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This month at Kingsmills P.S. - December 2014 
 
Extra-Curricular Clubs 
Tuesdays - Football with Christopher  
Year 1 & 2 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm. Year 5 to 7 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm 
 
Piano lessons on Thursdays.  
 
Ulster-Scots Fiddle on Mondays 
 
Events 
 
Wednesday 3rd - Newry High School Panto 
Tuesday 9th - Carol Service at Kingsmills Presbyterian Church with supper in the Church Hall 
Thursday 11th - Year 1 & 2 Gingerbread House Making 
Thursday 11th - School Christmas Dinner 
Thursday 11th - Piano Recital 
Friday 12th - Year 3 & 4 Gingerbread House Making 
Monday 15th - World War One Football Tournament 
Monday 15th - Newtownhamilton HS Panto  
Tuesday 16th - Newtownhamilton Carol Service 
Thursday 18th - Year 5, 6 & 7 Gingerbread House Making 
 
School fininshes for all children on Friday 19th December at 12pm. We re-open for pupils on Tuesday 6th January 
 
Christmas Cake Decorating Classes with Diane H will be held on the following dates from 7:00pm to 9:00pm: 
Thursday 20th November 
Thursday 27th November 
Thursday 4th December 
Thursday 11th December 

iPad workshop 
Our Key Stage Two children were visited by Niall from the AMMA centre. He led us in an iPad workshop using GarageBand. He made a video of us hard at work on our iPads. 
 

MacMillan Coffee Morning 
 
Our annual coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer was a great success. We raised £303.20. Thank you for all your generous donations and all the tasty treats sent into school. We really enjoyed our morning.  
 

Well done to our Newry Show winners. 

Welcome back to a new school year everyone.  
We are excited to welcome everyone back to the start of a new school year. We are pleased to welcome our new Year 1 pupils and some new families to Kingsmills Primary School. We are once again set for a very busy year ahead, with lots happening in our school. Keep visiting our website for regular updates! 

Goodbye Year 7 
We say goodbye to a superb bunch of Year 7 pupils. We wish them every future success as they begin the next stage of their education in September. Newtownhamilton High, Markethill High, Newry High and The Royal School Armagh are very lucky to be receiving such talented pupils. Every happiness kids! 

Farewell Mrs. Henry 
It is with great saddness that we say farewell to Mrs Henry. We wish her every happiness in retirement.  

Final Assembly 
Our Final Assembly was held on Monday 23rd June. Congratulations to all our prize winners.  

Sports Day 2014 
The weather was glorious on Tuesday 17th June as we held our Sports Day. Every child received a medal for taking part. Thankfully Mrs. R. Herron brought each child an ice-pop. Sports Day is thirsty work! 

Our PTA Summer Family Event 

Year 5, 6 & 7 had a fantastic time at Todd's Leap for their end of year trip.  
Have a look at the Year 5, 6 & 7 page for more images. 

Year 5, 6, & 7 visited Titanic Belfast. 

Giro d'Italia celebration and 'Pink Day' for Cancer Focus NI. 
 
On Friday 9th May staff and pupils dressed in pink to raise money for Cancer Focus NI. We also sold special pink wrist bands.  

Our PTA Easter Competition winners. 
 
Thanks to our PTA for organising the 'Guess the Square' competition and supplying the prizes. They also provided eggs for an Easter Egg hunt. Well done to the lucky winners and to everyone else for taking part.  

 

The Kingsmills Easter Egg Hunt 

Year 1 & 2 searched high and low. 
Year 3 & 4 have eyes on the prize.  
Year 5, 6 & 7 - "Hands up if you like Easter Eggs!" 
We celebrated World Book Day by having a pyjama day, readathon and story-time.  
World Book Day 2014 

Pancake Tuesday at Kingsmills Primary School. 

We set up some cooking stations in our hall. Some of the staff and children got to practise their cooking skills. Once our pancakes were ready, we went to the 'toppings table' to choose a tasty topping.  
PTA  
Christmas Hampers 
 
Well done to the winners of our PTA Christmas Hamper Competition. Thank you for all donations and to our PTA for organising the competition. 

School Christmas Lunch 2013 
 
The tree went up, the decorations were dusted off, the crackers pulled and the paper hats put on as the whole school (staff and pupils) enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch. Click each photo to enlarge it. 

Cheers Ladies! 
All smiles 
The Three Kings! 
The boys tuck in! 
Looking Good 
Thumbs up for Christmas Dinner! 
MacMillan Coffee Morning 
 
Good Company, Good Coffee, Good Cause. 
 
Staff and children would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved with the MacMillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 14th November. Thank you to parents and friends for donating many delicious treats, giving money and coming to the coffee morning. We raised over £250. 
 
 
Thank you also for the many shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child - as you can see from the pictures, the boxes looked lovely and will make a real difference to a less fortunate child this Christmas. 
Topsy Turvy Day 
The school committee decided to raise money for Children in Need. This was done by a Topsy Turvy Day, the children had to come dressed completely 'Topsy Turvy.' The children enjoyed the day and we raised over £60.  

Official opening of our new multi-purpose hall and 140 year celebration. 
Our new hall was officially opened on Tuesday 1st October 2013 by Mrs. G Hall & Mr. P Campbell from The Southern Education & Library Board. Other guests included church leaders, politicians, principals of other local schools, families and friends. Thank you to everyone for joining with us.  

Our Contact Details: 
 
63 Drumnahunshin Road 
Whitecross 
Armagh 
BT60 2TA 
United Kingdom 
 
Tel: 02830 830312 
Fax: 02830 837494 
Email: info@kingsmills.whitecross.ni.sch.uk 
 
Registered Address; 63 Drumnahunshin Road, Whitecross, Armagh, BT60 2TA, United Kingdom, Tel: 02830 830312 
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