Friends of St Patrick's are organising a Table Quiz for Friday 2nd March at 8pm in The Gate.  Why not come along and bring or join a team for a great night out.  Don't forget to tell your friends and family.  We hope you can join us.

 Important Dates in our school calendar:

 First Penance - Tuesday 13th March at 1pm in St Patrick's Church.

 Primary 7 Service of Light - Thursday 22nd March at 7pm in St Patricks Church.

 Confirmation - Friday 27th April at 4pm in St Patrick's Church.

 First Holy Communion - Sunday 29th April at 11am in St Patrick's Church.

St. Patrick’s P.S. Aghagallon scoop top prize in the Down and Connor Art and Poetry Competition.

One of our pupils from the primary seven class was awarded first prize for her magnificent poem. The theme of the competition was “My Family” and the children were asked to compose a poem in any form they preferred, outlining what their family meant to them.  Our prize winner, family members, Principal and school representatives were invited to a special presentation in St. Mary’s University College Belfast on Monday 29th January.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REVEAL AND READ THE WINNING POEM

WORLD BOOK DAY THURSDAY 1ST MARCH 2018.

To mark the day we are inviting your children to come to school dressed as a character from one of their favourite books and make a donation to Trocaire of £1. There will be a prize for the most original costume.

 A whole school parade will take place at approximately 9.30am. All parents/ guardians are very welcome.

Two of our Footballers will have the opportunity on Sunday to show their football skills as they play in the half time match on Sunday 28th January 2018.  Armagh v Sligo. From the staff of St Patrick's -  Enjoy your day.

Do you have ‘green fingers’?

Are you creative with your hands?

Do you enjoy working outdoors???

We need you!!!!

St Patricks PS Aghagallon are eager to continue to enhance their Eco Status and build upon their green flag. We are inviting anyone in the local community who would like to participate in our annual green day on Friday 16th March (commencing 9.30 am) to contact the secretary’s office. If you would like to help the children and staff develop the local grounds e.g. litter picking, planting, weeding, using pallets or recycling etc. Please contact the school’s office on 02892651017 before Monday 12th March 2018 with your expertise.

E-J Morgan

Eco- Coordinator

 

 Please click on the link below to open the Autumn 2017 Sustrans  Active Travel Newsletter as our school receives recognition for their efforts in obtaining the Bronze Award this year.

 Sustrans Active Travel Newsletter:

Santa Claus and his eldest Elf came to visit our school today. Christmas letters were all collected and are on there way back to the North Pole with Santa.

Mrs Judge Primary 1/2 Assembly Morning: Mother Teresa said in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family."  Primary 1/2 learned about Mother Teresa's good work and the importance of family.  It was a great assembly and all the children performed wonderfully.  WELL DONE P1/2 

6th December was 'Ditch The Dark' day.  The pupils made such a great effort and with our Active Travel programme organised by Sustrans and our school was awarded  Bronze Excellence in Sustainable Travel.

Take a few minutes and browse through our Halloween Parade gallery.  A great day was had by all

On 12th October children took part in a Special assembly for the National Day of Prayer for Children. This was sponsored by the Society of Missionary Children. The Theme was “Let’s Be Family”.

The Mission Prayer is:

May all children

In the world

Share love

Share friendship and live

In the peace

Of God’s Love

Now and forever, Amen.

Two of our Gaelic players were chosen to represent our school at the half time game during the Armagh Senior County Championship Final in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday 15th October.  They both played very well and thoroughly enjoyed their experience.  Well Done.

Pictured above with donated shoe boxes for the Romanian 2017 Christmas Shoe Box Appeal are  Principal, Mr O' Hara and some of our pupils.  Many thanks for your kindness. Also thanks to our pupils for helping to load the lorry with the shoe boxes kindly donated throughout the parish.

Lets present this year's Student Council, followed by The Librarians and finally this years Head Girl and Head Boy. Well done to you all.

St Patrick's Staff would like to congratulate former pupil Adam McShane  on his fantastic achievement of A Level results.  Adam was awarded Top achiever at Lismore Comprehensive at their resent Annual Prize Giving evening.  WELL DONE.

One of our Primary 1, soon to be Primary 2 pupils displays his gardening skills. 

His Sunflower has gone from 17inches on the 21st June, to 24inches on 8th July, then reaching 37inches on 25th July and today 10th August has reached an amazing 43 inches, and I do believe I can see a flower at the top. Today 21st August we have reached 49 inches. Our beautiful yellow Sunflower has appeared today 28th August at 51inches high .  What an achievement.  

The Magic Doors EBook for Primary Schools

This is a direct link to the book for website and social media sharing.

https://issuu.com/ciaranmcnally/docs/114284_pat114284_brochure

This is a link to the final pdf and video.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2SdFlI-te81WV9YamRiai1IWkU

SPORTS DAY 2017 - What a great day was had by everyone.  Huge congratulations to all pupils for their great efforts and participation in all events.  Big Round of Applause to our overall winners Armagh, runners-up Monaghan and taking third place this year was Tyrone.  

CLEVER CLOGGERS Please click on the title to access the information.

What an amazing amount of money raised by our school for Trocaire.  Our thanks to the whole community for their generosity.  The staff of St Patrick's wish you all a very Happy Easter.

 

 

'Green Day' celebrations at St Patrick's on Thursday 16th March

Partnership Letter  Please click on the title to access the letter.

St Patrick's has been awarded Southern Region Best Kept Primary School 2016.  Another great achievement for our school.

Well done to everyone

What an end to a great sports day with the Mr O'Hara raising our ECO flag while the children sang a St Patrick's song

Our School has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. 

The Eco-Schools Programme is the world’s largest Environmental Education programme and aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action makes it an ideal way for schools to begin improving the environments of schools and their local communities.  

The internationally recognised Green Flag is this highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.

We have a new Healthy Kids programme starting in September.  Please click here for details. 

St. Ronan's Partnership Letter is available here.

Our school has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. 

The internationally recognised Green Flag is this highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.

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