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A big thank you to Eddie and Peter for taking time out of their busy schedules to come in to talk to us about the dangers of playing on a building site. Building work has started on a new housing development close to school. We learned that building sites can be very dangerous and we shouldn't play near them.
Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition. Winning posters will be displayed at the building site on the Killynure Road.
Prize Day Winners
We finally got sports run without the rain. Well done to all the children who took part; great talent and sportsmanship on display. Richard McMeekin was brilliant as our guest compere. See more pics in the photo gallery. Thanks to our sports photographer, Cedric Adams.
Big Brother Eviction for P7
P7 performed a Big Brother style Leavers' Assembly, featuring tasks, staff room interviews and outside broadcasts. Well done, it was a fantastic show. We will be sorry to say goodbye and wish you all every success in your new school.
Silver Medals for P6
Well done to the Primary 6 team who came runners up in the High School Ballynahinch Primary Schools Competition. They competed in a variety of different sports to win silver.
More Sporting Success!
A huge congratulations to our netball team who finished off an excellent year with yet another gold medal! Thank you to Mrs Humphries for all her hard work this year.
A Titanic Day Out!
Primary 7 had a fantastic day at Titanic Belfast. They had the opportunity to communicate with each other using morse code and signal flags and even sampled the Titanic ride. Thank you to Siobhan for all her help.
Next Ryder Cup Team?
A Primary 7 team recently took part in a golf tournament at Castlereagh Hills Golf Club along with 84 other school children. Busy day on the golf course.
The Amazing Journey
The Amazing Journey told us the story of Saul. We tasted food from Bible times and dressed up.
P2 at the Zoo
Primary 2 had a great day out at the zoo. They even got to hold some animals in the zoo room. Check out the P2 page for more photos.
Primary 2 Assembly
Primary 2 entertained us this morning with their assembly on looking after our pets. We definitely have some budding actresses and actors in P2. Well Done, we loved the costumes.
The Wanderers Return!
We all had a great time in Edinburgh, despite the delay on the way home!
Check out our photo gallery for more pictures.
A big well done to the P7 hockey team who represented the school in the NI Hockey Finals. The girls played tremendously well throughout the tournament, holding their own against the top teams in Ulster. Well done again girls, we're immensely proud of you all!
Thank you very much to Mrs Hart who gave up her free time to coach the girls, both during school & evenings.
Table Tennis Triumph
Well done to the table tennis players who represented the school at a tournament this week. A special congratulations to Christina, Joshua and Harry who picked up medals.
P6 Trip to Ardnabannon
P6 had a fantastic time at Ardnabannon, even conquering some of their fears! They enjoyed rock climbing, bouldering, abseiling, hill walking....
Check out our photo gallery for more pictures.
Loveknitting.com have heard about the good work of our knitting club and have chosen us as winners of their recent knitting competition. They have awarded us £100 to spend on wool. Well done to Mrs Brown, Mrs Thomson and the knitters.
Read the blog on the knitting website: http://www.loveknitting.com/blog
A HUGE well done to the girls who won Section B of the Belfast Schools' Netball League, after being just recently promoted from Section C. We are very proud of you. Thanks to our netball coach Mrs Humphries for all her hard work.
Truck And Trike Ride
P5 & P7 visited the Playgroup on Thursday and Friday to help with their annual 'Truck and Trike Ride' Despite the soggy weather we all had great fun. Thank you to P5 and P7 for all their help.
Lionel Messi watch out! There are future footballing stars at Carryduff P.S. IFA coach, Brendan Shannon led the whole school in a sponsored 'Dribblathon' on Wednesday in aid of Marie Curie. We all had great fun showing off our dribbling skills. £135 was raised for Marie Curie. Thank you to all who donated.
Our cross country team braved the elements to participate in the CBC trials at Lough Moss
We were delighted that so many people could join us for our Spanish Afternoon. P1-P4 were brilliant. Such wonderful Spanish accents.
A big thanks to Monica for teaching us Spanish and to Mrs Mitchell for her delicious tapas.
Supa Club Assembly
Supa Club led our assembly on Friday and told us about a country in Africa called Burkina Faso. Most of us had never heard of this country and were interested to hear about it. We even got to dress up in some traditional dress.
A Fantastic Total for TinyLife
£1245.77 raised. Well done everyone
Disability Sport paid us a visit this week. We found out about various paralympic events and even got to try out wheelchair basketball. It was much more difficult than it looked!
P1 & 2 Visit the Mac
P1 & 2 had an exciting day out of school on Tuesday. They visited the Mac where they saw a play called 'Egg' and then went on to the Ulster Museum where they saw the Space Pups inflatables and took part in a workshop to make puppy ears. See the P1 and 2 pages for more photos.
Energy Saving Presentation
Bryson House came in to talk to primary 6 and 7 about the importance of saving energy. Hopefully our student council picked up some tips on how to save energy in school!
Staff and pupils waved goodbye to their usual school attire and donned their pyjamas for a day in aid of TinyLife. From onesies to dressing gowns, all forms of sleepwear were well represented. Many thanks for your generosity and support throughout the week. Check out our photos in the Photo Gallery.
P7 donned Victorian costumes and took to the stage on Friday morning to lead assembly. The budding dramatists really enjoyed sharing their knowledge about the Victorian Era to the rest of the school.
A great sporting week at Carryduff Primary School Wins for netball, table tennis and hockey
ChildLine paid a visit to Primary 6 and 7 to talk to them about the importance of keeping themselves safe. We would like to thank all those involved.
P7 girls braved the Icy weather in a Belfast Schools Hockey Tournament. They won 1 match, drew 2 and were narrowly beaten in 2. Thank you to Mrs Hart and those parents who helped with transport.
P5 Lego Project
The P5s have been involved in a Lego project in conjunction with W5. They have been designing aids to help Senior Citizens and very much enjoyed showing off their building and programming skills to their grandparents and parents. See the P5 class page for more photographs.
Snowy Day Fun
P5 built a giant snowman. Look at the Photo Gallery to see more snowy exploits. Thank you to the staff and pupils who battled in through Arctic conditions.
Lyric Theatre Trip
P5 and P6 thoroughly enjoyed a production of Hansel and Gretel in the Lyric Theatre after Christmas. It has inspired some pupils to attend our new drama/music club for this term.
Meet our brand new School Council. Reps from each class will meet on a monthly basis to talk about what we could do to improve our school and to help organise events.
Choir Sing for Barnardos in Forestside
P6 & P7 members of the choir entertained customers in Forestside Shopping Centre in the week before Christmas. Hopefully we made lots of money for Barnardos.
Santa was the special guest at our festive Christmas lunch. Thanks to the kitchen staff who ensured we all had great fun.
Bob the Builder, James Bond, Superman and Snow White were only a few of the characters which paid a visit to the Primary 7 classroom this week. Performing Arts pupils from Saintfield High School treated us to their own version of Snow White. We all thoroughly enjoyed the performance. A big thank you to all involved.
All of the pupils are practising hard for the concerts next week. Have a look at P5, P6 & P7 rehearsing in the video clip above.
We were very lucky to have the Belfast Giants come into school to talk to us about the importance of eating healthily and taking regular exercise. We expended some excess energy of our own by taking part in some warm up exercises that the Giants themselves do!
P3 can't believe their luck; Matthew Halus has won a fantastic trip to Dundonald Ice Bowl for the whole class. A big thank you to the Mayor of Castlereagh, Mr Michael Henderson and Castlereagh Borough Council.
Well done to P6 pupil, Daisy Best, who won 1st prize in an art competition for Anti-Bullying Week. She received her prize from the Education Minister at Titanic Belfast during National Anti-Bullying Week.
A Famous Face at Carryduff
Carryduff Primary School helps launch a new schools' service for Childline with ex Carryduff P.S pupil Lynda Bryans.
Primary 5 Assembly
Primary 5 performed a super assembly on the importance of healthy eating.
Claire Thomson took our knitting club blankets all the way to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso!
W5 - Dirt Alert
Matt from W5 visited school on Friday to speak to us about the importance of washing our hands properly. We dressed up and did experiments to illustrate the science behind it all. Thank you to W5 for this super show.
P.S.N.I Firework Safety Talk
2 P.S.N.I officers came into school to talk to the children about the importance of keeping themselves safe over the Halloween holidays.
P2 performed a fantastic assembly on the theme of Autumn. See more photos in the photo gallery.
Halloween School Dinner
Thanks to the kitchen staff. The children had great fun at the Halloween school dinner. Juice was served by a rather large ghost and the cupcakes had eyeballs in them!
P3 Visit Stormont
P3 waved goodbye to the classroom on Wednesday and headed for a woodland walk in the grounds of Stormont. They were told how to identify trees and learned about changes in the seasons. They really enjoyed their day out and look forward to using what they have learned back in the classroom. For more photographs, check out the photo gallery.
P5 and P7 trip to The Grand Opera House.
Primary 5 and Primary 7 were delighted to have won a trip to the Grand Opera House in Belfast to watch a production of 'The Elephant Angel' courtesy of the Ulster Bank. We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would like to say a big thank you to the Ulster Bank and all the staff at The Grand Opera House.
We all really enjoyed taking part in our Harvest service on Friday. Many thanks to all our family and friends who donated goods. These have been collected by the Salvation Army and are currently being distributed in the Belfast Area.
Carryduff Primary School Killynure Road Carryduff Belfast BT8 8EE