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Archive for March, 2013

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To all members of Glengormley Integrated Primary School Community:
Please take time to consider and respond to the NEELB consultation on Primary School Area Based Plans for Newtownabbey. It only takes a few minutes and your views are really important. I have added my views here and a link to the very easy to complete consultation questionaire. Please take the time to support Integrated Education…. follow this link to access the questionaire –
https://www.research.net/s.aspx?sm=P4snNxyZmEPY4JsKRt3gbmJceHLzjGDES5YGoxPZI8A%3D

Below is a link to some of my personal views in support of IE and I would encourage you to submit your personal views also….this is an important aspect of “getting it right for the future for all our families.”

Some thoughts on Primary Area Based Draft Proposals for Newtownabbey Primary Schools

 

 

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March 28th, 2013 at 9:30 am

Happy Easter

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A warm wish to all our pupils and their families for a very Happy Easter 2013.  We hope to see you all back at school bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 0855 on Monday 8th April 2013, in full smart uniform and correct shoes!

have lots of family fun and play safe!

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March 27th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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Pupils of the Month for March 2013 – Happy Easter to all!

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Here are our little star pupils from Glengormley IPS – identified by their teachers for a whole range of reasons for the month of March 2013.  Well done to all.  Happy Easter!

Pupils of the month for Mar 13

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March 27th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Our resident P7 artist!

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This is Ola.  She is a P7 pupil who has been recognised for her artistic talents on consistent occasions this year.  She was already commended for a fantastic snowman she created with chalk and pastel at Christmas time.  This time she was in Corrymeela when she created a beautiful portrait of her friend and class-mate Julia.  We thought it was too good not to frame!  This was done with pastel on paper.  Watch out in the future for this girl’s masterpieces when they go under the hammer at auction!

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March 27th, 2013 at 11:58 am

Our Little Irish Dancing Champ in P4

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Well done to Izzy who came home from Dublin on Sunday after scooping up a collection of awards for her efforts in her Irish Dancing catagories.  What a champ!

 

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March 26th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

SNOW UPDATE: Sunday 24th March 13

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In prep for tomorrow morning….I have today consulted with local school staff in the area of the school…roads are still treacherous and our premises still deep with snow ….I have also left messages with NEELB to attend soonest in the morning to try to clear some of the snow….but if there is no sign of thaw between now and tomorrow morning and if the situation remains the same or gets worse….it is likely that school will remain closed at least until NEELB can assist with some snow clearance….as with Friday….this would result in school and playgroup closure…we are only in a position to offer reduced daycare to those families who are already booked in due to limited staff availability (local walking staff only)….I will update accordingly with final decision both here on FB, via BBC/CoolFM/Downtown Radio and by text service to mobiles as soon as possible in the morning once on school site….

This is what it is still like in parts of the Glengormley area today at present…..

 

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March 24th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

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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

POLAND TRIP 2013

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We have a group of 27 children from P6 and P7 with 8 adults (3 staff and 5 parents/grandparents) travelling to Krakow, Poland in May 2013.  In order to help prepare them for this visit, we have uploaded a short Powerpoint slideshow of the itinerary for the days – ie. where and when we are planning to do things.

There will be a meeting after Easter for all attending to answer any final questions and confirm finer details.

All the children are really looking forward to what has always been a wonderful experience that many of them may never get the chance to do again……

Follow this link to learn more……..

Poland May 13

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March 11th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

GIPS attend Hazelwood IPS International Food Fest! – Friday 8th March 2013

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A small group of pupils and staff were cordially invited to attend a lovely International Food Festival at the culmination of Hazelwood Integrated PS’s IIEW2013 week of celebrations.  There was a great atmosphere on arrival, mostly due to the wonderful smells from around the globe that hit us as we entered the assembly hall. Children had worked from each class on a focus on particular countries including Poland, USA, Spain, France, Mexico, China and many other cultures.  They had dressed a display at a large table which was filled with savoury and sweet foods from their respective countries that the children and their parents had provided or made.  Our delegation from GIPS got a chance to sample paella, tiramisu, cavier, perogi and a collection of new tastes to tingle their taste-buds.  As usual the children were very well behaved and represented their school fantastically.  We hope they enjoyed the short experience and thank HIPS for their generous invitation to be a part of their celebrations today.

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March 8th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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School Council Pupils support the Principal at Stormont with NICIE IIEW2013

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4 wonderful pupils went with Mr A to Stormont on Thursday 7th March 2013 to join NICIE, lots of other pupils from many Integrated primary and post-primary schools and some distinguished guests to celebrate International Integrated Education Week (#IIEW2013 – for all you tweeters out there!)

The children were very well behaved and represented their school splendidly as well as contributing to the whole ethos of the event.

This was hosted by Trevor Lunn MLA in the Long Gallery and the children made short shift of the welcoming scones and tea!!

We have been marking IIEW in many ways this year in school and will be joining together on Friday 8th (tomorrow) to share and celebrate our efforts across the school all of this week.  There will be more pictures, video and commentary to follow………..

Here are some photos of the children up at Stormont.

 

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March 7th, 2013 at 1:57 pm