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 Sep 2018
    School dinner refund

    Hi all! Due to the power cut and early closure in school on Wednesday, we were unable to serve school dinners. Therefore, Wednesdays payment will be carried over to next week. We would ask, for those pupils who paid for dinner on Wednesday and did not use this payment for school dinners on Thursday, please send in one day less of a payment next week. Please contact the school office if you would like to confirm anything. Many thanks!

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Wings Appeal

    Hi all! The RAF wings appeal has been delivered to school and will be available for the pupils to buy/support from tomorrow Friday. Planes and ducks are £2 and badges are £1. Also, leaflets for the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoeboxes will be going home with children. If you would like to have a read over the information and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Your support is very much appreciated Many thanks

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Today's Early Closure

    Many thanks to everyone who assisted with our work in keeping your youngsters safe today. In the event of our electricity, Internet and telephone connections being lost, we relied heavily on our friends and community links to execute our plans. I would like to thank Louise and the school meals service for their help. I'd like you to know, also, that Mr. Dillon played his part in making sure that you received the email explaining our predicament. Although Mrs. Cunning ham is a little shocked, the slates which fell caused no physical harm and appeared to be on a superficial level. Although we have asked for a survey of our roof and trees, we feel that our site will, with a small number of restrictions, be open for business tomorrow. All activities from Breakfast Club at 8.10 am to football club ending at 4.10 pm are taking place as normal.Thanks again for your consideration. If you have any comment or observation in relation to today's events, please let us have them as we always make a review of how effective our emergency plans operate on days like today.

  • 19 Sep 2018
    School early closure

    Could parents please come and collect their children as soon as possible. The current weather has caused a loss of electricity and phone network. We are unable to provide school meals today and as the wind continues it is for reasons of safety that we have made this decision It is very much with regret that school must close early today. Please take your time and travel safely to school. Children can be collected in the normal fashion. We understand that our students are better served - both academically and socially - by being in school. But as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.

  • 18 Sep 2018
    WEDNESDAY Amber Weather Warning WEDNESDAY!!!

    A weather warning has been issued by DENI for tomorrow, Wednesday. It is in relation to high winds with the possibility of flying debris We have no choice but to maintain our children's safety. We have decided that: 1. All breaks will be taken inside, ALL CHILDREN SHOULD BE COLLECTED FROM SCHOOL AT NORMAL TIMES, PLEASE. A link to the Met Office site is added below... https://mail.c2kschools.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=UjU7ckjmCWluZWT8EzV9FqiPEb7-sIcYs32Lrxf5pfHWniv8kB3WCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.metoffice.gov.uk%2fpublic%2fweather%2fwarnings%23%3fdate%3d2018-09-19

  • 16 Sep 2018
    Jive Jive Jive! Still Room for New Members!

    We're looking forward to seeing everyone ready for action at school at 7.30 pm tomorrow evening. Just three more couples will make the project a financial success.

  • 11 Sep 2018
    Room 4 PE and P6/7 Football

    This Week's Thursday Linen Hall activities have been brought forward to Wednesday. Mr. McIlwaine is attending an important small schools meeting in Antrim and doesn't want pupils to miss their PE. PE and club pick-ups at Linen Hall, please. Apologies for the change of day.

  • 11 Sep 2018
    Flu Vaccinations

    Our DT (Designated Teacher for Safeguarding) has been instructed to hand out Flu Vaccination Letters to families with chikdren at Ampertaine. These letters will be in school bags TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER. The letters advise parents that they should reply as soon as possible so that letters are not forgotten. Please check your child's bag for your brown envelope with an address window. Thanks.

  • 10 Sep 2018
    Milk orders for September and October 18

    Hi all! Just a final reminder to have your milk orders and payment in at the office today or tomorrow (Tuesday). The final figures will be send through to the milk supplier tomorrow. 42 days @ .21pence = £8.82 for the 2 months Many thanks

  • 08 Sep 2018
    Jive Classes at Ampertaine!: PLEASE SHARE NOW!!

    Hi folks. We currently do not have enough names to cover the cost of our jive Classes on Monday nights. PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER THINK ABOUT COMING AND JOINING THE GROUP. PLEASE CONTACT US TONIGHT AS WE NEED TO PASS ON INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. . We would love to have a good mix of parents, teachers, friends and former pupils and hope that you will book your place to support your PTA. Please let us know of your interest by emailing our school account at gmcilwaine565@c2kni.net There will also be a message on the PTA Facebook page which you can "LIKE". One of the committee members will get back to you. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS.