Carryduff primary school
"providing a stimulating, safe and supportive environment for all "
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A fond farewell to p7
P7 performed a highly entertaining final assembly with a little help from the Doctor and a Dalek.
We wish them every success and happiness in their new schools.
A special visitor to carryduff ps!
Jared Payne from Ulster rugby made a quick pitstop at school this afternoon. He held a very informative question and answer session for P5,6 & 7 and put P6 through their paces on the rugby pitch. A huge thank you to Mr Stevens for organising this special treat and thanks to Jared for agreeing to the grilling!
A huge well done to Kerry, Benjamin and Sasha who all passed drumming exams in the past week. All the hard work and practising has really paid off. Thank you to Miss Meneely who for all her hard work this year.
Sunny Sports Day
For once, we were very lucky with the weather and what a beautiful day it was. Have a look in the gallery for loads more photos and see if you can find yourself.
A 4 LEGGED FRIEND PAYS A VISIT TO P2
Rachel from Hollygate vets brought Lily the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in to visit P2 today. They got to listen to Lily's heartbeat and look at some x-rays.
A big thank you to Rachel and Lily for taking the time to visit us.
We are the champions!
The netball season culminated in a tournament held at Moneyreagh on Friday and our girls did us proud by winning both sections! I doubt we'll be invited back next year! A massive congratulations to the girls on another successful season and a huge thank you to Mrs Humphries for all her hard work. All those Monday afternoons practising in the rain has more than paid off!
p3 visit the tayto factory
P3 had a great time visiting the Tayto factory this week. They met Pat (I've been reliably informed that that is Mr Tayto's first name!) had a tour of the factory and were even allowed to taste some of the crisps before the flavoured was added. We hope that some of the crisps they received made it home!
Miss Browning's Class assembly
It was the turn of Miss Browning's class to lead assembly on Friday morning. They retold the story of Daniel and the lions and after some very loud roaring, we were all glad to see Daniel make it out alive. Well Done boys!
Moneyreagh Football tournament
Our footballers finished off their season with a football tournament at Moneyreagh. They all played very well and have improved so much since the start of the year. Long may it continue.
DOGS TRUST VISIT P2
Cathy from the Dogs Trust came to visit P2 on Friday and brought Tam along with her. Cathy helped us learn about how to look after our pets.
ANIMALS ON STAGE!
There were lots of jolly looking animals on our stage on Friday as P2 led assembly. They told us lots of different facts about animals and retold us the story of Noah's ark. We all loved your singing. Well Done P2!
dANGER AT ST MAGNETS
We were treated to a fantastic science show on Thursday morning entitled 'Danger at St Magnets' not only were we highly entertained, but we also learned lots about magnets, how they worked and which metals are attracted to them. A big thank you to the Kinetic Theatre Company for coming along.
Safety lessons for p7
P7 pupils travelled to a purpose built venue to learn about ways to keep themselves safe as they get older. They picked up some valuable tips from the PSNI, Fire Service and Health Trust (amongst others) and hopefully will put them into practice as they move on to Post Primary.
P7 have arrived safely back in Carryduff after a fantastic 4 day trip to Edinburgh. We visited lots of attractions, having lots of fun on the way. They all behaved so well, collecting 15 compliments from members of the public who commented on how well mannered they were.
Lots of photographs will be uploaded to the Photo Gallery.
p6 ardnabannon residential
Primary 6 had just the best time at Ardnabannon Outdoor Education Centre. They swapped school books for 4 days of adventures. They had a go at abseiling, canoeing, high ropes course, archery, bouldering, climbing and a very wet adventure walk. They were a great bunch to take away and the staff apreciated their 'have a go' attitude.
Well done Pianists
Well done to Primary 6 pupils Rachael and Aine, who both got Distinctions in their recent piano exams.
Other pupils are currently preparing for drumming, singing and violin exams.
More netballing success
A huge well done to our netball team who came 3rd in the Belfast schools' netball tournament. The girls played extremely well against schools all over Belfast, many of which are a lot bigger than Carryduff P.S. All your training has paid off.
Thank you and well done to Mrs Humphries on another successful season.
pta easter competition
Congratulations to the winners from P1-P7
Our knitting club have sent 45 beautiful coffee cup holders off to raise funds for Project Waterfall - to provide a sustainable water system for a remote region in Tanzania.
We hope our guests enjoyed coming in to watch our Primary 1, 2, 3 & 4 classes perform for Spanish Afternoon.
A great big thank you to Joanne, our Spanish tutor, for teaching us so well, and also to Mrs Mitchell for her yummy tapas
A very interesting morning was spent at Crumlin Road Gaol learning about crime and punishment for Victorian children. Primary 7 are very glad they don't live in Victorian times (and we did bring all of them back to Carryduff, honest!)
Thanks to our rugby coach David Chambers for organising a tag rugby tournanment at Lough Moss. Our primary 6 team enjoyed the event.
shoes for saphara
We were delighted to be able to present Christine from Saphara with a cheque for £1595 raised during our Charity Week. This will buy an amazing 319 pairs of shoes for the school children in Northern India.
evacuated to castleward
Primary 4 travelled back in time to WW2. Have a look at the pictures in the Gallery.
How high can they go? P5 and P7 investigating wide based structures
WE LOVE READING For World Book Day we tried Extreme Reading (see the P2 & P3 photos above), what a laugh. We also had to carry a book everywhere with us, just in case the bell rang. When it did ring we had to Drop Everything And Read (DEAR).
success for the rugby team
The rugby team had a great morning out playing at Malone RFC. They played a number of matches, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1.
The whole school had brilliant fun doing some sponsored Bollywood Dancing to raise money for the charity Saphara. We will be practising our 'flower' and 'deer' hands for some time to come!!
Charity Week was so much fun - we danced, P1 made and sold buns (yummy) and P6 made and sold loom band products. We can't wait to find out how many pairs of shoes we will be able to buy for the children in Northern India.
Well done to Harry, Keren (left) and Jamie and Izaak (below) for completing their reading partnership course and doing so well!
Thanks to Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Sinclair for all their help.
The Primary 6 class have been exploring the topic of Space for the 'World Around Us' and enjoyed a brilliant day out at the Armagh Planetarium.
They learned how astronauts train for space and even had a go at some of that training themselves! They built rockets and tested them and they watched a great show in the dome. Maybe Carryduff will produce some astronauts for the future! Have a look at the photos in the Gallery.
busy baking buns
Our Primary 1s have been hard at it all week, baking and selling buns for charity.
throwing some shapes
Can you spot yourself dancing the night away at the PTA Valentine Disco? Can you spot Mr Maher throwing some shapes? Have a look in the photo gallery for some pics.
P7 water safety experts
Thanks very much to the Robinson Centre for providing the Primary 7s with an excellent day out.
They learned how to rescue someone in difficulty in the water and how to resusitate them. Really useful life skills.
Carryduff Primary School is now generating its own electricity thanks to a new DENI initiative - 45 photovoltaic panels have been installed on one of our flat roofs.
Kenza and Benjamin, P7 School Council reps, show off our new display panel, which enables the pupils to keep an eye on how much electricity we are making.
Well Done to Matthew, Daniel and Adam who passed their recent drumming exams.
Roger Taylor better watch out!
We hope you all enjoyed our concerts as much as us. The P1-P4 classes were brilliant in their production of 'Manger Mouse' (see the P2 mice in the photo).
The P5-P7 made everyone feel Christmasy with their musical evening.
a choir in demand!
If our choir members were to be paid for every performance over the next few weeks they would be very rich children! Here's a sneak preview of them practising hard.
Thank you to Miss Brown for all her hard work with the choir.
Open Night 2014
Well done and thank you to our P7 pupils who were fantastic ambassadors for our school at Open Night.
Visitors complimented them on their knowledge of our school and their lovely manners.
P2 HELP CHILDREN IN NEED
P2 brought their furry friends to assembly last Friday in aid of Children in Need. They held their very own teddy bears' picnic and raised a whopping 200 pounds. A huge well done and thank you to everyone who donated.
See the P2 page for more photos of their day.
Save our seas
Anna and Faye, artists from Castlereagh Borough Council came into school this week and helped us make fish out of recycled plastic bottles. They showed us some harrowing pictures of beaches in Northern Ireland and explained how they are becoming polluted and contaminated. This pollution is causing harm to our sealife.
Nocturnal visitors to carryduff
Sarah from Zoo Lab visited school on Tuesday and brought some of her furry and not so furry friends along with her. We learned lots about the nocturnal animals and we got the opportunity to hold and stroke them.
See individual class pages for photographic evidence!
foggy visits carryduff ps
We were delighted that Foggy took time out of his world tour to visit us. He has been incredibly busy travelling the world to raise awareness and funds for M.E.
Visit his website to follow his exploits: www.mefoggydog.org
pta hALLOWEEN DISCO
What a great night we had at the disco. The costumes were brilliant as were the dance moves.
Thank you Cindy and the PTA for all your hard work.
Have a look in the photo gallery to see some more strange characters.
Well done to Daniel who recently competed in the Ulster Schools Swimming Championships, coming 3rd in the 50m backstroke.
P6 Viking Experience
Magnus Barelegs was seen running around Carryduff Primary last week.
P6 did all things 'viking' on their recent trip to Down County Museum. This curricular visit helped bring the topic to life (perhaps a little too much so!)
We were delighted that so many people could join us for our Harvest Assembly. The kids were brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed performing to an audience .
Thank you for the generous donations of food for the Salvation Army; these will be distributed in the Belfast area in the coming weeks.
UFOs land at carryduff!
Our very own UFOs landed in our assembly hall on Monday. No, not aliens but instead various species of birds. From barn owls to kestrals and peregrine falcons, Iain Patterson very kindly allowed us to fly his birds whilst telling us all about them. Thank you Iain.
What a talented bunch. It is easy to celebrate European Day of Languages in Carryduff Primary School as we have so many language experts. All of our pupils know Spanish and these linguists above all speak another language fluently. Arabic, German, Polish, Romanian, Mandarin, Malayalam, Lithuanian......... we've got it covered.