Nativity Plays: 9 & 10 December (9.30am) Christmas Concert: 16 December (7.30pm)
P6 decided that, if it was going to rain all day, they might as well walk in the river! They also experienced archery, climbing, bouldering, team games and a trip to Newcastle. The trip is a great bonding experience for everyone, and a brilliant introduction to the world beyond iPads!
Please join us for our Open Morning on Saturday 15 November at 10.00am Tours, band, choir, stalls, displays, bakery, Christmas shop.
As well as the app and the website, we now post news and pictures on Twitter. It’s great for instant updates, live feeds from events, the occasional funny moment and the odd pearl of wisdom! Follow us on your phone, iPad or computer.
All 64 of our P1’s are well settled in and are making great progress already. Check the gallery to see all three classes looking super-cute and super-keen!
A very warm welcome back to Finaghy Primary School. We have a very busy and exciting term ahead. Make sure you check back to the website, and download our app, to keep up with all news and events.
June 2014: Amongst this year’s crops we have radishes, lettuce, leeks, strawberries, raspberries and herbs. The garden has been in great demand these past few weeks for story-telling, bug-hunting, fish-spotting and sun-bathing.
Our good friends 1st Old Boy’s Silver Band and Youth Band joined us at the Lagan Island Hall in Lisburn on Thursday 5th June for our Summer Concert. Our choir, strings, drums and band all gave amazing performances to an audience of around 300 people
NI Brass Band League Solo & Ensemble Contest: February 2014. in the Junior Sections, (comprised largely of Finaghy PS past and present pupils,) members of the Youth Band won the 12 and under ensemble playing, ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ under the direction of Jacklin Bingham. Jacklin and the 1st Old Boys Youth Band
Past pupils, Azka, Emma and Charis are all now in Upper Sixth at Victoria College, and Azka was chosen this year as Head Girl of the school. We were delighted to welcome the girls back to take part in assembly and to talk to our pupils about their hopes and dreams for the future. Azka
In January, RBAI Science Dept. sent Mrs Totten (teacher) to Finaghy PS and asked our P6 classes to help discover who nicked the Inst flag! Apparently Mr Mackay was one of the suspects! After analysing fingerprints, Ph testing and Chromatography sessions it transpired that it was an inside job. Mrs Totten’s colleague, Mr Lomax is
P1-P3 put on a great show on 12 and 13 December. Check gallery for images
Finaghy PS Band played at Creighton’s Garage for the switch-on of the Chrismas Lights. George Jones hosted the proceedings and there was a great turn-out from the community. It’s official – Christmas has begun! Check the gallery for pictures of the event.
School tours, music performances, demonstrations and refreshments. Christmas goods, bakery, hair & nails, face-paints Free balloons! Come and see all that we do at Finaghy Campus!
Sunflower seeds planted in June grew to great heights. There was great controversy over the winner, but Mr Falls eventually declared Miss Manly’s class had the tallest one. The seeds from this year’s crop will be dried and stored, to planted again for next year’s competition.
In August Mrs Gough and Miss Wright led a troupe of our youngest pupils as they took part in the opening ceremony of the games! This involved a full day of rehearsals to prepare their ‘Under the Sea’ dance routine and afterwards had VIP seats for the international acts that followed. Huge thanks are due
All our new P1’s are settling in and greatly enjoying life at FPS. We very much look forward to watching them grow, develop and experience success. As you can see, they are already getting to know Mindy!
On 19 September our pupils were entertained by musicians from Moldova who played traditional folk and classical music. We always enjoy having visitors from different countries, traditions and cultures coming to share their experiences and talents with us. (For those who don’t know – Moldova sits between Ukraine and Romania!)
Mr Trevor Dale, Vice Chair of our Board of Governors officiated at the opening of the garden, and, assisted by Mr Peter Breene, helped to lower the Time Capsule – not to be seen again until 2034, on our 100th birthday!
An amazing day of sport at the newly refurbished Mary Peter’s Track! Blessed with beautiful weather, pupils competed in track and field events, with parents enjoying outstanding views from the new stand. It was a day of intense competition, ice-creams, picnics and family fun! Congratulations to all pupils who competed, and thank you to all