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School Meals

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Due to children with severe allergies, St. Anne's is a NUT FREE and BLUEBERRY FREE school.  Please ensure neither are in your child's lunch.  Thank you.



St. Patrick's

Day  Holidays

Children are off school on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March.

School reopens on Monday 20th March.




Paired Reading P3      20th February- 17th March

Primary 3 parents are invited to participate in a 4 week paired reading programme with their child.This can have a very positive effect on children's reading age and fluency.




Monday 27th March at 6pm in St. Eugene's Cathedral.

Primary 6




Friday 7th April

St Eugene's Cathedral at 2pm. Join us in commemorating the events of Holy Week through music and drama.


Doire Colmcille


Tuesday 11th April at St. Mary's College starting at approximately 10am. All are welcome to attend.

Our Senior Choir will be participating in three choir competitions. We wish them luck and hope they enjoy the competitions.

First Communion


Saturday 6th May
St. Eugene's Cathedral


Primary 1 New Intake Meeting


Thursday 25th May
Primary 6 Meeting
Thursday 8th June


Northwest Swimmimg  Thursday 1st June



Sports Day P4- P7

Summer Fete

Friday 2nd June
Summer School Show
Tuesday 13th- Thursday 15th June
Primary 7 Trip to Carlingford
Wednesday 21st- Friday 23rd June

Reminder:  It is extremely important that all families have updated any new mobile phone numbers with the school office to ensure that they are receiving all text messages, especially throughout the winter for any adverse weather closures.  If you have not received a test message from St. Anne's since the New Year please ensure that your mobile number is checked/updat3ed at the office as soon as possible.  Out texting service is an extremely caluable communication tool with all families and your co-operation is gratefully appreciated.


Clash of the Classrooms

On Thursday 2nd February 16 children from Primary 6 took part in the Clash of the Classrooms organised by Surestart.Children had to read a novel and then take part in a reading quiz. St. Anne's competed against St. Eithne's. Mrs Duffy's class were overall winners and Mr Mc Cusker's class came third. Well done Primary 6!


NI Road Safety Quiz

On Monday 20th February St. Anne's competed against 21 teams from 11 Super councils in N.I. in the final 170 schools in the NI Road Safety Quiz in Belfast. St. Anne's were placed first in Derry/Strabane Super Council Regional Heat and overall 2nd in the competition. We are very proud of our team and their success. Well done to Cathal Holmes, Seamas Meehan, Leah Morrison and Jamie Mc Quilken.


All Ireland Schools Swimming Championships

Brothers Liam and Seamas Meehan, both pupils represented Ulster in the All Ireland Schools Swimming Championships, held in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin on Sunday 12th February. Seamas came 8th place in front crawl and breaststroke and younger brother Liam became double All Ireland Champion , winning both the backstroke and Breaststroke. Well done to both of them!


Derry Credit Union Quiz

Congratulations to our quiz teams who performed very well in the recent Derry Credit Union Quiz on Monday 30th January. St. Anne's teams 1 and 2 competed well with Team 2 finishing rummer up in Under 11  category and were presented with a plaque and £15 each and £50 for St. Anne's.

Teams 3 and 4 competed well in the Under 13 category. Team 3 finished overall runner up and were presented with a plaque, £15 each and £50 for St. Anne's. Well done to all those involved!


Rickety Wheel

Many Thanks to the following for sponsoring our Rickety Wheel in December 2016.  City Hotel, Natural Touch, Quaywest Restaurant, Bank of Ireland, Jungle King, Wheelers, Breslin's Butchers, Jennings Fruit & Veg, Brunswick Superbowl, Bananas. Parental contributions -C McLaughlin, C Donaghey and K Gallagher.


Christmas Prizegiving in St Anne's Primary School

Certificates of merit were awarded to:

Primary 3
Mrs Douglas' class Ava McDevitt Kane Black
Mrs Mc Daid's class Alice Gallagher Jack Gallagher
Mrs McGuinness' class Dearbhla Torley Elliot Shiels
Primary 4
Miss Barrett's class Sarah Doherty Jayden Chen
Mrs Cassidy's class Holly McKinney Jacob Sweeney
Mrs McLain's class Ava Kelly Shea Duffy
Primary 5
Mrs McNutt's class Jess Glackin Lennon McLaughlin
Miss McLaughlin's class Grace McCaul Fionn Duffy
Mrs Meehan's class Mollie O’Mahony James Wilson
Primary 6
Mr McCusker's class Chantelle Edgar Tommie McLaughlin
Mrs Duffy's class Ella Wade Josh Watson
Primary 7
Mr Moore's class Grace Flood Patrick Lynch
Mrs McRory's class Cerys McMahon Oliver O’Kane
Overall Pupil of the Term
P3 Oliva Ward P4 Niamh McCloskey P5 Ryan McDowell
P6 Faolan Campbell P7 Nathan McFadden  


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 £12 1st Term, £10 2nd Term, £6 3rd term.  This must be paid for before milk can be ordered.  Milk will begin on Monday 19th  September.  Primary 1 - 2 Snack costs £10 a term (For both fruit & Milk).


Fruit:  Primary 3 - 7 Fruit will begin on Monday 19th September and costs £18 per year.  £6 per term.  Children receive a banana, orange or apple each day.  Money should be sent into the class teacher.


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 £2.55 for pupils this year.


Breakfast Club

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.

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!



Child Protection Policy

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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.