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Newcastle Primary School 17A Shimna Road, Newcastle
Remember... Newcastle PS & Nursery Unit is a NUT and DOG free zone.  Everyone please remember not to ride your bike or scooter in the playground before or after school - we don't want any accidents! PLEASE NOTE: absence notes are available to download and print from the 'Additional Documents' page. Alternatively please ask for one at the school office as and when required.  
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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

Monday, 17th December 2018
P3 Shared Education to St Joseph's PS (Leaving school at 8.50am and returning in time for lunch.)
Carol singing at Barden Cottage, 11am
Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Christmas songs and rhymes in Nursery. (11am and 2.30pm)
Thursday, 20th December 2018
Last day of term for both Nursery classes
Carol singing at Tesco, Newcastle, 11am
Friday, 21st December 2018
School closes 12 noon (Non uniform sparkle day)
Get your Sparkle on!! NSPCC (Wear something sparkly/Christmas jumper! Please donate £1 to NSPCC )
Saturday, 22nd December 2018
PTA Tesco Bag Pack

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 3rd December and finishes on Friday 14th 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

14th Dec 2018
On Friday 14th December the choir visited Slieve Dhu to sing some carols and Christmas...
14th Dec 2018
Please find attached a timeline to help with the digital admissions process...
6th Dec 2018
We all had a great afternoon enjoying Christmas dinner at NPS on Thursday 6th November....
5th Dec 2018
As previously stated, admissions to Nursery and P1 for September 2019 will be different from...
5th Dec 2018
What a brilliant night at the PTA Christmas Fair!  There were lots of games...
5th Dec 2018
Our school Carol Service will be on Thursday 13th December at 10am and 6.30pm. ...