A Message from the Principal: 

Mr. M Hall,

– Titles: “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 . . .

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In the many languages of the world,

Richmount Primary School Welcomes you all . . .

~ Week At a Glance ~

Week beginning 17th February 2020


If you want to find what is happening in our classes click on the desired class in the drop down menu under “Primary

2019 / 20 Year Planner

Monday 17th        


Tuesday 18th          


Wednesday 19th          

  • No Knitting Club today
  • No ECO/School Council today

Thursday 20th          

  • Girls’ Football – finishes at 4pm

Friday 14th         

~ House Points ~


Bann 1000

Oliver Robinson & Alana Woods

Shimna – 1125

Anastasia Pencheva & Corey Milligan

Lagan – 1525

Djan Niyzai & Emma Jackson

Foyle – 1250

Maison Hunniford & Erin Smyth

Our Original School Logo 

” The rays of sunshine are rays of learning rising above the mount of knowledge.

(Each ray represents the individual strands of the curriculum.) This logo was the winning design produced by a pupil at the school as part of a competition. “

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 November 2019

P1 Thomas Allen – working really hard during class revision

P2 (Mrs. Whitford) Paulina Daduleviciute – a super effort during class revision

P2 (Miss Haslam) Luke Harrington – making great progress with his reading

P3 (Miss Haslam) Dziugas Dabulevicius – making great progress with his reading

P4 (Mr. Clyde/Mrs. Kimber) Darcy Robinson – working hard with all tasks asked of her

P5 (Mr. Clyde/Mrs. Kimber) Aimee-lee Simpson – a positive effort towards everything asked of her

P5 (Mrs. Johns)  Brooke Cordner – a huge improvement in concentration

P6 James Reilly – consistent and conscientious work

P7 Corey Milligan – super effort writing a newspaper report

After school club – Cherith Purdy – being kind and helpful in afterschool 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.

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

Children Learn What They Live ~

– If a child lives with criticism it learns to condemn. 

– If a child lives with hostility it learns to fight. 

– If a child lives with ridicule it learns to be shy. 

– If a child lives with shame it learns to feel guilty. 

– If a child lives with tolerance it learns to be patient.

– If a child lives with encouragement it learns confidence. 

– If a child lives with praise it learns to appreciate. 

– If a child lives with fairness it learns justice. 

– If a child lives with security it learns to have faith. 

– If a child lives with acceptance and friendship it learns to find love in the world. 

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Year Groups

Richmount Playgroup
P5&6 Mrs. M
P7 Mr. H