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Press Clippings from Newtownabbey Times 15th October 2014

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Here are some recent articles in this week’s local paper -

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October 15th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Our wee footie champ!

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Here are some wonderful pics and an article highlighting the skill and talent contribution to his team of one of our smashing wee footballers Callum.  We are very proud of his achievements as well as those others involved with the team from school, like our keeper Dylan.

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September 10th, 2014 at 11:06 am

International School Award presented to GIPS

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New Clipping from NT 03/09/14

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September 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Pupils rally support for local concerned residents

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Some of our P5 pupils helped to raise awareness through the local press in relation to community and residents’ concerns over the siting of a super-incinerator.  Well done for taking the initiative to raise awareness of this contentious issue for debate.

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April 9th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

GIPS pledges support to NI Hospice

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Pupils in GIPS are going to hold a sponsored “circuits” in school on Friday 28th February 2014.  This will be a non-uniform day and pupils will be asked to attend in sports gear with the intention of taking part in a circuits class involving a series of keep fit activities organised by our PE leaders in school.  The aim for each pupil will be to compete on behalf of their class to seek a winning class prize.  In return, children will be asked to complete sponsor forms each aiming for a modest target of £3.00.  Collectively, the school is aiming to raise £1000 to help NI Hospice with their Buy-a-Brick campaign.  Please give generously and help your children have a fun energy-filled day……

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February 5th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

GIPS are proud recipients of a new HeartSine SAM350P Defibrillator

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“Always better to be looking at it than looking for it!”

Today, pupils were presented a brand new Hearsine SAM350P defibrillator valued at over £1000 as part of the World Police and Fire Games 13 Legacy.

Heartsine, who are based here in Belfast, manufacture this life-saving device and sell/ship to 44 countries around the world in 22 languages.

They think it a “no-brainer” that every school should have a defib on their site, in the case that it is ever needed.  They hope it never will be.

3% of our population carries an undetected condition which could cause cardiac arrest at any time.  In our school of 400 adults and children, this could mean up to a dozen people are at potential risk.

“You wouldn’t have a school today without fire extinguishers” – HeartSine.  The company continues to lobby the local government that every school should be provided with one in the hope that it is never needed.  The Belfast Protocol would be best supported if every school did, the in country where this technology was engineered and pioneered!

School would like to sincerely thank Mr Trevor Gordon, father of Jacob in P1 who was instrumental in application for this device on the behalf of our school.  His case was emotive, balanced, and convincing to the point we were considered worthy recipients.  Many thanks Trevor!  We only hope every school gets one of these in due course, in the hope they never need to use it.

Two of our pupils from Mrs Smyth’s class today received the defib at Stormont from our MLA / Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure.  The children were given refreshments in the Long Gallery and then got some photo opportunities and PR shots taken both inside and on the steps.  The SAM350P was presented to the Principal Mr Nigel Arnold, along with GIPS pupils by  ‘Declan O’Mahoney, Chief Executive of HeartSine Technologies and Sports Minister Carál Ni Chuilín’.

Here are the kids having fun!

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December 9th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

P1 children in North Belfast News – Nov 13

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Here is a lovely photo of our two classes of Primary 1 as featured in the North Belfast News in November 2013.  Don’t they just look so cute!?

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November 19th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Picture Special – Newtownabbey Times 20/06/13 – GIPS Sports Day

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June 21st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Glengormley IPS PTA Bag-Packing – Newtownabbey Times wb 2/5/13

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A really BIG thanks to all the children and parents who came out to support the PTA and the school last week at Tesco Northcott.  They worked tirelessly for 9 hours packing bags for customers – but boy was it worth it!  £970 more for our new playground we are working towards as a target.  Well done to all involved!

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May 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Press Clippings WB Monday 18/3/13 Newtownabbey Times

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Here are a couple of photos taken from this week’s local paper….

 

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March 24th, 2013 at 12:13 pm