January 2020

Read on to hear out about our December events and to see what is happening in January!

Don’t forget to check our school website and Facebook page for updates!

Theme for the Month: New Beginnings

‘Although no one can go back and make a brand new beginning, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.’

Carl Bard

As we start a brand new year we look back over all our achievements, work and play and look forward to starting afresh in a new year. We have talked about and made some achievable resolutions and have thought about how we can make 2020 a great year. New beginnings give us the chance to try again. We don’t know what lies ahead for us but that we can learn from past mistakes and use this to help us be better people.

We are delighted to welcome our new pupils to the Carnlough CIPS family.

After Schools Provision

We are delighted to offer a new term timetable for after school provision. Please ensure all money and forms are submitted asap. Please keep note of the timetable provided which details days, times and classes involved. Fresh Little Minds info is attached to the timetable. Please note it begins on 24th Feb for a 6 week block.


Shared Education Signature Project

The teachers and principals across the partner schools will be planning lots of learning opportunities and events for Term 2 over the next few weeks. All classes will be meeting this term for shared days and will engage in lots of fantastic activities. P1/2 will meet for the first time this year and are very excited.


Clothes Bin

As we talk about new beginnings and the imminent arrival of Spring, if anyone is clearing out or spring cleaning please remember that we can take old clothes, bedclothes, shoes, jackets, material, etc. in our recycling bin. This provides additional funding to school funds which of course is used to benefit all our children. Many thanks!


Post-Primary Open Days

It is the time of year when lots of post-primary schools are hosting open days/evenings. It is important for P7 pupils to visit these but equally so for P6 children. It is good to get a flavour of what schools offer and may help you decide whether to sit entrance exams. Open nights will be published in the media and on school websites but here is a list of school open nights in our area:

Ballymena Academy: 8th and 9th January

Cambridge House: Saturday 18th January

Dunclug College: 8th and 9th January

Larne Grammar: 21stand 22nd January

Larne High: 16th January

Slemish Integrated College: 22nd and 23rd January

St. Killian’s College: Sat 25th January

St. Patrick’s College: 15th January

St. Louis Grammar: 22nd and 23rd January



We love to celebrate our pupil’s success both at school and outside of school. We also love to celebrate the achievements, milestones and joys of our families too. We send our warmest congratulations to Tomas and Alastair’s mummy and daddy who were married in December! We look forward to welcoming the new Mrs Graham back to school after her maternity.


Primary One Admissions

If you are applying for a Primary One place for your child/children starting school in September 2020, the admissions portal is now open on the EA website. It will remain open until Thursday 30th January 2020. If you or anyone you know is having any difficulties in applying or does not have access to a computer please do not hesitate to come into school for guidance and support, regardless of which school you would like to enrol child.




  • Safer Internet day Tuesday 11th Feb
  • Mid-term break Monday 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb incl.
  • St. Patrick’s Day holiday Tuesday 17th March
  • First Confession Thursday 26th March 1pm
  • Please ensure all monies are brought to school in a clearly marked envelope or purse. School fund is voluntary and suggested at £1 per family per week. Unfortunately, there has been a significant drop in this contribution and so future trips etc. will not be funded by school as this is unfair to the families that do provide it.
  • Please also ensure dinner money is paid in full by Friday of each week. This money must be paid to the Education Authority and as such is separate from all school money.



















  1. Read P1-2's Class News
  2. Read P3-4's Class News
  3. Read P5-7's Class News
  4. Check out the updated Gallery

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