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08 Jun 2017

Bernard's Buzz



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Our monthly edition of Bernard's Buzz is now available to view.

Please note changes to important times:

Our Sausage Sizzle will take place onThursday 15th June from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

08 Jun 2017

Sausage Sizzle

Thursday 15th June at 5:30pm


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Our Annual Sausage Sizzle will take place today today, Thursday 15th June 2017, commencing at 5.30pm.  Please do bring all the family along for an evening of fun in the sun!

02 May 2017

Character Trait for May



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During May we develop the character trait ‘courtesy’. As you know courtesy involves
having consideration for others at home, school and in the community.
Being polite is essential. It enables us to communicate effectively with others and in
turn be treated with respect and care.

28 Apr 2017

Bernard's Buzz

April 2017


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Find out all the information on what has been happenign in St. Bernard's during the month of April.

Included are important dates for the upcoming term.

06 Apr 2017

Our Character trait for April



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During the month of April we devlop the character trait of 'Patience'.

Attached are some helpful hints for developing patience at home, in school and in the community.

Visit the link below and listen to a fun song about being patient.


06 Apr 2017

Transfer Procedures

Information for year 6 Parents


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31 Mar 2017

Bernard's Buzz

March 2017 edition


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Read about what has been happening in our school this month in our March edition of Bernard's Buzz.

21 Mar 2017

Strike action Postponed

School day as normal on Thursday


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The proposed strike action for Thursday 23rd March 2017 has been posponed.

The school day will run as normal and finish at normal times.

Judo will be on as usual.

10 Mar 2017

Annual Culture Festival

Thursday 16th March 2017


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The children from St. Bernard's P.S. invite their parents, grandparents and friends to their annual festival of song, dance and percussion to be held in the school Assembly Hall at the following times:

Session One - 9.15am - Nursery am, Y1 and Y2

Session Two - 11.00am - Y3 and Y4

Session Three - 1.15pm - Nursery pm, Y5, Y6 and Y7.

School will be closed on Friday 17th March for St. Patrick's Day.

07 Mar 2017

Mental Maths Workshop

Useful information


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Please find attached some useful information from Mrs Dempsey's Mental Maths Workshop which was held on Monday 6th March.

07 Mar 2017

Character Trait for March

Our Character Trait for March is 'Forgiveness'


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During the month of March we focus on the character trait of 'Forgiveness'.

Here are some points for disscussion with your child about forgiving at home, in school and in the community and how you could follow Jesus' example in forgiving others.

28 Feb 2017

Bernard's Buzz

February 2017 edition


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27 Feb 2017

Mental Maths Workshop

Monday 6th March 5pm - 6pm


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There will be a Mental Maths Workshop on Monday 6th March from 5pm - 6pm in the School Assembly Hall.

Mrs Dempsey will explain what mental maths measn and how you can help your child become a quick calculations whiz!

Please inform your child's teacher if you are planning on attending the workshop.

27 Feb 2017

World Book Day

Thursday 2nd March 2017


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World Book Day will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2017.  On this day, your children can either dress up as their favourite book charcater, or bring in their dressing gowns, slippers and teddies to wear over their school uniform.

We will be taking part in many different educational and fun activities throughout the course of the day.  You can find lots of interesting ideas, resources and events on the following wesite:


27 Feb 2017

Reminder to parents

Upcoming school closures


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Confirmation will be taking place on Tuesday 14th March.  The school will close at 12noon for all children on this day.

School will also be closed on Friday 17th March for St. Patrick's Day.

24 Feb 2017

Champion Schools Award

iLearn 2017


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What a day at iLearn 2017.

Champion Schools Award - the only NI school awarded this year and only 3rd NI school to achieve this.

Gold Teacher Award for Mrs Cruiks.

Silver Teacher Awards for Mrs Devine, Mr Meighan and Miss McGinn.

A special mention must go to all of the children and staff in our school for working extremely hard to help us collect the evidence for this award.#

Well done everyone!  'Dream, Believe, Achieve'.

10 Feb 2017

BBC School Choir of the Year

Good luck to our School Choir


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A massive good luck to Mrs Mathers, Mrs Osborne and our school choir as they travel to Ballygawley to compete in the next round of 'BBC School Choir of the Year 2017'.

We are extremely proud of you all!


07 Feb 2017

Internet Safety Seminar

Parent information


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07 Feb 2017

Internet Safety Day 2017



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Our year 7 pupils delivered an informative assembly this moring to our pupils about the importance of and how to stay safe while online.  Throughout the day, all year groups completed a range of activities about staying safe online and some of our parents participated in a parent workshop this afternoon.

07 Feb 2017

Character Trait for February

Our character trait for this month is 'Diligence'.


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During the month of February we develop the character trait of 'Diligence'.  In life it is important to be industrious and hardworking in order to succeed.  Jesus and his Apostles were always diligent and caring for others.  They worked tirelessly doing good, helping people in as many ways they could.

Attached are some idea for discussion with your child about being diligent at home, at school and in the community.