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 - 3675pts 
 
SHIMNA - 3100pts 
 
LAGAN - 2950pts 
 
FOYLE - 2825pts 
 
Week Commencing 30th May 2016 
At a Glance 
Exam Week 
Monday  
 
SCHOOL CLOSED (BANK HOLIDAY) 
 
Tuesday: 
 
SCHOOL CLOSED (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY) 
Wednesday:  
Cycling Proficiency P7 
Football Practice 
ECO Club 
 
Thursday:  
 
 
 
Friday: 
 
Boys’ Hockey Practice 
Intra School Irish Dancing 1.30pm – 2.30pm 
 
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 
Parents should not bring their vehicles onto the school grounds at any time, especially at the beginning or end of the school day. A minority of parents have driven their cars up onto the school playground while pupils have been walking into school. This has been most prevalent on wet days. This is obviously a very serious matter involving the safety of our pupils. A number of parents have raised concerns and brought this to my attention. In future the school gate will remain closed in an effort to solve this problem. As you know I have been lobbying the Education Authority to provide a drop off area and increased parking and progress is being made on this issue. Thank you in anticipation of your support. 
 

Kris Lindsay of Glenavon Football Club kindly brought the Irish Cup into school  
 

 
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 
 
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). 
 
 
 
Richmount Primary News 
 
 
 
May 2016 Issue 
 
 
 
 

P3/4 Class Visits 

P3/4 enjoy their day out at sunny Streamvale Open Farm 
 
On Monday 16th May, 26 very excited P3/4 pupils, along with Mr Clyde and Mrs Wilson, travelled by coach to Streamvale Open Farm, Dundonald. We have been learning all about Animals in the World Around Us so we got to see, hold and feed many different animals on the farm-some very tiny and others not so! 
Stuart, out tour guide, took us around the farm and showed us lots of different animals and where they live. We got to feed a baby lamb and a baby goat and milk a pretend cow called Buttercup! 
We got a tour of the milking parlour and saw how the milk is collected and stored and how the farm produces its own ice-cream using their own milk. 
We all enjoyed an outdoor picnic for lunch, then we spent time in the shop, enjoyed ice-cream in the creamery and played on the outdoor equipment until it was time to get back on the coach. Everyone, including Mr Clyde and Mrs Wilson, enjoyed their day out and the glorious sunshine made it even more enjoyable! 
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 

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! 
P6 Zach Woolsey – helping the instructors at Shannaghmore and encouraging others. 
P3 Oliver Robinson – enthusiasm and motivation in WAU. 
 
 
 
P7 Joel McMinn – being the Richmount P.S. “Shannaghmore Star!” 
P4 (Mr. Clyde) Sasha Knox – improvement in numeracy processing. 
 
After school club –Kaitlyn Newport – having great manners and always wanting to help in After School Club. 
P4 (Mrs. Mayes) Charlie Stephenson – being a hard working and very well mannered pupil. 
P5 Nichole Blevins – super classwork and excellent manners in school. 
Winners for May 2016 
 
P1 Aimee-Lee Simpson – always working hard in class and doing her very best. 
 
P2 Harry Tipping – displaying a great attitude during the exams. 
 
P3 Emma Jackson – helping other class members organise their work. 
 
P4 (Mr. Clyde) Millie Montgomery – focusing hard in tests and trying her best. 
 
P4 (Mrs. Mayes) Kelsie Simpson – great improvement in her reading and spelling in P4. 
 
P5 Lauren Edgar – great effort with her spellings and reading this year. 
 
P6 Craig Rainey – for his super performance at the speech festival. 
 
P7 Kezia Scott – for her brilliant performance at the Richmount Cup. 
 
 
After school club – Ameera Rowland – always being a great helper in after school club. 
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