Ready, Steady, GO! Let's Learn ! 
Newtownhamilton Primary School 
 
Newtownhamilton Primary School is a co-educational school operating under the authority and control of the Southern Education & Library Board. Pupils range in age from 4 to 11 years and enrolment for the current year - 2014/2015 - is 68 pupils. 
The school building opened in 1955 following the amalgamation of a number of local schools and the building occupies an attractive site on the Armagh side of Newtownhamilton. 
The school consists of a main building with 3 classrooms, and there is a further mobile classroom on the school grounds. We have access to a full size gymnasium/hall and a canteen for school meals just opened this year. 
We also have the use of extensive grounds which include two tarmaced play areas, a school garden, a full size football pitch and an additional grassed play area. Work has also just begun on a new 2g pitch, to be completed by the end of March 2015. 
 

Hand in hand we Learn Together ! 

Newtownhamilton Primary School was last inspected by the ETI in November 2009. During the inspection, the visiting team of inspectors concluded that, 
 
'The children's behaviour is very good, they are well motivated and work well both individually and collaboratively on group activities.' 
'The teachers are very hard-working and committed to the education and care of the children, and are very well supported by the classroom assistants.' 
'The provision for special educational needs is very good.' 
'The quality of the arrangements for pastoral care is very good. This is evident through the excellent working relationships at all levels and the supportive and inclusive ethos developed in the school' 
 

* COMMUNITY LINKS * 

Mrs A Henry 
Principal 
13/3/15 
Our final flower arranging class will be on Monday 30th March at 7pm. 
The March 'NEWTOWN NEWS' is available by clicking on the Newsletter link . 
 
Upcoming Events and Dates for your Diary 
March 2015 
 
Monday 2nd March: Ext Schs Flower Arranging 7pm 
Tuesday 3rd March: Library Van 
Thursday 12th March: KS2 Hockey Tournament Armagh (POSTPONED) 
Monday 16th March: SCHOOL CLOSED for School Development 
Tuesday 17th March: SCHOOL CLOSED St. Patricks Day 
Friday 20th March: Closing Date for Easter Colouring Competition 
Friday 20th March 9:30am: Partial Eclipse 
Monday 23rd March: Cancer Focus Visit Rec-P2 + a visit from Genevieve the Goat! 
Friday 27th March: Easter Assembly for family and friends 
Monday 30th March: Nurse screening P1 pupils 
Tuesday 31st March: Nurse screening P1 pupils 
Wednesday 1st April: Last Day of Spring Term 
Thursday 2nd April - Monday 13th April: EASTER BREAK 
Tuesday 14th April: School reopens for Summer Term 
Ongoing Events 
Monday: P1-P3 After school Football with CC Coaching 
P4-P7 After School Sport 
 
Tuesday: P5-P7 Swimming, Orchard Leisure Centre 
P1-P3 After School Art and Craft/ Clay Classes 
P4-P7 After School Lego and Knex Club 
 
Wednesday: P1-P3 After School Bible Club 
P4-P7 After School Art and Craft 
 
Thursday: P1-P3 After school Movement and Fun Club 
P4-P7 After school Loom Creations 
 
Friday: P5-P7 Hockey Training with Christine Russell 
Assembly with weekly visits from local ministers 
Distribution of Certificates 
Boys and Girls... remember to keep checking the Kidzone for regular competitions with prizes to be won !! 
Ready, Steady, GO ! Let's Learn ! 

Well done to everyone who took part in our Easter Colouring Competition 

* Star of the week * 

At Newtownhamilton Primary School children receive awards throughout the week for achievements in learning and behaviour. Then every Friday, in assembly, a certificate is given to the child in each year group who has shown positive attitudes towards learning and behaviour or made outstanding progress in a particular area of school life that week. 
Every Friday hockey coach Christine Russell comes to school to put the children through their paces on the hockey pitch. At present she is working hard with P5-7 in preparation for the Ardmore Hockey Tournament coming up soon. This week's star players were Amy and Joe. Well done everyone. 
 
 
March Minister visits for assembly 
 
6th March: Rev. Thompson 
13th March: Rev. Wilson 
27th March: Rev. Murphy 
 
Bibletime Study in class this month  
focuses on 
More Miracles &  
The Easter Story 
Hope for Youth Ministries 
Colin Tinsley will be visiting Newtownhamilton Primary School, week beginning Monday 11th May. He will be in school every day that week from 1pm - 2pm. 
 
During this five day programme children have the opportunity to enjoy chorus singing, Bible stories, fun quizzes and worksheets. 
 
In this relaxed and supportive environment they are also encouraged to learn verses from the Bible. Great care is taken to ensure the children understand the true meaning behind each verse. Of course, spot prizes are a must which always helps the spirit of competition amongst the children! At the end of each meeting, children are given worksheets to take home and have the opportunity to ask questions about the story or any aspect of the programme, 
if they so desire. 
Photos from our Easter Assembly are available to view on the Gallery page 

Happy 'March' birthday to: 
 
Corey, Leah, Ruby J, Zara & Natasha 

A quick look at some of the things we get up to  
at Newtownhamilton Primary School 
(Click on the photo to view a larger image) 
Can you help us? 
 
The school is in need of sponsors to assist with the upkeep of this website. If you would like to help us keep this website operational while at the same time help yourself to some very competitive rates in advertising your business please contact us by telephone at (028)30878094 or by fax on (028)30879119. You may also e-mail us at ahenry450@c2kni.net or why not call in to school and discuss your needs with the principal. The advert of your choice will be placed on this front page in a prominent position and will remain there for a period of five months.  
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