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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 2020 - 2021 Events

Music Lessons27Sep2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please remember your instruments!

Room 3 Swimming27Sep2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School Photographs - Photography will begin at 8:30am for those wishing to have a family photo involving children who do not presently attend Ampertaine Primary school28Sep2021

E.M.C28Sep2021

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Additional English and Maths Class.

ONLINE SAFETY DAY29Sep2021

Calendars page(s): 2020 - 2021 >>

Latest Newsletters

  • 24 Sep 2021
    Newsletter 24/09/21

    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.

  • 24 Sep 2021
    Dinner Menu October 21

    Please find attached our latest Dinner Menu. As always we would ask for all money to be brought into school in a sealed, marked envelope with the correct money on a Monday morning.

    It has been fantastic to see so many taking our fabulous dinners again.

  • 13 Sep 2021
    Newsletter 13/09/21

    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.

  • 13 Sep 2021
    New arrangments from the PHA

    Good Morning

    As you will probably have heard, on Thursday 8th Spetember, the arrangements for tracking and tracing changed.
    The PHA has taken responsibility for this from today. This means that we will play no part in dealing with any cases of covid in our school. I have attached the Minister of Education and the Chief Medical Officer's letters which detail the reasons for this.
    This does take the massive burden off schools but there are a few points that are important:
    1. We will not be informed of positive cases by the PHA. We are relying on parents to tell us so please continue to use our school info account email, informing what is wrong with a child who is absent.
    2. It is clear that only very close contacts will be asked to isolate so the mitigations are even more important to help keep everyone well. Please make hand & respiratory hygiene a priority, all windows open and social distance between yourselves and the children where possible.
    3. Work will only be provided remotely to a child who is either covid positive and well or isolating due to being a close contact.
    4. As before please inform me of any positive cases that you are made aware of.

    We have had a super first two weeks back so hopefully this will continue to be the case.

    Many thanks

    Michael Dillon

    Principal

  • 02 Sep 2021
    C.I.A back in ACTION

    Our very popular After School Club - C.I.A (Children Interacting at Ampertaine) is open daily from 2pm until 5pm for all pupils from P1-P7.
    During C.I.A the pupils are given time to begin their written
    homework for that day for 15-20 minutes. A snack is given to each pupil attending which is followed by a variety of activities such as board games, art and craft, computer time, outdoor games and play depending on the time of year and weather conditions.
    This service is available for £3 per hour during term time.
    Please see attached document for more information about booking your child/children a place.

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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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This school year activities 2021/22...

Our first whole school assembly, outside!


Mathletics awards winners...

Super stars... Very well done!!



 

 Memories from 2020/2021...


FANTASTIC MATHLETICS SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS 

Happy Easter from Ampertaine! 

Room 1 Doing what they do BEST!

Room 2 Back in Action! 

 

 

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.

Some memories from Lockdown Term 3 2020....

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GANAWAY P6/7 RESIDENTIAL TRIP

Team Building

Zip Line Fun!

High Ropes

 Canoeing in Millisle

Ten Foundations present their schoolbags to us in assembly.