Holy Cross Primary School, Kilkeel have collected a fantastic 55 shoeboxes boxes, which were passed onto Blythswood Shoebox Appeal on Friday 22nd November. These boxes will be distributed to Eastern Europe to those in need this Christmas. A massive thank you to everyone who put together a box of presents. These gifts are really treasured by those who receive them.
St Mary’s High School, Downpatrick were honoured today to host the BBC recording of mass for the first Sunday in Advent. It was broadcast on Sunday 1st December 2019, at approximately 10.15am on Radio Ulster.
It was broadcast shortly after the event.
The photograph shows some scenes from the presentation of our schools ‘Buddy Bench’ by the guys from Colin Partnership Men’s Shed and the Change Starts with US event. This was presented at our Key Stage 2 assembly that was led by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors based on the theme ‘Change Starts with US’. The bench will take pride of place in our playground and anyone who is feeling sad, worried or lonely can sit on the bench and one of our playground ‘buddies’ will come and speak with them. This was a lovely gesture from the Men’s Shed and will make a genuine difference to the children of Christ the Redeemer Primary School.
The Christian Brothers’ Primary School in Armagh held their annual Principal Awards recently with special guest, Mr Gerry Campbell (CCMS Chief Executive) presenting the awards. Pupils received ‘Gold’ and ‘Headteacher Awards’ for improvements in Spelling, Reading, Literacy and Numeracy. The pupils and staff were delighted to meet Mr Campbell and he received a warm welcome from everyone in the school.
St Benedict’s College Annual Celebration of Achievement took place on Thursday 17th October 2019. It was a hugely important event for the entire school community who came together to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of students, past and present, in the last academic year. The College were delighted to welcome Mr Gerry Campbell, CCMS Chief Executive, former member of the school’s Board of Governors and parent of current pupil Emmet, as their guest speaker.
100% Attendance Awards (main picture)
Holy Family PS recently celebrated a number of events which embraced Cultural Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in the school and the wider community.
As part of a series of week-long events, the school held a Special Assembly on European Languages day, Thursday 26th September 2019. All Newcomer pupils were encouraged to dress in the colours of their country – emphasising how different languages, cultures and nationalities are part of the wider school family- fostering respect and inclusion, and in embracing diversity.