Stewartstown Primary school is an exciting and vibrant place to learn with new activities and experiences continually being offered. We are wholly focused on teaching and learning, enriching the curriculum with extra-curricular activities and educational off-site visits where possible.

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Recent educational visits have included:

  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Exploris Aquarium
  • Share Activity Centre
  • Oxford Island Education Centre
  • The Argory
  • Parkanaur Forest park
  • Drumcairn Forest Park

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

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We strive to offer a wide selection of after-school activities throughout the school year. These are continually being monitored and added to. These may include Gymnastics, Ju Jitzu, Zumba, Coding, Multi Skills, Gardening, Drama, Art/Craft, Film Club, Fun Literacy/iPad club, Cycling Proficiency and Cookery.

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BREAKFAST CLUB

Breakfast club started up in September’15 and is ran by parents through our Friends of Stewartstown Primary School club. All parents are fully vetted through Access NI and have being fully trained in food hygiene.

The club is open to all P1-7 pupils from 7:45am to 8:50am. It includes breakfast and structured supervision until the school day starts.

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MUSIC

Music plays an important role in life at Stewartstown Primary, with every pupil given numerous opportunities throughout the school year to perform in festivals and concerts.

Every Christmas we produce a whole school performance with every child playing an important role in the production. It includes drama, singing, poetry reciting, dance and performing musical pieces using musical instruments including the recorder and tin whistle.  To continue the Christmas festivities, the P5-7 children are invited along each year to Cookstown in Harmony where they join in the musical fun.

Every child performs in the whole school choir at the annual Dungannon Festival in March. We have had continual success in the recorder sections year after year, with children being highly commended on their performances.

Our annual Daffodil Tea Party has proven a huge success as parents have had the opportunity to come along and appreciate our musical talents.

 

 

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ICT

We have a wide range of ICT resources to enrich the learning experiences for each child. Each classroom is equipped with its own interactive white board, computers and laptops as well as having access to 10 iPads, digital cameras, video cameras, microphones, bee-bots and roamers for digital programming activities. Our Friends of Stewartstown Primary School group is continually purchasing new resources following their successful fundraising events.

 

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PUPIL COUNCIL

Every year pupils have the opportunity to elect class representatives from P2-7 to be on the pupil council. Once the council members have been elected, votes then take place to elect office bearers.

The council allows the children to have a clear voice. They are given responsibility for organising various events / activities throughout the school year.

P1 pupils are given the opportunity to attend meetings, to allow them to understand the role and purpose of the council.

Pupil Council with the foodbank donations

Pupil Council with the foodbank donations

 

Pupil Council 2017-18

 

BUDDY SYSTEM

Every year we team up a KS2 pupil with a foundation / KS1 pupil as buddies. The older pupil then looks out for the younger buddy, and ensures they are happy in school and in the playground.

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ACTIVE LEARNING

We keenly promote active learning throughout school life. We are blessed to have an exceptional outdoor learning facility which includes mud kitchens, a sunken sand tray, saucepan music set, tyre hopping, water play area, painting area, quiet area, raised beds for vegetables, an orchard for fruit picking, a pond and a maze.

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COUNSELLING IN SCHOOL

Below is Ms Bolton proudly welcoming counsellor Karen McKillion to Stewartstown Primary School.  Karen offers free counselling to pupils and families which is fully funded by the BEE programme which Stewartstown Primary School were delighted to be selected to be part of.

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