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Olderfleet Primary School, Larne, Co. Antrim

1991 – 1992

We started school on Sept. 2nd. There are no changes in teaching staff, but Mrs Arlene Thompson is our new P1 Classroom Assistant.

Students in School – Miss Kelly and Mr McConnell have been in school.

25 Sept Mr McConnell took P5 to see his murals at the Terminal Building. Later the class tried to create its own. P5 was down to look at the murals in the Terminal Building when they heard about the bicycles. We appeared on the UTV news programme at 6 o’clock!

What’s Happening in School in September :

P1 – Structured Play

P2 – Planted bulbs. We hope they will bloom for Christmas

P3 – working on their news items

P6 are making pirate head plaques

8 October Mrs Kirby and Jennifer Liddle went to the launch of the Milk Mini Hockey Championships at the House of Sport.

October 22nd

Captain Benson from the Salvation Army came to Harvest Assembly. We presented hampers of food for distribution to older people in the Larne area.

October 31st

Annual Sponsored Walk in Ballyboley in aid of the Haemotology at R.V.H. Belfast. Conan McIlwrath walked with us. Over £1700 was collected. St. Mary’s joined us.

William Stewart won a prize in the EDCO Mask Competition.

Commentary for the school video was done at the B.B.C.

November 7th

Head of the Town Church Hall

December 11th

Primary Schools’ Carol Service in First Larne

December 16th

P6 & P7 Entertainment at Christmas Tree, Broadway 10.30 -11.30am

P1 – 5 entertained Fold residents.

Catriona Seymour found the only milk star in P1.

Everybody had to help Mr Burns bake his Christmas Cake in Assembly.

Tuesday December 17th

Parties all day! Disco at night – punk theme

Wednesday December 18th

Melvyn Tix and the Strings of the Ulster Orchestra in school.

Thursday December 19th

Carol Service at 1.15pm. Video – “We are the Pupils” at night – showing at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm!

Our neighbours are demolished. The Harbour Garage is all changed.


P7 Trip to Armagh Planetarium

Friday January 10th

The whole school  went to see “Sleeping Beauty” at the Arts Theatre.

Tuesday January 14th

Mervyn Farrell spent all day in school with his Science Roadshow

Thursday January 16th

USPCA Inspector talked to the whole school.

Monday February 3rd

We hosted the R.U.C. Quiz

Tuesday February 11th

Word in Action Theatre Company work on improvisations with P1 – 5.

Friday February 14th

P.A. Supper Dance

Friday February 21st

P6 and P7 joined St Mary’s at Replay Theatre Company’s “Hirin’ Days”

Tuesday February 25th

P2 visited the ice cream factory at Gleno.

Spring Visits

P1 and P2 went to Loughside Farm.

P6 visited Ferris’ Point Lighthouse

Some of the P7s were at the Tidy North launch.

P3 visit Belfast City Airport

Burton Trophy Relay Team – Sinead, Craig, William, Stephen

P6 on a Village Study at Glynn May ’92.

May 92

Ulster American Week

Prof. Bobby Moss came to school to talk about the Emigrants of 275 years ago.

P7 took part in the Saturday parade.

Thursday May 21st

P6 visit to Culzean and Girvan

Sports Day May 26th

The day’s fog disappeared to be replaced by bright sunshine!

Mrs D. Thompson gave out the prizes.

Infants :

Ian Whiteside

Kathryn Farrel & Victoria Craig


Emma Mcilroy

David Shanks

Seniors :

Emma McKay & Jennifer Liddle

Andrew Ayre

Emigrants’ Letter Competition

Denise Roper was overall winner. William Stewart, Jayne Bodles, Melanie Lyle and Sinead McGarel had their work recorded by Radio Moyle.

Rephad School, Stranraer, came on an overnight visit.

June 4th

P7 went to Stranraer. Sea Link sponsored the trip.

June 6th

School Fete

Ready for the start – over £1200 passed hands.

Just a few of the mums and dads who helped : Mr Kirby, Mrs Dunlop, Mr Clarke, Mrs Tweed, Mrs Hastings, Mrs Garret, Mr & Mrs Warwick, Mrs Liddle, Mrs Roper, Mrs Doherty

June 9th

Primary Schools’ Swimming Gala

Certificate winners:

Mark Hood – Breast Stroke – 3rd

Craig Adams – Front Crawl – 3rd

Barry Willis – Back Stroke – 1st

Stephen Brownlees – Back Stroke – 2nd

Emma McKay – Back Stroke – 2nd

Ruth Close – Breast Stroke – 2nd

William Stewart – Breast Stroke – 2nd

Team Relay – 1st

Barry Willis, Craig Adams, Stephen Brownlees, William Stewart

Britain in Bloom Painting Competition

May I firstly thank you for your school’s interest in taking part in the above competition. It is my pleasure to inform you that the recent judging of the local schools has been completed with the following results: –

Up to 7 years of age :

  1. James Mills Millbrook Primary School
  2. Elaine Ferguson – Moyle Primary School
  3. Megan O’Neill – Millbrook Primary School

8 to 10 years of age

  1. Jane Anderson Toreagh Primary School
  2. Emma Shaw Toreagh Primary School
  3. Louis Stan McNight Olderfleet Primary School

11 to 13 years of age

  1. Heather Maybin Toreagh Primary School
  2. Catherine J. McDowell Toreagh Primary School
  3. Jonathan S. Gettinby Olderfleet Primary School

Summer Term Visits and Visitors

June 11th

Hockey tournament

June 12th

Dr Gilheaney from Armagh Planetarium spent all day in school

June 15th

P7 at R.S.P.B. “Rook Show”

June 16th

Mary Salters and Ledcom Representatives presented certificates in assembly

June 18th

Mervyn Farrell from QUB worked with P7 on their flight programme.

June 19th

P.A. Treasure Hunt

June 23rd

P.1 Intake Day

Fun Swimming Gala in Tower Pool. Craig Adams, Greg Liddle, William Stewart, Sinead McGarel, Marry Willis, Stephen Brownlees

June 23rd

P2 to Whitehead

June 24th

P4 & P5 to Museum

June 25th

P7 Parents’ Reception

June 26th

P 4 – 7 to R.U.C. Concert

June 26th

P1 Picnic

Cups and Trophies

Hockey – Jennifer Liddle

Netball – Elaine Kyle

Football – Keith Thompson

Swimming – Claire Thompson

Mrs Haveron Cup – Javier Toregrosa

1991 / 1992 Full Attendance

One Year

Christopher Allen

Stephen Brownlees

Angie Burns

Andrew Ayre

Derek Craig

Claire Thompson

Heather McKee

Jenny Clarke

Katherine Mitchell

Raymond Cheung

Andrew Doherty

Emma McKeown

Laurie Scott

Katherine Dunlop

Rachel Vance

Peter Tweed

Patricia Neill

Lee Stirling

Timothy Ayre

David Tweed

Catherine Hoy

Jonathan Clarke

Emma Parker

Kathryn Farrell

Karen Kelly

Victoria Campbell

Kirstyn Brunker

Katie Wright

Kirsty Neill

Benjamin Mitchell

Mark Torbitt

Aaron Jones

Gillian McRobert

Kyle Adams

Aaron McKee

Catherine Seymour

Tammy Marie Smyth

Gillian McRoberts

Two Years

Robert Crawford

Christopher Kelly

Stephanie Bromley

Colin Hoy

Three Years

Richard Hill

Four Years

Charlene Robinson