Happy St Patrick’s Day !

We had a brilliant day on Friday celebrating St Patrick’s Day! In our sea of green our children performed at each of the Key Stage concerts. What talent! Well done everyone!

St Patrick’s Day

Holy Trinity Primary School will be closed on the 18th March for St Patrick’s Day. On Friday 15th March, the children may wear their own clothes or may wear something green as they will be attending a St Patrick’s Day concert in school.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Our children had a great day on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March making their Mother’s Day planters. A huge thank you to Mr Hackett for all his planning and shopping! Thank you to Mrs Mc Laughlin for organising the plants and to Mrs Carabine, Mrs Kane, Mrs Mc Kenna and Miss Cushenan for their help.

Our P5s did a fantastic job helping all the classes! The Dream team!

Microsoft Dream Space

Our Digital Leaders had a great coding session on Micro:Bits with Matty at Dream Space. They learnt all about loops, variables and conditional statements! Well done boys and girls!

Trocaire 2024

Thank you to everyone for all your fund raising so far. We had a visit from Nick at Trocaire to tell us a bit about this year’s focus on Malawi. Malawi is often referred to as the warm heart of Africa. It is a country with extremely high levels of poverty, where life is already a struggle for many. Climate change means flooding and droughts are becoming both more extreme and unpredictable. People are losing their homes, their livelihoods and even their lives. Through our fund raising we can help people improve their lives.

Ash Wednesday saw the beginning of our Lenten Fundraising Campaign. The boys and girls will be taking part in various activities – selling buns, ballots and taking part in sponsored walks, making Mother’s Day planters, among many other activities.

Our main event is our Freddie Fitness Day. Freddy will be in with us on Tuesday 26th March for the ‘Fun Day’ which is a sponsored event to raise money for Trocaire.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents in advance for the very generous support throughout Lent for the many fundraising activities that will be happening in all of our classes. We have raised fantastic amounts in previous years in support of our Lenten Campaign and hope to be just as successful again this year.

Peace Proms 2024

Holy Trinity were delighted to take part in the Peace Proms along with 3000 children, singing for joy, hope, peace and love at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The incredible Lauren Murphy was there along with the awesome Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. We were so proud of our Holy Trinity children and it was such an experience being part of this special occasion. Thank you to Mrs Mc Kinney, Miss Donnelly and Mrs Webb who brought our children. We would also like to thank all our parents who attended.

Healthy Eating

Dear Parents/Carers

In Holy Trinity the physical and mental health and well being of your child is of paramount importance. Programmes are in place to teach your children the importance of developing a healthy lifestyle. The Department of Education guidelines state that all schools must encourage healthy eating and adopt a healthy eating policy. We have noticed a dramatic decline in healthy eating in our school and there has been an increase in children bringing unhealthy food into school for lunch and break .

I would like to remind parents that the following items are not permitted at break or lunch

1. Anything containing nuts.

2. Crisps.

3. Chocolate.

4. Sweets

5. Fizzy drinks.

In order to kick start our healthy eating programme, over the next few weeks, we will be monitoring closely what children are eating and will be reminding your child of what is and is not permitted in school.

We have also obtained funding to provide every child in the school with fruit for break each day for the next few weeks.. We hope that this will save parents money as they can supply their child with a smaller break and will also encourage the children to begin eating healthily again. We would ask parents to please support the school in our programme to reintroduce a healthy break and lunch and avoid sending in unhealthy food items for break and lunch We would ask for your co-operation with this.

Thank you Mrs F Boyd

Safer Internet Day 2024

We celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday. There was lots going on- we had a Google Be Internet Legends online assembly and we carried out some activities from the Safer Internet Centre.

Thanks to all our P5-P7 parents who completed the homework survey for us. Really interesting to help us with our esafety planning.

Parents/Carers: https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2024/parents-and-carers

Quiz : 7-11 year olds: https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2024/quiz-for-7-11-year-olds

Our P5s made some super posters using Adobe Express! Well done! Our Digital Leaders visited our Primary 1 classes to help them learn about online safety.