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 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 Newsletters

  • 29 Sep 2020
    PTA - Christmas Cards

    Dear Parent/Friend,

    It’s very hard to believe that we are beginning to think about the festive season! No doubt it will also be very different this year, but hopefully we will still send Christmas cards!

    In the next couple of weeks, every child in the school will again get the opportunity to design their very own Christmas card.

    To new parents, this is something the PTA has done over the past couple of years as a fundraiser. You will receive the design home, with an order form on items you can purchase, which all feature your child’s design.

    There is absolutely no obligation to purchase, but should you wish to order some stationary, the PTA then receives a percentage of the cost.

    Again we thank you in anticipation of all your support.


    Stay safe and well,

    Ampertaine PTA

  • 17 Sep 2020
    PTA

    Dear Parent/Friend,

    Firstly a huge welcome to new parents to our school. We hope your children have settled into their new routines and class.

    At this stage we are unsure what our PTA can do this year to raise much needed funds for our school, so for now we want to focus on something we can all do at home.

    Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site. Ampertaine Primary is registered as a charity for the site. Basically you download the app, and once in the app you select our school as the charity who will benefit from your online purchases. It’s all free for you to join and use.

    Over 4000+ retailers have subscribed to the site including for example Amazon, Argos, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Joules, Next and eBay.

    It’s very simple. If you plan to shop online, open the easyfundraising app and see if the retailer is listed with them. Then just shop as usual through the app. You have nothing else to do, but shop and pay as you normally would.

    Once you have made your purchases, Easyfundraising will be make a donation of a certain % of your shop to our PTA. We then receive a cheque every quarter for the amount raised.

    The most difficult part is remembering to use the app! As we approach Christmas, and are possibly shopping more online than ever, it really is a great way to help our school.

    Since registering last Autumn we have received over £150 from site. Therefore I would encourage you all to download the app and use when you can!


    If you have any questions then please contact the school office and Clare will be able to help you. Also if you have any suggestions on how we can raise money in a ‘Covid 19 safe way’, then please again let us know. These are strange times, but we still need to do what we can.

    Many thanks and take care,

    Ampertaine PTA

  • 17 Sep 2020
    School Nurse Forms

    REMINDER - Please note we require all Flu Vaccination Forms to be returned to school by Friday 18th September, regardless of whether or not you wish your child to have the vaccine. Many thanks to those who have already returned them.

  • 10 Sep 2020
    School Dinner Menu

    School payments

    We are currently awaiting the roll out of an EA wide online payment system to be implemented in all schools. This will require all payments to be made online. We look forward to the EA providing this much needed system.
    In the mean time we have been asked to reduce to an absolute minimum the movement of items from home to school and likewise from school to home, to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
    We are going to adopt a MONDAY payment system for all school payments.
    Children should bring payment into school on MONDAY morning.
    Payments MUST include correct change and be organised with the school envelope clearly labelled with:
    • Nature of payment ie school dinners
    • Payment details ie days of the week
    • Child’s name and class
    School envelopes can be purchased at a cost of £2.50.
    We are required to deal with all money using appropriate PPE, all money will be removed from the building and banked before a complete clean down of the office area. This is why is it vital that money is received in this way and can ONY be dealt with on a MONDAY morning. We greatly appreciate your assistance in this matter in this unprecedented situation.

    School dinners

    Thank you for your cooperation over the last two weeks. From Monday 14th ALL pupils will be able to order a school dinner. We are continuing to operate with three hot meals and two sandwiches a week to help our catering staff with the new arrangements. We will be reviewing our system and provision at the end of this term. The cost of a school dinner remains £2.60 per day (£13 for a full week). Children will eat school dinners in their classrooms within a socially distanced environment and within their protective bubble.

  • 10 Sep 2020
    Information for parents and carers.

    Please find attached further information sent from the Education Authority this afternoon.

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NSPCC: SHAREAWARE

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Introducing Stripes!

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

 

 

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Think Carefully!

Ampertaine are able to facilitate a FULL RETURN MONDAY - FRIDAY for our pupils.

New one way system now in operation

TOP TIPS TO REMEMBER

1. Please STAY within your time slot.

2. ONLY PRIMARY 1 PARENTS are permitted to park for the first week of school.

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!

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