The Primary One children from St. Aloysius Primary School made the most of the sunshine and completed their sponsored jog for Lenten charities. Our resident running coach (Don the caretaker) was on hand to offer advice!
Primary Two children from St. Aloysius Primary school took a step back in time and participated in an 'Old School Day'. The student teacher Miss McSteen dramatised to perfection the strict Victorian teacher. A wonderful day was had by all!
Halloween madness hits St. Aloysius Primary School where all the children from Nursery to Primary Three came to school dressed up in their favourite Halloween costume, even the teachers dressed up
Primary Seven children from St. Aloysius Primary School have embarked on an exciting scheme of being a 'Reading Buddy' to the Primary Two children. The aim of this project is to provide opportunities for the older children to read to an audience
Genevieve the Goat visits St. Aloysius
The Ulster Cancer Foundation brought Genevieve, a life-sized goat, to visit our school to encourage the Primary one and Primary two children to eat more fruit and vegetables and to take regular exercise.
Genevieve plays the leading role in the ‘Starring Genevieve’ book, along with another one called ‘Genevieve and the Farmyard Olympics’, educational resources developed by the Ulster Cancer Foundation, with support from Lidl Northern Ireland.
Clare Smith, Cancer Prevention Officer, UCF said: “The story of Genevieve and her friends has been designed to introduce healthy lifestyle messages to children at an age when research shows that they are most receptive.
St Aloysius and Pond Park at play
"PLAY"- Playing, Learning, Active, Youth: Through the Integrated Education Fund, Pond Park Nursery school and St. Aloysius nursery unit have been awarded funding to participate in a joint project. Through a spirit of collaboration and a diverse programme of activites both nursery communities will nurture their relationship. Parents,children and staff from each nursery came together to celebrate the start of their year long collaboration, exchanging their school teddies and hello booklets.
Fit for School, Fit for Life
It's Happy Healthy Eating Week at St. Aloysius Primary School in Lisburn and the whole school family is getting "Fit For Life!"
Mr Patrick Hughes, PSE Co-ordinator at the school, enthused: " I'm really looking forward to this week's eating and exercise activities, as is the rest of the school. Making our children aware of how important it is to take care of themselves is crucial in their development, especially at this age, and I am convinced that this week of fun activities and healthy food will certainly consolidate our school's healthy eating ethos."
The week will give the children from Nursery to Primary 7 the opportunity to experience a variety of contrasting activities; Smoothie making workshops, Fruit Kebabs R Us, Vibrant Veggies, Dental Do's and Don'ts, Paramedic Posers and Don's Fit For Life sessions are just a healthy taster of What's On during St Aloysius Healthy Lifestyle Week
To officially launch the Healthy Eating week and the Lidl Fit Factor, Stephen Ferris (Ulster Rugby player) visited St Aloysious
School Trip to Disneyland Paris
Pupils from primary six and primary seven (and some of the school staff) thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful visit to Eurodisney.
We've done it again!!
The St Aloysius School Family have once again excelled themselves during their Lenten Appeal by this year raising over £6000 for their chosen charities.
Mr Patsy Mc Clean, Principal, could not conceal his pride and delight at the efforts of staff, pupils, families and friends of the school in exceeding all expectations for their annual Lenten Appeal. "Each year I am overwhelmed by the generosity of all those involved in our Lenten Appeal, but this year I have been astounded by the response of our whole school family. To raise over £6000 is a magnificent achievement and I am extremely proud of all involved for their commitment, determination and their bountiful generosity."
|Initiative, dynamism, dedication and enterprise were all very much in evidence throughout the school during Lent. From the Nursery children with their Smartie boxes packed with twenty pence pieces to the Primary Seven's Sponsored Trek along the Lagan tow-path, every child in the school was involved in a diversity of schemes and means to raise money|
|A weekly Bun Sale not only put on the pounds it raised them as well. Sponsored Silences flourished as teachers and staff were only too delighted to encourage such rare moments of peace and quiet. An exhibition and sale of Art, Easter Egg Raffles, Non-uniform days, Copper Hunts and even a sponsored "Homework for the Teacher" had donations flooding in. To celebrate Holy Week, the senior boys and girls in the school presented a sell-out evening performance of "Hosanna" in the school's Assembly Hall, with proceeds going to chosen charities.|
|Lent – a time of giving, of thinking of others, of those in need. This is certainly the theme of all those involved in the St Aloysius Primary School Lenten Appeal. Principal Mc Clean was fulsome in his praise of all those involved in this year's appeal. " Raising over £6000, in these austere times of recession and the credit-crunch, is marvellous and I thank all our school family and friends for their generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness during Lent and throughout all the school year" The children too were justifiably proud of their fund-raising achievements and summed it up in one word - " AWESOME!" – and they should know.|
Mr McClean meets Mr Trouble
The pupils of St. Aloyisus P.S. were delighted to welcome 'The Children's Cantata' musicians to their school. From Primary One to Primary Seven the children were entertained by music, storytelling and magic tricks performed by Jack, Mr. Trouble and Uncle Mack. Mr McClean, School Principal, was in awe of their ability to hold the attention of the children and would highly recommend them to other schools.
Darragh Campbell , Primary Seven pupil from St. Aloysius PS, demonstrates his knowledge on plant life to his reading buddy, Thomas Beaumont, Primary Two pupil.
Barney saved by St Aloysuis Nursery
Hannah Kerr, Connor Doherty, James Cooper and Aidan Finlay join Billy the paramedic on board the 'Paramedic- Kidz' ambulance which came to visit St. Aloysius Nursery Unit. Barney the bear had his arm bandaged, put in a sling and given oxygen, the hands on experience brought to life their current topic of people who help us. Fire fighters, the PSNI, hairdressers and many more will visit the nursery over the next few weeks.
St. Aloysius Eco warriors used recycled plastic bottles to make bird feeders as part of their ongoing Eco Programme. Don McMahon the school caretaker bravely climbed the ladder to put the bird feeders up. Picture includes Clodagh O'Brien, Darragh Murray, Bailey Crossey, Hannah Magee, Ian Simpson, Daniel Morgan and Don McMahon.
Derry Jazz musicians visit nursery
Jack Molloy, Sean Canning and Gay Mackentire visit the children in St. Aloysius nursery unit. The story of Patrick and the magic violin was brought to life with the story telling skills of Jack and the music of Sean and Gay. The children and staff were captivated by words, music, wit and talent of the trio and eagerly await their next visit.
P5 art exhibition for Trocaire / Haiti
Through the Dissolving Boundaries Project, the Primary Five children in St.Aloysius Primary School and St. Munchins GNS Limerick have been involved in an Enterprise project. The children have painted pictures which they intend to sell. The exhibition runs for a week and many of the fabulous paintings have already been sold. All the profit will be given to Trocaire for the Haiti Appeal.
P5 get fit with Active8
Primary Five children from St. Aloysius Priamry School were to delighted to complete their Actvi 8 programme. This programme was sponsored by the Food Standards Agency and Sport NI, and highlighted the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Photo includes Kyle Parkes, Corrie Nelson, Julia Kinska, Corey Holmes, Niamh Neill, Adam Byrne, Aaron Irwin, Sport's Coach from Wild Cats, Connor Brennan, Clodagh O'Brien
P3 perform 'The Good shepherd'
Primary Three pupils from St. Aloysius P.S Lisburn performed a special assembly for their parents based on the story 'The Good Shepherd'. The pupils will make their first Confession on Thursday 25th March, in St. Patrick's Church, Lisburn.
Picture includes Niamh McWilliams Frances Arnott, Kirsten Jennings, Liam McCutcheon, Francisco McGurnaghan, Agata Dominiak and Flynn Campbell
Nursery gets some cuddly visitors
Cailean Magee and his mum brought his pet rabbits to nursery in St. Aloysius. The children heard all about caring for his pets and had the opportunity to stroke and groom the rabbits.
Youth Enterprise award Primary Three
Christopher Mooney from Youth Enterprise presented an informative talk to the Primary three children from St. Aloysius P.S. based on the needs of a family in their community. All the children were presented with a certificate of achievement after successfully completing the research tasks. Picture includes Abby Jackson, Liam McCutcheon, Christopher Mooney, Owen Jones and Marissa McKittrick.
Dairy Council make presentation
The children of Primary Six and Seven from St. Aloysius P.S. enjoyed a presentation based on Healthy Eating. Caroline and Louise from the Dairy Council helped the children to recognise the benefits of eating a balanced diet. Picture includes Michael Romano, Benedict Angelo, Nicholas Lilley, Ben Lewis, Emily Brolly, Kerri Anne Allen and Caroline and Louise from Dairy Council
Netball team reach new heights
St. Aloysius P.S. Netball team proudly model their new balls and bibs. The girls can't wait to compete with local schools after Easter. Picture includes Emma Lousie Kitchingham, Megan Moran, Shanie McQuaide, Aela Eastwood, Shanice Mackin, Caitlin Taggart, Niamh Neill, Jade Duffy, Caitlin Lenfestey, Chelsea Moran, Erin Jennings and Victoria Lee
Well done Primary One
The Primary One children from St.Aloysius Primary School used a last burst of energy to celebrate the completion of their sponsored jog. Four laps around the school playground were well worth it as these exhausted children raised over £300 for charity.
PC George visits Primary Two
Primary Two Children from St. Aloysius P.S. welcomed George Ellis, a local educational police officer, into their classroom. George helped the children to explore the role of the police officer and even dress up as one.
Book Fair 2013
We had a very exciting start to our Book faur this year when everybody dressed up as their favourite book character. The costumes were excellent and the teachers had a very challenging job of choosing the winners. The picture shows the children who came 1st and 2nd in each class; and these winners received a book as their prize.
Chest Heart nd Stroke visit P5
Chester the Chimp from CHS N.I. came in to tell the Primary five children all about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. They learned about the main food groups, the importance of exercise and why it is important to stay healthy.
The Nursery and Primary 1, 2 and 3 children worked very hard to put on fabulous productions for their parents and the rest of the School. They performed a wide variety of songs and displayed great acting skills. Everybody was very impressed and the children really got the School Community into the Christmas spirit!
Christmas Dinner and Santa's Visit
On Wednesday 12th December we had our Christmas Dinner in the canteen. The ladies did a great job and everyone cleared their plates. The most exciting bit was when Santa came with sweets and everybody sang Jingle Bells.
St. Vincent De Paul Hampers
Mr Mc Clean was delighted to present 34 hampers to Eugene Mc Allister fro St Vincent de Paul. The children, parents and staff collected a wide range of goodies to be donated to people in the greater Lisburn area. Thank you to everybody who brought in food and to Mrs Campbell, our wonderful classroom assistant who gave up her time to put these fabulous hampers together.