Learning Packs will be available for collection on Friday 20th March between 2pm-4pm. Please bring a bag for life to collect your child’s work which will be sitting on their desk. All reading books and library books to be returned to your child’s class teacher when collecting packs. Thank you for your co-operation!
Following consultation with PHA/EA/DENI Richmount PS will be closed Thursday 19th & Friday 20th March 2020. We have a number of staff unable to work due to the current crisis which has forced us into taking this decision. Some staff will be in school to prepare a learning pack for each pupil. School may be reopening on Monday 23rd pending a decision by the Education Minister. We will keep parents informed of any further developments.
~ Week At a Glance ~
Week beginning 16th March 2020
SCHOOL REOPENS WEDNESDAY 18TH AS USUAL
AFTERSCHOOL CLUB 2PM – 2.40PM WILL OPERATE AS USUAL
*THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE*
If you want to find what is happening in our classes click on the desired class in the drop down menu under “Primary“
~ House Points ~
Shared Education 2019-2020 P1/2
The P1/2 class in Richmount PS met their friends from St John’s, Eglish PS for the first day of their Shared Education programme. All the children enjoyed a fun-filled day at Cheeky Monkeys Adventure Playground in Newry. Even Mrs Gamble, Mrs Greer and Mrs Black had super fun!
P4/5 RNLI Lifeboat Station in Newcastle
The P4/5 class along with Mr Clyde, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Heatrick, visited the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Newcastle as part of their work on Seas and Oceans. The children toured the station, met the crew, watched some real-life rescues off the Newcastle coast on DVD, tried on the gear and safety equipment and climbed on board the All-Weather and Inshore Lifeboats. Each child received a badge, pencil and activity sheet on the completion of the tour.
After the tour we walked into Newcastle and enjoyed lunch in KFC. The children enjoyed spending their money in the Bon-Bon sweet shop and after that Mr Clyde treated everyone to ice-cream in Nugelato. A great day was had by everyone and the children were praised on the excellent behaviour and good manners everywhere they went.
Shared Education 2019-2020 P7
The P7 class at Richmount PS had a very successful introductory day to their Shared Education programme. The P6/7 class travelled from St John’s, Eglish PS for an action-packed day of ice-breaker activities, team challenges and sports’ tournament. Mr Clyde and Mr McKenna would like to thank Karol McQuade who helped lead the day. Pupils integrated very well together and enjoyed spending time chatting over their lunch. The P7 class will travel to St Johns next Friday (14th Feb) for day 1 of their STEM activities focused on the topic of Flight.
~ Sports Captains 2019 / 2020 ~
Oliver Robinson – Rugby
Calin Murphy – Boys’ Football
Keira Smyth – Girls’ Hockey
Emma Jackson – Girls’ Football
Djan Niyazi – Boys’ Hockey
Winners for February 2020
P1 Dominic Keyahov – super helping at tidy up time
P2 (Mrs. Whitford) Pauline Dabulevicute – wonderful sentence writing
P2 (Miss Haslam) Archie Russell – working really hard in class and making great progress
P3 (Miss Haslam) Ada Fikret – working really hard at her reading and making great progress
P4 (Mr. Clyde/Mrs. Kimber) Riley Core – working really hard at division with remainders
P5 (Mr. Clyde/Mrs. Kimber) Lydia Rowland – focused and accurate decimal work in numeracy
P5 (Mrs. Mayes) Annie Liggett – confidence with her divison work
P6 Kaitlyn Newport – super work in all aspects of division
P7 Anastatia Pencheva – writing a super chapter in the style of Jacqueline Wilson
After school club – Anna Smyth – being a great help in After school club
~ School Council / Eco Committee ~
P4 Maisie McBride
P4 Dawid Ciesielski
P5 Lydia Rowland
P5 Harrison Poulter
P6 Chloe Newport
P6 James Reilly
P7 Alana Woods
P7 Corey Milligan
Mr Clyde Teacher
New iPads For Richmount PS
Richmount PS have received 5 new ipads from funding secured through a grant by the Richmount Rural Community Association. The PTA received the ipads and presented them to the school in assembly. Pictured with the pupils are Joe Garvey, chairman of RRCA, Simon Clyde, teacher, and Richard Newport, PTA Chairperson. The PTA hope to donate additional funding to purchase several more ipads in the near-future.
THE BIG WATER BUS VISITS RICHMOUNT!
The members of the school Eco-team arranged for the Water Bus to visit P5/6/7 at Richmount on Friday 6th March to give pupils a better understanding of the water cycle, where our water comes from, how our water is cleaned and purified and most importantly, how we can conserve water in the home and at school.
WORLD BOOK DAY
The pupils and staff of Richmount Primary School celebrated World Book Day last Friday by coming to school dressed as a character from a book they selected. A boy and girl were chosen from each class as the ‘best-dressed character.’ Book-themed literacy was the focus in each class throughout the day.
Many thanks to all pupils and parents for the fantastic effort with many fabulous costumes on display!
P7 Class Present Cheque To Air Ambulance NI
On Thursday 14th November Colleen Milligan, fundraiser manager, visited Richmount PS to chat to the P7 class about the work of the Air Ambulance NI and receive the donation from their recent coffee morning held in school. Pupils were given the opportunity to ask her questions and find out what their £730 raised would be used for. The class would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all their sponsors, supporters, suppliers and pupils for their generosity.
School Council Colouring Competition
The winners of the School Council colouring competition were announced on Thursday 19th December.
Key Stage 1
1st place Abigail Boyd P3
2nd place Jacob McCoo P2
Key Stage 2
1st place Aimee-Lee Simpson P5
2nd place Josh farmer P4