Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Week Commencing 15th December 2014  
At a Glance 
 
School finishes on Friday 19th Dec 2014 at 12 noon  
(see below for more details) 
 
School will start back on Monday 5th Jan 2015 
Monday  
 
 
Non-uniform day (Class Christmas parties) 
 
No choir today 
 
Tuesday: 
 
No Girls' Hockey -Miss Haslam 
 
School Uniform as normal. 
 
Wednesday:  
No Boys' Football - Mr Hall 
 
School Uniform as normal. 
 
Thursday:  
 
CHRISTMAS ASSEMBLY AT 10 am. Refreshmnents will be served on arrival 
 
Friday: 
 
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 12 NOON (School bus will be operating). No school dinner 
 
No Irish Dancing - Mrs Mayes 
 
House Points 
 
BANN ................ 920 
 
 
LAGAN.............. 675 
 
FOYLE .............. 550 
 
SHIMNA ...............795 
 
School Tea-Towel 
 
The PTA have produced tea-towels which feature self portraits of all our pupils and staff. These are now on sale at a cost of £5. Each pupil has already received a tea-towel. However should you require any additional tea-towels please send word to your child’s teacher as soon as possible as there are only ten or so left. 
A Message from the Principal: 
Mr. M. Hall, B.Ed, M.Ed; D.A.S.E; P.G. Dip. Ed; PQH (NI) 
 
 
Dear Parent/Guardian 
 
Principal’s Message 
The entire school community was delighted when we took possession of our new multi-purpose hall on Monday 15th September. We now have a facility that is fit for purpose and can accommodate school dinners, PE etc. The new build also offers much needed storage and through the funds allotted by the SELB I have been able to purchase staging, chairs and a data projection system which will be on site within the coming weeks. We have now resorted to having one break and lunchtime which has reduced disruption to teaching time. 
 
Now that the hall is complete the builders are concentrating their efforts on building the new classroom that will accommodate Miss Haslam’s P2 class. This work is due to be completed prior to the Christmas holidays and P2 will be in using the room from January onwards. 
 
I would like to thank all of our parents for their support and patience thus far with any disruption they have experienced and would encourage all those who are free on Friday 10th October to come to the coffee morning and see the new hall. 
 
The new hall and classroom will be formally opened at a date to be decided in the new year. 
 
Yours Sincerely 
 
Mr. M. D.J. Hall 
 
 
 
 
Open Morning 
 
The school will be holding an open morning on Thursday 8th January 2014 from 9 am until 10 am. This open morning is for all prospective parents of P1 pupils who will be starting school in September 2015. This will allow parents to see the school at work. Should a parent be unavailable on this day please contact the Principal and arrange a visit on an alternative date. 
 
 

TANDRAGEE RECREATION CENTRE 5 A SIDE TOURNAMENT 

Our 5 a side team achieved 3rd place at the Tandragee Reacreation Centre Football Tournament on Thursday 4th December. A total of 12 teams participated. The squad consisted of Sam Strain, James De Gier, Jake Wells, Jake Edgar, Ben Walmsley and Lee Jackson. The team played exceptionally well with excellent performances from James De Gier, our goal keeper Jake Edgar and Sam Strain who scored all of our goals. Well done boys! 
 
RESULTS: 
 
Hamiltonsbawn v Richmount WON 1-0 
Mullavilly v Richmount WON 1-0 
St. John’s Gilford DREW 0-0 
Tandragee v Richmount (Semi-final) LOST 2-0 
Mullavilly v Richmount (3rd/4th play off) WON 1-0 
The entire school community was delighted when we took possession of our new multi-purpose hall on Monday 15th September. We now have a facility that is fit for purpose and can accommodate school dinners, PE etc. The new build also offers much needed storage and through the funds allotted by the SELB I have been able to purchase staging, chairs and a data projection system which will be on site within the coming weeks. We have now resorted to having one break and lunchtime which has reduced disruption to teaching time. 
Now that the hall is complete the builders are concentrating their efforts on building the new classroom that will accommodate Miss Haslam’s P2 class. This work is due to be completed prior to the Christmas holidays and P2 will be in using the room from January onwards. 
I would like to thank all of our parents for their support and patience thus far with any disruption they have experienced and would encourage all those who are free on Friday 10th October to come to the coffee morning and see the new hall. 
The new hall and classroom will be formally opened at a date to be decided in the new year. 
New Classroom Taking Shape At Richmount Primary 
As part of the ongoing work at Richmount Primary School a new classroom is being constructed and is due for completion just before Christmas. Miss Haslam and her P2 class cannot wait to move into this new room as they are currently using the school library. 

Aspire, Aim and Achieve 

In school we have designed a new noticeboard which will enable us to highlight achievement by pupils each month. This board allows us to celebrate the achievement by a pupil from each year group plus the after school club. Certificates are awarded during a full school assembly on the last Friday of each month. 
 
We encourage all of our pupils to “Aspire, Aim and Achieve” in everything they do both in school and at home. We have taken this slogan as it is the motto for the 2012 London Olympic Games. 
 
Winners for November 2014 
 
P1 Ryan Jackson – Being such a lovely, helpful member of the class. 
 
P2 Erin Smyth – Making excellent progress in her reading and sounding out her words with confindence. 
 
P3 Jack West – Making a big improvement in getting through his work. 
 
P4 Emma Hewitt – Having greater confidence in her classwork and school. 
 
P5 Anna Reilly – Having greater confidence with her maths. 
 
P6 Larissa Woolsey – Working hard and producing very neat work. 
 
P7 Anna Trouton – Being extremely helpful in school and on the bus. 
 
After School Club – Rachel Warnock – For great behaviour. 
 
To find out what's happening in the community - click on the link below to view Richmount Rural Community Association's web site. 
 
 
 
 
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