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An Amazing Easter Bonnet Parade!

We have had a  fantastic response to the Easter Bonnet Competition.  The Easter Bunny had a difficult job choosing the winners from each class as each Bonnet was amazing!

 All the entries were outstanding!!  Well done to all who entered.
 
Many thanks once again for your continued support.
 
Have an egg-citing Easter!! A picture of the winners will follow!

A Farewell To Mrs Johns

Waringstown Primary School recently came together for a morning assembly to say a fond farewell to Mrs K Johns, one of our classroom assistants, who has worked with us for just over 11 years.  Mrs Johns has recently qualified as a Teacher and we congratulate her on this success.  We shall miss Mrs Johns from the school very much as she has become a familiar figure to the Pupils and Staff alike.  We wish her every blessing as she moves on now to new pastures.

Keep Your Eye Out For The Easter Bunny In WPS!

As Easter is approaching we are once again planning our Easter Egg-stravaganza!!  The children have been eggs-cited about the competitions which have been actively ongoing in school:

Guess the number of eggs in the jar                       20p 1 guess or 6 guesses £1.00

Guess the chicks name                                          20p 1 guess or 6 guesses £1.00

Design your own Easter Bonnet open for all year groups.  Judging will take place on Thursday 11 April.  Please make sure your bonnet is in school on or before Thursday 11 April.

There will be a prize for the best boy and best girl bonnet, the Easter Bunny will pick the most colourful and creative design.  All prizes will be awarded in assembly on Friday 12 April.

Keep a watchful eye out for the Easter Bunny!!

Primary 1 Enjoy Farm Topic

Primary One's new topic is the Farm.  They have been learning about the different animals on the farm and this week they were investigating sheep.  Recently Primary 1 were lucky to get a visit from Mrs Thompson and their newborn lamb Snowy!  Primary 1 were able to ask some questions and they then got to see Snowy drinking milk from a bottle.  Everyone also got a chance to stroke her before she went home for a big sleep.  Thank you to Mrs Thompson for bringing Snowy in to visit us, she was such a well behaved lamb! *More photographs added recently.*

IMPORTANT NOTE concerning Internet Safety

IMPORTANT NOTE concerning Internet Safety

 

Dear parent

 

I write to inform you that there is an important update note on the school website.

Please visit the article entitled ‘IMPORTANT NOTE concerning Internet Safety’ and click the link to read the attached letter with supportive advice.

Thank you for your continued support in all school matters.

C McCambley

Principal

Attachments:
Download this file (MOMO.pdf)IMPORTANT NOTE concerning Internet Safety[IMPORTANT NOTE concerning Internet Safety]89 kB

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