Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Week Commencing 14th April 2014  
At a Glance 
 
School Closure - From Thursday,17th April to Tuesday, 29th April 2014. 
School will resume on Wednesday, 30th April normal times apply. 
 
Dates to Remember 
 
• Bank Holiday: Monday, 5th May 2014 
 
• European Elections: Thursday, 22nd May 2014 
 
• Bank Holiday: Monday, 26th May 2014 
 
Monday 
 
 
NO School Choir Practice – Mrs. Whitford - 2.40pm - 3.30pm (Sharp 
 
 
Tuesday 
 
Swimming (P4-7) 
 
NO Hockey Practice - 2.40pm - 4.00pm 
 
 
Wednesday 
Shannaghmore - Those pupils who are returning from Shannaghmore should be picked up from school at 2pm. 
 
School finishes at 12 noon (bus available at this time) 
 
NO Rugby Practice - Mr Hall -  
2.40pm - 4.00pm (Pupils must have a gum shield) 
 
 
 
Thursday:  
 
School Closure 
 
 
Friday 
 
School Closure 
 
NO Irish Dancing - Mrs Mayes 
2.40 - 4.00pm 
 
 
House Points 
BANN ................ 4805 
LAGAN...............4335 
FOYLE ..............3865 
SHIMNA ...............4870 
 
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 you are aware the school is having a multi purpose hall built to augment our facilities. A pre-construction meeting took place in school on Thursday 2nd April involving the SELB, architects and the construction firm that have been awarded the contract. Bradley Construction from Omagh intend to be on site on Monday 14th April. Initially they will be preparing the site by putting up temporary fencing etc in preparation for the work to proceed. 
 
We are delighted that the work is about to commence and thankfully the bulk of the work will be completed during the summer holidays. However there will be an element of disruption to the daily routine in school with a staggered break and lunch period once the builders break into the existing assembly hall. School dinners will continue to be produced in the school kitchen but will be served in the classrooms. Provision for this has been arranged between the school and the school meals’ service. 
 
Over the Easter break, Richmount Playgroup is moving to its own purpose built mobile situated at the Richmount Centre adjacent to the Community Association building. The Playgroup has been operating within the school since its inception in September 2012 and we wish them every success as they make this exciting move. As the new multi purpose hall will incorporate the existing room which was occupied by the Playgroup this move is extremely timely. 
 
As the school’s enrolment will have increased to over 120 pupils by September 2014 I had expressed my concerns to the SELB regarding the need for us to have 5 classes next year and consequently 5 classrooms. 
I am delighted to announce that the SELB has decided to build on a fifth classroom and this work will be completed by the same contractor and run in tandem with the work on the multi purpose hall. 
 
Since the last week in January, Mr. Jonathan Henry has been taking Primary 4/5 due in the absence of Mrs. Mayes and I would like to thank Mr. Henry for all of his hard work and support during this period. 
 
Lastly I would like to wish all of our pupils, parents and their families a lovely Easter break and we look forward to seeing everyone back to school on Wednesday 30th April. 
 
 
 
Yours Sincerely 
 
Mr. M. D.J. Hall 
 
 
 
Readathon 
 
Readathon began on Thursday, 6th March and finished on Friday, 4th April 2014. 
 
In celebration of Readathon, the PTA held a movie afternoon and everyone dressed up as their 
favourite book character. 
 

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 March 2014 
 
P1 Erin Smith – Settling into Richmount so well and being such a lovely member of the class. 
 
P2W Millie-Jane Montgomery – Working really hard every day in all her tasks. 
 
P2 Jack West – Working really hard to improve his handwriting.. 
 
P3 Cody Woolsey – Working hard to complete activities on his own. 
 
P4 Jessica Hughes – Giving her best in all she does. 
 
P5 Catherine Robinson – Super work in all subjects. 
 
P6 Jake Davison – Always presenting neat and conscientious homework. 
 
P7 Emily Milligan – Battling in maths with unit conversions. 
 
After School Club Matthew Hughes – Always behaving and being polite. 
 
After School Club Keira Smyth – Having excellent manners 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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