Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Week Commencing 22nd September 2014  
At a Glance 
Extra-curricular activities will recommence week beginning 29th September. 
Swimming for P5-7.  
P1 Parents meeting in Mrs Whitford's room at 7.30pm. 
PTA AGM will be held in school on Wednesday 24th September 2014. The meeting will now start at 8pm. (Please note the time change). 
House Points 
BANN ................ 8820 
FOYLE ..............6335 
SHIMNA ...............8350 
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 
As we begin a new school year at Richmount I would like to welcome all 21 of our new Primary One pupils and I wish them well as they embark on the formal stage of their education. I would also welcome back all of our existing pupils and I hope they have had a lovely summer break. 
As you are aware work has progressed throughout the summer holidays on the building of the new multi-purpose hall and I am happy to say that work is nearing completion. We should be able to use the hall from the 8th September. 
Building work on the new classroom has been delayed and will commence on 10th September with a completion date in December. As we have 5 classes this year Miss Haslam and her primary 2 pupils will be using the library which has been converted into a classroom until they can transfer into the new room. While the builders remain on site there will be some disruption to some aspects of school life such as break and lunch times however we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum. 
School dinners have increased slightly in price and now cost £2.20 per day (£11.00) per week and fruit from the canteen now costs 30p. 
An information sheet will be sent home on the first week along with various forms to be signed and returned. 
Yours Sincerely 
Mr. M. D.J. Hall 
Mrs Mehaffey Says Goodbye to Richmount :( 
Richmount Primary School held their Final Assembly at Drumcree Parish Church on Thursday 26th June 2014. The guest of honour was Mr. David Mehaffey Principal of Craigavon Senior High School. A presentation was made to his wife Mrs. Joan Mehaffey who has worked at Richmount as a classroom assistant for twelve years. The presentation was made all the more special as two of the gifts were presented by Joel Emerson and Rachel Strain (both former pupils of the school) who were pupils during Mrs. Mehaffey’s spell at the school. 
P6 pupils from Richmount pictured with the RBS Six Nations Trophy won by Ireland this season. The Pupils had a chance meeting with the trophy and Ulster, Ireland and British Lion’s star Tommy Bowe (an old boy of the Royal) while visiting the Royal School Armagh. 

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 May 2014 
P1 Emma Jackson – Being a lovely, hard working member of the class. 
P2W Mason Calvin – Working really hard with reading and trying to sound out words. 
P2H Bobby Ritchie – Working really hard in class. 
P3 Hannah Newport – Always doing her best. 
Ella Walmsley – Always doing her best work. 
P4 Anna Reilly – Working hard in class and being very well mannered. 
P5 Alex Milligan - Being very well mannered in class. 
P6 Hannah Cochrane – Getting through to the finals of the STEM Challenge and upholding the school. 
P7 Amy Hanna - Getting through to the finals of the STEM Challenge and upholding the school. 
Ross Newport - Getting through to the finals of the STEM Challenge and upholding the school. 
After School Club – Erin Rowland – Constantly excellent 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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