During 2017 - 2018 we plan to keep parents informed in two main ways:
1. Newsletters requiring the return of a note / form / permission slip will be emailed, added to the website AND sent home in paper format.
2. Newsletters which do not have a note / form / permission slip will be emailed and added to the school website. These Newsletters WILL NOT be sent home in paper format.
For Safeguarding reasons, Email addresses of folk who no longer have children at Ampertaine will be removed from our mailing list on Thursday 31st August.

Our most recent newsletters are available here for you to download but our Newsletter email facility is now in operation.
Please complete the Newsletter subscription form below, adding your child's name and class after your name as in this example:  Name: Mrs. Mary Johns (Terry P4, Kerry P1).
Make sure your email address is accurate with all dots etc. in the right places.
We will check all requests before they are added to our mailings list.

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Latest Newsletters

  • 21 Mar 2018
    Ampertaine PTA

    Hi all! Our next PTA meeting is on in school, this evening at 7.30pm, 21st March. All are very welcome to attend and if you haven't attended before it would be great to see you! Many thanks!

  • 19 Mar 2018
    A Welcome Visit!

    Carol has asked us to send her thanks for the lovely cards and the "Red Cross parcel" she received in hospital. When we visited her tonight she was very moved by the little video messages made by some of the children in school today. The videos nearly made up for not seeing BG and Caleb as a result of very strict infection control measures currently in place in Causeway. We wish Carol well and hope to see her bright eyed and bushy tailed at work soon after Easter!

  • 17 Mar 2018
    50 Apps for Kids

    Our friends at Common Sense Media have updated their list of apps and their suitability for youngsters. You can find more information by clicking on the following link: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/50-apps-all-kids-should-play-at-least-once

  • 14 Mar 2018
    School Calendars!

    Hi all! Just a reminder that we only have small number of school calendars left! These contain drawings from the pupils and are great to mark on birthdays, events, school holidays, etc. Please call in to pick one up and remember all money raised is for school funds. £5 each Many thanks!

  • 12 Mar 2018
    Governor Information Sessions

    We have just received details of four information events for potential governors being held in March. They are as follows: Date Venue Time Wednesday 21st March Ross Park Hotel Ballymena 5.30 – 7.30 pm Thursday 22nd March Waterfoot hotel Derry / Londonderry 5.30 – 7.30pm Monday 26th March Teacher’s centre Fortwilliam Belfast 1.30 - 3.30pm Monday 26th March Teacher’s centre Fortwilliam Belfast 4.30 – 6.30pm To register and book a place at one of the workshops please contact Donna O’ Connor from the Controlled Schools’ Support Council at: donna.oconnor@csscni.org.uk T: 028 9531 3039 |M: 07860 828049

  • 11 Mar 2018
    2018 Governor Recruitment

    The Education Authority is recruiting new school governors across Northern Ireland with application dates now open. If you feel that you may be interested in playing an important part in your school's future, you can read the EA information at the following link... http://www.eani.org.uk/schools/school-governors/do-you-want-to-be-a-governor/application-process/ With Mr. Malcolm Young's move to Sligo, there will be at least one vacancy available here at Ampertaine. If you would like to chat informally about being a governor, please contact Mr. McIlwaine who will be able to help you with any of your questions, etc.that you may have.

  • 11 Mar 2018
    Shared Education

    We promised to keep all parents up to date with our shared education activities. This is our first weekly update which we hope you will find informative (inspirational, even?). P3s. The P3s begin their contact sessions this week when they meet at Ampertaine. A smashing half day has been planned and we look forward to welcoming our visiting young learners to Upperlands. P6/P7 Our first contact day of our linen project took place last Thursday, based at the Linen Hall complex. Large numbers make this the ideal facility for our work. The children took part in team building / ice breaker activities before undertaking tours of the Clark's estate and the super Flax Museum. They were fed from the Flax Café (delicious). It is important to note that none of what we did on Thursday would have been possible without the support, time and encouragement of members of our community. We would like to thank Dougy, Maurice, Kay, June and from the Upperlands Community Development Association for everything they did to make the day happen. Several local businesses have made special contributions, also and we hope to acknowledge them on completion of our project. Our next P6/7 event is in about 10 days' time when we will be making great use of the wool/string etc. and the brilliant samples of plastics, metals, textiles, papers, leather etc. that have been so generously donated from home. (We are a little light on a couple of areas of samples and will make a second request by midweek in the hope that there is someone who can help us with the near impossible!!) Once again, thanks for every bit of support, trust and enthusiasm that you have given us in making this project as big a success as possible. GM

  • 08 Mar 2018
    Thursday Updates!

    Hi all! Our Book Fair opens tomorrow along with our Book Character Day! It will be great to see all the pupils in their costumes and remember the Book Fair will be open in school between 2-2.30pm. Thank you for all the 'Cheerio' donations for our Breakfast Club. Sponsorship donations have been less this month - so it would be great if donations of apple and orange juice could be brought in! Many thanks!

  • 07 Mar 2018
    Well done, Rainey girls!

    Well done to the Rainey Hockey Girls on their history making winning of the Schools Cup today. Erin Mulholland, the captain, and the Scott sisters, Gabriella and Bethany are former pupils, We send our congratulations to every squad member and their dedicated coaching team. Picture on school website.

  • 04 Mar 2018
    P4/5 Art Club & Parent interviews

    Tuesday's Art Club has been re-arranged to tomorrow (MONDAY) due to a course on Tuesday afternoon for some teachers. Apologies. Pick up at 4pm, as usual. Parent Teacher interviews (P1 - P6) will run from Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st March when school will close for ALL pupils at 1pm. As far as we can, we always try to accommodate days to suit parents, where possible. If you work on any of these listed days, please send in a note to your child's teacher at the beginning of this week and we will arrange the dates/times to suit as much as we possibly can. Thanks for your continued support.