Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Week Commencing 24th November 2014  
At a Glance 
 
 
REVISION WEEK (Exams begin Monday 1st December) 
 
For Nov/Dec 2014 events go to the parents' page  
 
Monday  
 
 
Choir– Mrs Whitford 
 
 
Tuesday: 
 
Girls' Hockey -Miss Haslam 
 
 
Wednesday:  
Boys' Football - Mr Hall 
 
Thursday:  
 
Switching on of the Christmas Tree lights at Scotch Steet 7 pm 
 
Friday: 
 
Irish Dancing - Mrs Mayes 
 
 
 
House Points 
 
BANN ................ 770 
 
LAGAN.............. 325 
 
FOYLE .............. 350 
 
SHIMNA ...............545 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
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 October 2014  
 
 
P1. James Reilly – Always working so hard in class activities 
P2. Keira Smyth – Keeping her work neat and tidy and for working hard in class 
P3. Ethan Cardwell – Excellent manners and always doing what he is asked 
P4. Olivia Weir – Working hard with her classwork 
P5. Ellie Whitford – Working hard with her classwork 
P6. Botond Sarosy – Working hard in all aspects of his work 
P7. Zoe Finch Maintaining a high standard across each subject 
After School Club. Cole McFarland – Having lovely manners and always being on his best 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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