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Annual School Book Fair 2019

The Annual School Book Fair will be in School from Tuesday the 05 February until Thursday the 14 February 2019.

The Book Fair will be open daily in the School Mall from 8.45am to 4.30pm. Please note however that the Book Fair will be closed during Break and Lunch Time. All children will get an opportunity to browse the books during class time.

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy

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Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 05 February 2019

Primary 5 recently hosted a whole school assembly to highlight the importance of Safer Internet Day.  Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 05 February 2019.  It is a chance for our whole school community to think about how we use the internet and how we can be kind and respectful to others, as well as keeping ourselves safe while using it.  Primary 5 reminded everyone of how there are many ways to go online and also of all the favourite apps they may use.  They told the story of Zap and Zoom who enjoyed using the internet but needed to make the correct choices. Primary 5 finished their assembly by reminding everyone of the following points:

POINTS TO REMEMBER:

If you’re unsure or need further support then speak to an adult for help and advice.

 

If what you’re doing online might affect somebody else, always ask their permission first.

 

If you’re sure you’re happy with what will happen next then it’s okay to say yes.

 

If something makes you worried, uncomfortable or upset it’s always okay to say no.

Attachments:
Download this file (SID2019 Assembly for Waringstown Primary School-Final.pdf)Safer Internet Day Assembly Powerpoint 2019[Safer Internet Day Assembly Powerpoint 2019]2350 kB

Primary 1 Enjoy A Baby Visit From Mrs Boyce & Baby Averie

P1 had a very exciting visit from Mrs Boyce and Averie. Baby Averie is only 3 weeks old! She arrived to see us sitting in her car-seat.  Mrs Boyce brought in her baby bag to show us all the things Baby Averie needs. We also gave Mrs Boyce a little present for Averie so that she would always remember the time she came to visit us. Thank you for coming to visit us. We loved having you both and learnt so much!

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

cid:A7C7E4E7-4F48-4644-8446-B15870C09985Important Information for the weeks ahead!

Dear parents

The main January Information Sheet will follow later in the month. However, we wish to highlight several issues which are of great importance.

Nursery & Primary One Applications

The Nursery and Primary One application process is now open. There is a link and Prospectus available for your perusal on the School Website.

                                                            Applications close at 12 midnight 31 January, 2019

Staff Car Park

The Education Authority has commenced work on the long awaited new Staff Car Park and we are delighted by the major capital investment in our school campus and facilities. You will all be aware that the neighbouring bungalow, adjacent to the pedestrian entrance, was purchased by the Education Authority early last year. Following an intensive period of preparation, the site is about to be cleared and added into our grounds to form the new Staff Car Park.

The building programme is scheduled to last for 16 weeks.

There is no doubt that the forthcoming work will cause major disruption to the school access; both the main avenue and the pedestrian path!

With this in mind we ask that you factor in additional time to allow for drop off and indeed collection.  

Our main concern is the health and safety of our children as they enter and leave school. The main pedestrian path from the main road which passes Noah's Ark will also become a cause for concern as this will become a site access for heavy vehicles. The main car avenue into school is also going to be widened and with this in mind, please be aware that parents must not be driving into the school grounds to drop off or collect children! You may block or frustrate the heavy vehicles or indeed be blocked in the grounds for a long period of time!

Text Box: The side path where After School Clubs collect children is also now closed as this is where the new access road is being constructed to allow staff access into their new car park. Please arrange alternative collection points with Child Care Nurseries and child minders.

 

 

NO child will be able to go home or be collected this way as the path will be closed!

Approximately 60 large trees are to be felled in preparation for the site clearance and re-levelling process.  There will be tree surgeons working within the grounds and heavy vehicles, along with a team of workmen as of today (Wednesday 08 January). Therefore, we ask that you are as flexible as possible with us. There may be occasions where we have to 'hold' children back from the usual home times to ensure the contractors have prepared a SAFE pathway home for our children. We will endeavour to hold back for no more than 10 minutes if we have to!

The contractors are aware of times when there will be a large number of children arriving or leaving ie.    

 8.30am – 8.45am        (Children and parents arrive and wait at the pedestrian path)

 8.45am - 9.00am         (Whole school arrival)

 11.45am – 12 noon     (Nursery dismissal)

 1.55 - 2.10pm              (P1 - 3 dismissal)

 2.55 - 3.10pm              (P4 - 7 dismissal)

 3.55 - 4.10pm              (Extra-curricular Clubs dismissal)

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility over the coming months.

C McCambley

Principal

Extra Curricular Activities - Term 2

School resumes on Friday 04 January 2019. Please note that after school clubs will NOT begin in the first or second week of the new term. Start dates will be posted on the website.

End of Term Assembly - The True Meaning of Christmas

Recently the whole school came together for Morning Assembly and Santa came too along with elves, reindeer … the WORKS!
Santa gave Mr McCambley items which remind us of the REAL meaning of Christmas – Christ’s birth.
 
The Fir Tree
An evergreen tree which is like God’s love for us which is everlasting. Tree points upwards as do the needles to point us to heaven.
The Star
The Christmas Star is a sign of promise. God’s special promise to us at Christmas is that He sent us His Son to save us from our sins.
The Candles / lights
The lights remind us that Jesus came as THE LIGHT of the world!
Wreath
The Christmas wreath reminds us of God’s love for each one of us. It has no beginning and no end!
Santa
Santa is the best known Christmas ‘character’ …  he reminds us of the kindness and generosity shown  at Christmas as people exchange gifts. Again God’s generous love caused Him to give us His Only Son!
Holly
Reminds us of immortality. It reminds us of Christ’s Crown of Thorns and the red berries remind us of the blood which Jesus shed for us when He died on the Cross.
Gifts
Christmas is all about giving. The Kings brought gifts to Jesus when He was born. God gave His Only Son.
The Cane
The Good Shepherd seeks out the lost sheep and uses His cane to save lost souls.
The Christmas Angel
The angels announced the good news of the birth of Christ on the very first Christmas night.
The Christmas Bells
Lost sheep are found because of their tinkling bells which the shepherds used to hang around their necks.
The Manger
At the very end of our Assembly we brought THE manger to  the CENTRE of our Christmas scene! Santa is part of it but Christmas gets its name because of Christ’s Birthday!
 
Everyone was delighted to see Santa and the helpers and enjoyed learning so much more about the Christmas symbols along with the real meaning of the season.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our school community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
School re-opens on Friday 04 January, 2019.
 
C McCambley
(Principal)

Non-Uniform Day / Guide Dogs for the Blind

Recently the children wore their Christmas Jumpers to school to raise money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind. Everyone enjoyed wearing their jumpers to school, even the staff!!  It was also the school's Christmas Dinner Day which added to the festive mood.  A special assembly was held to present the prizes from the two 'Supper with Santa' evenings. 

Supper With Santa Update Report!

'Supper with Santa' proved to be a wonderful success with several hundred children and adults visiting the school on both nights.  There was a tremendous sense of community in the building as children and adults visited the various craft stalls and mingled over a cup of tea and dessert in the Assembly Hall.  A huge thank you to everyone for the continued support shown to Waringstown PS!

Supper With Santa Report!

Santa was definitely kept busy by all the boys and girls of Waringstown Primary School on our first evening of 'Supper with Santa'.  Thankfully he had Mrs Claus and the Elves by his side to help him out!  Parents, grandparents and friends were entertained by the school choir and instrumentalist groups while enjoying a well deserved coffee and dessert.  Lots of crafts were on show and for sale throughout the evening, as well as a movie and story telling room.  Everyone enjoyed the Christmas festivities and we are looking forward to welcoming all those who are planning to attend on Thursday evening for another enjoyable event!

Here are a few photos capturing only a small part of our first evening: