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 
Chloe Courtney P7 pictured with Miss Armstrong 
CONGRATULATIONS !! 
It's all smiles from Chloe Courtney P7 who won the 'Ships 
Ahoy!' Competition in the Belfast Telegraph. 
Chloe was one of six lucky pupils from across Northern Ireland to win an exclusive family pass to jump 
aboard the Lidl Sorlandet Vessel when the Tall Ships visit Belfast in July
The story title was “Message In A Bottle” pupils had to get 
involved and show off their creativity by imagining they were a shipwrecked pirate who had lived a life full of excitement on the high seas, using their worksheet to write and illustrate a story about their adventures. 
Lidl then chose the six most thrilling and inventive entries and rewarded their authors with a fantastic Tall Ships day out! Well Done Chloe!! 
British Heart Foundation Day of Sport 
Monday 22nd June 
Total Amount Raised £638.00 
Mark McLean P2 was recently presented with  
The British Heart Foundation 'Young Heart Hero Award' 
Well done Mark, we are very proud of you !! 
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Visit the Parents' Page to find out more about school uniform. 
June NEWSLETTER now available by clicking on the link. 
Upcoming Events and Dates for your Diary 
June 2015 
 
Mon 1st June : 'Healthy Eating Week' 
 
Tues 2nd June: Rec - P3 Funhouse Newry, Lunch included 
Defibrillator & CPR Training at 3pm for staff 
PTA Meeting 7:30pm 
 
Wed 3rd June: Joe Daragh EWO visits P7 pupils to talk about moving on 
 
Mon 8th June: SPORTS DAY 10am.... Everyone welcome !! 
 
Tues 9th June: P4-7 Sheepsbridge Laser Tag & Ten Pin Bowling, Lunch inc 
Cycling Proficiency Testing at 3pm 
 
Wed 10th June: P7 Test in High School 11:45am - 3pm 
 
Thurs 11th June: Newtownhamilton PS 5 a-side Football Tournament 
 
Fri 12th June: Moving On Day. NO P7 TO ATTEND. P1 home at 12 noon. 
2pm Induction Day for pupils attending Rec & P1 2015/16 
 
Mon 15th June: Drumhillery PS 5a-side Football Tournament. 
Adult Internet safety Workshop at 7pm 
 
Tuesday 16th June: P5-7 Internet Safety Workshop at 11am 
 
Thurs 18th June: PTA Fun Night 7pm - 9pm 
 
Fri 19th June: P7 pupils at Lisnadill PS 'Love for Life' 9:30 -12:30pm 
 
Mon 22nd June: British Heart Foundation Day of Sport 
Distribution of Annual Reports P1-P7 
 
Tues 23rd June: P5-7 Final Swimming Day 
 
Wed 24th June: Special Leavers Lunch for all P7 pupils 
 
Thurs 25th June: Annual Prize Morning 10am 
 
Fri 26th June: Non uniform Day. School closes at 12 noon 
Ongoing Events 
 
 
 
ALL AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS HAVE NOW ENDED FOR THIS YEAR !! 
 
 

KS2 Trip to Manchester 
26th - 29th May 2015 

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 
The Story of David  

Happy 'JUNE' birthday to: 
 
Kelley Johnston, Daisy Lines,  
Aimee McCombe, Kristian West  
and Amy Watt. 

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? 
 
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