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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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Parent Internet Talk

Parent Internet Safety Talk

We will be holding a talk for parents about internet safety this year.  Please indicate your preferred session below, before we make arrangements for this. Thank you. 

(The school will provide supervision for our nursery and primary school pupils during the session.)

Afternoon Session
Evening Session


Do you feel like you need help or support as a parent?

Parentline NI is a confidential service, for contact, service delivery and reporting purposes we collect minimum personal information.

Parentline is operated by qualified and trained counsellors.


School Calendar

Tuesday, 18th February 2020
School closed
Wednesday, 19th February 2020
School Development Day (Pupils need not attend.)
Thursday, 20th February 2020
Welcome back Mr Brown!
P6/7 Library visit
Friday, 21st February 2020
P2 Visit to Dundrum Castle (Leaving School at 9.45am. See note for more details. )

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

12th Feb 2020
P2 have been learning about Castles and Knights. To finish this topic off, the children...
11th Feb 2020
All the children from Nursery to P7 participated in activities to celebrate ‘Safer...
7th Feb 2020
These will take place in the school hall on Monday 10th February 2020 from 1.30pm...
6th Feb 2020
From nursery to primary 7, we celebrated maths, with a special maths day. All...
24th Jan 2020
The P3 have been discussing the importance of kindness. We were thinking about how...