Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
House Captains 
 
BANN - Alex Milligan & Sarah Weir 
 
Shimna - Jake Wells & Fiona Mayes 
 
 
House Captains 
 
Lagan - Jake Edgar & Catherine Robinson 
 
Foyle - Joel McMinn & Kezia Scott 
 
 
HOUSE POINTS 
BANN - 3125pts 
 
SHIMNA - 3000pts 
 
LAGAN - 2650pts 
 
FOYLE - 2525pts 
 
Week Commencing 25th April 2016 
At a Glance 
ARMAGH FESTIVAL WEEK - see notice below 
Monday  
 
ARMAGH FESTIVAL WEE 
Girls’ Hockey Practice 
Cycling Proficiency P7 - helmet essential (see notice below) 
 
Tuesday: 
 
Swimming P5-7 
Choir Practice 
 
Wednesday:  
Cycling Proficiency P7 
Rugby Practice 
ECO Club 
 
 
Thursday:  
 
 
 
 
Friday: 
 
Irish Dancing 
Shelbourne Rugby Blitz at Portadown RFC 1pm-3pm 
Boys’ Hockey Practice 
 
A Message from the Principal: 
 
Mr. M. Hall, B.Ed, M.Ed; D.A.S.E; P.G. Dip. Ed; PQH (NI) 
 
"Building on the past, learning for the present, preparing for the future" 
 
Welcome to Richmount Primary School’s website. 
 
This website has been designed to provide you with useful information and give you some insight into the educational opportunities available in this school 
 
I hope the information will be of benefit and interest. We believe that our pupils are our greatest assets and together form our most convincing advertisement. 
 
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with due emphasis given to academic achievement, basic skills, the opportunity for physical development and a social and moral environment which encourages the principles of honesty and integrity, self confidence and a consideration of others. 
 
A close partnership between home and school is highly valued and is fostered in numerous ways throughout the school year. 
 
Please feel free to contact the school with any queries you may have. 
 
Yours sincerely 
Mr. M. Hall 
Principal 
 
P7 & P6 attended the FIFA Live Your Goals Roadshow on Thursday 21st April 2016. Click on the photo to enlarge. 
School Closures May - June 2016 
 
 
2nd, 3rd May, 5th May - Bank Holiday and Staff Development, school used as a polling station for Assembly Election - 
 
30th May, 31st May - Bank Holiday, Staff Development Day 
 
23rd June - School used as a polling station for EU Referendum 
 
School will finish for summer on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 
12 noon (school transport will be available). 
 
 
 
Rub-A-Dub-Hub, 
 
Rub-A-Dub-Hub is a Libraries NI free online resource for pre-school. 
 
Libraries NI’s virtual support for parents and carers, developed in conjunction with the Carnegie UK Trust, which will create a virtual library for pre-school children, their parents and carers to help boost literacy in children when they start school. 
 
The Rub-A-Dub-Hub resource can be found at the following link: 

P3/4 Class Visits 

P3/4 get a visit from a bird man! 
 
Mr Clyde’s father-in-law, Robert Davidson, visited P3/4 to talk about his Border Canaries which he has been breeding for over 60 years! He brought a male and female bird in special cages and told us how he looks after them and what they need. Robert showed the boys and girls some of the rosettes he had recently won at the bird shows. 
P3/4 get a visit from the vet! 
 
Joanne, a veterinary nurse visited P3/4 as we are learning about animals and how to care for them. She works at Greenmount Surgery in Portadown which is owned by Ben and Ella Walmsley’s dad. She talked to us about the animals she cares for and showed us photos of a dog having an operation. Joanne got Nasi, Mason and Keira to dress up as veterinary nurses and Billy got his hand bandaged like a sore paw! 
P3/4 really enjoyed their visit from the veterinary nurse! 
P3/4 get a visit from the RSPB 
 
A volunteer from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds visited P3/4 to talk about the different breeds of birds found in our gardens and how we can look after them. The pupils were asked to undertake a survey of birds that visited their gardens and then in school we carried out a survey of the birds we could see in the school grounds so the volunteer could take the findings back to headquarters. She showed us powerpoints of lots of common British garden birds and we got to hear the different calling sounds they made. 
Boys' Hockey 
The boys' hockey team took part in the Mid-Ulster 'B' Tournament Group with Bocombra PS, Kings Park PS and Tandragee PS. 
 
The boys were undefeated on the day but didn't qualify due to goal difference.  
They also played Drumgor PS in a recent cup match and won. The goal scorers were Jake Edgar and Jake Wells and Thomas Parks was great in goals.  
 
Well done boys! 
 

P7 Cycling Proficiency - 
starts on Monday 25 April 2016 

Cycling Proficiency training will start for Primary 7 pupils on Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th April 2016. Lessons will run every Monday and Wednesday from 2.00pm until 2.40pm (during school hours). 
 
Pupils should bring a well maintained bicycle fitted with a bell, to school on Monday mornings and it can be left in school over night and then brought home on Wednesday afternoons. Alternative arrangements can be put in place if there is a difficulty in bringing the bicycle home. 
 
Pupils must bring a secure fitting helmet and may wear their own clothes for comfort. 
 
 
Bicycle Checklist 
 
• Bell fitted 
• Handlebars and saddle correctly adjusted 
• Appropriate bicycle size 
• Wheels / spokes in good working order 
• Tyres pumped up 
• Brakes in good working order 
• Clean reflectors 
• Frame safe 
• Chain correctly adjusted and oiled 
• Gears properly adjusted and know how to use them 
Shannaghmore 2016 
 
23 pupils, along with Mr Clyde, Mr Hall and Mrs Mehaffey travelled to Shannaghmore Outdoor Education Centre to enjoy 3 glorious days of sunshine in the Mourne Mountains. The pupils were given the opportunity to participate in various activities including canoeing, orienteering, adventure walking/bouldering, climbing, high ropes course, vertical climb and a beach walk at Murlough. The staff at Shannaghmore commented on the good manners of the pupils and praised them for having a ‘go’ at anything they were asked to do. The visit to the shop was once again one of the highlights after the beach walk to ‘refill’ on essentials for the DVD night at the centre. Well done to the P6/7 pupils for representing the school so well. 

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.  
`Winners for April 2016 
 
P1 Harrison Poulter – settling in Richmount so well and working really hard every single day. 
 
P2 Alfie Knox, Luke Williamson, Ryan Jackson – making excellent progress in their reading. Well done! 
 
P3 Oliver Robinson – enthusiasm and motivation in WAU. 
 
P4 (Mr. Clyde) Sasha Knox – improvement in numeracy processing. 
 
P4 (Mrs. Mayes) Charlie Stephenson – being a hard working and very well mannered pupil. 
 
P5 Nichole Blevins – super classwork and excellent manners in school. 
 
P6 Zach Woolsey – helping the instructors at Shannaghmore and encouraging others. 
 
P7 Joel McMinn – being the Richmount P.S. “Shannaghmore Star!” 
 
 
After school club –Kaitlyn Newport – having great manners and always wanting to help in After School Club. 

Winners for February 2016 

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