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View the many awards St. Anne's have received at local national and UK level and click to see our outstanding inspection report.



Visit our photogallery:-

Fun Day 2013, Literacy Club 2013, 

Saint Patrick's Celebrations,

Easter Pageant and lots more.



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School Meals

See whats for dinner today by viewing the school meals menu

Important Dates to Remember in Term 1


· St. Anne’s Annual Grand Draw will take place on  Monday 26th October.  Top Prize of £1,000.  Cards will be given to each child to take home soon and they can also  be collected at the office.  All cards must be returned by Friday 23rd October.


· We are holding a Children’s Book Fair from Monday 12th until Thursday 15th October.  The commission from sales at the fair allows us to buy books for the classrooms and library, so every book you buy helps us to get new books for the school.


Parent Education Autumn Term

Social & Emotional Learning

PATHS - for Parents

P4, P5, P6  Monday 5th October

P1, P2, P3, P7  -  Monday 19th October

PATHA stands for Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies.  It aims to develop children's Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsbility Decision Making.


Curriculum - Tips for Supporting Your Child

Primary 7 Parents   -  Monday 30th September

Primary 2 & 3  -  Parents Tuesday 20th October

Congratulations To St. Anne's Pupils

Congratulations to the following pupils who are all winners in the recent Mental Health Art Competition.

Harley Nixon  1st Prize 5-7 yrs
Ronin Hippsley  2nd Prize 8-11yrs
Kaysie Quigley 3rd Prize  8-11 yrs

Sports in St. Anne's 

Well done to all the familes who took part in Marty's Run last Sunday 4th October.  It was a beautiful morning and a wonderful event raising funds for worthy causes.

Good Luck to our cross-country team who take part in the first of 3 races next Friday 16th October.


Our soccer team are off to a great start.

St. Anne's  3    Sacred Heart  0
St. Anne's  2    Lisnagelvin 0
St. Anne's  5    St. Brigid's 0
St. Anne's  2    Pennyburn  0
St. Anne's  2    St. Mary's  0

We expect an excellent season.  Well done Mr McCusker, team manager!


12 members of our senior choir will join with 300 other children accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra to perform Bluebottle, a new composition by Brian Irvine.  Two performances will take place on 22nd October in St. Columb's Hall.



Nut Free

A number of children in St. Anne’s suffer from severe nut allergies therefore no bars etc containing nuts may be brought to school.


Flu Vaccine

This year all pupils Primary 1 — Primary 7 will be offered the Flu vaccine.  Children will receive the vaccine through a nasal spray during school time on Thursday 12th November 2015.


Health Promotion  -  Primary 3 - Primary 7

To ensure children have a healthy break St. Anne’s subsidise milk and fruit.  As a health promoting school only water/milk or fruit may be taken at breaktime.


Milk:   Primary 3 - 7 will cost £28 for the year £10 1st Term, £10 2nd Term, £8 3rd term.  This must be paid for before milk can be ordered.    Primary 1 - 2 Snack costs £10 a term (For both fruit & Milk).


Fruit:  Primary 3 - 7 Fruit will begin on Monday 14th September and costs £16 per year.  £6 1st term, £6 2nd term & £4 3rd Term.  Children receive a banana, orange or apple each day.


Free School Meals:  If your child is entitled to free school meals and you have not applied you would need to do so as the school can only issue tickets to children  on the WELB list.  If you need an application form please collect one at the school office.  Paying dinners at the canteen will cost £2.50 for pupils this year.


Uniforms and taking care of property:  Please encourage children to wear their full uniform each day to school.  Since we have returned to school (1 week) there has been many items of children's uniforms, lunchboxes, coats etc which have been lost.  Could I ask you to emphasis to your child the importance of taking care of their belonging while at school.  All items of uniforms, coats and bags should contain your child's name and class as it becomes impossible for lost property items found throughout the school to be returned to its owner. 



We keep an asthma register in St. Anne’s to ensure that staff are fully aware and able to meet each child’s needs.  If your child is diagnosed during the year please inform the school.  Spare inhalers are also kept in each classroom labelled with the child’s name.  Please complete the attached form and return to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

Storytelling for Primary 1, 2 & 3 will be available from 8.30 a.m. in the following rooms.

Primary 1  -  Mrs Organ's Room  (This begins Monday 7th September).

Primary 2  -  Mrs Given's Room (This begins Tuesday 1st September).

Primary 3  -  Mrs A Bradley's Room  (This begins Tuesday 1st September).

Accelerated Reading


All Primary 5, 6 & 7 children have been enrolled in Accelerated Reading for this academic year at a cost to the school of £4 per child.  This web based programme motivates children to read by tracking how many books they’ve read, quizzing them on the content of books and awarding points if they achieve 85% or higher in each quiz.  The more difficult the book, the more points are earned.  Points are collated termly and prizes are awarded to the highest scores in each class.  Encourage your child to keep reading and completing the quiz.  Points mean prizes!!! 


More information may be obtained from Mr Moore (P7 teacher) - Literacy Leader.


Mathletics P5 & P6 Pupils


All Primary 5 & 6 children are currently being registered for Mathletics and the program will be available from the end of September.    Mathletics is a web-based learning programme, helping students enjoy maths and achieve outstanding results.  It covers all areas of maths and allows children the opportunity to compete against pupils from other countries.  To date we have found it to be very successful at motivating and reinforcing learning.  We pay a fee of £6 for each child to be registered and really want the children to make full use of the programme.


We recommend that you spend time looking at the programme with your child so that you can see how beneficial it is.


From October our Primary 3 & 4 children will be using RMeasimaths.  This is also an online Maths program which will consolidate what your child has been learning at school.  Encourage your child to use this program as the school pays £4 per child for this usage.




Breakfast club will be available from 8.00 a.m. Primary 4 - Primary 7 children will be on the playground (if dry) / assembly hall (if wet) from 8.30 a.m.

Primary 4 - 7 will be brought to the playground on dry days at 8.30 a.m. and will be supervised i nthe assembly hall on wet days.

Breakfast Club
8.00 a.m. - 8.50 a.m. each day
Everyone attending the breakfast club receives a ticket worth 25p This means that any of the 50p specials below only cost 25p Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it is the first meal eaten after an all night fast. It provides the body with energy for the day ahead. Research shows that children who skip breakfast do not perform so well at school. Parents should encourage children to have an adequate breakfast in the morning. Suitable breakfasts are – breakfast cereals (preferably wholegrain, with no sugar added), boiled egg and toast, baked beans and toast etc. Alternatively you might like to encourage your child to come along to our Breakfast Club: This has proved to be very successful. If your child misses his/her breakfast at home send him/her to the Breakfast Club. Breakfast Club is not only for children. Everyone is Welcome!






Please encourage your child to bring water to school and ensure bottle is clearly labelled with their name.

Benefits of Water provision. Providing and promoting water:

· Creates a plentiful source of low cost refreshment throughout the day;
· Encourages good health and well being among pupils, staff and to her adults,
· Reduces tiredness, irritability and distraction from thirst,
· Can have a positive effect on pupils’ concentration throughout the day.


Tissues - Catch it! Bin it! Kill it!

In the interest of Hygiene please ensure your child has tissues
with them each day.