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We wish all our pupils and their families a very happy and successful 2016.





St. Anne’s Choir Dates

· Service of Light—St. Eugene’s Cathedral (To be confirmed)

· The Confirmation for St. Anne’s Primary School is Saturday 5th March 2016 at 3.00 p.m.



Primary 4 Do This in Memory Masses

· Sunday 24th January 2016    

· Sunday 21st February 2016

· Sunday 20th March 2016



Primary 7 Parents


· Primary 7 parents will have the opportunity to meet with Mrs Bradley to select a post-primary school for their child.  Meetings will take place between Tuesday 26th January and Tuesday 9th February.



Primary 4 Parents


· The First Communion date for St. Anne’s Primary School for this year is Saturday 21st May 2016 at 11.30 a.m.




 Christmas Draw Prizewinners in aid of Motor Neurone

1st Prize -  Anna Harley Sold by Paul Harley (P7)

2nd Prize -  Michelle Magrone sold by Jack Magrone (P5)

3rd Prize -  Lisa Morrison sold by Leah Morrison (P6)

4th Prizes  -  Niall O’Donnell (P3), Sean Sweeney (P1) & Leah Edgar (P3)



Thank you all for supporting our Christmas Draw and Christmas Fair Evening, a total of £2,320.27 has been raised for Motor Neurone Disease Association. 





Christmas Prizegiving in St. Anne’s Primary School


Certificates of merit were awarded to


Primary 3

Mrs Douglas’ class             Niamh Deane                   David Starrett

Miss Bradley’s class           Taylor Coyle                    Shea O’Mora

Mrs McGuinness’ class         Bridget Conroy                 Niall O’Donnell


Primary 4

Mrs Coyle’s class               Ella Doherty                     Ryan Mc Dowell

Mrs Cassidy’s class                        Grace McCaul                   Ronan Boyle

Mrs McLain’s class             Avagh Bradley                  Tristan Devlin


Primary 5

Mrs McNutt’s class             Eva Quinn                       Caolan McLaughlin

Miss McLaughlin’s class       Robyn McCauley                Adam Fleming


Primary 6

Mr McCusker’s class           Oonagh O’Neill                 Corey McKnight

Mrs Duffy’s class               Kathryn Douglas               Cathal Holmes

Primary 7

Mr Moore’s class                Riley Hume                     Conor McLaughlin

Mrs McRory’s class             Nicole Morrison                 Conor Cassidy


Overall Pupil of the Term

P4  Leah Gallagher                 P5  Aaron Denby Moore P6  Eamon Plummer     P7   Kymirin Downey




 Credit Union Art Competition

Well done to Mia McKinney (P7) and Mia McCrossan (P2) who both won 3rd place in their relevant age categories and received very welcome Foyleside vouchers.



Ulster Aquathon Championships

On Sunday 6th December 5 pupils from St. Anne’s represented Derry in the Ulster Aquathon Championships.  All 5 pupils received a medal for completion of the event and Oisin Gallagher received a trophy for being the overall winner of the boys primary event.  County Derry won the boys team event with both Oisin Gallagher and Seamus Meenan picking up a second medal. 


Well done to all 5 pupils. 

Oisin Gallagher, Kieva Canning, Seamus Meenan, Conor McLaughlin, Caoimhe O’Kane


Congratulations to Farrah Canning who won 1st place in St. Eugene’s parish Christmas Art Competition.  Farrah received her prize at the 9.30 a.m. mass in St. Eugene’s.


Well Done Sean!


St. Anne’s Primary School nominated Mr Sean Mellon for a Volunteer Recognition Award which he received from the Mayor during a celebratory dinner in the Guildhall on Saturday 5th December.  Sean has been coaching hurling in St. Anne’s for 20 years and coaching hurling in Derry for over forty years.  We are very grateful to Sean for giving up his time to introduce children to hurling.  Over 50 children attend this club every Friday evening.  Sean’s gentle manner and encouragement ensures all children enjoy themselves and develop their skills.





Did your child receive a tablet or new phone for Christmas?


Top Tips for Parents from Thinkuknow.  CEOP

¨ Talk to your child about what they’re up to online.  Be a part of their online life.

¨ Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child.  The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16.

¨ Encourage your child to go online and explore!  There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children.

¨ Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online.  It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.

¨ Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world.  It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.

¨ Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.

¨ Know what connects to the internet and how.


Website:  www.thinkuknow.co.uk




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.