St Colum’s PTA Newsletter - March Update

Spring into Summer

Time is marching on, and the longer evenings are here already, with rumours that we might even get to see the sun quite soon. The school is enjoying another great year with lots of things on as we head into Summer. 

Colours Fashion Show Update
Thanks to you, we raised £2200!


A big thanks to everyone who attended and supported the evening at the Royal Court. 177 people came on the evening, raising a whopping £2,200 for PTA funds. We have now raised over £6,000 for the year, a fantastic effort.

Quiz Night

At Johnson’s Bar in Coleraine on Friday 13th April at 8.30pm.  Come along for a fun night and test your general and trivia knowledge. 
£3 per person, teams of three or more. Refeshments, raffle and prizes

Mental Health Workshop

Tuesday 17th April, 7pm - 9.30pm (at the very latest)
Venue: St. Colum's Primary School
Target Audience: All Key Adults in young people's lives

The school has been successful in securing a workshop for adults on topic of Mental Health among 8 - 25 year olds. This initiative, supported by the Department of Education, will provide you with information, support and signposting to Mental Health Support Services for our young people. It is specifically aimed at supporting parents and all the key adults in our young people's lives. The workshop aims to increase all our skills, helping us to develop resilient cultures / environment and addressing the issues that impact on mental health.

The staff have already completed their training and found it to be informative and relevant. Our P5, P6 and P7 children will all participate in workshops on 16th April. The workshop is open to the public and everyone is welcome. We would ask you to let anyone who you think would be interested know about the event and encourage them to attend.

Sacramental Dates

 P7 Confirmation Tuesday 1st May 5.00pm, Star of the Sea

 P4 First Holy Communion Sunday 3rd June 12.30pm, Star of the Sea

James Hislop Photography will be on hand for both days. More details to follow. If anyone can help serve refreshments on either of the 2 days please get in touch with a member of the PTA or email 

Easter Holidays

The school will be closed from Wednesday 28th March - Friday 6th April inclusive.

Breakfast Club and After Schools club

There are still spaces available for kids. If you are interested in signing up for either or both of these please contact Caroline in Reception or check out the school’s website.

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Thanks again for all your help and support for the 2017/18 term.

St. Colum’s PTA

St. Colum's PTA Committee:
Stephen Wilson (Chair), Olivia McLaughlin (Treasurer), Leisa Duffy (Secretary), Mark Donaghy (PR & Communications), Brian Shaw (School Representative), Mrs McCullagh (Principal), Nial McSorley (Member), Angela Cassidy (Member), Donna McCandless (Member).

St. Colum’s Parent Teacher Association registered charity number NIC102635. 
Registered address: St. Colum’s Primary School, Lever Road, Portstewart, BT55 7QT.

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