EDENDORKPS

Dear Parents, It is with pleasure that I present to you the Board of Governors’ Report on Edendork P.S. for the academic year 2011/12. It is the intention of the Governors and indeed the Principal for you to be informed about your child’s progress at school and so this report is one of a number of ways in which information is provided. As Edendork P.S was inspected in November 2011 by DENI Education Training Services (eti) I would like to draw your attention to the report which states: “In the areas inspected, the quality of education provided by this school is outstanding; the quality of pastoral care is also outstanding.” Detailed findings of this inspection can be accessed on the website http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/inspection-reports/inspection-reports-primary.htm (1st Jan - 31st Dec 2011) alternatively, a copy of the inspectors report can be requested from the school. Schools are very busy places with so many initiatives happening 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. P. Mc Anenley (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 2011/2012 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 2011, 50 P.1 children enrolled in Edendork P.S. and 4 children were enrolled into classes from P.2 to P.7. 35 children left the previous June to embark on second level education thus the enrolment for 2011/2012 school year was 274.

In June 2012, 37 children transferred to second level education into the following schools:

St. Patrick’s Academy 13
St. Patrick’s College Dungannon 11
St. Joseph’s Grammar, Donaghmore 9
Integrated College Dungannon 3
St. Catherine’s, Armagh 1

The Curriculum

The broad and balanced curriculum presented involves the presentation of a variety of learning activities, which include opportunities to achieve creative/aesthetic areas such as sport, music, and art. In a Catholic school, such as 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 school life.

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 secured the support of CASS and implemented the Linguistic Phonics Programme throughout the school. We embedded the teaching and learning of Numeracy in the area of Financial Capability and developed a whole school Numeracy/Mathematics policy which would reflect progression and consistency of practice. The new CCEA ICT Accreditation scheme was implemented, teachers availed of further interactive whiteboard training and a whole school audit of ICT was undertaken which will feed into future developments for whole school improvement. Whole school practice and policy in relation to how we can further promote Road Safety was developed in light of the whole school audit which had been undertaken in 2010/2010. Following an intensive appraisal of staff, the school was awarded with the Bronze Investors In People Award. All staff and a number of governors participated in whole school Child Protection training. In preparation for new DENI Assessment Arrangements which are to be implemented during the 2012/2013 school year, teachers also participated in CCEA training on ‘Assessing the Cross Curricular Skills’.

During the year, individual teachers received training in: Heartstart. Middle Management and Autism. One teacher completed a Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing. Child Protection Training also occurred for the designated personnel. All teachers and classroom assistants received advice and support from the SELB Behavioural Support Team, the Pupil Personal Development, Hearing & Visual Impaired and the Inclusion and Diversity Teams.

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

Monday 29h August Whole School Planning: 2011 – 2014
2011- 2012 Classroom Management & Organisation

Tuesday 30th August Linguistic Phonics training

Tuesday 31st August Linguistic phonics training


Tuesday 1st November All Staff: Child Protection training

Thursday 8th December ‘Consultation For Future Planning & Learning’
Consultation & Reporting to parents

Thursday 5h January Linguistic Phonics & Special Needs Policy development

Friday 6th January Numeracy Policy

Monday 20th February CEA Assessment of Cross Curricular skills

Tuesday 6th March CCEA Assessment of Cross Curricular skills

Friday 6th April Classroom Management & organisation





Special Educational Needs

All teaching staff continued to ensure data derived from assessment fed into target setting, teaching and learning. Mrs Dillon (SENCO), 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 with the parents/guardians termly. Advice was sought from external agencies, such as the educational psychologist, Visual Impaired Team and Behavioural Support Team, where and when required. Two members of staff received Autism Awareness training. Teaching staff participated in training relating to a review of whole school practice and policy of Special Educational Needs in light of DENI’s publication titled “A Resource File to Support Children with Special Educational Needs’. The school’s updated policy is available on the school website or alternatively a copy can be requested from the school.

Assessment and Reporting

During 2011/2012 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: 91.42% of children achieved level 2, and above, in English with 28.57% achieving level 3.
88.57% of children achieved level 2, and above, in Mathematics with 28.57% achieving level 3.

At Key Stage 2: 89.19% of children achieved level 4, and above, in English with 37.84% achieving level 5.
89.19% of children achieved level 4, and above, in Mathematics with 37.84% achieving level 5.

In keeping abreast of new assessment arrangements, INCAS were successfully carried out in P.4, P.5, P.6 and P.7. In addition to statutory assessment arrangements, each year group utilises 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 2011/2012 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 second year which we administered these tests which are more compatible with the SIMS Assessment Manager the school is utilising, and are being increasingly utilised by non selective post primary schools therefore making the transition from primary to post primary more seamless. 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 and all teachers created and disseminated to parents Pupil Reports using SIMS Assessment Manager.
All reports presented to parents 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 on for each child.


After Schools and Extra Curricular Activities

In 2011/2012, we were very fortunate to avail of further funding from the Department of Education’s Extended Schools project. Although the amount received (£11,650) was significantly decreased from the previous year, programmes presented through this funding included the Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader, Gymnastics, Art and First Aid training. By being part of the Department’s Extended Schools Programme we were also able to avail of a small amount of additional funding (£2,626) by clustering with Sperrinview Special School and St. Patrick’s P.S. Dungannon. This additional funding was utilised by P.6 children from Edendork P.S. participating in a series of music/dance lessons with children from the other two schools. Skills acquired were showcased to parents in Dungannon Leisure Centre.

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.

During the school year, teachers from the school staff also presented a range of activities including Literacy & Numeracy, Camogie, and the Rainbows Programme (for children who have suffered loss through bereavement/separation). All activities presented as after schools were very popular and enjoyable for all involved.

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 2011/2012 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.

Throughout the year, each class was presented with the opportunity to lead Key stage assemblies. Parents and family friends were invited to these occasions. P.1 and P.3 children presented excellent musical, dancing, singing and acting performances in their Christmas plays which were hosted in the school. Children from P.5 to P.7 presented a Carol Service in St. Malachy’s Church which was followed by a Christmas Fayre in the school. Children from Key Stage 2 also presented Christmas Carols in local shopping entres.

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 was a significant high number of children awarded with prizes but all the children who participated are to be congratulated for individual effort.

In 2011/2012, we continued to be involved in the Dissolving Boundaries Project. The P.5 children forged a new link 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, Mathematics, ICT, and Irish. These included the P.7 ‘ Soapbox Challenge’; 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. The P.5 children were also involved in a Digital Story Telling Project. 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 2011/2012, pupils from St. Joseph’s supported teachers in presenting individual children with regular Paired Reading activities.

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, Christmas Wreath and cookery demonstration night, refreshments after First communion, a Cinema evening, table quiz, ‘Guess the Score’, Sponsored Walk, 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 2011/2012 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. In addition to events already listed, fund raising activities organised by the Parents Support Group included an Easter Egg Raffle and a fire side quiz. The accumulated efforts of these events has resulted in the school currently evaluating and consequently purchasing a whole school Mathematics/Numeracy Scheme which is reflective of the current N.I. curriculum. The PSG also donated towards refreshments for First Communion and the funded the P.7 end of year trip.
St. Malachy’s Edendork funded transport costs to and from all Gaelic games/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’, Rotary Club Shelter Boxes scheme, Chernobyl Children NI, St. Patrick’s Young Priests and the local pilgrimage to Lourdes.

During the year, to mark their years of service to the school, the school staff also made presentations to esteemed colleagues on their retirement namely Ms. R. Richards (teacher) and Mr. P. Mc Atasney.

School Building & Resources

During the past year a number of improvements were made to the school building. During the summer, the PSG painted mobile classrooms and other key areas around the school to give a much needed facelift. The SELB repaneled and repainted the exterior of one mobile classroom and insulated the roof of the infant classrooms in the main school building. Following a ‘Minor Works’ application to the Department of Education, steps and wheelchair access at the front of the school were replaced. From school funds we erected notice boards on the infant corridor and replaced carpet/reading areas in a number of classrooms.

Following the successful application to Dungannon Council, we availed of ‘The Festive Grant’ (£750) for the purchase of Christmas lights and decorations. The school also received an award from the British Heart Foundation for the implementation of the Heartstart Programme. This involved teachers being trained and resources being given to the school which will enable Edendork P.S. to present children with life skills related to First Aid. Through DENI Extended Schools Funding we purchased library books/literacy and art resources.

Security

Edendork P.S. has three entrance / exits. While we value our role in the community we must be aware at all times that the safety of the children is paramount and that the issue of unidentified personnel on the grounds or in the school building is one which we have to address.

All visitors are asked to use the front entrance to the school and 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.

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 2011/2012 was £740,619. 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.
Unfortunately to ensure the continuity of our low adult pupil ratio and 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

Sporting events occurred during the 2011/2012 school year included girls and boys indoor and outdoor Gaelic football, Camogie, Hurling, Rounders and netball tournaments that were hosted in Clonoe Cabragh, Moy and Mid Ulster sports Arena. Eight children from P.7 represented the school in a camogie, hurling, girls and boys Gaelic football skills competition which was hosted in the Mid Ulster Sports Arena by the Tyrone County Board Coaches. One child from Edendork P.S. was chosen to represent Tyrone at Croke Park on All Ireland Hurling Day. Boys and girls participated in the Academy Blitz (Gaelic Football). The first Edendork Primary School Tournament, sponsored by Edge Innovate, was held in the grounds of St. Malachy’s GAC. Several other schools participated in this very successful event. The Olympics was the theme promoted at our annual Sports Day as the youngest child in the school carried a torch and led a procession to the school field where a range of activities were presented to all children from P.1 to P.7 at the end of May.

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 2011/2012 school year, a sense of pride and achievement was experienced and generated from ALL pupils and their parents.

Throughout 2011/2012 school year a girl and boy from each Key Stage received Best Boy and Best Girl certificates at the weekly assembly. These are 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 Litter’s class and Mr Crozier’s class.

A number of children won local art competitions including those sponsored by local shops/industries. One year group of children were treated to a free trip to the cinema followed by Mc Donalds due to one child’s success on a Tyrone Courier Art completion. Four children successfully participated in a STEM Challenge in Dungannon. One child from P.7 represented Tyrone County at the all Ireland Hurling championship. This followed her success in the Tyrone County Boards Skills assessment in May. 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 2012, Clare Curran, a P.7 girl and Rory Weir, a P.7 boy, each received the Catriona Charlton Cups for their positive contribution to school life over seven years. Laura Mc Caffrey, Ethan Mc Kenna and Philip Mc Grath (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 (SENCO)
Assistant Teachers Miss L. O’Neill P1
Mrs P Conlan P1
Mrs D. Bowe P2
Mrs A.M. Litter P.2/P.3
Mrs T. Toye P.3/P.4
Mrs J. Lowe P4 (Child Protection DesignatedTeacher)
Mrs A. Mc Ateer P.4/P.5
Mr. J. Crozier P5
Mrs R. Toner P6
Mrs S. Shields P6/P.7
Mrs P. Forker P7


Non-Teaching Staff

Mr P. Mc Atasney 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 96.1% for children from P.1 to P.7. This was 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 high attendance are to be commended.
SCHOOL YEAR 2011/2012
Calendar of events

AUTUMN TERM

September 2011 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
Polish lessons commenced P.1 to P.3
C2K SIMS Assessment Manager training
Interactive Whiteboard Training
Bryston Energy P7 ‘Global Warming’ workshop
Child Protection Designated Teacher training
Parents Support Group AGM
Judo after school commenced
Golf after school commenced
Teacher support from Inclusion & Diversity Team
European Theme Week: European Assembly
Altar Server training
School Photographer
P.6 Gaelic football skills commenced (Tyrone County Board)
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
DELTA Induction day for P.1 Parents
St. Joseph’s Grammar Community link commenced
Dissolving Boundaries training
Moy Football Tournament
Rotary Club Shelter boxes


October 2011 Parents Information Book 2010-2011 issued
Extended Schools Renaissance Reading commences
Shoebox Appeal
P.1 ‘Home Safety’ puppet show
CASS Guided Reading Support
Tyrone County Board Football Blitz
P.7: Soapbox Challenge commenced in St. Patrick’s Academy
INCAS commenced P.4 – P.7
P.4 Assembly (Mrs Lowe)
P2 ‘Funky Monkeys’ trip
Paired Reading Programme: P4 parents & pupils
KS 2 ‘Healthy Eating’ workshop: NI Dairy Council
P5 ‘The Annual Big Draw Event’ (WAU/Art/PDMU)
P.1 & P2 ‘Healthy Eating’: Ulster Cancer (Genevieve the Goat)
Sponsored Silence raised £853
Reporting Inspector (ETI) visited school
P.6 & P.7 St Patrick’s Academy Irish lessons commenced
P.5 – P.7 ‘Moving On Music’: musical concert
Inclusion & Diversity Team support
P6 & P7 STEM Model Engineering exhibition in Southwest College
Board of Governors meeting
CCMS link officer visited
Extended schools programme: Gymnastics commenced
School Council‘Crazy Hair Day’ funds raised for
Rotary Club & Chernobyl Children NI
PSG ‘Halloween Monster Ball’
All staff & governors Child Protection Training

November 2011 DENI ETI inspection
Linguistic Phonics Parents Information Meeting
Anti-bullying week
Digital Story Telling Project commenced P4 & P.5
Teaching Practice commenced: 1 student from University of Ulster
Book Fair
SELB library exchange
P.6 Assembly

December 2011 P.1 Christmas Nativity Play
P.3 Christmas Play/Assembly
P.5, P.6 & P.7 presented Carol Service followed by Christmas Fayre
Confessions P.5 – P.7
P.7 St. Vincent De Paul Hampers
Parent Teacher Interviews P.1 – P.7
PSG ‘Holly Night’: Christmas Wreath Workshop
Classroom Assistants Christmas Raffle: £305
P.1 – P.4 ‘Santa’s Sooty Christmas’ at Craic Theatre Coalisland
P.5 – P.7 Armagh Rhymers workshop at Edendork P.S.
Religious Diocesan Advisors visit
P.7 Boys Indoor Football tournament
Edendork P.S. Open Day for September 2012 P1 intake
P.4: Sperrinview Special School Christmas show
P.5 – P.7: ‘Disney’s Camp Rock’ in St. Patrick’s College Dungannon
School Mass
Santa Hat Day
Carol singing in Tescos & Sainsbuys
Presentation to Miss R. Richards (retired teacher)

SPRING TERM
January 2012 CASS training: Linguistic Phonics
Special Needs training: practice & policy development
Numeracy training: practice & policy development
CCEA Principals training
Middle Management training
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
Women’s Aid ‘Helping Hands’ programme commenced for P.7
Tyrone County Board Gaelic Football coaching: P.7
P.6 Extended School cluster programme ‘All Set’ commenced with Sperrinview Special School & St. Patrick’s P.S. Dungannon
PSNI P6 & P7 workshop: Cyberbullying & Internet safety
P.4 trip to Palace Stables: ‘World War 2’
School Nurse: P.1 Medical Assessments
PSG table quiz
Indoor Hurling competition: Clonoe Community Hall
P.4/P.5 Assembly
PSG ‘Making of St. Brigid’s crosses’
P6 W5 STEM trip

February 2011 Catholic Schools Week
Whole school Mass: St. Blaise’s Day & Grandparents Day
P.7 parent & principal meetings
First Trust Bank launch pupil personal savings scheme
P.4/P.5 visit to local industry: Mallaghan Engineering
P.7 Palace Stables: ‘Boxes in the Attic’
Autism training
Boys Indoor Football competition
PSG Cinema Night
Teaching Practice commenced: 3 students from St. Mary’s training college
School Council Non Uniform Day
CCEA training: Assessment of Cross Curricular Skills
Extended Schools First Aid Course
Gaelic Football, camogie & hurling commenced: Tyrone County Board
St. Patrick’s academy Maths lessons commenced (P.7)
Heartstart training
P4 First Cummunion Meeting: Very Rev. Dean Curry
P.6/P7 Navan Fort for Science theme: ‘Move It!’
Eco Club tree planting in Dungannon Park
P.2Assembly

March 2012 Board of Governors meeting
P.4 First Confession
Dungannon Feis commences
P.7 Breakthru programme
Confessions P.5 – P.7
Esags TV: sharing good practice filming at Edendork P.S.
Cumann Na Bmnascoil Table quiz
SEN Technology training
Rainbows Afterschools Programme commenced
CEA training: Assessment of Cross Curricular Skills
Tom Sweeney: presented Irish songs & stories P.1 – P.7
Tyrone County Board Hurling/Camogie coaching
Reading Challenge
Character Fancy Dress
P.4/P.5 & P.5 Digital Story telling commenced
P.7 boys participate in Paddy Mc Intosh Tournament
3 P7 pupils: Science & Technology challenge
2 P.7 pupils represented Tyrone at Mini games half time Tyrone v Westmeath
P.6 participate in St. Joseph’s College Gaelic football competition
P.6 ‘All Set’ Performance in Dungannon Leisure Centre
Womens Aid Training
Soccer coaching commences for P.4 & P.5
Afterschools Gaelic Football commences
P.6 Moy Park Challenge
CCMS Principals Meeting
P.5 Assembly

April 2012 P6 trip to Navan Centre: ‘Viking Festival of Fire’
Heartstart training
School Council ‘Easter Egg Hunt’
School Council Easter Bonnet Competition
PSG Easter Egg Raffle
P.5 – P.7 Confessions

SUMMER TERM

April 2012 Trocaire Presentation
Afterschool athletics commenced
Tyrone County Board Skills competition at Mid Ulster Sports Arena
Tin whistle commences: P.4 & P.3
P.1 Assembly
School Nurse: P.1 medical assessments


May 2012 P.7 Service of Light
Confirmation
First Communion
End of Key Stage Assessment completed
Standardised tests administered: P.4 – P.7
C2K training
P.7 Orchestra Project
P.7 girls Moy football tournament
P.7 boys Donaghmore football tournament
P.5 Dissolving Boundaries Trip to Share Centre Lisnaskea
P.6 St. Patrick’s College Fun Day
P.1 & P.2trip ‘The Wizard of Oz’ followed by Teddy Bears Picnic
P.7 Ulster Orchestra Project
Sports day
P.3 tin whistle lessons commenced
EWO Transfer Transition
P4 swimming commenced
P.1 Assembly


June 2012 Board of Governors meeting
P.1 – P.7 ‘Wally & Wise Show’
CASS support: Key Stage data & Literacy
Olympic Torch visit
Cabragh Tournament. Girls: netball; Boys:Gaelic football
Edendork Tournament. Girls: rounders; Boys: Gaelic Football
P.4 trip to American Folk Park
1 P.7 pupil representing Tyrone at mini games Armagh V Tyrone championship game
P7 End of Year Book presented
P.7 magazine completed & distributed
Polish assembly
P6 Parent Teacher interviews
New Altar Servers
Key Stage 1 DELTA commenced including Healthy Eating buffet
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 Prize Giving Days
(sponsored by Terex/Powerscreen)
Best Boy/Best Girl award trips to cinema
Updated School Prospectus: sponsored by Mallaghan Engineering
P.5 Digital Story telling in the Amma Centre
P.3 trip to Ulster Museum: ‘Dinosaurs’
Investors In People assessments
Presentation to P. Mc Atasney (retired caretaker)
SELB Library exchange
P.7 trip to Dunluce Centre
P.5 trip to Cookstown Leisure Centre
P.6 trip: ‘Titantic Explorer Tour’
St Patrick’s academy Boys & girls football Blitz
P.7 assembly
Post primary schools’ open Days – P.7 attended
P.1 teachers met with Nursery teachers
Probationer Pioneer Certificates & Pins Presented to P.7
PSG Sponsored Walk and End of Year Disco
End of Year Reports issued
End of Year Mass

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