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Awards

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


 

Photos

Visit our photogallery:-

Fun Day 2013, Literacy Club 2013, 

Saint Patrick's Celebrations,

Easter Pageant and lots more.


 

Calendar

Keep up with current events by clicking on our calendar.


Important Dates this Term
The Confirmation for P7's - St. Eugene's Cathedral Saturday 7th March at 3.00 p.m.

Friday 13th March  -  ST. Patrick's Day Celecrations.  All children are invited to come to school dressed in traditional costumes or in green, in honour of St. Patrick.  Entertainment on the day will include traditional dancing and a St. Patrick's Day themed puppet show.

Thursday 26th March  -  Trocaire Cross Country Race  -  Primary 5 - 7 classes will participate in a cross country race in aid of Trocaire.  Prizes for top 3 male and female finishers and plaque for the top scoring class.  Mr McCusker's current class are the reigning champions.

Thursday 26th March  -  2.00 p.m.  Easter Pageant in St. Eugene's Cathedral.  Join us in commemorating the events of Holy Week through music and drama.

Tuesday 31st March  -  Feis Doire Colmcille.  Our senior choir will be participating in three choir competitions, sacred music, unison and Irish song.  We wish them luck and hope they enjoy the competitions.

Thursday 23rd April at 6.15 p.m.  -  First Confessions for Primary 4 at St. Eugene's Cathedral.  All Primary 4's.

Saturday 9th May  -  First Communion 11.30 a.m. St. Eugene's Cathedral.


Primary 4 Do This in Memory Masses
Sunday 29th March






Take the Bus Home

An Ulster Bus is available for children to travel home on every day from St. Anne's.  A classroom assistant excorts children to the bus but there is no supervision on the bus.  Cost is 75p for a single fare each day.



CONGRATULATIONS


Well done to our Primary 6 Soccer Teams who won the A and B Outer West 5-a-side indoor soccer tournament on Monday 2nd March.  Both finals went to penalties but St. Anne's held their nerve to win both tournaments.  Well done to their team manager on the day Mrs K O'Brien.

Team A  -  Patrick McLaughlin, Oisin Gallagher, Caleb Canning, Marc Black and Brendan O'Hagan.

Team B  -  Daire McGonagle, Jamie Toland, John McCorry, Adam Tiernan and Conor Cassidy


Cross—Country Team Success in Mallusk

 

Very well done to Patrick McLaughlin, Oisin Gallagher and Ciara Doherty who represented the North West in the N. Ireland Cross-Country Championship in Mullusk on Tuesday 24th February.  All runners performed brilliantly on a bitterly cold morning.  Final results Oisin 5th, Patrick 11th, and Ciara 42nd place.  Over 400 children competed in the finals and Oisin and Patrick are now members of the N. Ireland squad.  We are very proud of you!

 

 

Congratulations and well done to Sian McMahon, Ciara Ryan and Sophie O’Donnell who represented St. Anne’s in the Derry Road Safety Public Speaking Competition.  Special congratulations to Sophie who took 3rd place in the Primary 6 competition.

 

 

Comic artists visits St. Anne’s Primary School for exclusive STAEDTLER Teachers’ Club art workshop. 

St. Anne’s won first prize in the Stedtler Sketching Stars competition.  Young artist, Adrianna Kelly, came top in the key stage 2 category for creating her very own comic strip.  Adrianna and her class were treated to a school visit from Laura Howell, top illustrator for The Beano, The Dandy and TOXIC, on Wednesday 11th February 2015.  The class received an exclusive comic strip art workshop from the artist herself. 

 

On Monday 2nd February 2015 three teams from St. Anne’s participated in the Annual Credit Union quiz.  There were 27 teams in total.  The children from St. Anne’s were fantastic and showed great general knowledge and team work.  The teams were Ava McGinn, Sian McMahon, Shea Norris and Shea Bradley.  Ciara Ryan, Meena Williams, Rory Boyd and Daire McGonigle.  Sophie O’Donnell, Anna Cregan, Eoghan Masoliver and Conor Cassidy.  Well done to everyone involved!

 

 

NEW FOR 2015

 

PATHS  -  Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies

 

We are delighted that Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, is supporting the delivery of a PATHS programme in St. Anne’s.  The PATHS  programme involves lots of fun activities dealing with important issues such as Feelings, Behaviours, Solving Problems, Making and Keeping Friends and Self-Esteem.  This programme is jointly funded by the Big Lottery and St. Anne’s Primary School.

 

ELKLAN

 

In September 2014 St. Anne’s Primary School started the journey towards becoming an Elklan Accredited Communication Friendly School.  This 5 step programme seeks to improve children’s speech, language and communication throughout the school.  All staff received high quality professional training and children receive speech therapy support in school.  We are now well along the journey and hope to receive accreditation by June 2015.





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.

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!

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Water

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.