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Edenderry Primary School

From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow





Never mind the Euros - Edenderry enjoyed Sports Day!

Many thanks to Mr Finlay for organising the day - great job! Thank you also to Paul Evans for the loan of equipment, it was much appreciated. As you can see from the smiling faces it was a great success.


P3 & P4

P1 & P2

On Wednesday 26th May all of the pupils participated in a Mile-A Day. Some walked, some ran but all enjoyed the event. Many thanks to Mr Finlay who organised the event and thank you for your contributions to Mr Kirkland and Mr McRoberts' fundraiser. Donations are still being accepted. We will share the amount raised shortly.

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - 14th & 21st May 2021

Congratulations to all those who received certificates. It has been a busy month so two weeks were received together. 


Today all of the pupils and staff enjoyed a 'Purple Picnic' in the school playground as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The sun shone and the children and staff enjoyed having lots of classes(in their bubbles)in the playground at the same time. There were many purple items, I think the most popular was a well known chocolate bar but nobody wanted to share with me!


P4-P7 pupils enjoyed The Purple Picnic! Lots of goodies to eat - can you spot the purple pasta and purple rice?

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 7th May 2021

Well done to the pupils of the week. Many were selected for continuous hard work and positive attitude. 

Forest School

Primary 4 had a wonderful time going outside and enjoying the fresh air during their Forest School lesson. This week they were focusing on their team building skills by working together to build little houses for the elves. They gathered natural materials, worked with their classmates and found the best ways to build and decorate their structures. They can’t wait until nexts weeks lesson! 

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 30th April 2021

The pupils continue to amaze me with their positive attitudes, perseverance and wish to do their very best. Again the teachers told me of the difficulty they had in selecting just one pupil. I think I may have to change this to pupils of the week!

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 16th & 23rd April 2021

Last Friday I did not get the chance to visit the classes to find out who had received pupil of the week. Fortunately the pupils were quick to remind me on Monday that I hadn't done this so this week we have both pupils for both weeks.

Congratulations to our Pupils of the Week. They are wonderful role models who have worked hard and have very positive attitudes. Many of the teachers had great trouble picking just one pupil for last week and this week.


A huge thank you to the Windsor Bakery which has very kindly donated £250 each to seven local Primary Schools. The money was raised during an eighties themed week in February. 

PUPILS OF THE WEEK - Friday 26th March 2021

This week we welcomed back the P4 - P7 pupils. Many of the teachers highlighted the positive attitudes of the pupils and their willingness to try their very best. Well done to all of the Pupils of the Week.

PUPILS OF THE WEEK - Friday 19th March 2021

The P1-P3 pupils are delighted to be back in school, They are working very hard and certificates are well deserved.

PUPILS OF THE WEEK - Friday 12th March 2021

It has been wonderful to be back in school with the P1 - P3 pupils and we are so pleased to learn that they will remain in school until the Easter holidays! We now look forward to hearing a return date for the P4-P7 pupils.

This week we decided we had to have more than one pupil of the week. Well done to all who received certificates and for so many different reasons. We are very proud of you. We would like thank the parents (and other family members) for all of the hard work you have put in during home schooling, we can see the impact it has had on your child. 

It was wonderful to have the P1-P3 pupils back in school today. The staff were delighted to see their smiling faces and were amazed at the growth spurts that have occurred. Thechildren quickly got back into their routines -handwashing, play time and completing their work. Can't wait until tomorrow!


Topsy Turvy Day

On Friday the pupils and staff enjoyed participating in 'Topsy Turvy Day' to raise money for local charity 'Via Wings'. Outfits were inside out, back to front and upside! Shoes were odd and hairstyles crazy. We are still counting money but so far over £1000 has been raised. Donations can still be forwarded to school for this very worthy cause.

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 4th December

Congratulations to the Pupils of the Week - and there is one surprise in the photographs. One class decided that it was time for an adult to receive a certificate - well it was 'Topsy Turvy' day! Many thanks to P3McG for being so thoughtful. You will see I have captured Mrs Singleton's total surprise when her name was announce by the children in her class. It is wonderful that her kindness is appreciated by the boys and girls.

Congratulations to three newly appointed School Ambassadors - Molly, Ruby and Tomas.

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 27th November 2020

The pupils really are not making it easy for the teachers! Each week, as I visit the classes I am told that there are a number of pupils who could be selected, so very well done to those who received this week's certificate. I know that for the remainder of the pupils, your week will come! 

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 20th November 2020

It was a real treat to visit all of the classes in school today. P1 were busy learning a new sound, I was able to read great independent writing in P2. Soup and scones were being made in the Learning Support Classes, the P5 pupils shared their Egyptian artefacts and P6 were debating screen time and climate change!

Many of the teachers found it really difficult to pick a Pupil of the Week but congratulations to those who were selected.

Many thanks to Mr Smith who obtained saplings from The Woodland Trust to plant in the school grounds. The P6 pupils, with the help of Mr Smith and Mr Finlay, enjoyed planting the saplings in a maze which was designed by the pupils. We will enjoy watching it grow.

PUPILS OF THE WEEK - Friday 13th November

Well done to the Pupils of the Week. I enjoyed visiting all of the classes in school (on this occasion at the door). The children had lovely manners and a very positive attitude to their work. The teachers were able to share some of pieces of work which earned the title of Pupil of the Week.

PUPIL OF THE WEEK - Friday 6th November 2020

Congratulations to all of the Pupils of the Week. Super attitudes, lots of effort and beautiful manners! I know many of the teachers found it really difficult to pick just one pupil.

PUPIL OF THE WEEK 15th October 2020

I am delighted to announce the return of Pupil of the Week. As this week was special I decided that two pupils from each class should receive a certificate. Well done to all the boys and girls who received a certificate today and for so many wonderful reasons.

Unfortunately, the children are not able to meet me in the staffroom for juice and buns instead I went to each classroom to present the certificates, take a photo and give a treat! I look forward to giving out more certificates when we return to school. 

 Congratulations to the newly elected P7 House Captains. The P7 pupils elected four from each class. We know they will do a super job!

Our P7 leavers say goodbye to Edenderry - we'll miss you all.

Our Primary 7 leavers

Yesterday the primary 7 children came in to get their year book and tie for their new school in September.  Cups and shields were also awarded.  We were delighted to see them and we wish them all the best for their new adventures in September as they move on.  Please have a look at the photos below.

Well done Ava and Archie!

They held a bake and painted rock sale for the Southern Hospice and raised £400.

P1B Home Learning Experience 

Purple Picnic 2020

Primary 6 have been really busy at home - in between completing their school work! We loved seeing your photos boys and girls...lots of creativity, learning new skills, keeping fit, fun and smiles! We miss you all, stay safe. 

P4F have been very busy, performing acts of kindness and enjoying Purple picnics. I am so proud of everyone of them!

 P1 Dojo Monster Craft Challenge 

P1 were set a challenge over Easter to create their "dojo monster" character using materials they had around the home! Take a look at the video below to see their amazing creations!! Well done everyone!!

 Thanks to a number of creative parents  and pupils who have instigated the decoration of the main gates at the Edenderry/Banbridge Nursery and Academy Campus.  The children's cheerful art,  rainbows,  unicorns and balloons  look great and helps to lift spirits. Further work can be pegged up in a clear plastic folder on the clothes line that has been attached to the gates.  Bunting, flowers,  painted stones also welcome.  Remember to include the staff gates but please wash your hands before and after to prevent the spread of the virus.

          P6 use Critical Thinking Skills to argue, reason, reflect using logic and empathy to vote for their Covid19 Hero!

                                                           Covid19 Letters to our Heroes.

Great photos of our pupils hard at work. While some pupils have been working hard on Literacy and Numeracy it's good to see the children cooking, washing cars and changing plugs! What a great opportunity to develop these everyday and very useful skills.

Bike Floor Art competition.

The children of Edenderry Primary School were challenged to create a bike design using everyday household objects. Here are the winning pictures. Well done everyone, they look fantastic!


The Staff have been having fun creating bikes from household and garden items. I can't wait to see what the children produce!

These are all pieces of art connected to P7's study of the rain forest

We think they are fabulous.

   Superb use of perspective from some P7 artists :- Alex,  Leona, Amanda, Scarlett. Tomas  & Georgena

Applauding our Heroes!

Well done Sarah and super art work.

Loos in the News

Some Edenderry pupils having fun. Stay well everyone.

Lego Club

The children from Lego club have been having great fun this term.  Have a look at what they've been doing.

Ulster Folk Park Visit

P7 were dressed to impress in old world style at the Omagh Folk Park. We all had a fabulous day and learned so much about our history and how we used to live. Looking forward to our next visit when we move to the New World exhibits. 

Table Tennis Success!

P6 & P7 pupils recently participated in the Ulster Schools Table Tennis Tournament. All pupils came away with medals and the P7 boys won their section Well done to all, great ambassadors for Edenderry.

P4 pupils have been learning to play the ukulele through the PEACE 1V project.   On  Saturday 30th November they performed at the Boulevard. Their playing and singing was excellent and enjoyed by all who attended. A huge thank you to Sara and Nicoli the ukulele tutors.

On 11th November Edenderry welcomed visitors from Jordan,  Principal of Nathief Boys UNWRA  number 2 school, Mohammad Hassouna and two of his pupils, Abdullah and Ahmad. They spent time with our pupils learning about life in Northern Ireland and sharing their experiences of Jordan with the staff and pupils.

Congratulations to Sarah

Sarah entered a Primary Times Competition. We are delighted to tell you that she won a huge goody bag of toys for herself and £500 of book tokens for the school!

Well done Sarah and a huge thank you from all in Edenderry Primary School.

A huge thank you to Friends of  Edenderry who organised a fantastic Super Heroes and Princesses day. The children also had the chance to make poisonous apples  - they did look good!  Lots more photos on the Friends of Edenderry page.

Hello Yellow!

On Thursday Edenderry support World Mental Health and Happiness Day by wearing yellow.

Alix visited the school and talked to the pupils about how to have appositive attitude.

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27th September 2019

A huge thank-you to all who supported Edenderry's MacMillan Coffee Morning. We are pleased to announce £1 241 was raised for this very worthy cause.

BANBRIDGE FUN RUN -Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Thank you to Friends of Edenderry who organised the participation of Team Edenderry in the town's Fun Run. Many more pictures in Friends of Edenderry page. 

It was a fabulous event and we all had a great time.

P7 pupils and staff heading off to Paris.


                               PTA-UK Gold Star Awards

          Fundraising Achievement (Northern Ireland)

Great news -  the 'Friends of Edenderry', our P.T.A.,  have won the NI category.  Well deserved recognition for all their hard work.


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