1987 – 1988

September 1

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.

October 1

P7 held a Pets’ Service in Assembly.

October 1

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.

Sponsored Walk

This year’s charity was the N.I. Hospice. We collected £1300. Simon Bell and William Martin handed over the cheque.

Christmas 1987

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

January 4

Dennis the gerbil died.

January 15

Our new gerbil has arrived (thanks to A & Fiona McAuley). P7 have decided to call him Kevin Dennis Morrison.

January 8

Reception for Bob & Barbara Morrison in First Larne. A very enjoyable night!

January 28

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,

February 9

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!

February 24 (Wednesday)

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.

May 10

P2 outing to Whitehead by train. A good day was had by all.

May 17

P 6 & P7 went on a day trip to Ayr and returned worn out but happy!

May 26

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.

June 2

P4 & P5 visit to Greenmount.

June 4

£23.65 raised for Telethon.

June 9

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.

Full attendance

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