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Memorable Learning

 Welcome to the Ampertaine Primary School website. Whoever you are, we hope that you will enjoy your visit and find our pages interesting and useful.

Our small rural school has one hundred and twenty two 5-11 year-old girls and boys whose experiences are designed by 7 teachers, 5 classroom assistants and 1 administrative staff.

We welcome everyone to our school and do all in our power to ensure that children's time with us is safe, enjoyable and fruitful.

Parents, children, residents and business folk rely on us to provide the future drivers of our community... hopefully, your visit will give you some idea of how the  ambition, confidence, reliability, integrity and spirit of our youngsters are nurtured and guided.

Latest 2020 - 2021 Events

Remote Learning Seesaw and Google classroom01Mar2021

9:00 am - 05 mar, 3:00 pm

World Book Day 202104Mar2021

World Book Day activities set by class teacher

Phased Return to School for P1-P308Mar2021

9:00 am - 12 mar, 3:00 pm

Remote Learning Google classroom P4 - P708Mar2021

9:00 am - 12 mar, 3:00 pm

Phased Return to School P1-P315Mar2021

9:00 am - 16 mar, 3:00 pm

Calendars page(s): 2020 - 2021 >>

Latest Newsletters

  • 26 Feb 2021
    Remote Learning Week 8

    Please find attached our latest Newsletter. Here you will find information on events occurring and developments within the school. All information can also be found on our website.

  • 25 Feb 2021
    Phased return of pupils

    Please find attached our plans with regards to the phased return of P1-P3 pupils in March.
    There has of course been some speculation that the plans may change. If this happens we will adapt our plans accordingly. We share in your frustrations and ask that you continue to have patience as we make plans for the safe return of our children to school.
    Best wishes
    M Dillon
    Principal

  • 12 Feb 2021
    Additional resource for books

    We are aware that our super children are flying through the books they have at home. Please find attached a helpful resource for the whole school.

  • 11 Feb 2021
    P7 Transfer Leaflet from the EA

    Please find attached the P7 Transfer Leaflet provided by the EA.
    A ‘Post Primary Application Tutorial Video – Desktop View’ providing a step-by-step guide to the online application is now available and a mobile phone view will follow shortly. You can access the videos at https://www.eani.org.uk/school-management/ea-digital-admissions-online-resource-hub/videos-presentations and further materials are accessible on the EA website https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions/admissions-videos-and-guidance .

  • 10 Feb 2021
    Remote Learning Week 6

    Please find attached our latest Newsletter. Here you will find information on events occurring and developments within the school. All information can also be found on our website.

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NSPCC: SHAREAWARE

www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware

Introducing Stripes!

Who is Stripes? Find out more on P1's page.  Just click on the 'Classes' tab, then P1.

 

 

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REMEMBER TO CLICK ON 'LEARNING' TO GO TO OUR USEFUL LINKS

PANCAKE DAY 2021

BinsmART Challenge

Send your Wellbeing Week photos to info@ampertaineps.maghera.ni.sch.uk

MOVEMENT MONDAY

TAKE NOTICE TUESDAY

WISDOM WEDNESDAY

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

 

PRIMARY ONE ADMISSIONS

FOR CHILDREN BORN BETWEEN 2ND JULY 2016 AND 1ST JULY 2017

CLICK ON OUR POSTER BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

 If you would like to visit our school please make an appointment by calling 028 796 43741 or emailing info@ampertaineps.maghera.ni.sch.uk

We will always do our best to accommodate you.

 

Super Musical Talents from P7 Pupils

Kirsten and Sophie playing Silent Night. Excellent job ladies.

Jack showing us his skills playing Good King Wenceslas.

 

Friends of Ampertaine Christmas Raffle Result

Congratulations to Kelly Lamont on her Raffle win. Thank you to all who have taken part and entered our prize draw. Thanks to Cloverhill Fuels for their generosity and our super P.T.A for coming up with this great idea.

 

 

Christmas Dinner 2020

 

Save the Children

Christmas Jumper Day

PSNI VISIT

STRANGER DANGER

 

REMEMBRANCE 2020

New one way system now in operation

TOP TIPS TO REMEMBER

1. Please STAY within your time slot.

2. ONLY PARENTS  with an appointment in school are permitted to park.

3. Priority MUST be given to vehicles LEAVING the car park.

4. Patience, consideration and team work will assist our new system greatly.

5. Our new system will be under constant review.

6. HEALTH and SAFETY of all remains OUR top priority.

A big thank you to Mrs Logan for creating our super car park video and everyone at A1 Embroidery for the fantastic signage.

AMPERTAINE LEAVERS

2020

Our P7 leavers enjoyed a very special virtual award ceremony. It was lovely to see all of our P7s before they head off on a new adventure. We will miss them all greatly in Ampertaine and thank them for all that they have brought to our school. Such kind, thoughtful, caring pupils who have been a pleasure to have in our school. Everyone wishes them well and will miss them all so much. A massive thank you to Stephanie, Mrs Wallace, Mrs Phillips and Mr Dillon for all of their hard work to make the day extra special.

NATIONAL SPORTS WEEK STARS

Congratulations to all our Super Sport Stars. We hope you enjoy the brilliant video clip above and thank you to all for sending in your fantastic clips and photos. A BIG thank you to Mrs Penny for creating our amazing video to show case all your sporting talents. It looks like you all had a great time.

 

 

AMPERTAINE

CARD CHALLENGE

Thank you for sending in your photos of your creations. It has been lovely to see you all sharing your kindness to others.

We hope you enjoyed delivering them, whether it was posting them, ‘what’s apping’ or ‘zooming’ them or maybe even hand delivering them while socially distancing!

The thoughtful kind messages have been a real treat to go through and highlights to us all what a great kind hearted thoughtful bunch we have at Super Ampertaine. A fantastic effort.

 

 

AMPERTAINE STARS WEEK 8

 

 

 

AMPERTAINE ROCKS

Such a fantastic effort from you all. We hope you enjoyed creating your amazing AMPERTAINE ROCKS and word has spread fast in our local community! Our ROCKS have been spotted around the village and along the dam walk. Excellent work everyone!

 

 

 

 KEEP OUR VILLAGE SPECIAL

An Anti-littering theme to encourage people to keep the village looking inviting and safe for all to use. This competition has been generously sponsored by UCDL in association with Mid Ulster Council. There are four prizes of £10. The four winning entries will be used as posters to put up in the village.

Well done to all who entered the competition an amazing effort by all. 

 

 

 

The AMPERTAINE WAVE

We hope you enjoyed taking part in in our AMPERTAINE WAVE and watching it. A massive thank you to Mrs Logan for gathering all our clips and putting together an amazing video for us all to enjoy. This took hours of work and is greatly appreciated by all. THANKS MRS L!!!!! AMPERTAINE STAR. 

AMPERTAINE STARS WEEK 7

Room 1

Toilet Roll Challenge!!!

SUPER AMPERTAINE

 STARS

VE DAY CELEBRATIONS

 

 

 

 A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR RAINBOW CHALLENGERS... for our brilliant NHS, key and essential workers..THANK YOU!!

 

#Ampertainerainbowchallenge

 

 

 

 

 

A short story which may help to explain things at this present moment and time.

Take care from all at Ampertaine

Mathletics lockdown achievers 

 

As we can’t be together for a while, we’re trying to keep you updated as best we can!

Please find below a list of all the Mathletics certificate achievers since lockdown

Big shout out to the new P1s who have logged in and achieved their FIRST Mathletics certificate as well as the GOLD achievers and highest scorers...keep up the good work.. that’s brilliant!! Your prizes are waiting for you.

Thank you to everyone who collected their children’s learning packs this and cooperated so well with the social distance rule, respecting each other and keeping safe in this current climate! Try to enjoy working from home, ‘learning’ with your kids and spending more time with them!

Please feel free to access these recommended educational websites listed below with your children. Most are available for free!!

Useful websites for home school learning
Useful websites for home school learning

Here's some good advice for your adventure ahead too...

'Rise & Shine' BREAKFAST CLUB -  8am-8:35am and C.I.A 2pm-5pm operates Monday to Friday Please see Parent section for more info.

Mathletics achievers

 

Swimming certificates for P5 & 6

 

We also took 8 children to Magherafelt leisure centre for the Mid Ulster Swimming Gala in February..they’d a great day out swimming for their school.

Harvest Service 2019

Thank you to all who contributed in any way to our annual Harvest Service.  The school looked amazing - Super Team Ampertaine!

We were blown away by Rev John Martin on his debut in Ampertaine!

 A HUGE thank you to ALL our brilliant volunteers....mums and kids... for giving up their time at the weekend, for an hour or two, for our PTA organised bag pack in Tesco.  

A FANTASTIC FUNDRAISER!!

 

 

A special assembly by NSPCC representatives to remind us how to keep safe

 

 

 Key stage 2 children chose their candidates for our school council.. here they are:

 

 

 

GANAWAY P6/7 RESIDENTIAL TRIP

Team Building

Zip Line Fun!

High Ropes

 Canoeing in Millisle

Gardening Club

We have had great fun at gardening club learning about worms, soil, plants and equipment. Click on the photo below to find out more! 

Ten Foundations present their schoolbags to us in assembly.

Congratulations to our plastic fantastic competition winners.

Enjoy your treat from Harley Quinn's!

Click on the photo below to find out more: