2015 

NEWTOWN NEWS - ARCHIVE 
( click on a month to take you to the Newsletter ) 

NOVEMBER 2015 
DECEMBER 2015 
 
June 
 
Tues 30th May - Fri 2nd June : P6/7 Trip to Manchester & Blackpool 
Thurs 1st, 8th & 15th June: P5-7 Rugby with Harry Doyle 
Fri 2nd June: Annual RE Visitation 9am 
Mon 5th June: P7 Moving On, Moving Up Programme with EWO Mr Darragh (in school) 
Tues 6th June: P5-7 Swimming 
Wed 7th June: BibleTime Presentation 
Sat 10th June: Co.ARMAGH AGRICULTURE SHOW 
Tues 13th June: P5-7 Rugby Blitz at Royal School, Armagh 
Wed 14th June: P7 'Love for Life Programme' Lisnadill Primary School 
Thurs 15th June: P7 test in Newtownhamilton High School. 
Moving on Day for rest of school 
Thurs 15th June: FUN NIGHT 7pm 
Fri 16th June: Sports Day 10am - 12 noon 
Wed 21st June: Leavers Lunch (P7) 
Thurs 22nd June: P7 Snowtubing and Footgolf at Craigavon  
Fri 23rd June: Induction Afternoon 2pm for pupils starting school in 2017/18 
Thurs 29th June: Last Day of Term. Prize Morning 10am. School closes at 12:05. 
Fri 30th June: NO PUPILS. School Development Day 
 
 
November 
 
Mon 7th & Tues 8th Nov: School closed for School Development Days 
School will reopen on Wednesday 9th November at 8:45 am 
Remember to fill a shoe box over Halloween for the Christmas Shoe Box appeal (Drop Inn Ministries) 
Wednesday 9th Nov: 10am Assembly with Ian (Drop Inn Ministries) 
Friday 11th Nov: Act of Remberance Service in the High School Assembly Hall. Everyone Welcome 
Mon 14th - Fri 18th: Anti-Bullying Week 
Thurs 24th Nov: Whole School Flu Immunisation 
Fri 25th Nov: P6/7 Trip to Belfast to see Belfast Giants in a friendly. 
 
 
October 
Thurs 6th Oct: Ian from Drop Inn Ministries will talk to the children about this year’s Shoe Box Appeal 
Friday 7th Oct: Assembly with Joyce Walsh 
Tuesday 10th Oct: Library Van 
 
10th-14th Oct:  
Keep Fit, Keep Healthy Week 
10min run/walk around 2g pitch every morning this week (weather permitting) 
Tues 11th Oct: P5-P7 Swimming 
Wed 12th Oct: Walk around Gosford Forest Park in aid of Cystic Fibrosis for Rec-P7  
Thurs 13th Oct: KS2 Hockey Tournament organized by Kingsmills PS 
Thurs 13th Oct: Fitness Blitz for Rec-P4 with CC-Coaching 
Fri 14th Oct: Healthy Eating Tuck Shop (by Student Council) 
Fr1 14th Oct: Assembly with Lyndsey & Gareth from CEF 
Mon 17th Oct: School Photographer returns to do P1 and P7 Class Photos 
Mon 17th Oct: EA Music Tuition begins (Flute & Clarinet) 
Mon17th Oct: P4 - 7 Visit from The Tharpe Family 
Tues 18th Oct: Joint PTA/ School Council Meeting at 3pm 
Thurs 27thOct: End of term Fancy Dress Party (Details to follow) 
Fri 28th Oct: Non-uniform. Assembly with Rev Murphy 
School will close at 2pm for everyone on Friday 28th October 
 
September 
 
Thurs 1st September: BACK TO SCHOOL !! 
Mon 12th: Clubs start back this week 
Fri 16th: Hockey starts for Mrs Managh's class 
Tues 20th: Swimming starts for P5-7 
Fri 23rd: Fire Safety Talk P5-7 
Mon 26th: School Photographer 
Mon 26th: ea music service tests P4-7  
 
June 
Tues 31st May - Fri 3rd June: P6/7 Trip to Manchester 
Tues 7th June: Sports Day 9:45am (weather permitting) 
Thurs 9th June: P5-P7 'My Townland' Talk 
Fri 10th June: Induction Day 2pm (Rec - P2 home at 12noon) 
Saturday 11th June: Armagh Show 
Mon 13th June: Bibletimes Assembly and presentation of gifts for work completed this year. 
Mon 13th June: Rebecca will be visiting from Cancer Fund for Children 
Tues 14th June: P7 'Love for Life' Lisnadill Primary School 
Tues 14th June: P5/6 Slieve Gullion Hill Walk 
Wed 15th June: R.E visitation 
Thur 16th June: Annual Fun Night 
Fri 17th June: Rec - P2 last day of hockey coaching 
Fri 24th June: Prize morning at 10am 
27th & 28th June: Non Uniform Days 
29th June: SDD School closed 
30th June: SDD School closed 
 
MAY 
Mon 2nd May: BANK HOLIDAY (school closed) 
Tues 3rd May: P5-7 Swimming commences for another 4 weeks 
Wed 4th May: 'Hats and Shades' talk by Cancer Fund for Children NI 
Fri 6th May: Hockey commences for Reception - P2 
Mon 9th May: Hats and Shades Week 
Thur 12th May: Reception - P2 Trip to dentist 
Fri 13th May: P6/7 trip to Balmoral Show 
Tues 17th May: Parents evening for P6/7 children going on the Manchester Trip, Lisnadill PS at 7pm 
Wed 18th May: P7 climb Slieve Gullion 
Thurs 19th May: P5/6 climb Slieve Gullion 
Wed 25th May: Meeting at 8pm to organise a '60th Birthday Celebration Fun Night' 
Thurs 26th May: Newtownhamilton 5 aside Football Tournament 
Fri 27th May: School Development Day (school closed) 
Mon 30th May: BANK HOLIDAY (school closed) 
Tues 31st May: School Development Day (school closed) 
Tues 31st May - Fri 3rd June: P6/7 Trip to Manchester 
 
April 
Monday 4th April: School reopens for Summer Term 
 
Tuesday 5th April: Family Photo Night 
 
March 
 
Monday 29th February: Flower Arranging for adults and children (4 weeks) 
Wed 3rd March: Library Van 
Thurs 4th march: The Amazing Journey (World Book Day) 
 
17th & 18th March: SCHOOL CLOSED 
 
Wed 23rd March: Easter Celebration at 10am 
SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON 
 
January 
 
Monday 4th January: No pupils in... School Development Day  
 
Tuesday 5th January: SPRING TERM COMMENCES 
 
P5-7 ICT and Robotics Day 
 
February 
 
Week Beginning 8th February: 'Food Week' 
(Monday 8th Chinese New Year, Tuesday 9th Pancake Tuesday, Wednesday 10th Chinese Celebrations in Canteen, Friday 12th Ramp Up the Red... British Heart Foundation) 
Tuesday 9th February: Safer Internet Day 
 
Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th: School closed for Half Term 
 
December 2015 
 
Monday 30th November - Friday 4th December: 
Scholastic HALF PRICE Book Fair in school all week !!! 
Tuesday 1st December: Panto in Market Place Theatre Armagh. HOME AT APPROX 4pm 
Tuesday 8th December: All Library Books to be returned 
Thursday 10th December: Open Night 6:00 - 7:30pm 
EVERYONE WELCOME 
Tuesday 15th December: 60th Anniversary Carol Service in  
The High School @ 7:30pm 
Wednesday 16 December: Christmas Dinner 
Thursday 17th December: School Play 'Countdown to Christmas'  
@ 7pm 
Friday 18th December: Non Uniform Day with End of Term Party 
Friday 18th December: End of Term. School Closes @ 12:15pm 
Tuesday 5th January: SPRING TERM COMMENCES 
November 2015 
Monday 2nd November: School re-opens at 8:45 am 
2nd November: Tharp Ministries visit P4-P7 
2nd November: Clubs recommence: 2pm CC Coaching football for P1-P3 
and Sport with Mr Andrews at 3pm for P4-P7 
Tuesday 3rd November: Swimming for P5-P7 
3rd November: 2pm Club Bible Stories and Play, 3pm Club Learning through Games and ICT 
Wednesday 4th November: 2pm Club Art and Craft for P1&P2 
Thursday 5th November: 3pm Club Eco Activities for P4-P7 
Friday 6th November: Workshops by Zoolab for P1-P7 1pm - 3pm 
Monday 9th - 12th November: Parent Interviews P1-P7 
Tuesday 10th November: Library Van 
Thursday 12th November: Genevieve the Goat Rec - P2 
Friday 13th November: Last Day to bring in Shoeboxes 
Monday 16th November: Visit to Omniplex Newry to see 'Home'  
Wednesday 18th November: P6 &7 Help out at Shoe Box Appeal Warehouse 
Friday 20th November: Whole School Flu Immunisation 
Thursday 26th November: REIM Internet Safety Talk P5 - P7 
Friday 27th November: Alanna's Haircut for The Princess Trust 
October 2015 
Friday 2nd : School Photographer (Tempest) 
Tuesday 13th : Library Van 
Wednesday 14th : Fire Safety Talk by NIFRS 
Thursday 15th: World Food Day 
Saturday 17th: Staff Day Out to Newbridge and Kildare Shopping Village  
with Cluster Schools. 
Tuesday 20th: Assembly and Workshops by Childline and NSPCC 
Wednesday 21st: P5-P7 Bryson Recycling Workshop 11am 
Wednesday 21st: P1-4 Trip to Gosford Forest Park 
Thursday 22nd October: KS2 Hockey Tournament - organised by  
Kingsmills Primary School, on 2g pitch at NTH P.S 
Thursday 22nd October: PTA Fancy Dress Party 7pm - 8:30pm 
Remember to bring a friend !! 
Friday 23rd October: Non uniform Day, feel free to come in Fancy Dress 
School Closed 24th October - 1st November 
September 2015 
 
Tuesday 1st September: School reopens at 8:45 am 
Mon 7th & Tues 8th September: First Aid Refresher Training - Mr Andrews 
Tuesday 15th September: Library Van 
Monday 21st - Friday 25th: RAF Wings Appeal Collection Box in school 
Monday 21st September: Ulster Gazette in School for P1 photo 
Wednesday 23rd September: Assembly with Ian from Drop Inn Ministries 
Tuesday 29th September: Library Van 
Tuesday 29th September: 1st Day of New Principal Training, Mrs Henry 
 
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 
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 
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 
 
March 2015 
 
Monday 2nd March: Ext Schs Flower Arranging 7pm (every Monday night) 
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  
Non uniform & Easter Egg Hunt 
February 2015 
 
Tuesday 3rd February: Mobile Library visit 
Friday 6th February: Wear it. Beat it. British Heart Foundation Day 
Friday 13th February: Closing Date for the School Motto Competition 
 
Monday 16th February: School Closed for Half Term 
Tuesday 17th February: School Closed for Half Term 
Wednesday 18th February: School Closed for Staff Development Day 
 
Friday 20th February: Last date for returning Scholastic Book Club orders 
 
Friday 27th February: Voting Day for the Childrens Motto 
 
January 2015 
 
Monday 5th Jan: School reopens for the Spring Term 
Tuesday 6th Jan: Mobile Library visit 
Friday 9th Jan: P3-P4 final hockey session 
Monday 12th Jan: After school clubs recommence 
Tuesday 13th Jan: Swimming recommences for P5-P7 
Wednesday 14th Jan: Closing Date for submission of 
P1 application forms for Sept 2015 
Thursday 15th Jan: P5-P7 are invited to the RAF Band Concert 
Friday 16th Jan: Hockey begins for P5-P7 
Monday 19th Jan: Mr Megaw (Principal of Newtownhamilton High School) 
will be speaking to P6 & P7 pupils about his school at 2:15pm 
Wednesday 21st Jan: P3-P7 WW2 trip to Palace Stables 
Saturday 31st Jan: AQE Results, Good Luck everyone who sat the assessment! 
Farewell to Past Staff 
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