- Category: Nursery News
- Published: Sunday, 19 January 2020 23:11
Ditch the Dark Day 2020 was a huge success, with the school being truly lit up with all the bright and fluorescent clothing. It was great to see all the bikes, scooter and flickers housed in our bike sheds, showing just how many children got involved in our push for more active travel.
Mr McCambley led a superb assembly looking at the importance of 'being seen,' and also the importance of 'being able to see clearly.' He then went onto teach how important it is to give your life to Christ, the light of the world.
A big thankyou for all your donations, which was totaled at £327. This will be included in the School Eco Council's budget to purchase items for the school throughout the year.
Click 'read more' to see just how bright the day was
At the end of Term 1 the hockey girls took part in a Colour Walk Fundraiser and raised an AMAZING total of £765. The girls had a brilliant time completing their 2 mile walk/run/dance dressed in bright clothing and Mrs McElhinney, Mrs Boyce and Mrs Peacocke are all overwhelmed by the support of family and friends in sponsoring the girls.
The idea was brought to the teachers by the hockey girls themselves, as we were badly in need of a new goalie kit. We have raised enough money to purchase a wonderful new goalie kit, bibs, skorts and socks, which will benefit all of the hockey girls during hockey practice and matches.A sincere thank you to the girls themselves for coming up with the great fundraising idea and participating in it and to the family and friends who have supported the girls and hockey in school. Also thank you to Mr Budd who helped to source all of equipment.
We look forward to hockey practice starting back after Half Term
Primary 3 have started the term off with some gymnastics using all our gym apparatus in the assembly hall. Have a look through the photo gallery to see what they got up to.
Rested and returned from their hectic trip to London, the primary sevens had great fun this afternoon during their role play about Parliament.
The new law being debated was suggested by Patrick Woods and agreed upon by Harry Wan and James Seifert. This law involved the formation of new Post-Primary School in Great Britain – schools which would encourage more practical subjects and therefore, careers, such as in ICT, Engineering, Hotel Management and in traditional trades such as plumbing and gardening. These new schools would exist alongside the current academically minded schools but would provide another route for pupils wishing to pursue these specialised careers. The debate was whether the government would consider placing greater funding in this sector of Education.
The discussion was hot and heavy on the floor of the House but was presided over by a very able speaker, Callum McDowell, and two assistants, Harry and James. The leader of the opposition was Niall Patience and the Prime Minister was Matthew Spence!
The vote held by the speaker at the end of the session was close but the decision was made to agree to the formation of these new schools and the new bill was passed to the House of Lords for approval!
Careers in politics might also be a future option for some members of Primary Seven S!
For a full set photos, click Read more.
During the Fairtrade Fortnight, the children in P6 had Gemma and Emma in from Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
The two ladies had a PowerPoint concerning Fairtrade and played a retailer consumer game with the children.
Both classes thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to learning more about Fairtrade in Primary .
Thank you Gemma and Emma
On Thursday 7th March EVERY child who attends P7 football practice got a chance to represent the school.
Each P7 child "pulled on the jersey" and took part in a tournament with our P7 friends from Dromara (Fairhill Primary).
Each Boy had five games in total, lasting 10 minutes each.
The boys seemed to really enjoy the day which ended with a wee snack of crisps, kindly sponsored by Mr Brown.
Well done to all concerned
Primary 5 have been enjoying learning about Friendship in PDMU with Mrs Matthews on Tuesday afternoons. They had great fun building the friendship web in the photographs. Every time they said something nice to someone the web grew but when someone said something unkind the web was broken.
Today in Waringstown Primary School we had a really special treat. The New Life Choir from Uganda came in to host a very special assembly filled with African song and dance.
A small choir of very energetic children performed lots of songs for a very eager audience. The Waringstown pupils and staff were blown away by the amazing lively songs and the vibrant performance from the choir. Some pupils and staff from Waringstown even got to dance and sing along. It certainly was an enjoyable morning.
The children from the choir stayed with us after assembly for a little while and joined our KS2 children on the Top Pitch for break-time play. The children were welcomed as new friends and a memorable break-time was had.
If you wish to catch their full performance they will be at Waringstown Presbyterian Church this evening at 7pm tonight.
Below is a video with some highlights from the performance.
Click the read more link to see the photos from the assembly.
Wow! What a night in Waringstown Primary School for the P6 and P7 children.
GodmodeX arrived in school and set up a fun evening for all. They set up Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox one Consoles and a WiiU Console. The children got to play a wide variety of games including FIFA, Mario Cart and Just Dance. Everyone had a really fun evening taking part in the games and competing in various tournaments.
The night for the children ended with a talk from God Modex on the Theme of treasure. The parents also had a really valuable talk on internet and gaming safety from God Modex who provided really practical information and steps which parents can take to ensure internet and computer games safety in the home.
Thank you GodmodeX hopefully we will see you back again next year.