Each class learnt and recited a Christmas poem. P1 Mrs Gough’s Class Mrs Watson’s class P2 Mrs Brady’s Class Mrs Adamson’s class P3 Mrs Flanagan’s class Mr Matchett’s class P4 Mr Falls’ class Mrs Moffett/ Miss Clements’ class P5 Mrs Corbett’s class Mrs Boomer’s class P6 Mr Platt’s class Mrs Emerson’s class P7 Mrs Graham’s
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A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Santa Dash in December, raising almost £5000. A cheque was presented to NSPCC in assembly and the remaining amount has gone to PTA funds. Once again, we are amazed by the generosity of Finaghy PS pupils, family and friends.
Pupils parents and friends of Finaghy PS raised an incredible £7000 to adopt and sponsor two guide dog puppies. Poppy and Finley are now around 8 weeks old and will begin their training very soon. We can’t wait for their first visit to Finaghy PS.
Guide Dogs NI are our chosen charity this year and we have raised a stunning total of £7000 – a full £2000 over our target. We now get to name two pups, receive birth certificates, get regular ‘pup-dates’ and two visits to the school! We’re very excited. A huge thank you to all pupils, parents
As promised, here are the links we mention in the leaflet: Websites: www.topmarks.co.uk (Maths and English) www.mrthorne.com Videos and links) Youtube: https://youtu.be/twv-ynv_m9o (Finger-multiplying)
All pupils will be encouraged to try out for our Maths Tournament teams. We would be delighted if parents would give a bit of extra assistance with number-facts, tables and basic maths revision in the run-up to the event. It’s going to get competitive!
This year’s Edinburgh trip included visits to adventure park, Seaworld, puppet theatre, Camera Obscura, Edinburgh Castle, bowling, Dynamic Earth, Science Centre and indoor skiing! A whirlwind trip, with lifetime memories! Check the gallery for photos. (Also on our Twitter account: @Finaghyps)
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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!)