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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey
Beat the Street We would like to encourage all our families to get involved. Just remember to stay safe on the roads Our website is under construction to provide more information and services. We are very excited about our plans that should be completed by June 2017.  

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our website. We aim to serve our community by providing a high quality of education for all our pupils.  At the very centre of all we do, are the children in our care. Our intention is that this website will give all who visit it a very clear impression of what our school aims to achieve.

We hope as you explore the website that you get all the information you require. If, however, you need any questions answered please contact the school office or arrange an interview. We are always very willing to welcome visitors to our school.

We are so excited to welcome all our families back at the beginning of another school year.  Our hope is that all our pupils will have a fantastic year of fun and learning. 

In June 2016 we concluded a very ambitious and successful school development plan.  In October 2016 we hope to launch our next three year school development plan.  It has been developed through an extensive consultation process with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.  It was great to meet with a group of enthusiastic parents and some of our governors on Monday 19th September to complete a final consultation process on the plan prior to its launch.

The ideas and goals in our new school development plan represents our school's ethos in a very concrete way. 'Learning to Live' is our vision statement.  Our school strives for high academic standards but we never compromise in nurturing our pupils' enjoyment of life.

Thank you for visiting our site.

F. Bailie 

B.Ed.(Hons.) M.Sc. M.Ed. P.Q.H. (N.I.)

 

Latest News

27th Sep 2016
As part of our Shared Education programme with St James's Primary School, our P5...
 
 
 
27th Sep 2016
As we come to the end of September in P5,( we can hardly believe it!), all P5...
 
 
 
23rd Sep 2016
On Friday 7th October we will be hold our annual fitness day to raise money for local...
 
 
 
23rd Sep 2016
These are our top three pupils at the moment with the highest score at 'Beat The...
 
 
 
18th Sep 2016
This year we are offering new opportunities to link home and school.  This event...
 
 
 
16th Sep 2016
  A fun, free game for the communities of Northern Ireland to see how far you...
 
 
 
12th Sep 2016
Here is a PowerPoint outlining the school's plans for the coming three years.  Please...
 
 
 
9th Sep 2016
We have all had a great week in Year2 doing lots of revision work from Year 1
 
 
 
 

Positive Value of the Month

Be ready to always forgive.

In Whitehouse Primary School we want to provide our pupils with more than a list of rules to follow.  As a school we want to work with our parents to support the children in our care to develop strong values and have a sound character.  Therefore, we have agreed our value words.  These are to be honest, forgivinghelpful, responsible, caring and respectful.

Each month pupils are encouraged to strive towards developing one of these very valuable traits.  Teachers are watching out for pupils who are living out these values in their daily life.  Pupils are also asked to reflect on their decisions and see how they have developed these key areas.  At the end of each month a pupil in every class is awarded the 'Pupil of the Month'.  Very often this will be awarded to children who have modelled our school value.

In September, however, teachers spend time with the pupils revising all the words and discussing how they could be seen in pupils' decisions.        

Internet Safety Hint:

We believe that the internet can be a great tool for learning and an amazing way to explore the world for our children.  We also know that it requires pupils to be very responsible.  We remind pupils to take care with their names and personal details when they are communicating on the internet.  

 

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Learning is a messy business
Learning is a messy business
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indoor play
Indoor play
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whitehouse Nursery Unit
Whitehouse Nursery Unit
 
 
 

Upcoming Events...

Thursday, 29th September 2016
School closed for staff training. (Numeracy Focus)
Friday, 30th September 2016
School closed for staff training. (I.C.T. Focus)
Monday, 3rd October 2016
After school clubs begin this week!
Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Working Together Wednesday (Each week the pupils from St. James's Primary and Whitehouse play and learn together.)
Thursday, 6th October 2016
School Photograph Day (Details to follow!)
Friday, 7th October 2016
Charity Fitness Day (Raising funds for an international, national and local charities.)
Wednesday, 12th October 2016
Working Together Wednesday (Each week the pupils from St. James's Primary and Whitehouse play and learn together.)
Year 1 Parents' Workshops (Find out how to help you child master Jolly Phonics at 1pm and 6pm. Please come along! )
Launch of new School Development Plan & 'Beauty and the Beast' 7pm to 8pm (Pupils can enjoy the play while parents can hear about our exciting new S.D.P.)