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 70 pupils (including Rec). 
The school building opened in 1955 following the amalgamation of a number of local schools. The building occupies an attractive site on the Armagh side of Newtownhamilton, adjoining Newtownhamilton High School. 
The school consists of a main building with 3 permanent classrooms, and a further mobile classroom. We have access to a full size gymnasium/hall and stage area in the High School as well as a large canteen for school meals, just opened last year. 
We also have the use of extensive grounds which include two tarmaced play areas (Rec - P2 children have a safe, enclosed play area with equipment and storage at the back of the school), a school garden with large planting boxes and a mini beast area, a full size football pitch and an additional grassed play area. Work is presently taking place on a new 2g pitch, to be completed by the end of April 2015 which will further enhance our sporting opportunities. 
We are very fortunate to be in a position to share facilities with the adjoining High School meaning that transition for our P7 children into Newtownhamilton High School is a very smooth process as our pupils are familiar with the buildings and staff from an early age. 
 
If you wish to visit our school to view the facitilites available please contact the Principal, Mrs Angela Henry to arrange an appointment. We look forward to meeting you. 
 

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 
Thank you to all who attended our flower arranging classes in March. It was great to see the adults and children coming together and developing new skills alongside one another. Maybe there are some future florists among us, there definitely were a lot of beautiful arrangements created each week.  
Photos are available to view on the  
gallery page. 
 
The April 'NEWTOWN NEWS' is available by clicking on the Newsletter link . 
 
Pictured are Newtownhamilton Primary School Principal Mrs A Henry, Newtownhamilton High School Principal Mr N Megaw and Rev B Wilson (Chairperson of Board of Governors of both schools) who attended the home of Canon and Mrs Moore recently in order to present a gift to mark Canon Moore's retirement. 
 
Remember to visit The Gallery page for photos of recent events. 
Surprise Visit 
The children were delighted when some Easter Bunnies made a surprise visit to school today... maybe that's where all the yummy Easter Eggs came from !! 
 
Upcoming Events and Dates for your Diary 
April 2015 
 
 
Wednesday 1st April: Last Day of Spring Term 
 
Thursday 2nd April - Monday 13th April: EASTER BREAK 
 
Monday 13th April - School will be closed for School Development 
 
Tuesday 14th April: School reopens for Summer Term 
 
Monday 27th April: KS2 Hockey Tournament, Ardmore 
Ongoing Events 
Monday: P1-P3 After school Football with CC Coaching 
P4-P7 After School Sport 
 
Tuesday: P5 - P7 swimming at the Orchard Leisure Centre recommences  
on 21st April for 8 weeks 
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. 
 
 
April Minister visits for assembly 
 
17th April: Rev. Thompson 
24th April: Rev. Wilson 
 
 
Bibletime Study in class this month  
focuses on 
Ruth & Samuel 
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 'April' birthday to: 
Reece Johnston, Abi Henry,  
Rachel McLean, Megan Gillow,  
Alex Watt, Alfie Dougan  
and Sophie Bailie 

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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