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Musical Pathways Performance by P5, 6 and 7
Pupils in Primary 5, 6 and 7 have been learning how to read notes and play music using various different instruments. The children put on an end of year performance using recorders, saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and trombones. The 'orchestra' of pupils performed in front of the rest of the school and parents. Well done to all pupils, you are amazing and put on a spectacular performance!
Barack Obama supports Integrated Education
US President Barack Obama has reiterated his support for integrated education on his visit to the UK. On Saturday (23 April 2016) Mr Obama addressed a gathering in Westminster of young people from all parts of the UK. He described integrated education as “one of the most encouraging developments in Northern Ireland”.
The President was responding to a question from Cliona McCarney from Belfast who asked how his successor might continue to support the peace process in Northern Ireland. Mr Obama described it as a “story of perseverance” and said “folks are working these issues through”.
He added: “One of the things that you’ve seen in Northern Ireland that’s most important is the very simple act of recognising the humanity of those on the other side of the argument. Having empathy and a sense of connection with people who are not like you. The forces that lead to the most violence and the most injustice typically spring out of people saying ‘I want to feel important by dividing the world into us and them…And fighting that mentality and that impulse requires us to begin very young with our kids.
“One of the most encouraging things in Northern Ireland is children starting to go to school together and having a sense that we’re all in this together, as opposed to it’s us against them.”
Portadown Integrated Nursery and Primary School is awarded the ECO Schools Green Flag Award again. Well done everyone.
SAFER INTERNET DAY
Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day. Portadown Integrated will be completing activities over the week, raising awareness of how children need to be safe on the internet and the dangers that the Internet can bring. For more information on Safer Internet Use, click on the link below.
Be Happy, Be Yourself, Belong
Portadown Integrated Nursery and Primary holder of the prestigious Excellence in Integrated Education Award
Article 3; The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
At Portadown Integrated Nursery and Primary School children learn about rights through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We believe that by understanding their own rights children learn to appreciate and uphold the rights of others. Children are taught to understand that with rights come responsibilities.
Our playground and Classroom Charters are used to guide the schools vision and helps us to think about the Rights and Responsibilities we all have in our community.
Children and adults work together to recognise and act upon the rights of the child with respect to the school, the local community and the wider world.
At Portadown Integrated Nursery and Primary School we encourage the children to actively participate in their own learning and to be a part of the school decision making process. School Council representatives from each class meet together to discuss, negotiate and make decisions that will affect the whole school.
This year PIPS are celebrating their 25th anniversary! In October the pupils and staff had great fun participating in this activity below. We would like to express a special word of thanks for the Fire Brigade for making this event possible...THANK YOU!
Communities in Dialogue
Portadown Integrated Nursery and Primary School is a Rights Respecting School. Recently we held a very important occasion, inviting people from the community into our school to discuss and learn about the integration within the local community.
Rights Respecting Boards
Family Support NI Website