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A Special Visitor from Down Under

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Teresa Keating, Executive Director of the Australian Ireland Fund began her afternoon in Belfast with a tour of Forge IPS where she met children of all ages and joined in maths games as well as being entertained with a song.  She heard that Forge is celebrating its 25th birthday, and learnt something of the history of the school set up by parents in South Belfast.

Teresa then travelled to Glengormley IPS, a school more than 75 years old and which transformed to integrated status in 2003. Children here were eager to talk to Teresa about her life in Australia but also chatted about how so many different background and cultures are represented at their school.

The Ireland Funds have been proud supporters of integrated education for more than 25 years, believing integrated schools have a vital role to play in building a shared future for Northern Ireland.  Support from The Ireland Funds has built and improved school facilities, purchased much-needed equipment and developed the range and quality of services available to pupils. Lady Mary Fairfax, of the Fairfax Group publishing empire, is a leading supporter of the Australian Ireland Fund and for a number of years has hosted a benefit party in the garden of her home overlooking Sydney Harbour.

The Sir Warwick Fairfax Trust and the Australian Ireland Fund have supported a host of integrated schools, including Blackwater IC, Ballycastle IPS, Fort Hill IPS, Drumlins IPS and Rowandale IPS.

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June 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Colin Bateman visits Glengormley IPS

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Pupils from P6 and P7 were delighted to experience a very special visitor today in the form of the world famous author Colin Bateman, known for his novels such as Divorcing Jack, Mystery Man and his hit TV series Murphy’s Law.  Colin spend time discussing with children his career history and what inspired him to become a writer as well as the difficulties he endured along the way.  He then read a chapter from his latest novel for children, “Reservoir Pups” which he also had copies of specially signed for the children.  Colin was also kind enough to pose for the local press photographer so expect to see an article in the NT and he even signed copies of parents’ and staff adult novels of his, that were sent in for signing.

We would like to thank his for his time and effort to come and inspire some of our pupils here in P6 and P7 about success in writing.

Here are a few of our own photos from the visit.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm

The NEW Partnership – IEF PACT3 Project 2008-11 VIDEO CASE STUDY

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Here is a video short of some of the great moments which have been made possible due to the additional funding generously contributed to our 3 schools over the last 3 years.  GIPS are now strong friends and partners with their sister schools, St Terese NS, Poleglass and Glenann PS, Cushendall.

As this project draws to a close this year, we hope that the friendships and opportunities continue.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way…….

click here or on the image above: PACT3 Partnership 2008 ~ 2011 Video Summary

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June 14th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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Some GIPS News in the Newtownabbey Times

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Here are a few of last week’s news clippings with GIPS community.



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June 13th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Help us find out more….

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As a means to trying to improve the quality of learning through ICT for your children, please take time to complete this short online survey to help us find out the best ways to support your children.

Please complete the survey by following this link….

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June 13th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

My NameTags help GIPS PTA

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“My Name Tags” offers a way of helping raise funds for our school PTA

 If parents order name tags for uniforms through My Name Tags and input the ID 51436 when ordering, it will kill 2 birds with one stone – uniforms clearly labelled and money raised for the school.

If you are planning to get some new name tags for September, perhaps you could take a look and see if you would like to buy some of these……

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June 13th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Check out our very own Mrs McCann and P6 kids on NICurriculum Website

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Follow this link to see how we are progressing with Data Analysis in school making use of InCAS.

Click on this image above

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June 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 am

Newtownabbey Times Wed 1st June 2011

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Some clippings from this week’s local paper regarding our trip to Poland last week.

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June 1st, 2011 at 6:16 pm