A new school year and new staff. Mrs Walker joined us again as a full time teacher. Mrs Stewart came as our new V.P.
Clubs and societies are started. We now have Dance, Football, Swimming, Netball, Hockey, Badminton in the afternoon. Mrs Stewart is starting a choir.
September 8 (Tuesday)
The P.A. held a “get together” for parents. Many came for Punch and Paté and a fund for a new computer was launched.
Our photocopier has arrived.
P7 held a Pets’ Service in Assembly.
Orangefield Orchestra visited our school.
P7 went to the Arts Theatre to see the ‘Think of a Number Road Show’ with Johnny Ball. Ciaran Martin was asked to operate a calculator wearing boxing gloves!
November 14 (Saturday)
Ulster Finals : Minor Swimming Championships
Caroline McKay – Gold, Silver
Fiona Colman – Gold, Bronze
Boys’ Relay – Ryan Alexander, Stuart Montgomery, Brett Butler, Conor McGaughey – Bronze
Football : Moore Cup
Olderfleet wins 7 a side League. We kept the cup for a second year.
This year’s charity was the N.I. Hospice. We collected £1300. Simon Bell and William Martin handed over the cheque.
Tuesday : disco for P 5, 6, 7
Wednesday : P6, P7 went to Broadway to sing Carols.
Morning : P1, P2 party
Afternoon : P3, P4 party
Friday : School Carol Service
Belfast Actors’ Co-op came a presented “Maxwell’s Christmas.”
P.S. We all signed a ‘Good Luck’ card for Mr Burns.
During the Christmas holidays Mr Burns left to spend 7 months on an exchange visit to Canada.
January 1 1988
Welcome to the Morrisons.
Mr Morrison & Shannon – P7
Courtney – P4
Gavin – P2
Dennis the gerbil died.
Our new gerbil has arrived (thanks to A & Fiona McAuley). P7 have decided to call him Kevin Dennis Morrison.
Reception for Bob & Barbara Morrison in First Larne. A very enjoyable night!
5-a-side indoor football competition at Valley Leisure Centre. Olderfleet through to the next round!
New climbing frame for P.E. fitted 28 June 1988.
Successful outing for O.P.S. Choir. Second place in hymn singing; third in under 12 class,
Parents’ Association. Guest speakers Bob & Barbara Morrison. Excellent attendance despite gale force winds! More funds towards new computer!
February 24 (Wednesday)
Olderfleet Parents’ Association held a jumble sale in Town Hall. Well over £100 raised!
P4 –P7 took part in a Drama Workshop conducted by the Word and Action Group from Dorset.
February / March
3 P7 boys on trial for East Antrim team: Adrian Allen, James McIlroy, Ciaran Martin.
James & Ciaran selected.
R.U.C. Top of the Form Quiz. Rachel Murray represented P6, Simon Scott P7. Well done both team members.
Football : 5-a-side Indoor Competition.
Olderfleet were runners-up. St Joseph’s 2 Olderfleet 1
Well done Adrian Allen, James McIlroy, Gareth McKinley, Simon Scott, Edward Adams, Ciaran Martin
A new look for Olderfleet Primary School.
P7, P6, P3, the corridor and foyer all newly painted. A new blue floor for the foyer and corridor and matching blue paintwork. Fresh and clean for spring!
The Easter holidays have arrived. James and Ciaran are off to Jordanstown for the Northern Ireland Inter-District Football Tournament – Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st March.
The Morrisons are off to Scotland and Mr Burns to New York City.
April – A New Term
It’s a Knockout with a Canadian flavour!
April 19 (Tuesday)
East Antrim Schools Hockey Tournament
Olderfleet – 4 no score draws.
Carrickfergus Musical Festival
Entries in Bible Reading, recorder, solo singing choir classes and solo and chorus groups.
P2 outing to Whitehead by train. A good day was had by all.
P 6 & P7 went on a day trip to Ayr and returned worn out but happy!
P1, 2 & 3 off to Greenmount for the day.
A new bird table has arrived.
May 28 (Saturday)
All the fun of the fair! £1100 raised in one day!
May 31 (Tuesday)
P2 went to Larne Further Education College for a special P.E. session.
P4 & P5 visit to Greenmount.
£23.65 raised for Telethon.
Visit from The West Midlands Theatre Company.
“The Kings of Copenhagen” based on the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
It was an excellent performance!
June 21 (Tuesday)
Olderfleet Sports’ Day
Infant : Andrew Ayre, Suzanne Liddle / Debbie Hanna
Junior : David Withers, Emma Withers
Senior : Edward Adams / James McIlroy, Claire Sittlington
Larne Further Education College Inter School Sports
Winner : James McIlroy – Silver Trophy
June 21 (Tuesday) Evening
Fun Gala at Tower Pool.
Winning Team Olderfleet
Award : A large shield to be held for one year.
More hockey news! 3rd tournament
[Larne Ladies’ Hockey Club]
Olderfleet played 3 maches : drew 1, won 2. Played Linn P.S. in the semi finals, narrowly beaten by one goal.
Hockey team & reserves : Kelly Kerr, Caroline McKay, Shannon Morrison, Catherine Shanks, Ashley Houston, Gillian Barr, Patricia Blair, Maeve Blair, Amanda Roper.
June 22 (Wednesday)
P7 Night for parents and the Morrisons.
P7 entertained everyone to a programme of music and plays.
Group Recorder : Andulko & Compnay for Clementine.
Solo & Chorus : The Gipsy Rover
Play : Spellbound
Song : Blarney acc. Shannon Morrison
Play : Con’s Bar
Choir : Far Round the World & The Frog
Solo & Chorus : Land of the Silver Birch
Play : Rodney’s Retreat
A supper of turkey and ham with salad accompaniments followed by a delicious array of sweets was enjoyed by all.
Kelly Kerr presented Mrs Carlisle with a flower arrangement in appreciation of her musical services during the year.
Zoey presented Shannon with a book about Ireland from P7.
On behalf of the choir Melanie presented Barbara Morrison with a copy of “Junior Mission Praise.”
Nelson presented Mr. Morrison with a Tyrone cut glass Dalriada vase.
P1 Raymond Cheung – 1 year
P2 Emma McKay – 1 year
P3 Jennifer Hart – 3 years
P3 William Stewart – 1 year
P5 Andrew Robinson – 5 years
P5 Ashley Moody – 2 years
P5 Julie Hart – 3 years
P6 Ryan Alexander – 1 year
P6 Claire Sittlington – 1 year
P7 Colin Gregg – 1 year
P7 Zoe McDowell – 1 year
P7 Patricia Blair – 2 years
P7 Scott Walker – 1 year
P7 Gillian Barr – 2 years
P7 Caroline McKay – 2 years