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⭐️⭐️Congratulations to our winning house for term one- The Beamers who have won our Master Mc Call trophy today. Well done to house captain Kristians who was delighted to lift the cup. A very close run competition between all four houses with everyone making a great effort. Keep up the fantastic work and I wonder which house will win in term 2?⭐️⭐️
⭐️We were delighted to welcome Mr Mone from SVP this afternoon to accept 10 big Christmas hampers for our community. Thank you to all our pupils and families for supporting us in our annual donation to SVP.
Everyone is very proud of the effort and thought that went into the donations. A big thank you to our school prefects who, as always, were at hand to welcome and help out. ⭐️
In pictures: Darkley Primary School Christmas Fair and Open Night
Christmas really kicked-off at Darkley Primary School earlier this month when Santa Claus himself paid a visit. The school was transformed in what was a…
⭐️How we love our Christmas dinner & jumper day.⭐️ It was absolutely delicious & we all had a wonderful meal together. Thank you to our amazing cooks Pauline & Mairead for preparing such a beautiful meal. We all loved it!
🎄The photos say it all. 😋💙
⭐️We are delighted to have won the HealthyKidz 10 year giveaway competition today. Thank you very much to HealthyKidz for this amazing prize. We are so grateful and excited to have won. ⭐️
⭐️We welcomed Den in the Glen & Naiscoil Keady pupils to school this morning to see our P1-P3 Nativity & P4-P7 Sleeping Beauty Production as well as family members who were treated to the first of 3 viewings of our Christmas shows. It was wonderful to see everyone there and enjoying a great performance from all our pupils. Thank you very much to Den in the Glen & Naiscoil Keady for taking time to visit us. It really added so much to the occasion. ⭐️
🍲🍲🥙Our school dinners continue to go from strength to strength. Today we had 108 pupils out of 111 present today enjoying another delicious, hot meal made from our own kitchen by our very own Pauline & Mairead. Thank you!
How fortunate we are to have our meals made with so much care and warmth towards our pupils.
What is our pupils’ favourite word at dinner time ????? It is ofcourse…… SECONDS!!!!
We can’t wait for our Christmas Dinner next Friday 15th 😋
I think the smiles say it all!
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Archie who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
⭐️⭐️⭐️Our Christmas Fair was a roaring success last night!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our hall had over 22 wonderful stalls selling a wide array of festive arts and crafts which was brilliantly attended by our entire community. A great big thank you to all our stalls who made last night sensational!
While our hall was packed with stalls, our superb P7 pupils operated in different classrooms selling our pupils’ own crafts. Every child in our school created their own crafts over recent weeks in afterschool sessions. They were absolutely incredible!!!!!
Our P7s sorted raffle tickets, helped young visitors with arts and crafts and made everyone in school feel very welcomed. Teas, coffees and traybakes could be found in one room while another had beautiful festive backdrops for families to have their photos in. The arts and crafts room was also another room busy with highly talented face-painters and crafts galore to do.
🎄🎄Huge amounts of excitement could be found at the bottom of the school where Santa made a magical appearance in his grotto and got to chat to over 150 pupils. Thank you Santa for taking the time to visit us in Darkley PS.
💙Our P1 Open Night was another very busy room with so much to see and it was wonderful to see so many there and take in all our school has to offer on such a magical, festive night.
A huge thank you to our staff for working so hard to put this together ahead of our massive Christmas Production next week- Sleeping Beauty and our P1-P3 Tip-Toe Nativity which we have 3 shows to deliver- 1 on Tues morning with lots of pre-school children attending and another 1 on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday evening.
A massive thank you to our Friends of Darkley Parents who added so much to the occasion. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way at all and of course thank you to the wider community who always show us so much support.
⭐️A special thank you to our pupils who make our school so incredible! Each and every child played their part and we are so proud of them all. Thank you to our P7 & P2 pupils who supported us brilliantly last night. As always our pupils do us so proud!
As principal I couldn’t be prouder of what our school achieved last night and my sincerest hope is that everyone who visited our wonderful school had a brilliant evening and left with our warmest wishes for the weeks ahead.
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Mason who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
⭐️Our wonderful P6 & P7 pupils represented our school at the Keady Christmas Switch On Event last night. They performed their carols brilliantly and played their part with neighbouring schools to create an amazing festive atmosphere. A fantastic evening. Well done to all and thank you very much to the ABC Council for the invite and for organising. We are so proud of our P6 & P7 pupils!⭐️
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Matthew who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
River Quality Workshops for Primary 6 & 7. Following on from last weeks workshop on the water cycle, rivers and water pollution our Primary 6 & 7 class visited Parkanaur forest park. They had a wonderful day exploring the river in the forest, pond dipping and creating a water wheel. Lots of outdoor learning and fun for all
⭐️Our P1 Open Evening is fast approaching on Thurs 7th Dec. If your child is entering P1 and you would like to come and view our fantastic classroom and school please come and enjoy a brilliant evening which coincides with our spectacular Christmas Craft Fair.
Santa will be there to say hello as well as lots of crafts & treats to sample.
We will have some lovely Christmas backdrops to get your photos taken so why not wear something festive.
With 20 amazing local crafts stalls in our hall , our own pupils are creating some unique crafts ad well.
PAST PUPILS & PARENTS!!!!! We would love to see you all. Come and see us and have a trip down memory lane.
A great community evening in Darkley PS! See you all there! 💙🔵
🎄Our Spectacular Christmas Craft Fair is approaching on THURSDAY 7th DEC @6:30-8:30pm.
DON’T MISS IT!
We have over 20 wonderful craft tables from the surrounding community. There will be something there for everyone:
⭐️ Wooden Crafts
⭐️ Hand-made Jewellery
⭐️ Glass Painting
⭐️ Treats/ Buns/ Cakes
⭐️ Hand-made Candles
⭐️ Crochet Gifts
⭐️ Knitted Crafts
⭐️ Skincare Products
⭐️ Christmas Decorations
⭐️ Home-made Honey
⭐️ Flower Arrangements
⭐️ Herbal Soaps
🎄Come see Santa who will be making an appearance as well.🎅
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Tiernan who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
👬👭🧦🧦To celebrate Anti- Bullying week the boys & girls wore odd socks to school today. This was a fun way of expressing ourselves, celebrating individuality and highlighting how we are all unique 👬👭🧦🧦
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Ciaran who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
Congratulations to all of our lucky winners at the Halloween Raffle. Happy Halloween 🎃 👻
📊🔢 Maths Week ➕➖
Our whole school thoroughly enjoyed taking part in lots of fun, practical activities to celebrate Maths Week. We had a special assembly today to discuss what we have learned all week and to play some maths games😄
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for the last two weeks. A special congratulations to Sonny and Molly who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
⭐️⭐️⭐️SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Fair & P1 Open Night Thursday 7th December 6:30pm- 8:30pm.
We are organising and building towards a wonderful evening in Darkley PS for the whole community.
We are looking for small businesses in crafts, arts and food to get in touch with us in school on 02837 531484 to rent a table on the night where we welcome the entire community to come together and enjoy the warmest of welcomes to our lovely school.
A table will cost £10 for the evening and we would encourage as many of our followers as possible to SHARE this post and encourage anyone who may be interested to give us a call anytime in school or drop me an email: [email protected].
⭐️⭐️⭐️We also open our doors to prospective parents for P1 to come along a view everything our school can offer. Take a tour of our school and maybe pick up a few little treats from our Christmas Fair along the way.
It will be a great opportunity for families to see our school and the many great things we offer all our pupils. 💙
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Seana who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩
⭐️As part of our 90th Celebration, we had a lot of fun recreating an old classroom but we also showcased how our classes use modern technology to learn. We did so with our green screen and we had a lot of fun using it as you can see from the photos below⭐️
⭐️Our 90th Celebration was a great success this evening. It was wonderful to see everyone come a long and take a trip down memory lane and view photos, registers, displays and live re-enactments. Our corridors and classes were busy with live traditional music, a warm welcome and a great cup of tea to hand. Everyone had a lovely evening. Thank you very much for everyone who made it and a huge thank you to all the staff and pupils for preparing so well for this special milestone. Thank you to our actors -Josh and Anna and our quest musicians Paddy, Chris abd Annalese. Have a look at our brilliant photos which were kindly taken by Nicola Deveney which are definitely worth studying and sharing. ⭐️
Congratulations to all of our Pupil of the Week and Master Mc Call Award Winners for this week. A special congratulations to Siana who received the Principal’s Award from Mr Monaghan😄🤩