Our 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. 
Due to snow there will be no SELB buses today, Thursday 29th January 2015.  
Newtownhamilton Primary School and Newtownhamilton High School are both closed. 
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' 


Check out our new 'Charity Work' page (Jan2015) 
Next event Fri 6th February 
A copy of the January 'NEWTOWN NEWS' is now available from the school office 
Upcoming Events and Dates for your Diary 
January 2015 
Monday 5th January: School reopens for the Spring Term 
Tuesday 6th January: Mobile Library visit 
Friday 9th January: P3-P4 final hockey session 
Monday 12th January: After school clubs recommence 
Tuesday 13th January: Swimming recommences for P5-P7 
Wednesday 14th January: Closing Date for submission of 
P1 application forms for Sept 2015 
Thursday 15th January: P5-P7 are invited to a RAF Band Concert 
Friday 16th January: Hockey begins for P5-P7 
Monday 19th January: Mr Megaw (Principal of Newtownhamilton High School) will be speaking to P6 & P7 pupils about his school at 2:15pm 
Wednesday 21st January: P3-P7 WW2 trip to Palace Stables 
Saturday 31st January: AQE Results, Good Luck everyone who sat the assessment! 
Royal School Armagh Wed 21st Jan at 7:30pm 
Newtownhamilton High School Thurs 22nd Jan at 7:30pm 

WW2 trip to Palace Stables Armagh  
Primary 3-7 pupils recently travelled to the Palace Stables in Armagh to continue their World Around Us work on WWII. While there the pupils got a chance to learn what it was like at home during the war by making their own Identity Cards, learning what it was like to be an evacuee and they met a real life WWII American GI called First Sergeant Bilco, Sarge to his friends. 
Remember if you meet any of our P3-7 pupils, ask them for their Identity Card,  
if they don't produce it they may just be a spy!!! 

(For more photos please visit the P3-4 and P5-7 class pages) 

Happy 'January' birthday to: 
Nathan, Dinah, Joe, Daniel, Seth, Alisha, Courtney, Max and David 

Mrs A. Henry 
Acting Principal 

Procedures for unexpected school closures due to severe weather 

Thankfully we have had relatively mild weather to date, and while we hope this will continue, schools have been requested to explain how unplanned closures will be communicated. 
Firstly, in the event of an unexpected closure, parents will be sent a text using the C2k Text Messaging Service and details will also be posted on the school website. 
In addition we will contact BBC NI and BBC Radio Ulster. 
Please be assured that school will only close as a last resort and in the interest of the health and safety of pupils and staff. 
Our advise to all parents is to keep safe, especially during periods of snow. 
A quick look at some of the things we get up to  
at Newtownhamilton Primary School 
(Click on the thumbnail 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 ten months.  
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