We endeavour to ensure everyone feels part of a warm and inclusive community, that the school and the staff are welcoming and the pupils and their parents feel valued and secure in Castleroe Primary School.
The children are all working really hard and members of staff are enjoying working with them. We now have 106 pupils in school. This is a very positive sign for our school especially at a time when enrolment and performance of schools in the area are being closely monitored.
We have a very active PTA who work tirelessly to ensure there are a range of social and fundraising events throughout the year. If you would like to get involved please contact me at any time.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns as we go through the term please do contact the Principal.
Download a copy of our most recent newsletter here: Term 2 Newsletter
Hitting the high notes!
Congratulations to all those who participated in our choirs this year. We am very proud of all the hard work which everyone put into our practices. The results were as follows:
P3/4 Action Song
Second Place – 85% (Commended)
P1,2&3 Hymn Singing
First Place – 87% (Distinction)
Senior Choir Songs from the Shows
First Place – 88% (Distinction)
Individual Singing Awards: Lorena Lee 2nd Place, Lauren Darragh 2nd Place, Savanna Termonia Highly Commended, Adam Williams Highly Commended.
Celebrating our Wonderful Staff
A huge thank you to the parents of the school who nominated Mrs Wilson for the Primary School Teacher of the Year award in the Families First 2018 Awards. A number of the staff and Governors were delighted to travel with Mrs Wilson to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on the 24th March for a formal awards ceremony hosted by Stephen Clements and May McFetridge. We are so proud of our friend, colleague and teacher and were delighted to be able to share this very special occasion with her. Well done Mrs Wilson.
School Council Easter Fun Day
The whole school enjoyed lots of fun and games today as we focused on the Easter Story.
The School Council held a colouring in competition and the winners can be seen above with their prizes – a yummy chocolate egg.
Funds of £102.00 were added to the Schools Council’s savings, bringing the total to £204.06. We look forward to more events hosted by the Pupil Council and to the hear the decisions they make about how they will spend the money to enhance the playground.
P6 & P7 Bushmills Education Centre Residential
Key Stage Two pupils thoroughly enjoyed a two night residential experience in Bushmills Education Centre in February. Children had the opportunity to kayak down the Bann, Build dens in the forest, take part in the high ropes challenge and enjoy some bowling. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Daffodil Tea hosted by PTA
On Friday 16th March the PTA and staff of the school held a Daffodil Tea in the school. A delicious spread was provides by the ladies of the PTA, and stalls included a plant stall, bottle stall, nail art, chocolate fountain and home produce stall. The event was very well supported by families and friends of the school and the local community, and it was a lovely opportunity to catch up with friends old and new. We were delighted to have past Principal, Mrs McConaghie, in attendance. Mrs Williams had invited Mrs McConaghie to perform the difficult job of judging our Easter Egg Decorating Competition – a very tricky task, as the effort was exceptional. Thank you to everyone who came along and those who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the event such a success.
New Playground Buddies
Congratulations to our newly appointed Playground Buddies. These pupils from our P6 and P7 classes support the implementation of the Positive Playground Behaviour and Procedures Policy devised by the School Council in collaboration with Mrs Williams during Anti Bullying Week.
Christmas Craft Fair & Tea with Santa
A HUGE THANKS TO THE PTA AND STAFF OF CASTLEROE PS!
Thanks to everyone who came together to host such an enjoyable event! There was a great festive feeling in the school and each and every child enjoyed their time with Santa. A huge thanks to David Cavan and his photography skills – for giving so generously of his time, talents and resources – the photographs were outstanding. A grand total of £1077 was raised and added to the PTA account, and this money will go towards renovating our school hall. THANK YOU!