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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, 20th June 2019
P7 Leavers Assembly and School Prize Giving at 10am. (All P7 parents welcome.)
Last day of term for P7.
Nursery to Mount Panther
Friday, 21st June 2019
Induction day at Kilkeel HS for all new Year 8 pupils .
P1 and P2 Beach Trip (Please see the note sent home with your child for further details. )
Nursery to Mount Panther
P6 Open day at Shimna College
Tuesday, 25th June 2019
Shared Education Celebration Day at NPS at 10am. All P3-6 parents welcome.
Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Mr Davidson's leaving assembly at 11am (All parents welcome!)

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

18th Jun 2019
P7 had a great day out to We Are Vertigo followed by McDonalds
14th Jun 2019
What a great evening we all had at our annual ‘Party in the Park.’ The...
12th Jun 2019
On Tuesday 11th June, the school football team travelled to Dromara Primary to take...
11th Jun 2019
Have a look at some of the things Primary Four have been up to in the past week!
10th Jun 2019
The P3 class have been learning about mini beasts. To finish off this topic we went...
7th Jun 2019
The P3 children had to make a percussion instrument to bring into school. Thank you...