EDENDORKPS

2012/2013 was a very special year in the history of the Edendork P.S. as the current school building was recognised as being 100 years old. The Centenary celebrations are only one of the many events and initiatives which happened in Edendork and so this report can only serve as a “snapshot” into all the learning experiences presented in our school. It is intended this report gives you an overview and creates an opportunity for you to gain a flavour of the work, lifestyle and ethos of Edendork P.S.

GOVERNORS REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2012/13
VISION
Together as governors, staff, parents, the local Church and community:

“Inspired by our faith in Christ, as a Catholic school, we will provide a happy, secure, caring, well resourced and stimulating learning environment. We will support and enable our children to realise and achieve their potential. We will empower them to be caring, responsible individuals, contributors to their community, capable of independent thought and well equipped to meet the opportunities/challenges of education, work and life.”

Dear Parents,

It is with pleasure that I present to you the Board of Governors’ Report on Edendork P.S. for the academic year 2012/2013. It is the intention of the Governors, and indeed the Principal, for you to be informed about your child’s experiences at school and so this report is one of a number of ways in which information is provided.

2012/2013 was a very special year in the history of the Edendork P.S. as the current school building was recognised as being 100 years old. The Centenary celebrations are only one of the many events and initiatives which happened in Edendork and so this report can only serve as a “snapshot” into all the learning experiences presented in our school. It is intended this report gives you an overview and creates an opportunity for you to gain a flavour of the work, lifestyle and ethos of Edendork P.S.
If you require information about your own child or have any concern, you should feel free at any time to contact the school and arrange an appointment with the Principal or your child’s teacher. Requests for additional information or clarification of any aspect of this report should be forwarded in writing to the school.

On behalf of the Governors, I thank you for your support and look forward to your continued interest.

I commend this report for your consideration
Mr. N. Maneely
Chairman



EDENDORK P.S.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The year in brackets indicates the year in which each member’s term of office ends.


Trustee Nominees

Mr. N. Maneely (Chairman) (2013)
Rev. Fr. R. Mc Aleer (Vice Chair) (2013)
Mrs. C. Mc Atasney (2013)
Mrs. R. O’Neill (2013)

D.E.N.I. Representative

Mrs. M. Mallon (2013)


S.E.L.B. Nominees

Mr. J. Gildernew (2013)
Mr. F. Mc Killion (2013)



Parents Representative

Mrs. K. Conlon (2013)



Teacher Representative

Mrs. P. Forker (2013)


Principal - Non Voting Member

Mrs. A. Mc Alinden (Secretary)





WHAT ARE THE GOVERNORS MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES?


The Board of Governors has overall responsibility for the effective management of the school. They are required to meet at least three times each year (usually once per term) but in practice, they may meet more often than this. Their range of duties and responsibilities are diverse and include:

• Maintaining and developing the Catholic ethos of the school.


• School Development Planning


• Setting the school’s aims and policies in relation to:
 the curriculum;
 pastoral care – i.e. the arrangements to promote pupil and staff welfare;
 pupil discipline;
 special educational needs and disability; and
 charging for school activities.


• Performance Management


• Admissions and Enrolment


• Staffing and Finance


• Preparing information for parents including an Annual Report.















SCHOOL AIMS & VALUES
Edendork Primary School believes in promoting the spiritual, personal, social and academic goals desirable for our pupils. We wish to promote in all our pupils such values that will help them to become caring responsible citizens of the future. These Catholic values are inherent in all areas of the school’s life. At Edendork, we aim:

1. To develop a strong Catholic ethos underpinning our pastoral care systems. This incorporates fairness, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness, whilst setting standards of respect for others and ourselves.

2. To develop interpersonal relationships fostering mutual respect with and between all members of the school community.

3. To promote close links between home, school, the parish and the wider community.

4. To facilitate and develop the spiritual, personal, cultural, intellectual and physical needs of each and every child at the school, and enhance their contribution to society.

5. To provide a broad and balanced curriculum, for the children of all ages within a friendly, supportive and caring learning environment.

6. To provide opportunities to enhance teaching and enrich children’s learning experiences across the curriculum using communication, mathematics and I.C.T.

7. To integrate thinking skills and personal capabilities in our planning and practice so that children develop skills for life.

8. To foster qualities and values such as personal responsibility, commitment, determination, resourcefulness, openness to new ideas, self confidence, curiosity, flexibility, tolerance, integrity, community spirit and self discipline enabling our pupils to become caring, responsible citizens of the future.

9. To present a variety of learning experiences to our pupils and staff tapping into and developing talents and interests so that they can progress to the best of their ability.

10. To develop in our pupils a sense of appreciation and preservation of their environment, both at a local and global scale.

11. For pupils to be happy at Edendork, to do their best and to be recognised and valued for themselves.



REVIEW OF THE PAST YEAR

This review is intended to give a brief synopsis of the life and range of activities presented in Edendork P.S. during the 2012/2013 academic year. It serves as a window into the range of achievements, which have been made. A detailed listing is available in Calendar.

In September 2012, 37 P.1 children enrolled in Edendork P.S. and 4 children were enrolled into classes from P.2 to P.7. 39 children left the previous June thus the enrolment for 2012/2013 school year were 274.

In June 2013, 40 children transferred to second level education into the following schools:

St. Patrick’s Academy 21
St. Patrick’s College Dungannon 9
St. Joseph’s Grammar, Donaghmore 4
St. Joseph’s College, Coalisland 3
Integrated College Dungannon 2
Holy Trinity College Cookstown 1

The Curriculum

The broad and balanced curriculum presented involves the presentation of a variety of learning activities, which include opportunities to achieve in the creative areas such as sport, music, and art. In Edendork P.S, the teaching and expression of our Catholic faith and values, are very important elements of our curriculum and permeates every aspect of our school life. A team approach is key in all our plans and evaluations for curriculum development. Following a very thorough assessment in June 2012, Edendork P.S. was awarded with the Investors In People Bronze Award.

With regards to curriculum initiatives, teachers at Edendork continued to be involved in raising standards in the three key areas of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. In Literacy, we continued to evaluate and embed Linguistic Phonics as a whole school language programme. Throughout 2012/2013 all teachers availed of DENI funded training presented by St. Mary’s/Stranmillis on Special Educational Needs Continuous Professional Development (SENCPD) in literacy. All teachers also received training on ‘Literacy through Art’. All teachers reflected on and evaluated classroom practice and resources utilised in relation to children’s learning of numeracy/mathematics. In an attempt to keep abreast of DENI End of Key Stage Assessment Arrangements, all teachers received training in relation to Assessing ICT as a cross curricular skill and Computerised Based Assessment (CBAs). All teachers also received training on the use of Interactive White Boards and the delivery of gymnastic activities. Following a successful bid from the Howard P.S. and Edendork P.S., to the International Fund for Ireland, both schools were involved in the Primary Curriculum Partnership Programme which involved staff sharing resources, ideas and expertise in relation to PDMU with a series of learning experiences presented to children from P.1 to P.7 in both schools.
During the year, individual teachers received training in: Heartstart, Senior Leadership Pathways and ICT with newly appointed Designated Teacher for Child Protection and SENCO teachers receiving appropriate training. Staff also received advice and support from the SELB Pupil Personal Development, Hearing & Visual Impaired and the Inclusion and Diversity Teams.

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Children from Primary 4 received the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. Children in P.7 received the sacrament of Confirmation. These were very memorable occasions for all involved and we appreciate the efforts of their class teachers in these preparations. In addition to this, a whole school Mass was celebrated at least once a term. Children were also given the opportunity to avail of the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a term throughout the school year.

Use of School Development Days

29h August Classroom Management

30th August School Development Planning
Review of 2011/2012
Whole School Planning: 2012/2013
2012- 2013 School Year including Management & Organisation

31st August Computerised assessment: NINA & NILA
Promeathean Whiteboard training (IWB)

25th Sept, 3rd Jan, 22nd Feb. Continuous Professional Development of Special Educational
Needs in Literacy (SENCPD)

31st October ‘Assessing the Cross Curricular Skills Using ICT’

3rd December ‘Consultation For Future Planning & Learning’
Consultation & Reporting to parents

4h January Literacy through Art

29th March Gymnastics; Classroom Management & Organisation










Special Educational Needs

All teaching staff continued to ensure data and information derived from assessment including teacher observation, fed into target setting, teaching and learning. This was monitored and evaluated by Mrs Forker (newly appointed SENCO). Mrs Dillon (Vice principal), presented children with additional support in Literacy and Numeracy. In addition to this, one teacher presented small group support in Numeracy. Pupil progress was regularly reviewed and where there was cause for concern, parents were contacted and children were placed on the ‘Special Educational Needs Register’ according to the Code of Practice for special educational needs. No child was registered on Edendork P.S. Special Needs Register without parental permission. Individual Education Plans were written for these pupils and were reviewed termly with the parents/guardians. Advice was sought from external agencies, such as the educational psychologist, the Visual Impaired Team and Behavioural Support Team, where and when required. Teaching staff participated in SENCPD training in Literacy. This enabled teachers to develop greater competence and confidence in identifying pupil individual learning profiles and addressing individual pupil learning needs. This is in light of DENI’s publication titled “A Resource File to Support Children with Special Educational Needs’. The school’s Special educational Needs policy is available on the school website or alternatively a copy can be requested from the school.

Assessment and Reporting

During 2012/2013 children were formally assessed at the end of K.S. 1 (P.4) and K.S. 2. (P.7). All parents were informed of the outcome of this assessment in the end of year reports.

At Key Stage 1: 97.5% of children achieved level 2, and above, in English.
95% of children achieved level 2, and above, in Mathematics.

At Key Stage 2: 79.4% of children achieved level 4, and above, in English with 8% achieving level 5.
84.6% of children achieved level 4, and above, in Mathematics with 8% achieving level 5.

Due to Industrial action, external moderation of the above levels did not occur. DENI (Dec. 2013) recommended that the following should be stated:

“Please note that from the 2012/2013 school year, all schools assess pupils using the more challenging Levels of Progression. Due to the more demanding nature of the Levels of Progression, the outcomes for some pupils are likely to seem lower than might have been the case if assessment had been carried out using the previous system of assessment. 2012/2013 outcomes are not therefore directly comparable with results in previous years.”

In attempting to keep abreast of new assessment arrangements, Computerised Based Assessments (CBAs) were carried out in P.4, P.5, P.6 and P.7. As required, the children’s outcomes in these were reported to parents in December 2012. As highlighted by the media in February 2013, unfortunately, the reliability of these results was questioned. In addition to statutory assessment arrangements, each year group utilised a range of commercial and non commercially produced class tests which are utilised by the teacher to inform planning for future teaching and learning. In 2012/2013 we administered to children from P.4 to P.7 standardised tests in English and Mathematics namely ‘Progress In English’ and ‘Progress In Mathematics’. This was the third year which we administered these tests which are more compatible with the SIMS Assessment Manager the school is utilising. In addition to this, children in P.4 and P.7 were presented with assessment tasks for the new CCEA ICT Accreditation.

All parent teacher interviews occurred in December 2012. All teachers created and disseminated to parents Pupil Reports using SIMS Assessment Manager at the end of the school year. These reports were focused on reporting children’s achievements and attainment in the areas of:
▪ Communication ▪ Using Mathematics ▪Using ICT ▪The World Around Us
▪ Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities ▪Arts ▪ Physical Education
▪ Personal Development & Mutual Understanding ▪ Religious Education
‘Interests and strengths’ and an area of ‘focus for development’ were also reported for each child. Parents were asked to evaluate the extent reports were informative. This evaluation will feed into school practice for report writing.

After Schools and Extra Curricular Activities

In 2012/2013, we were very fortunate to avail of further funding (12,100) from the Department of Education’s Extended Schools project. Programmes presented through this funding included Mathletics, Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader, Graffiti Art, a Breakfast Club and a Paediatric First Aid Course for Adults. In addition to this, teachers presented before/after school Maths, Literacy, Cycling proficiency, Choir, Gaelic Football and Camogie activities. Through the Department’s Extended Schools Programme, we were also able to present the ‘All Set’ Music and Dance Programme to P.6 children. This Programme provided them with the opportunity of working with pupils from Sperrinview Special School and the Howard P.S.

In addition to the above, rather than displacing provision which the school provided, children from P.1 and P.3 continued to avail of the After school Club organised by classroom assistants from Monday to Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. A French teacher offered French lessons to children from P.3 to P.7 once a week. Judo, athletics and golf lessons also occurred with specialist coaches presenting the activities in the school facilities. These activities were funded by parents of participants.

Children from P.4 to P.7 availed of swimming lessons in Dungannon Leisure Centre. In addition to this, the children participated in soccer, Gaelic Football and Netball tournaments. Throughout the year, we availed of Tyrone County Board Gaelic sports coaches for football, Camogie and hurling. Through the Minister’s Language Programme, children from P.1 to P.3 availed of Polish Lessons which occurred once a week throughout the 2012/2013 school year.

Children were prepared and celebrated reception of the sacraments First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation. The school choir participated in these events with children attending practices organised by teachers out of school hours. A range of instruments were played on both these occasions reflecting music taught by the SELB and tin whistle teacher in the school. Six P.6 children also experienced a series of Music lessons in St. Patrick’s Academy through the ‘Musical Fixtures Project. This culminated in a special concert held in the Ranfurly House Dungannon.

Throughout the year, each class was presented with the opportunity to lead Key stage assemblies. Parents and family friends were invited to these occasions.

In December the centenary of the school building was celebrated with a week of events which commenced with the Parents Support Group launching 100 balloons. Despite the limitations of space in the building, past, present and future pupils of Edendork P.S. their family and friends were fully involved in activities which included P.1 and P.3 plays, the P.2 dramatisation of an old school which was presented as a DVD, an Open day, a whole school Mass and a special Centenary Mass. The latter was followed by a showcase of children’s work in the school as each year group and staff had explored a decade in history and created displays including photo collages and memorabilia of past and present pupils. Three year groups also presented live dramatisations, song and verse speaking. The occasion was both very special and memorable for all members of the Edendork community. The success of the events can be very much attributed to the talents and enthusiasm of all the staff of Edendork the school chaplain, many volunteers (including past staff). The event was sponsored by a significant number of local businesses and Dungannon Council who awarded the school with £750 of the Festive Grant and another grant of £833 for the promotion of arts in the community.

In the second term, all children throughout the school were given the opportunity to participate in Dungannon Feis. Edendork P.S. therefore was represented in a range of events which included solo singing, tin whistle, speech and drama including “own verse” poetry writing and the Irish Speaking poem. Not only did a significant high number of children awarded with prizes but all the children who participated are to be congratulated for individual effort.

In 2012/2013, we continued to be involved in the Dissolving Boundaries Project. The P.5 children further developed the link forged with St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Roscommon. The children met for team building in the Share Centre Lisnaskea and communicated to each other through ‘moodling’ and video conferencing.

Despite Specialist School Funding from the Department of Education ceasing, we continued to build on our partnership with St. Patrick’s Academy Dungannon. Projects presented to Edendork P.S. pupils continued to tap into the expertise of teachers with a specialism in Science (The Soapbox Challenge), Mathematics, ICT, and Irish. These included pupils from St. Patrick’s Academy presenting P.6 and P.7 children with Irish language lessons once a week and P.7 pupils with Maths Activities. In addition to this, we were also extremely fortunate to continue to avail of a very strong community link with St. Joseph’s Donaghmore. Throughout 2012/2013, pupils from St. Joseph’s supported teachers in presenting individual children with regular Paired Reading activities. In the third term, we also forged a very successful partnership with St, Patrick’s College Dungannon with students from St. Patrick’s College presenting Art lessons once a week to P.3 children at Edendork.

During the 2012/2013 school year, Heart Start was introduced to children in P.6 and P.7. This was presented by trained teachers and involved children being trained in key skills of First Aid including CPR.

Edendork P.S. continued to enjoy the loyal support and tireless work of a number of parents who form the Parent Support Group and give their valuable time and effort to help provide our pupils with equipment and experiences not funded by the Department of Education. The Parents Support Group (PSG), hosted various after school activities throughout the year including a Halloween Fancy Dress Disco, Making of St. Brigid’s crosses, refreshments after First communion, a Cinema Night, ‘Guess the Score’, Fun Day, Key Stage 1 and 2 End of Year Discos. These events which occurred after school hours were enjoyed by young and old.

‘Fund Raising’

During the 2012/2013 academic school year, parents, pupils and teachers of Edendork P.S. were involved in various fund raising events to boost school funds and consequently, resources. The accumulated efforts of the PSG resulted in teachers creating a ‘Wish List’ and acquiring learning resources for individual classrooms. The PSG also donated towards refreshments for First Communion and the funded the P.7 end of year trip.

During 2012/2013 the local Gaelic club, St. Malachy’s GAC funded transport costs to and from all Gaelic games/tournaments. Local businesses Terex, funded prizes for Sports Day while Edge Innovate fund prizes and refreshments for Edendork P.S. Football and Rounders Tournaments.

A significant amount of money/resources was raised for various charities, which included a generous donation towards the St Vincent De Paul Christmas hampers, Trocaire, the ‘Shoebox Appeal’, ‘Wear It Pink Day’ for Cancer Research, British Heart foundation, Clarke Children’s Heart Hospital, The Blytheswood Shoebox Appeal, St. Patrick’s Academy Zambia Project and the local pilgrimage to Lourdes.

School Building & Resources
During the past year a number of improvements were made to the school building. A successful application for ‘Minor Works’ to the Department of Education provided funding to increase security around the school which included fitting automatic and pedestrian gates, a new CCTV security system, relocation and fitting out of offices for the school secretary and Principal, the fitting of visibility panels/new doors in classroom/offices in the school. Following another successful ‘Minor Works’ application to the Department of Education, all toilets in the main school building were refurbished during the Summer. The SELB also cut back trees at the rear of the school.

Following a successful application to the British Council, the school was awarded €24,000 for a Comenius Programme (TEAPOT Project) to be implemented with partner schools in Turkey, France, Slovenia and England.

Through Centenary sponsorship, notice boards along the main corridor were fitted with protective coverings allowing members of the public to easily view old school records including photographs and memorabilia. Following the successful application to Dungannon Council, we availed of ‘The Festive Grant’ (£750) for the purchase of Christmas lights and decorations. Through DENI Extended Schools Funding resources purchased included library/literacy books, two iPads, utensils and room dividers/free standing display boards.

Security
As a result of increased security, Edendork P.S. has now only one main entrance / exit during the school day, i.e. via the front door. While we value our role in the community, we must be aware at all times that the safety of the children is paramount. There should be no member of the general public or unidentified personnel on the school grounds or in the school building during the school day.

All visitors to the school, during the school day, are requested to inform the secretary of their arrival and sign the ‘Visitors Book’. Parents are requested not to go directly to their child’s class but to report to the office. An unfamiliar adult in the school ground can potentially be upsetting to children.

If a parent wishes to speak to a teacher or the Principal, an appointment should be by telephone or through a written note.

Finance
Since April 1991 the school has been responsible for the management of its overall budget. To this end the Board of Governors has overall responsibility, although on a day-to-day basis this responsibility is delegated to the Principal.

In the current financial climate, last year saw the tightening of the spending belt even further thus, prudent management was the order of the day. The school’s allocation for the financial year 2012/2013 was £740,066. This figure included both staffing, extended schools money and running costs. Overleaf is a copy of the Outturn Statement from the S.E.L.B. for this school. This statement details the overall budget allocation, its breakdown and the balance that remained at the end of the financial year. To ensure a wide range of resources are enjoyed by all pupils throughout Edendork P.S., fundraising and accessing funding from external sources has been vital.








Sporting Achievements

Throughout the 2012/2013 school year, children were engaged in a range of sporting activities including Gaelic games, Soccer, Rugby and Netball. Children from P.4 to P.7 also availed of the opportunity to attend swimming lessons. P.6 children attended the Dance/ Music Allset Programme with the Howard P.S. and Sperrinview Special School. Other sporting events which occurred during the 2012/2013 school year included girls and boys indoor and outdoor Gaelic football, Camogie, Hurling, Rounders, and soccer tournaments which were hosted in Clonoe, Lough View Centre, St. Joseph’s College Coalisland, Cabragh, Moy and the Mid Ulster Sports Arena. Edendork P.S. boys hurling team participated in the County Final held in Omagh. Eight children from P.7 represented the school in a camogie, hurling, girls and boys Gaelic football skills competition which was hosted in Primate Dixon Coalisland by the Tyrone County Board Coaches. Edendork P.S. also hosted the local heat of the Tyrone Cumann Na Mbunscol table quiz with several schools participating. Edendork Primary School Gaelic Football and Rounders Tournaments, sponsored by Edge Innovate, were held in the grounds of St. Malachy’s GAC. Several other schools participated in this very successful event. A Sports Day in June involved children from P.1 to P.7 in a range of activities. At the end of the school year, children from P.1 to P.7 were also involved in the Heart start ‘Jump off’ skipping activities.

Presentations

At the end of each month four children from each classroom are presented with golden certificate awards for effort in class work, home work, behaviour and contribution to school life. As every pupil in the school received at least one certificate at the end of the 2012/2013 school year, a sense of pride and achievement was experienced and generated from ALL pupils and their parents.

Throughout 2012/2013 school year, a girl and boy from each Key Stage received Best Boy and Best Girl certificates at the weekly assembly. These were awarded to children who displayed courtesy and a positive attitude to school life. At the end of the school year, the class who received the most certificates in each Key Stage were treated to a trip to the local cinema! Last year this trip was won by Mrs Dunne’s class and Mrs Forker’s class.

A number of children won local art competitions including those sponsored by local shops/industries. A number of children won significant prizes at Ulster and All Ireland level for their skills and talents in judo and dance. The school year concluded with a very successful prize-giving event with prizes being sponsored by a local business, Powerscreen. Medals were awarded to Sports Day winners and to those who participated in P.E throughout the school year. Trophies and prizes were presented to those with 100% attendance, Eco Club leavers, altar servers, school choir members and School Council leavers. In June 2013, Ciara Mc Geary, a P.7 girl and Fionn Devlin, a P.7 boy, each received the Catriona Charlton Cups for their positive contribution to school life over seven years. Moya Donnelly, Aideen Hughes, Eoghan Molloy and Philip Kevin (also P.7 pupils) were worthy runners up and each received the Powerscreen cups.

STAFFING COMPLEMENT

TEACHING STAFF

Principal Mrs A. Mc Alinden
Vice Principal Mrs R Dillon Special Needs
Assistant Teachers Mrs L. Dunne P1 (Child Protection DesignatedTeacher)
Mrs P Conlan P1
Mrs D. Bowe P2
Mrs A.M. Litter P.2
Mrs J. Lowe P.3 (Assistant DesignatedTeacher)
Mrs T. Toye P.3/P.4
Mrs A. Mc Ateer P.4/P.5
Mr. J. Crozier P5
Mrs P. Forker P6 (SENCO)
Mrs R. Toner P6/P.7
Mrs S. Shields P7


Non-Teaching Staff

Mr M. Conlon Caretaker
Mrs A Coulter Secretary
Mrs M McBride Classroom Assistant (P1)
Mrs R Gates Classroom Assistant (P2)
Mrs S Casey Classroom/Domestic Assistant & Lunch Supervisor
Miss T Sutton Domestic Assistant (on career break) covered by: Mrs. M. Laverty
Mrs P. Dillon Classroom/Domestic Assistant
Mrs. E. Mc Causland Classroom assistant/Lunch Supervisor
Mrs A McNally Lunch Supervisor/Cleaner
Mrs P. Quinn Cook
Mrs C. Hempsey Kitchen Assistant/Cleaner
Mrs A O’Neill Kitchen Assistant/Cleaner
Mrs B Casey Kitchen Assistant
Mr I Burrows Crossing Patrol/Lunch Supervisor


ANNUAL ATTENDANCE RECORD

Attendance levels enhance opportunities for educational achievement.

Attendance at Edendork Primary School continues to remain at a high level with the overall percentage record being 96% for children from P.1 to P.7. This was similar to 2011/2012 when 96.1 attendance was recorded and again a slight increase from the 2010/2011 school year when the attendance rate from P.1 to P.7 was recorded as 95.4% All efforts to ensure continued high attendance are to be commended.

SCHOOL YEAR 2012/2013
Calendar of Events
AUTUMN TERM
September 2012 New admissions to Primary 1
Mass to celebrate new school year
Tin whistle classes commenced P.4 & P.5
Literacy & Numeracy After schools commenced
Dissolving Boundaries Training
Additional support for Special Needs commenced
P.6 STEM Bambardia project
PCPP training & planning commenced
Parents Support Group AGM
Judo after school commenced
Golf after school commenced
P.4 Gaelic football skills commenced (Tyrone County Board)
Athletics After schools commenced
Hurling/Camogie skills commenced (Tyrone County Board)
P.2/P.3 After Schools provided by classroom assistants commenced
French lessons commenced
Playground buddies appointed
‘Kids Get Growing’ Hughes’ Mushroom Project commenced: P.6
Induction for P.1 Parents
Dissolving Boundaries training
Swimming lessons commenced
P.7 St. Patrick’s Academy ‘s Soapbox Challenge
Tutoring commenced through SELB Music Service
Staff Training: Special Needs SEN CPD
‘Digital Story Telling’ Training
Extended Schools Renaissance Reading commences
P7 Prefects appointed
Sponsored Silence (£1244.70 raised for school funds)
Parents Information Book 2012- 2013 issued

October 2012 NINA & NILA commenced (P.4 – P.7)
Shoebox Appeal
Comenius ‘Start Up Workshop’
Polish lessons commenced P.1 to P.3
Playground Buddies appointed
Library Reading Challenge Awards
Moy Football Tournament
P.1 ‘Home Safety’ puppet show
Tyrone County Board Football Blitz
Paired Reading Programme: P4 parents & pupils
Inclusion & Diversity Team training
P.6 St Patrick’s Academy Irish lessons commenced
Senior Leadership Pathways training commenced
SENCO & SENCPD training for teaching staff commenced
iLife training
Gaelic Football tournament in St. Paul’s Gaelic Grounds tournament
School Photographer
Hurling & Camogie tournaments in Loughview Centre Dungannon
Comenius planning visit to Turkey
Magic Show (P.1 – P.7)
Wear It Pink Day for Cancer Research (£323.60)
P.4 Assembly (Mrs Mc Ateer & Mrs Toye)
KS 2 ‘Healthy Eating’ workshop: NI Dairy Council
PCPP Awareness Workshop for Governors & All Staff
PSG ‘Halloween Ball’

November 2012 After Schools Gymnastics commenced
After Schools Athletics commenced
St. Joseph’s Grammar Community link commenced
Len Graham Concert: Tall Tales & Musical Stories (P.1 – P.7)
Linguistic Phonics Parents Information Meeting
School Council elections
Anti-bullying week
Board of Governors meeting
Digital Story Telling Project commenced P6
P.2 Palace Stables Trip – ‘School From the Past’
Altar Servers Mass
SELB library exchange
P.6 Assembly (Mrs Forker’s class)
Work experience for 2 students from St Joseph’s College
Anti Bullying Workshop
Art Extended Schools commenced
Designated Teacher Child Protection Training

December 2012 Centenary Celebrations:
PSG Balloon 100 balloons launched
P.1 Christmas Nativity Play
P.3 Christmas Play/Assembly
Celebration of Mass followed by Centenary exhibitions in school
P.7 Boys Indoor Football tournament
Designated Teacher Child Protection Training
Confessions P.5 – P.7
P.7 St. Vincent De Paul Hampers
Parent Teacher Interviews P.1 – P.7
Edendork P.S. Open Day for September 2013 P1 intake
P.3: Sperrinview Special School Christmas show
Comenius visit to Strasburg
Christmas Jumper Day: St. Patrick’s Academy Zambia project (£204)
P.7 visit to Stormont
Carol singing in Sainsburys

SPRING TERM
January 2013 CCEA training for Assessment of Using ICT
‘Language through Art’ training
P.1, P.2 & P.7 commenced shared lessons with the Howard P.S. through PCPP
Extended Schools: First Aid Course for Adults
Heart Start commenced for P.6 & P.7
ECO Club recycled Christmas cards
Extended Schools Art commenced
P.6 & P.7 tin whistle lessons commence
P.1/P.2/P.3 Afterschools provided by classroom assistants
P.7 St Patrick’s Academy Irish lessons commenced
Tyrone County Board Gaelic Football coaching: P.5
P.6 Extended School cluster programme ‘All Set’ commenced with Sperrinview Special School & Howard P.S. Dungannon
Shared Lessons commenced with the Howard P.S. (PCPP)
Inclusion & Diversity Team support
Tyrone County Board camogie & hurling coaching: P.6
After schools gymnastics commenced
P.1 & P2 ‘Healthy Eating’: Ulster Cancer (Genevieve the Goat)
Investors In People Award received at Hillsborough
New classroom doors/visibility panels fitted
New CCTV system installed
School council visit to Ranfurly House ‘Hill of the O’Neill’
P.5 Assembly: (Mrs Mc Ateer & Mr. Crozier)
PSG Making of St. Brigid’s crosses

February 2013 Catholic Schools Week
Whole school Mass
P.7 parent & principal meetings
Teaching Practice commenced: 3 students from St. Mary’s training college
After Schools Camogie commenced
Boys Indoor Gaelic Football competition
SEN Training
Principal Training
P.4/P.5 visit to local industry: Mallaghan Engineering
PSG Cinema Night
P.6 ‘All Set’ performance in Dungannon Leisure Centre
Extended Schools First Aid Course
Heartstart training commenced for P.6 & P.7
P.7 trip to ‘Hill of the O’Neill’
St. Patrick’s Academy Maths lessons commenced (P.6 &P.7)
Indoor Hurling competition: Clonoe Community Hall
P.6 commenced shared lessons with the Howard P.S. through PCPP

March 2013 P.2 Assembly (Mrs Bowe’s class)
Board of Governors meeting
P.4 First Confession
Dungannon Feis commences
After schools Gaeilic Football commenced
Principal Training
Confessions P.5 – P.7
Cumann Na Bmnascoil Table quiz hosted at Edendork P.S.
PDMU Co-ordinator training
Media Initiative training
Dairy Council ‘Healthy Eating Workshop’ P5, P.6 & P.7 Mothers Day Mass P.4 children, mothers & grandmothers
Internal Eco Home Design competition
CCMS annual Meeting
P.2 ‘Gruffalo Trip’ in Parkanaur
P.3 Navan Centre Armagh: ‘Kitchen Science’
p.5 Armagh County Museum: ‘The Stone Age’
P.7 Navan Centre Armagh: ‘Everyday Chemistry’
Heartstart training for teachers
First Confession
Tyrone finals in Indoor Hurling Competition: Station Centre Omagh
P.2 assembly (Mrs Litter’s class)
St. Patrick’s College work experience student
Teacher training: Presenting gymnastic activities
School council Easter Egg Hunt
School Council Non-Uniform ‘Crazy Hair day’
PSG Easter Egg Raffle
P.5 – P.7 Confessions


SUMMER TERM

April 2013 Comenius visit to Slovenia
Dentist visit: P.1 & P.2
Tin whistle commences: P.4 & P.3
P6 Bambardia Project
St Patrick’s College Art: P.3
P.7 Gaelic Football Blitz in Derrytresk
Tyrone County board Multi skills competition
(Eight P.7 children participated)
P.6 participate in St. Joseph’s College Gaelic football competition Principal training
Visit from DENI Eti Mrs. K. Maguinness
Religious Diocesan Advisors visit
P.7 Service of Light
P.1 assembly (Mrs Conlan’s class)
P.3, P.4 & P.5 commenced shared lessons with the Howard P.S. through PCPP
Cycling Proficiency commenced

May 2013 Confirmation
First Communion
Board of Governors meeting
End of Key Stage Assessment completed
Standardised tests administered: P.4 – P.7
School Nurse: P.1 medical assessments
P.1 Assembly (Mrs Dunne’s class)
Comenius visit to Strasburg
St Patrick’s Academy Boys & Girls Gaelic Football Blitz in Mid Ulster Sports Arena
P.6 Orienteering in the Palace Stables Armagh
Six P.6 pupils began Musical fixtures project in St. Patrick’s Academy
Whole school photograph
Inclusion & Diversity Team support
P.7 ‘Bee Safe’ Programme
ICT Co-ordinator C2K training
P.6 Rugby & Soccer sessions
P.7 World Heritage Day at St. Patrick’s College Dungannon
P.6 St. Patrick’s College Fun Day
P.3 tin whistle lessons commenced
Girls Gaelic Football tournament in Moy

June 2013 P.5 Digital Story Telling with Amma Centre personnel
P.7 Breakthru programme
P.5 Dissolving Boundaries Trip to Share Centre Lisnaskea
‘Jump Off’ for British Heart Foundation
PSG ‘Guess the Score’Sports Day
Cabragh Tournament. Girls: Netball; Boys: Gaelic football
Edendork Tournament. Girls: Rounders; Boys: Gaelic Football
‘Come & Try It’ Camogie Initiative P.1 – P.7
P.4 trip to American Folk Park
P6 Parent Teacher interviews
New Altar Servers
Super Six soccer tournament
Six P.5 children participated in Chess competition
Visit from Sean Rogers MLA
Key Stage 1 DELTA commenced including Healthy Eating buffet
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 Prize Giving Days
(sponsored by Terex Engineering)
Best Boy/Best Girl award trips to cinema
(Mrs Dunne’s & Mrs Forker’s classes)
P.5 Digital Story telling in the Amma Centre
P.3 trip to ‘The Argory’
SELB Library exchange
P4 swimming commenced
P.7 trip to Dunluce Centre & Barrys Amusements
P.5 trip to Cookstown Leisure Centre
P.6 trip: Lisburn Leisure Centre
P.7 Assembly (Mrs Shields & Mrs Toner)
P7 End of Year Book presented
Post primary schools’ Open Days – P.7 attended
P.7 Cake/Bun Sale for Clarke Children’s Heart Clinic (£373)
P.1 teachers met with Nursery teachers
P.4 Gaelic Football Coaching (Ulster Council)
PSG end of Year Discos
PSG Fun Day
P.1 (September 2013 intake) Induction Days: Pupils & Parents
End of Year Reports issued
Probationer Pioneer Certificates & Pins Presented to P.7
End of Year/P7 Leavers Mass




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