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New Prospectus (2021-2022)

To see our new prospectus click here .

All Children’s IPS Movie

Click on the video below to watch a 6 minute movie to get a flavour of life at our school.

Integration

Please click on the picture below to learn more about Integrated Education.

Admission to Reception (Pre-school) and Primary 1 in September 2022

This year the application process for places in next year’s Reception and P1 classes (starting September 2022) will again be done digitally (although paper copies will be available for those parents who request this). The online application process will happen via a ‘Parent Portal’ on the Education Authority website (www.eani.org.uk). Online applications open on Friday 10th January 2022 (12 noon) and will close on Friday 28th January 2022 (12 noon). Please phone the office (028 43722098) if you need any further details. If you would like to see around our school please contact the office and we can organise an individual tour at a time that suits.

Life in P1

Click on the ‘Welcome to P1’ image to watch a PowerPoint presentation, voiced over by our P1 teacher Miss McIvor. This is normally used at induction meetings and gives a great overview of life in P1 for prospective parents.

Life in Reception

Click on the ‘Welcome to Reception’ image to watch a Powerpoint presentation, voiced over by one of our Reception teachers Mrs McConnell. This is normally used at induction meetings and gives a great overview of life in Reception for prospective parents.

Latest News

January 2022

Hope4Life Kindness Awards

Hope4Life the charity that uses comics with our P7s to teach about mental health issues recently sent us an email about their ‘Acts of Kindness Awards.’ Please see below for details.

Nominate a pupil (aged 8-16) who has made a difference to someone’s life with their Acts of Kindness, no matter how big or small. The competition is open to every child/young person who is a resident in Northern Ireland and who has showed kindness to those in their families, communities or friendship groups. It would be amazing for them to experience the awards live ceremony if they’re chosen by the judging panel.

Finalists will be invited to a star-studded in-person Awards Ceremony this year, complete with red carpet, 3-course meal and an array of entertainment where we can really highlight Northern Ireland’s wonderful young people.

Nominate in minutes through this link on our website Acts of Kindness Awards – Uberheroes Entries close on Friday 28th January at 5pm.

As staff working in a primary school we are lucky to frequently witness lovely small acts of kindness between the children and if you know someone who you feel is worthy of a nomination, please click on the link above.

December 2021

Christmas Plays

Due to Covid restrictions our Christmas performances, featuring Reception to P4, were filmed on Wednesday 15th December and family and friends were able to enjoy seeing the children via a private you-tube link. The children had great fun performing and were very excited to see themselves on screen. For Reception and P1 parents we were able to do 2 live socially-distanced shows!

There was a lovely Christmassy feel around the school with Christmas displays, trees, lights and on Thursday 2nd December the children enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner.

26th November

COP26

Although the conference is now over, the P4s to P7s have all been contributing to a lovely display explaining what they are all going to try to do to reduce carbon emissions in their lives. Just some of these include ‘switching off lights around the house’, using their bikes and walking more instead of jumping into mum or dad’s car, reducing the amount of waste packaging they use and using more re-useable bottles. The children were also involved in a project to come up with ideas for our local council to also improve on reducing emissions including building more cycle ways and planting more tress in the parks.

12th November 2021

We have two themed days next week. On Monday it’s the first day of Anti-bullying Week and on Friday it’s Children in Need.

Monday 15th November. Anti-Bullying Week begins…

Each year the Anti-bullying Alliance (a UK wide coalition of organisations campaigning against bullying) promotes Anti-bullying Week. The theme for this year is ‘One Kind Word’ and as a school every class will be holding a workshop to mark the week on Monday. We are also asking all the children on Monday to wear ‘odd socks’ as a recognition that it’s ok to be different. Just some of the workshops different classes will be doing include:

  • Respecting Differences
  • How to be a good friend
  • ‘Fill a bucket.’ Filling each other’s buckets with kindness.
  • Internet Safety mini-books
  • A ‘One Kind Word’ workshop Next Friday 19th November is Children in Need Day. As a school we will be taking part by having a crazy hairband/bandana day. School uniform should be worn as usual. We will also be asking pupils to bring in pennies or pounds for Pudsey. By raising funds, we can make a difference to local charities and projects which support young people. Even by raising £50 we can help children who are facing a range of challenges by funding one to one counselling helping build resilience and improve emotional wellbeing. We look forward to seeing all the different hairbands and bandanas on Friday next.

The Anti-bullying Alliance have also produced an anti-bullying toolkit for parents. Click here for more information.

Friday 19th November. Children in Need ‘Together we Can!’

Next Friday 19th November is Children in Need Day. As a school we will be taking part by having a crazy hairband/bandana day. School uniform should be worn as usual. We will also be asking pupils to bring in pennies or pounds for Pudsey. By raising funds, we can make a difference to local charities and projects which support young people. Even by raising £50 we can help children who are facing a range of challenges by funding one to one counselling helping build resilience and improve emotional wellbeing. We look forward to seeing all the different hairbands and bandanas on Friday next!

October 2021

It’s been lovely seeing many of the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Thanks as well to everyone who took part in our annual pumpkin carving competition which has made a brilliant outside display at the back of the school. Well done to all the winners but well done to everyone as we have been amazed at everyone’s creativity! All the children have enjoyed looking at all the wonderful designs and thanks to all the parents & carers who managed to find the time to help with these as well.

A copy of the Board of Governors Annual report 2020/21 is available from the school office.

Excellence in Integrated Education Award

We are delighted to announce that NICIE (Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education) have awarded All Children’s IPS an Excellence in Integrated Education Award. This award recognises if a school has a highly developed integrated ethos and can demonstrate the essential elements of being a good integrated school including promoting equality, promoting respect for those of different beliefs and none, high levels of parental involvement and promoting social responsibility. Since it began in 2010 there have only been a handful of schools recognised for this prestigious award.

The award comes at the end of a four-year project to ensure all the key areas were developed across the school. A particular thank you to Mrs McConville who has led this work. We will receive a detailed report on our work later in January and there will also be a special presentation ceremony later in the year. Congratulations as well to Shimna IC who were also given the award just before Christmas.

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