Awards, Honours and Celebrations..
Above: Retirement of Captain H Brown in 1978 after 29 years in post.
Above: Best Kept School 1991
Above: Mrs Joyce Ferguson acknowledged for 30 years’ service as Crossing Patrol Officer at FPS
Above: Mrs Dorothy Coates (VP, Retired). Teaching Awards Distinction 2005
Above: 2005: Peter Hain’s visit was televised to mark Finaghy PS’s transformation to a ‘full-service extended school’.
Above: Hillsborough Castle September 2008
Above: Mr Timmy Courtney, Caretaker: Building Supervisor of the Year 2008
Above: Mr Alastair Mackay: Headteacher of the Year 2006
Finaghy PS opened the first self-funded Breakfast Club in Belfast in 2004.
We were delighted to win Kelloggs Club of the Year in 2006.
2009: Finaghy PS celebrates 75 years of service to the community
2012: Blackboard Awards: Mr Kyle Platt – Outstanding Teacher (parent-nominated)
Above: Mr Peter Breene MBE
For Voluntary Services to Education 2013
Mr P Breene (as of 2018) remains Chair of FPS Board of Governors
Peter joined the board in 1978 and succeeded Canon J R Hall as Chair in 1988
Mr Trevor Dale MBE
For Voluntary Services to Education 2016
Trevor’s first child began Finaghy PS in 1969.
He joined the PTA in 1970, became Chair in 1974 and stepped down in 1987 (after several attempts!)
Trevor joined the governors in 1991 as Vice Chair, and currently remains in post (as of 2018)
Above: 2015: Mrs Edna Burns retires. Over many years Edna served the school as a cleaner and as a lunch and Breakfast Club supervisor.
Above: 2016: Tea party to mark HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday
Above: 2017: P7 Leavers
2016/17: £7000 raised for NI Guide Dogs, and two puppies named and adopted.
Above: Eco-School Green Flag 2017