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We were delighted to attend Stormont to receive a special award for high standards in Pastoral care. Like many schools, we recognise the vital link between wellbeing and learning and each member of staff work alongside parents to meet the needs of every child.  To be recognised is humbling and deeply appreciated by the whole school community. 


First days of School 2016-17

Last Updated: 30th November 2016
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Check out our new prospectus on the Admissions Page! Thanks to the Jude at Cool For School Creative! 

OPEN DAY - Wednesday 14th December 2016

Interested in a place at Phoenix Integrated Primary for Year 1 or Nursery? If so come along to our Open Day on 14th December 2016. If you can't make it please contact the school from Monday 5th December to arrange to pick up a pack! Please click on our admissions page for more information and downloads. 


The Parents' Council and staff of the school organised first Craft fair hosted in the school. It was a great night with a huge turnout. Thank you to all those from the school and wider community who attended. 

Anti-Bullying Week!

All classes took part in a range of activities and workshops to showcase the work we do to promote an end to bullying! 

Every little helps - Macmillan Coffee Morning

The whole school community came together to support "We are Macmillan Cancer Support" - we  held a successful coffee morning and go dotty/stripy day for the kids. We raised a fabulous £500 and look forward to presenting them with a cheque! Thank  you to everyone who helped and supported the event. 

SOFT PROJECT - 'Supporting our Families Together'

This year we are working alongside Speedwell Trust, Cookstown Schools and partner organisations to develop a way of working with parents and families to support their children. This is a 5 year Big Lottery funded project. The project will be based in Coolnafrankey house, with lots of interesting events and activities. 


Year 7 pupils joined over 3,500 pupils at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn to celebrate International Day of Peace. Our school wrote their own Peace Pledge and this was engraved into a leaf which now hangs on the Peace Tree exhibit at the Centre. Later that evening they attended Peace Day event at the Burnavon, Cookstown where they read out their personal peace poems. We hope this will become a regular event as it was an opportunity to give our children and young people a voice. 

Cookstown Continental Market

Year 7 visited the Continental market and had the opportunity to talk to the stall holders about their produce. They also got to taste a lot of the yummy food. 

Phoenix Community School Fair Success

We held our first community school fair in June and it was a great success. Well done to all the staff, pupils, parents and local community who made it such a fun night. The Parents' Council were pleased to announce they raised approximately £2000 which will go towards school funds. Well done.

Fresh Start Funding for Integrated and Shared Education

Phoenix IPNS had a few special visitors for the announcement of funding into shared and integrated education. Phoenix will be in the first phase of schools chosen for a new build. The future is bright. 

Y6 meet Children's Laureate at the Burnavon Theatre

Over 170 children visited the Burnavon Theatre to meet author Chris Riddell. The event was organised by the reading charity BookTrust, with funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland, took place as part of Mid Ulster District Council’s Seamus Heaney Education Programme in advance of the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace opening in September 2016.

Y6/7 Residential Trip to Edinburgh

Great excitement for a group of Y6/7 pupils as they visited Edinburgh for a their residential trip. They found out lots about this beautiful city and had lots of fun. Please see photos on Facebook. 

Big Bang Activity day at Cookstown High School

Great fun at Cookstown High School with our Shared Education partners! Exploring STEM in a fun way and inspiring a generation of children to be curious about Science, Technology , Engineering and Mathematics! #STEM

Y5 visit Baronscourt for Pushkin Day

Children in year 5 had a busy day at Baronscourt. As part of the project theme "The fire within" they worked on a range of activities to bring the theme to life. They thoroughly enjoyed this creative experience. 

The Gruffalo visits Nursery to celebrate 1st Birthday

Nursery Children were excited to welcome the Gruffalo to school to help celebrate the Nursery's first birthday! This was part of the "Big Lunch" Inititiative to encourage communities together! We are holding our official big lunch in June!

Official Opening of Nursery and Extension 

We welcomed Minister for Education John O'Dowd and special visitors to school to officially open the Nursery and School Extension. 

Safer Internet Day 2016 #SID2016

Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on internet safety with a range of different activities in school. How can we play our part in making a better internet for us all! Click on the icon to the left for lots of ideas and video content to support you at home!

Phoenix IPS hosts ICT to Inspire Training with Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild

Phoenix welcomed 50 teachers from 35 schools across NI for an inspirational day of training with Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild. Tim was visiting NI as guest speaker at the ICT to Inspire conference and stayed on to host the training. They took the teachers through a range of exciting technology resources to inspire creativity in the classroom! 

 Phoenix Pupils take part in #Hourofcode

Remember Pupils in Year 1-7 participated in the hour of code to promote computer science throughout the school. An early approach to computer coding can help develop a range of skills including problem solving, managing information and thinking creatively. Click on the icon to the left to find out more information on how you can get involved at home!

Phoenix IPS hosts Early Years/Foundation Stage training  

We welcomed 30 teachers and Classroom Assistants from Integrated Schools to participate in training for Nursery and Foundation Stage staff. This is part of an ongoing phase of development to promote learning in the early years. With the opening of our new Nursery Unit we want to ensure that we provide the best possible experience for children, including a focus on tranisiton into main school. Clustering with other schools is a great way to do this as you create opportunities for staff to share their practice.

Phoenix IPS hosts Code Week EU for local schools  

Phoenix pupils participated in Computer Coding event #CodeweekEU. Pupils from local schools came along during the school day to particiapte in a Hackathon. The event was supported by AMMA and gave pupils the opportunity to experience a range of technology/coding activities such as minecraftedu, raspberry pi, occulus rift, drones and 3D printing! After school we hosted a Teacher workshop with over 25 teachers from local schools attending. Industry experts from ORACLE and Microsoft spoke to teachers about the benefits of introducing children to code in the primary Years.

Meet the Teacher workshop

Wednesday 9th September. Please see weekly note for information and times.

 Free School Meals

Remember you need to reapply for free school meals on a yearly basis. If you haven't already applied, contact the school office if you need an application form.School Meals can prove expensive, especially if you have more than one child. If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria please check out the Education Support Website by clicking on the school meals picture. There is also information about uniform support.
School Attendance Matters - A Parent's Guide
Please check out the Department of Education Leaflet for parents. Advice and information in relation to School Attendance. A very informative and useful document.Click on the icon to the left to access the leaflet. If you need any support or have any questions in relation to your child's attendance please contact the school.
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