Illustrator Visit.

BookTrust Northern Ireland, in Partnership with the Belfast Book Festival, are providing us with an exciting visit from local author and illustrator, Paul Howard. The visit will be on Tuesday 4th June, and will involve 3 sessions with pupils from P2 – P4.

Paul Howard is a talented illustrator who has illustrated many award-winning books from authors such as, Allan Ahlberg, Jeanne Willis and Michael Rosen. Paul is probably best-known as the illustrator of Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories which include the classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark.

This will be a lovely experience for our children and we are looking forward to it.

Allstate Cyber Safety

A big thank you to Sarah and Conor from Allstate for their cyber safety workshop with our Primary 5s, LSC classes and our Digital Leaders. They delivered a great message on Stop, Think, Tell.

The children learnt how to stay safe online, thinking about:

  • Friend or Pretend
  • Screen out the mean
  • Beware what you share

Through the presentation and games the children increased their awareness of online safety and received a brilliant goodie bag at the end! A great session!

 


 

Sports Day-Save the Date!

Weather permitting these are the proposed dates for Sports Day:

P3 and P4 – Thursday 6th June

P5, P6 and P7- Wednesday 5th June

P1 and P2 – Friday 7th June

Dates, starting times and reserve dates will be sent home in note form closer to the dates. Thank you to  all families in advance for your continued support during Sports Day.

 

 

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion took place on Saturday 11th May in Holy Trinity Church.  It was a fantastic day and luckily the sun shone for the occasion.  The children’s behaviour was exemplary.  They sang out beautifully and took part in the Sacrament reverently. Thank you to Father Mulhall for the beautiful ceremony and for Miss Donnelly and Mrs Mc Kinney’s musical organisation.  A special word of thanks goes to the Primary 5 children who provided some wonderful singing as part of the choir.  It was a very successful day and the children were so well prepared by their P4 teachers; Mrs Carroll, Miss Scott, Mr Sweeney and Mr Mc Mahon.  Well done Primary Four!

 

Easter Holidays

School will close for the Easter holidays on Thursday 18th April at 11am. We will be open again on Monday 29th April.

Mrs Boyd and the staff would like to wish you all a Happy Easter.

Bun and Cake Fair

A bun and cake sale will be held for the children on Thursday 11th April. All donations of cakes and buns will be gratefully received. The money raised will go towards this year’s Trocaire campaign. Thank you,

P7 Stem Challenge

On Wednesday 27th March six primary 7 pupils were invited to take part in the STEM challenge run by SENTINUS. The Primary stem challenge is a hugely enjoyable problem solving challenge for teams of three pupils. The two Holy Trinity teams entered were up against some stiff competition from different primary schools across Belfast. Using basic technology materials, the pupils were required to design and build a solution in a set time. This year the children had to design a car that would carry a load down a ramp and travel across the assembly floor. Both teams did extremely well and represented themselves and the school with great distinction.


Professor Fluffy Programme.

  • The Professor Fluffy Programme introduces P7 pupils to Queen’s University. Representatives from QUB visit schools to tell the pupils all about university life in a fun, engaging and interactive way. Professor Fluffy aims to make children aware of the exciting opportunities available through higher education and through early introduction, we hope to encourage children to set their goals high for the future. The school has already received a visit from Professor Fluffy, along with one of the members of the Widening Participation Team. The pupils received an interactive and engaging talk about Higher Education and had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about University life.  Following this, On the 29th April, the pupils will get an opportunity to visit Queen’s University for a campus tour and carousel of STEM skills building activities. The visit to University is rounded off by the opportunity for the pupils to try on graduation gowns and take home their very own mini Professor Fluffy.