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Following the school’s inspection in January, i would like to provide you with some examples of progress being made in accordance with the inspectors’ advice: I now have Principal Release on at least one day per week for management duties I am working closely with Mr. Kevin Donnelly who is providing sub-cover in P.6/7. Advice for governors from a recently retired district inspector. Advice
The P.3’s celebrated their First Confession on Tuesday 15 March with Fr. Kevin. It was a lovely ceremony and the children were a credit to their families and to Miss Martin, their teacher.
You will be aware that there was a lot of excitement in P.6/7 last week when our ‘baby’ salmon were taken from the classroom, where they have been the centre of attention for the last five weeks and released into the Colin River. The BBC were on hand to film the process along with the Belfast Hills Partnership which organised the project (see video
On Easter Monday, 28 March at 11.30am, a special Mass will be held in St. Peter’s the Rock in memory of our much loved pupil, Diarmuid Frazer, who tragically died two years ago. Whilst many people may be away on holiday, the Frazer family would like to extend an invitation to the Ballymacward PS Community. It would be nice if a group of children
Inspection Report Following the recent inspection of the school, a report has, today, been published on the ETI website and can be found by following the link below. The report identifies a range of strengths and states that ‘most children are making progress in English and Mathematics in line with their ability or above expectation’. A number of areas requiring improvement have been identified
Our Breakfast Club relies on the help of parent volunteers and from time to time we need to ask for more help. We appreciate that everyone has lots of commitments, and that not everyone is in a position to help us in this way, so we are very grateful to the parents who have helped us out this year. If you think you could
World Book Day falls on Thursday 3rd March 2016 and we will be marking the occasion by having a sponsored reathathon in aid of Trocaire. Children and staff will bring a book to school and will all read together between 1.30pm and 2pm. Parents are welcome to come along too (and bring a book!). Pupils should pay £1 per family and all monies raised
Our Primary 6 team competed in the Chapter Final of the Camlin Credit Union Quiz and we’d like to say a big “well done” to the members of the team. We are very proud of the way in which they represented their school they showed great levels of general knowledge.