Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 
Week Commencing 26th January 2015  
At a Glance 
No Choir 
Boys' Hockey - Mrs Whitford/Mr Clyde 2.40pm - 4.00pm sharp 
Swimming P5-7 
Girls' Hockey -Miss Haslam 
School Nurse P1 
Boys' Football - Mr Hall 
Book Fair Arrives 
School Nurse P1 
Tennis Lessons - P1 - P2 from 2pm until 3pm 
P3 - P7 from 3pm until 4pm 
School Nurse P1 
No Irish Dancing - Mrs Mayes 
House Points 
BANN ................ 1140 
LAGAN.............. 850 
FOYLE .............. 1425 
SHIMNA ...............905 
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 
Friday 30th January 2015 will be a landmark in the history of Richmount Primary School as we have the official opening of our new multi-purpose hall and classroom. The new facilities are being fully used and appreciated by the entire school population and many of those who attended our Christmas assembly in December commented favourably during their visit. 
I am delighted that Dame Mary Peters CH DBE RNR will be our guest of honour on 30th January. I believe that it is very fitting that someone with her civic role, sporting background and link with Portadown has kindly agreed to carry out this duty. 
Those attending the official opening should be seated in the hall by  
10.15 am, with the formalities beginning at 10.30 am sharp 
Yours Sincerely 
Mr. M. D.J. Hall 
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. 

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 January 2015 
P1 Harry Tipping - Working really hard in all class activities. Well done Harry! 
P2 Emma Jackson - Always doing her best in everything she does. 
P3 Mason Calvin - Making excellent progress with his reading. 
P4 Rachel McClelland - Being very kind and helpful to her friends. 
P5 Zsombor Sarosy - Working very hard and learning how to read the time extremely well 
P6 Catherine Robinson - Producing excellent work and having lovely manners 
P7 Lucy Hewitt - Working hard with literacy and gaining in confidence! 
After School Club –Sarah-Jayne Newport 
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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