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Newcastle Primary School 17A Shimna Road, Newcastle

Welcome to our school!


Principal's Welcome!

Mrs McCann

Dear Parent / Guardian

May I take this opportunity to welcome you to Newcastle Primary School .  If you already have a child at Newcastle or if this is your first association with the school you are equally welcome.

We pride ourselves at Newcastle as being a very caring school community.  We put the children in our care first and endeavour to create a pleasant, secure and happy environment, where the children can achieve their best.

Choosing the Primary School for your child is possibly one of the most important decisions that you will have to make.  Before making that decision we would ask you to consider what Newcastle Primary School has to offer.  This website has been designed to help you know more about the life of our school, to enable you to make an informed choice for your child’s education.

No prospectus or website can convey the full picture of school life, so I invite you to come and visit the school and see for yourself.  Please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a visit.  I will be more than happy to meet you and answer any further questions you may have concerning our school.  I hope that you find our school welcoming and that it will offer your child a well-rounded education.  I look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs J McCann



Daily Mile

Each day in NPS, the children are given fifteen minutes outside to walk/run around our Daily Mile course. Each child takes part at their own ability and they try to run a little more each day. The children and staff love getting out in the fresh air and they have the chance to meet up with peers in other classes to complete the Daily Mile together.

We are all enjoying this in NPS and can see a real difference in our fitness already!



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School Calendar

Thursday, 12th December 2019
School Closed as it is a Polling Station

Journey to Santa Challenge!

We are encouraging children to stay active on the journey to school this winter with our Journey to Santa Challenge!

How does it work?

  • Each day you cycle, scoot or walk to school gets you closer to Santa!
  • The challenge begins on Monday 2nd December and finishes on Wednesday 18th  December.
  • Colour a snowflake for each active journey on your class stamp chart. The winning class will have a special reward!
  • Please consider travelling with your child – join the fun!
  • Encourage the use of a helmet and bright clothing - be safe, be seen!
  • Please use bike lights on the dark mornings.
  • Leave plenty of time to get to school so your child isn’t rushed.

Thank you!



School Reminders

Please remember NPS is a NUT free zone. 

Please do not bring nuts or nut products to school.


For reasons of Health & Safety, DOGS are NOT permitted anywhere in the school grounds.


Please do not ride your bicycle or scooter in the school playground - we don't want any accidents!


NPS is a NO SMOKING area and this includes the use of E-cigarettes. 

Please do not smoke anywhere on our school grounds.


Latest News

5th Dec 2019
There was a very festive atmosphere in school today as we all wore our Christmas...
4th Dec 2019
The P1-3 have been very busy practising for our nativity. This will be held on Monday...
2nd Dec 2019
Please find attached the letter from the PTA about the Christmas Fair. Thank you!
2nd Dec 2019
The are lots of things happening this week! Thursday is the big day!!  School...
1st Dec 2019
Our P7s enjoyed an excellent day at Kilkeel High School and were given the opportunity...
29th Nov 2019
Please read the attached letter to find out more about our 'Journey to Santa Challenge'.