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Final Day of Swimming

Final Day of Swimming Lessons

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Exam Week

Exam week

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School Nurse

School Nurse Visit

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December Dates

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Carol Service & School Prizegiving

Christmas Carol Service Ad

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Road Safety Week 2019

Road Safety Week 2019

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Coffee Morning & Craft Fair

Thank you

 

We have been overwhelmed by the generous contributions of everyone!  May the Lord reward you for your kindness.

Hebrews 6 : 10 ~ ‘For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of lover, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.’

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Remembrance Service

Remembrance Day 2019

Today, as a school, we remembered the sacrifices of many for our freedoms.  In Morning Worship, we learned about Herbert Stallard, a Christian soldier, husband and father, who gave his life during the War.  His story was particularly poignant for our pupils as he was the great, great grandfather of some.  We meditated on the verse in John 15:13: ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’.

We also held a special ‘Act of Remembrance’ with selected readings and poems by pupils and Mrs Glenda Graham and a minute’s silence at 11am.

Remembrance Day Service 2

We are thankful to Mr George McConnell who lead our Remembrance Service and told us facts about the reality of war, the symbolism of the poppy and the sacrifices many made for our freedoms – including our spiritual freedoms.  He even brought in a bowler hat, like Winston Churchill used to wear.

Remembrance Day Service

In ‘World Around Us’, Foundation Stage and KS1 pupils learned about the experiences of a solider in a trench in World War One and the hope the growing poppies in Flanders gave him.  Meanwhile, KS2 were introduced to the story of Anne Frank through documentary excerpts and used this as inspiration for their Literacy – planning and writing their own narratives about a Jewish family hiding during WWII, and ‘hot-seating’ Anne Frank as a Talking & Listening activity.

Poppies

We remember and thank God for those who gave their today for our tomorrow.

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Everyone Welcome!

Please join us for The Christmas Coffee and Craft Fair morning which will be held at 3 Carrigenagh Road, Kilkeel.  A warm welcome, lots of goodies and time of fellowship await!

Tables include:

Iron Sharpens Iron gifts

Our Wee Candle Co.

Beulah Books & Bibles

Norwex

Tupperware

Perfect Beauty

Grace Elizabeth Designs

Ivy Bloom

Alice and Bear

Made for Making

Cake Stall/School crafts

. . . . and others!

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Our Annual Autumn Walk

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, our primary school went to Castlewellan Forest Park for their annual Autumn Walk. This year the challenge was to be M.I.C.S Detectives and to solve the ‘Case of the Castle’ in their house teams – Tyndale, Wycliffe and Knox.

Using the only evidence found so far – the culprit’s sketched map – to guide their investigation, the teams had to collaborate to discover the culprit [from a list of suspects], the culprit’s secret hideaway and the code to crack the Castle’s safe. They had to use cross-curricular skills – orienteering, communication, using maths and geographical knowledge – to close the case! Congratulations to each team for their perseverance and impressive inferring skills!

A team following the map carefully to guide their investigation!

A team following the map carefully to guide their investigation!

Counting the number of stones to find out one of the co-ordinates for the location of the secret hideaway!

Counting the number of stones to find out one of the co-ordinates for the location of the secret hideaway!

Reading an OS map to discover the height of Slievenaslat [another number for our safe's code!]

Reading an OS map to discover the height of Slievenaslat [another number for our safe’s code!]

Discovering one of the numbers for the safe's code

Discovering one of the numbers for the safe’s code

Working together!

Working together!

Case solved - and we still had energy left!

Case solved – and we still had energy left!

We enjoyed our active, experiential exploring and learning in God’s beautiful creation!

Then – as is our tradition – we enjoyed free play time at Newcastle play park and bought goodies in the local shop.

Autumn Walk pic 6 Autumn Walk pic 7

We thank the Lord for safety, sunshine and such amiable socialisation on our trip!

Then sings my soul!

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