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 facilities 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' 
 
NEWS and EVENTS 
Mrs A Henry 
Principal 
13/3/15 

HOPE FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES 
MEMORY VERSES  
Week Beg. 11th May 

DAY 1 - Acts 16:31 
..Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,  
and thou shalt be saved... 
DAY 2 - Isaiah 45:22 
Look unto me, and be ye saved,  
all the ends of the earth. 
DAY 3 - Romans 10:13 
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 
DAY 4 - 1 John 1:7 
the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 
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Visit the Parents' Page to find out more about school uniform. 
May NEWSLETTER now available by clicking on the link. 
Upcoming Events and Dates for your Diary 
May 2015 
 
Monday 4th May: Bank Holiday... School Closed 
 
Mon 11th May: 
Manchester trip parents meeting in Lisnadill PS at 7pm 
 
Tues 12th May: Library Van 
 
Week Beginning Monday 11th May: 
Hope for Youth Ministries will be in school everyday from 1pm - 2pm  
 
Friday 15th May: P7 Trip to Balmoral Show 
 
Wednesday 20th May: R.E. visitation 
 
Friday 22nd May: Bible Time Prize Distribution Morning 10am 
 
Monday 25th May: Bank Holiday... School Closed 
 
Tuesday 26th May: Library Van 
 
Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May: 
KS2 Trip to Manchester 
 
Thursday 28th May: Rec - P2 Trip to the Dentist 
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: Rec - P2 Hockey Training with Christine Russell 
Assembly with weekly visits from local ministers 
Distribution of Certificates 
P7 Cycling Proficiency Training afterschool 3pm - 4pm 

KS2 Trip to Manchester 
26th - 29th May 2015 
Have a fantastic time everyone !! 

DAY 1 - The Lakes Aquarium ................................................. DAY 2 - Old Trafford and Chester Zoo 
DAY 3 - Alton Tours and Ten Pin Bowling ...............................DAY 4 - Legoland, Trafford Centre 
Boys and Girls... remember to keep checking the Kidzone for regular competitions with prizes to be won !! 
Ready, Steady, GO ! Let's Learn ! 

* 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 Rec - P2. This week's star players were Chloe and Reece, both are Reception pupils. Well done everyone. 
 
 
May Minister visits for assembly  
& other Religious events 
 
1st May: Rev. Porter 
8th May: Rev. Thompson 
11th - 15th May: Hope for Youth Ministries 
15th May: Rev. Wilson 
*20th May: R.E. Visitation* 
22nd May: Rev. Porter 
22nd May: Bible Time Presentations with Sam Balmer 
29th May: Rev Murphy 
 
Bibletime Study in class this month  
focuses on 
David and Goliath 
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. 

Happy 'May' birthday to: 
 
Ryan Bailie, Andrew Donaldson, Robert Johnston, Joe Henry, Elle Corkey and Daniel Martin. 

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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