During 2019 - 2020 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

  • 03 Apr 2020
    Home Learning

    Dear Parents,

    I trust you are adjusting to our new mode of working and living at home. Please be assured that we, as a school, remain fully committed to delivering the best education and pastoral support we can to each of the young people in our care.

    To support your young person, I would ask that you take time to ensure that your son/daughter has logged into Google Classroom and left a comment for their teacher. This will ensure they are then ready to complete the activities set by his/her teachers starting after Easter.

    Please find attached our latest update on Home Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support.
    Best wishes and stay safe
    From all at Ampertaine

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Key worker Children

    As you are aware our school was open everyday last week. At this time we presently have no one requiring the service. Please use info@ampertaineps.maghera.ni.sch.uk if your circumstances change. Locally a hub is trying to be established to cater for these specific children. Further information to follow.

  • 26 Mar 2020
    All Lexia Students

    *FOR LEXIA STUDENTS* Issues are occurring with login details. We are aware and trying our best to fix the situation. We would ask parents to login using the following email address. dcunningham235@c2kni.net.
    Thank you for your help and co operation.

  • 24 Mar 2020

    Unfortunately your transfer resources were not delivered to school yesterday for your collection today. Payment can be made in school today if you wish to do so.
    Further information regarding collection will follow in due course.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    Home/School Learning Packs Collection timetable

    Further to previous communication we can confirm that the Home/School packs will be ready for collection on Monday 23rd March. Please find the appropriate collection time for your family.
    Families with 3 children at school to collect between 12 noon-1pm,
    Families with 2 children at school to collect between 1pm-2pm,
    and Families with 1 child at school to collect between 2pm-3pm
    We are asking for only one parent/guardian to collect the pack from school. Please enter school via our front entrance at reception. Collect and sign for packs in main corridor and leave via bottom door. This is to comply with PHA guidelines in our current situation. Thank you once again for your continued support and cooperation in these difficult circumstances.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    Latest information with regards to key workers

    Following the announcement from Peter Weir last night and after seeking clarification the school will be offering child care supervision to those which fall under the key worker category. Please follow instructions as explained in attachment.
    Thank you for your continued cooperation throughout this rapidly changing and difficult time.

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Lastest Information

    Please find attached the latest arrangements for our school. We will continue to update parents through our website and direct emails only. I am sure you can appreciate the extra work and time staff are dedicating to ensure we are providing the best educational provision for your children.
    Thank you for your understanding at what is a difficult time for all.
    M Dillon

  • 18 Mar 2020
    School Closure

    Please be aware school will be closed this Friday (20th) to allow teacher preparation time. This will replace the planned exceptional closure on Tuesday 26th May.
    Thank you for your co-operation.


  • 18 Mar 2020
    Contingency Plan

    Dear Parent(s),
    At school we continue to put into place different measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and families. As such, I ask that you read the following contingency plan carefully and adhere to any instructions within.
    Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr M Dillon

  • 18 Mar 2020
    Covid19/Coronavirus Update 2

    Please find attached further information with regards to the Covid19/Coronavirus and the adjustments being made in school.