and toast and porridge with blueberries. Mums and Dads can expect breakfast in bed this weekend!

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D-Signs Visit

Primary 7 students who paid a visit to d-signs+displays today. The primary 7 pupils have planned to begin an art and Design project in collaboration with D-Signs later in the School year

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FEIS 2015

For parents who have entered children in the FEIS,

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Mothers' Prayers

A special prayer group will begin this Thursday 26th February at 8pm in the School Hall.

The prayer group is being run by former teacher in Kingsisland, Mrs Quinn.

Everyone is more than welcome to come along.


Confirmation 2015

Congratulations to our primary 7 pupils who made their Confirmation today in St Patrick's church Clonoe.

All of the boys and girls were brilliant.


Merit Award Winners

Well done to our merit award winners.

The children received their awards for various acts of hard work, good manners and kindness.


Captain Friday

Well done to our Friday captains. All pupils were tremendous ambassadors for their class this week. Pupils received their armband at the whole School assembly this morning.

A very proud moment for all 5 pupils.










New H2 Shed 

The new sports equipment storage shed supplied by H2 SHEDS. The new shed is located at the back playground and is a much needed addition to help store the vast sports resources that children have access to each day at play break time. Thank you to H2 for their expert workmanship.


Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday in P3 and P4 today was 'flipping' brilliant. Have a look at the videos of the children having a go at flipping the pancakes today. They worked in groups after to write instructions for making the pancakes so they should all be pros this evening!

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Cookery Club

 A few pictures from cookery club this week when the children made Yoghurt Loaf. They measured and mixed everything themselves and all got an individual loaf to take home and enjoy. Whether the cakes made it home in one piece though is anyone's guess!

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Assembly for the Tyrone Champs!!!

 We had a special assembly in school on Friday to recognise the outstanding achievement of our Girls Camogie team who were crowned Tyrone Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Winners on Thursday. 

The girls were presented with their medals and Cup in front of a rapturous audience of fellow pupils. The noise and celebrations were deafening. 


The girls rounded off the day with a special party with their coach Miss Hagan and the school P.E. coach Adrian.

The girls will now represent Tyrone in the Ulster Finals to be held in Newry Leisure Centre later in the year.

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Captain Friday

Well done to Pearse and Niall for being awarded the Captain's armbands today. The boys led by example all week and were perfect role models for all of the children in school.










STEM Centre Visit

Primary 7 pupils in the STEM Centre using the latest Computer Generated Imagery and Animation Software. The children in Kingsisland are at the forefront of using the latest and most up to date information and communication technology.

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What a day it was today for the young ladies of Kingsisland! The girls were crowned Tyrone Allianz Cumann na mBunscolCamogie Champions 2015 in Omagh. The girls put all of their skills and determination to the fore as they went undefeated through their group games. The girls defeated Eglish, Recarson and drew with Aughamullan to reach the semi final. The toughest game of the day came against Dungannon. The brilliant Kingsisland girls displayed all of their grit to triumph 4 -2. The girls were to face neighbours Aughamullan in the final, following their superb victory over Carrickmore in the other semi final. The final was a fantastic spectacle with camogie of the highest standard. Kingsisland took the title with a 5 - 2 victory in the end. A massive thank-you must go to all of our coaches both in School and in the girls' clubs of Derrytresk and Derrylaughan. The Kingsisland girls now go forward to represent Tyrone in the Ulster finals to be held in Newry.Full report can be found on the Tyrone GAA website

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Allianz Indoor Football

Well done to our boys Football team who competed in the Allianz Tyrone cuman NA mbunscol indoor 5 aside Football tournament today in Clonoe. The boys won all 3 games to top their section. Despite a gallant effort the Kingsisland boys lost out in the semi final. Next up is the girls team, who compete in the county camogie finals on Thursday in Omagh. Good luck girls.

Friday Captains

This week we began our new 'Captain Friday' initiative. Having discussed the qualities that an outstanding captain should have with the pupils and agreeing a charter to measure the personal qualities required, we handed out our first Captain's prizes today. The first Friday captains were Niamh and Matthew. Both children showed the necessary leadership qualities this week to merit wearing the specially designed Captain's Armbands in the Kingsisland Colours of Red, white and black. Well done.









P7 Art

Primary 7 class have been busy preparing for their Confirmation this week. They have been encorporating their work through the medium of Art in Mrs Lowe's dedicated art room. The standard of work has been exceptional from every single child. Mrs Lowe takes great care and attention in publicly displaying every child in the school's individual art work. Thank you Mrs Lowe for all of your hard work and kindness shown to the pupils of Kingsisland.

Washingbay Eco Project

Some P5/6/7 pupils made their way down to the Washingbay Centre today to take the first step in a new Eco Project. The aim of the project is to raise the children's awarenss of indigenous wild flowers. St John's teamed up with another local school, Aughamullan PS. The pupils were shown where the project will take place and were given a very insightful talk by popular local gent and photography enthusiast, Mr Brian Quinn.  Thank you Brian for taking the time and effort for organising this special project.

'Wear It Beat It' Heart Awareness Day

The school was a sea of Red today as the pupils dressed up in red to raise awareness for people with serious heart conditions. We feel this is a very important cause and is especially relevant to the pupils of Kingsisland Primary School.Well done everyone!!!

February 2015 Dinner Menu

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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St Brigid's Crosses

Today we welcomed back Mrs Quinn to the school as she arrived with a basket full of rushes ready to start her tradition of teaching the children of Kingsisland the art of making  St Brigid's Crosses. It was evident how much the children enjoyed the process when they did'nt want to stop to have their breaktime. Everyone was delighted to see Mrs Quinn back in school and there was a unanimous show of hands when Master O'Neill asked the children who would like to see Mrs Quinn come back full time in Kingsisland.

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Something Fishy Going On!

There's been something fishy going on in P3 and P4 this week! There has been lots of excitement this week with the arrival of our class pets - Flash and Bubblegum the goldfish. They have arrived just in time to help us with our World Around Us topic 'Under the Sea.' Flash and Bubblegum will help us to learn all about fish and how to look after them. The children have organised a rota for feeding the fish and have already learned lots of facts about keeping the fish healthy. Stay tuned for more fishy updates on the adventures of Flash and Bubblegum...

Fun with fruit

This week in cookery club the children were busy chopping up lots of different fruits to make a fruit salad. And just for fun, the children were allowed to 'play' with their food for a change! They got creative and spelled out the words Cookery Club using the pieces of fruit. They also had fun tasting some bitter lemons and limes and watching each others faces twisting and grimacing!

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Hurlers Qualify for County Finals.

Well done to our successful boys hurling team for qualifying for the Tyrone County Finals. The boys made it a double qualification when they remained undefeated in the heats held in Clonoe Community Centre last Monday. The boys drew two of the best games of hurling seen in along time in the Allianz Cumman na mBunscoil heats against Primate Dixon and Annaghmore. The Primate Dixon goalkeeper pulled off a plethora of amazing stops to deny the young Kingsisland pupils victory while Annaghmore snatched a last second equaliser. The boys secured qualification with a comfortable victory over Gaelscoil. The boys will hope to emulate last year's team who were defeated in the Tyrone County final.

See Tyrone GAA Website for more details.

Well done Camogs

Well done to our talented girls camogie team who qualified for the Tyrone Camogie Finals. The succesful girls team won all their matches against the local schools who competed in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Heats. The girls defeated Aughamullan, Gaelscoil, Primate Dixon and Annaghmore. The team now travel to play the Best from the West in the Tyrone finals which will be held in the Station Centre next Thursday. Good Luck girls. Bring the Cup back home.

See Tyrone Teamtalk Website for more details.

Clubs Begin Again

After schools clubs began again this week in Kingsisland. Pupils went swimming on Tuesday, did cookery and homework on Wednesday and played sports and learned on the iPads on Thursday. Children love to get staying over after normal school hours to participate in the clubs. Everyone would like to say a very special thankyou to the best teachers ever for giving up their time to make sure the Kingsisland boys and girls have the very best care, attention and opportunities every week throughout the school year. 

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Welcome back Brian

On Thursday the pupils from P4 and P7 said a warm welcome back to Brian the sports coach. Brian has been travelling for this past few years but was delighted to make his return to Kingsisland to start coaching the young Kingsisland pupils again. He was very impressed by the skills showed by the eager young Kingsisland pupils.


Fun in the Snow

The pupils took full advantage of the fall of snow this week. Pupils were delighted to get the opportunity to play and make fun while the snow lay on the school grounds. While some pupils used their creative instincts to build snowmen decorated with some left over carrots from the school garden, others took the opportunity to throw snow balls at their favourite teachers. :-). The poor male  teachers  seemed  to take the full brunt of the onslaught :-)

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January 2015 Dinner Menu

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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Christmas Performance in Ashbrook Nursing Home

The boys and girls travelled the short distance up to Ashbrook Nursing Home this morning to put on a special seasonal performance for the residents, staff and visitors. This is always a special event as the children give back to their community. The children, along with music teacher, Mr Convery, sand songs and played their tin whistles. The children received rapturous applause at the end of their performance and were treated to some special treats by the staff of the nursing home.

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Christmas Nativity

Thursday night was a very special occasion as our pupils celebrated Christmas with a fantastic Nativity play. Every pupil in the school took part in a musical retelling of the traditional nativity story. Well done to all of our actors and to our beautiful choir. Everyone in Kingsisland did themselves proud as always.

Thank you to Clonoe Gallery for kindly letting us use their photographs

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Secret Santa

Following a special Christmas School Council meeting to discuss Secret Santa arrangements some very wise plans were agreed by the senior pupils of the school. Secret Santa then took place last week in our P7 class. Everyone was allowed to spend a maximum of £1 on another pupil. The pupils had to be creative and choose sweets that they thought would be the favourite sweets of the person that they were matched with. It was very exciting trying to guess who had bought for who. We all really enjoyed this year's Secret Santa. 

Charity Day

Friday was a non uniform day in KIngsisland. We used the day to raise money for one of our past pupils Maoliosa McShane. Maoliosa is currently a student of St Patrick's College Dungannon. She is travelling to Romania in January to help in some of the orphanages along with her fellow students and teachers. Eimilie, Jasmine and Isobel are pictured presenting a cheque for £100 raised by the pupils. Well done to all of my fellow pupils for supporting another very worthy cause.

Christmas Dinner

Paula and Claire served up yet another spectacular and tasty Christmas Dinner in school for all the children on Friday. Everyone made special Christmas hats for the big feast. Following the dinner the P7's presented Paula and Claire with two specially made thank you cards. A wonderful day was topped off with all pupils heading home at 1pm.

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Moortown GFC Presents 'Alice in Wonderland'

The primary 5/6/7 pupils travelled the short distance to Ardboe Hall to watch Moortown GFC present 'Alice in Wonderland'. The show which was directed by Brackaville man, Brian Morgan, had the children spellbound from start to finish. Well done to all for such a fantastic show.



Everyone headed off to the Craic Theatre on Thursday to watch their pre-Christmas Panto, 'A Craic in Time'. The pupils and staff were given a typical warm Craic welcome. It's hard to believe that it is a full year since the boys and girls were performing their own show, 'YE HA'. Everyone had a great time.







Christmas Decorations


The boys in girls in P3 and P4 were busy making Christmas decorations this week. They made paper chains to hang from the ceiling and they made snowflakes from paper plates to add some Christmas cheer to their classroom. 


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Armagh Museum Trip


Primary 2, 3 and 4 children travelled to Armagh Museum last Friday to learn all about old homes. They examined old objects that were used around the home a long time ago and learned a lot of new interesting facts about life in the past. The children really enjoyed the activities and made beautiful ink prints of the Museum.


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Cookery Club Gets Festive


This week in Cookery Club the children got into the Christmas spirit by making Rudolph pancakes. They decorated pancakes with a red nose, some chocolate eyes and antlers made from Matchmakers. The boys and girls had great fun.


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Stars of the Craic Video

We were delighted to welcom Sarah-Jane and Oliver from Craic theatre,  to Kingsisland last week. Sarah-jane and Oliver are currently in the process of making a promotional video for their forthcoming Panto, 'FOUNDERED'. The pupils of KIngsisland sang their part of the song 'Let it Go' from the hit film, Frozen. Click on the link to see the full video posted on Clonoe Gallery. Well done to all of our super pupils for playing their part so well.

Clonoe Gallery Foundered Promo Video

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Santa Visits Kingsisland

When the jingling of bells were heard last Friday in the grounds of Kingsisland, you could hear the gasps of excitement around each class as Santa made his big appearance. The Hurlers of NCC were on hand to help Santa give out a healthy present to all the boys and girls of the Kingsisland. Santa was ably assisted by his Elf and indeed he brought Rudolf along to guide his sleigh in the big fog that spread through the lowlands of Derrytresk/Derrylaughan.

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Christmas Window Dressings

As we approach the first week in December the excitement of Christmas begins to grow among our young pupils. Pupils love to see the Christmas decorations go up. And Paula and Claire )Our 2 hard working dinner ladies) are on hand to help create the special Christmas atmosphere that is renowned in Kingsisland. The girls have been busy with the help of our pupils , painting the windows of the dining hall and entrance with some beautiful Christmas scenes. Thank you to everyone involved. 





St Joseph's Quiz

Following on from the very successful handball competition the previous week, St Joseph's hosted a quiz for the local primary schools .Kingsisland was delighted to attend. Following a series of 10 rounds of very challenging but enjoyable questions, the young pupils from Kingsisland came out as joint top scorers. A brilliant achievement. Thanks again to the staff and students of St Joseph's for all their support and hard work.

St Joseph's Handball Competition

Well done to our Primary 7 boys and girls for taking part in their very first Handball competition last week> The competition was organised and hosted by St Joseph's College Coalisland. St Joseph's is always at the forefront of Primary school/ Secondary school initiatives. This was a  great experience for our students and handball is definitely a sport that the children will continue to promote and take part in. 


Happy Birthday Chloe!!

Primary 7 pupils celebrated Chloe's big 11th birthday on Thursday with a special cake in class, after lunch time. Everyone had a great time and didn't take long munching up the delicious chocolate cake, especially Master O'Neill !!!!. All of the P7 pupils agreed that this is an excellent way for parents to make their children's birthday such a special occasion and for all children in class to enjoy the birthday party. Happy Birthday Chloe :-)

Golden Time for P7's

Primary 7 pupils are pictured during their weekly Golden Time session. Pupils earned their Golden Time for dedicated hard work and lovely manners all week. The primary 7's are pictured playing Curling. This is a sport that the pupils learned about during a recent visit from disability sports Action Group. It has given all pupils a greater awareness of the difficulties faced by sporting athletes with physical disablities.



Bryson Energy Visit !!!

Elaine from Bryson Enery recently visited the school to talk to the children from P5/6/7 pupils about using energy efficiently. Elaine gave the pupils a presentation about saving energy in their homes and all around us. The pupils asked some very testing questions to Elaine and learned a lot of very important life facts.

More New PE Equipment

Primary 7 pupils are pictured with some of their new sports equipment. The money raised to purchase the new equipment was raised by the pupils during a recent sponsored walk. The school council decided that new GAA Footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, hoops and cones should be ordered for playtime games. The pupils of Kingsisland have the very best equipment available to them at all times.

Well Done!!

Well done to Eimile (P7) and Dan (P3) for achieving the most dedicated players at the recent Killyman youth awards.

The two sporty pupils bring their skills and determination to all sports in Kingsisland.

Super effort Eimile and Dan. Keep this up.






Disability Action Visit

The school was visited last Friday by volunteers from Disability Action NI. The ladies very kindly raised awarenss of sports people with disabilities. The children learned all about the determination that athletes with disabilities have used to be able to participate at the highest levels in sport. The children then had opportunities to try out different sports.

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Puppy Power

Thank you to Mrs McVeigh's son Tiernan who very kindly brought in some of his little labrador puppies for the children to see and hold. The puppies were in a litter of 11. The children had a great time learning all about the little puppies. Tiernan was very lucky to get home with any of the puppies, such was demands from some of the children to keep them.

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New Playground Equipment

Many thanks to everyone for supporting our recent sponsored walk and for the support and donations that we recieved during our parents quiz. Following School Council meetings it was decided to purchase new outdoor trikes. Pictured are some of the children testing out the new vehicles.

Anniginny Farm Visit

Primary 1 and 2 pupils made the short journey to Anniginny Farm last week.

As part of their topic study the children had the opportunity to see all of the fasinating animals around the farm. The children also got to travel around on the tractor and cart.

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November 2014 Dinner Menu

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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Halloween Hooley

Derrytresk Club was awash with the most weird and wonderful creatures ever seen in the locality last Thursday. Pupils and Staff all dressed up for the annual Halloween parade. Well done to everyone for making such a special effort to come out and support the children on this spooky day.

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£3,000 RAISED!!!!!!

When all the money raised from our recent sponsored walk was brought back in to school and counted , we were astounded to learn that we had raised the magnificent total of £3000.

A huge thankyou to everyone in our community for their generosity.

The money will be spent directly on the children to enjoy at playtime in school each day.Lots of GAA equipment is already on its way, including sliothars, footballs, handballs. We are also working on purchasing children's play huts and creative playbased equipment. The money will also allow the children to participate in out of school visits and engage in the many and varied extra curricular activities. 

Well done everyone!!!!!

SONI Workshop in Craic Theatre

Primary 5 and 6 pupils headed up to CRAIC theatre this week to take part in a special Electricity workshop. The pupils took part in an interactive science show. The pupils experienced the core concepts , theories and facts relating to electricity. The show focused on how electricty impacts on their daily lives. Everyone had an electrifying time.


Sanatnder Jerseys

Kingsisland past pupil,  Clodagh Gavin dropped in to the school on Monday to present a new set of football and camogie jerseys to the pupils of Kingsisland. The pupils were delighted to accept their new jerseys. Clodagh also brought lots of other sports equipment including training bibs, cones, sports bags and footballs. Following her presentation Clodagh spoke to the pupils. "It is great being back in my old school . The school is looking fantastic with the new playparks and all the activities available to the children. It is a privilege to be able to give something back to the current pupils from Santander."

Sponsored Walk

Pupils and teachers were greeted with a beautiful Autumn sunshine this morning on our annual sponsored walk. The P1/2/3 pupils made their way out of school, across the Reenaderry Road and down to Derrytresk where they had some welcom refreshments before playing in the pitch. The older children ventured all the way around the back of The Hill and back around to the pitch where they also lapped up the lovely refreshments. Thank you from everyone at school for all of the most generous donations. 

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P3 Pizza Making

The Primary 3 pupils have been learning about following and writing instructions in their shared Literacy classes. On Wednesday they had great fun making mini pizzas. They followed the instructions and made yummy soda bread pizzas which were very quickly gobbled up!

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Reading Challenge Winners

Mary from Coalisland Library paid a visit to school on THursday morning tp make a special presentation of medals and certificates to the children who signed up for and completed the reading challenge over the summer. The boys and girls visited the town library regularly during July and August and sucessfuly read their target of library books. Well done to everyone.


New ART Room

We are delighted to report that our new, specially designed and totally refurbished ART ROOM has now been completed. At a cost of £30,000 it has taken most of July, August and September to complete. The mobile situated at the rear of the school has had new flooring, lighting, roofing, PVC windows, boiler & heating system, cupboards, whiteboard, shelving, radiators and paneling.The mobile has also been painted inside and outside. All art classes will now take place in our new mobile where all art resources are located centrally. The children all love their weekly art lessons are very excited to have their very own dedicated art room.

School Extension

Plans to carry out extension work to the rear of the school and relocation and refurbishment of the children’s toilets have recently been approved by Department of Education. At a cost of £60,000 the work represents another significant investment in Kingsisland PS. The Department has recognized the increasing enrolment


October 2014 Dinner Menu

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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P5 & 6 ICT Club

Primary 5 & 6 pupils were busy using a combination of laptop computers and iPads to complete their weekly ICT task today in the computer suite. Under the expert guidance of their teacher Miss Gervin the boys and girls produced some outstanding pieces of individual work. The long tradition of ICT excellence continues to grow and develop in Kingsisland. Thank you to Miss Gervin and all the hard working staff of our brilliant school.

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P3 & 4 Chalk Markings

If you happen to walk past the front of the school you might be interested to know why the tarmac is covered with such colourful and artisitic chalk markings. The primary 3 and 4 pupils have been busy practising their handwriting and spellings for this week on a larger than usual scale. Apart from the pupils having an absolute balldrawing outside,  they all achieved excellent results in their spellings this week. Well done boys and girls and a special thakyou to your brilliant teachers, Miss McGrath and Miss McAleer.

P7 Art 

Primary 7 children took time out from their busy schedule today to complete their current art project work. Under the expert guidance of Mrs Lowe the boys and girls were busy preparing their own individual pieces for the whole school collage, that will take shape over the next week. Next week Mrs Lowe will move in to her new state of the art classroom where all of the children will be able to specialise their artistic talents each week. Watch out for the pictures soon to appear on this website.

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Cookery Club

Miss McAleer's cookery club is once again proving to be a big draw for the pupils of Kingsisland. The delicious aroma of fresh pancakes served with chocolate sauce could be detected from as far away as the chapel carpark. It was very interesting to see how many of the pancakes actually made it home in one piece!!!! Lets just say there was a lot of children with the evidence dripping from their mouths. Cookery club continues each Wednesday and all pupils will get the opportunity to participate through the year.

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Dance Classes Begin

Everyone was delighted to see Caroline back at school on Wednesday. Everyone is busy preparing for the big dance show planned for Hallowenn in Derrytresk Club. The boys and girls are thoroughly enjoying the preparations. Pictured is the Primary 4 class in full flow.

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Gardening Club

Pictured is Ciara Cushnahan, Naoise Campbell, Cara Toye and Jack McCabe, all members of the school gardening club. All four pupils were busy stripping the seeds of some huge sunflower plants brought in to school by Ciara's mum this week. The pupils saved the seeds and will dry them out in preparation for planting in the spring time. Thankyou to Ursula from Loughshore Veg who came in to school and cut back the rhubarb plot. The rhubarb stalks have already been used to cook some delicious deserts by Paula in the kitchen. Well done everyone.

Niall & Cormac Celebrate

Two very popular members of the Kingsisland football team deserve the very highest praise for their efforts last weekend. Well done to Niall Robinson and Cormac Daly, playing members of the Derrylaughan Under-10 team, who won the Dr James Mullholland Cup at the Aghagallon GAA tournament. By all accounts both boys dug deep to put in some splendid performances helping their team lift the trophy. There was an added bonus for Niall as he proudly lifted the cup as team captain.  Lets hope it is the first of many trphies the boys lift this year for their club and the Kingsisland school team.

Volcano WAU Project

As part of their World Around Us topic, 'Volcanoes', primary 5/6/7 pupils created some very impressive real life volcanoes using the art medium of clay.To make their volcanoes come alive the pupils added vinegar and baking soda. The two materials reacted to release bubbles of carbon dioxide. The mixture frothed and erupted. The effects were quite spectacular!!The children loved every minute of this hands on active learning.

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Water Bus Visit

The Water Bus visited school this week.  P4/5/6/7 pupils got to explore the bus and discover its state-of-the-art mobile education unit. The pupils were introduced to a wide range of water issues such as the water cycle, water for health, water sources, water and wastewater treatment, water conservation and water in the third world. 


Chalk Drawings

Primary 2 and 3 pupils took advantage of the September sunshine on their first week back in school. Their art class for this week consisted of using the chunky chalk to draw life size self portraits on the playground. The whole area was awash with bright, vibrant and colourful childrens art work. 

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P3 and 4 Outside Art

Miss McAleer and Miss McGrath's class took their art lesson outside this week in the beautiful September sunshine. The boys and girls were all contributing to a massive art banner. Everyone had their own special individual contribution to make. Well done P3 & P4

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Friday was a very special day as 22 new Primary 1 pupils started school in St John's. The boys and girls looked splendid in their new school uniforms and carrying their shiny new school bags. A super first morning was had by all. We know Friday is just the start of 7 brilliant years ahead of our young stars. Pictured is Arwen, the first student through the school doors in 2014/15.

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September 2014 Dinner Menu

Dinners are freshly prepared each day in the school kitchen by our cooks, Paula and Claire.

Meals are always prepared to the highest standard.

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