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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


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

Thursday 21st May - Meeting for new Intake Sept 2015

Friday 29th May - Primary 5 – 7 Sports Day / Evening Fete

Wednesday 3rd June  - Primary 6 Meeting on how secondary schools choose pupils

Thursday 4th June  - North West Swimming Gala

Thursday 11th June - Fan the Flame Mass Primary 7’s

Friday 12th June - School Swimming Gala Primary 5 –7

Tues 16th – Thurs 18th June Summer Show







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

Nathan McFadden (Primary 5 Mrs Meehan) won 1st place in a poster competition advertising the movie “A Christmas Star”.  The prize includes a trip to London for Nathan and his classmates to view the “First cut” of the movie.  Also the class are invited to the world première of the movie in November.  Well done to Nathan and we hope all Mrs Meehan’s class enjoy their trip to London.  

 

Congratulations also to Mollie O'Mahony, Zach Quinn, Darla Pablo, Lily McDermott, Sioda McKay & Hollie McKinney who are all winner's in our new Healthy Lunchbox challenge!

 

Congratulations to Mr McCusker's class who were overall winners of the Trocaire Cross Country Run.  To date £1,958.60 has been rasied for Trocaire throught the cross country race and the Primary 3 & 4 sponsored spell.  Many thanks for your generosity.

 

Well Done to Riley Hume who took 1st place at the recent All-Ireland Gymnastics Championship held in Limerick.

 

Congratulations to all our Primary 4 children who received the sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday 23rd April in St. Eugene's Cathedral.

 

Congratulations to our Teaching Staff

Special Education Needs Continuing Professional Development Training

All Teaching staff in St.Anne’s Primary School took part in specialised Special Education Needs Training provided by Queen’s University Belfast, Stranmillis College and St.Mary’s Teacher Training College , Belfast from September 2013 to 214. 

 

Mrs Gillen has been successfully awarded recognised qualification of Approved Specialist Teacher Status by British Dyslexia Association at a recent ceremony in Whitla Hall in Queen’s University, Belfast. This qualification recognises professionals as informed practitioners and specialist teachers and assessors of specialist literacy difficulties including dyslexia.

 

The Master’s modules covered are accredited by the British Dyslexia Association.

As a staff in St.Anne’s we are now equipped :

· to identify individual learning  profiles;

· to match evidence-based interventions to  individual learning needs;

· in having a  specialist teacher and building expertise in literacy development among the whole teaching staff; and

· on identifying children’s literacy strengths and to addressing  their difficulties.

 

 

St.Anne’s Primary School is committed to continuous professional development to meet needs of all children .

 


 

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.