Welcome to our website... 
 
We hope that you enjoy your visit and that browsing our pages will give you a flavour of what makes Carntall such a vibrant and innovative School and a place where 'Children Come First'. 
 
Situated in the heart of the Clogher Valley our picturesque setting and family centred ethos, provide an excellent environment for primary education. 
 
As a school, we strive to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Carntall family as well as providing them with a highly-engaging educational experience, in a safe and nurturing environment.  
 
At Carntall, we also enjoy a strong partnership between home, school and the local community and actively encourage positive relationships and interaction at all levels within our school.  
 
If you would like to know more about our school or would like to arrange a visit, please get in touch. We always welcome visits from existing, returning and prospective parents, enabling you to experience 'first hand' our caring ethos and child centred approach to education. 
 
R Clarke 
Principal 
Education and Training Inspectorate Report  
September 2013 
 
“In the areas inspected the quality of education provided by Carntall Primary School is very good." 
 
Latest News! 
FAMILY FUN NIGHT 
With everything from a BBQ to Bouncy Castles, Penaly Kicks to Pony Rides, Alpacas to Face Painting and Candy Floss to Lucky Dip, it's sure to be a night of fun for everyone! 
(£5 Adults, £2 Children and Under 2's are free-Tickets available from the school office or payable at the gate on the night!) 
Congratulations to P7 pupil Sian Morris who was awarded a second place at Balmoral Show for her fabulous 'Miniature Garden' design. 

More Netball and Football Success 

A massive WELL DONE done the school Netball team for winning their two tournaments in Dungannon on Wednesday 20th April and in Fivemiletown on Thursday 21st April! 
 
Not to be outdone, the school football team also recorded an excellent second place at their tournament in Fivemiletown College on Thursday 21st April, Congratulations boys. 

'Royal Parade' at Carntall 

The children at Carntall celebrated the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 21st April with a Royal dress theme and parade competition, organised by the School Council. Here are some of the snapshots from the celebration. Well done to the competition winners and all who took part.  
If you're reading this, Your Royal Highness, happy birthday!! 
 

Carntall Primary School 
at the 2016 Belfast Marathon 

Staff, parents and friends of Carntall are gearing up for the 'Team Relay' and '8 Mile Walk' events at the Belfast Marathon on Monday 2nd May to raise money for Cancer Research UK and school funds. Sponsorship is currently active and we would be grateful for anything you wish to give towards these causes. 
 
During the lead up to the marathon, the pupils of Carntall will be taking part in special activities during a Fun and Fitness week Mon 25th - Friday 29th April. 
 
Step into Spring with a spring in your step!  

ACTION CANCER-HEALTHY HEROES 

Our pupils participated in the Action Cancer-Healthy Heroes workshops on 4 & 12 April 2016. What an excellent opportunity to promote health and wellbeing in a fun and practical way! 
Education Minister Visits Carntall PS 
This week, the staff and pupils of Carntall PS had the privilege of First Minister, Arlene Foster and party colleague and Minister for Social Development Lord Morrow visiting their school. 
Greeted with a presentation of flowers, the distinguished guests enjoyed a tour of the school and conversed with the pupils, giving them a real flavour of what makes Carntall such a vibrant and innovative School and a place where ‘Children Come First’. 
Speaking following the visit, the First Minister said “It was lovely to meet the staff and pupils of Carntall Primary School. The enthusiasm shown by all was a real testament to the spirit of the school. It was a pleasure to see the school and all the hard work that goes into making it not just a school, but a community. I wish each pupil every success with the future career paths they take and I look forward to seeing Carntall continuing to grow as a special part of this quiet rural area”. 
School Principal, Mr Roger Clarke expressed his delight at the First Minister and Parliamentary guests visiting Carntall PS, “We are extremely proud of our school and were thrilled by our guests’ enthusiasm for what they had seen and their interaction with the pupils and staff alike”.“As a School, we strive to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Carntall family as well as providing them with a highly-engaging educational experience.” “It was an absolute pleasure to share that experience with our guests today and to give the children, staff and wider school community, a wonderful day to remember”. 
Carntall Chickens 
In Carntall, we value the importance of giving our children a voice. That's why we have helped our School Council to fulfill the children's dream of having their own flock of chickens. Not only will the chickens provide hands on opportunities for learning, they will also support our Eco ethos by reducing organic and food waste and will enable the children to become junior entrepreneurs by developing their own mini business! A huge thank-you to Mr & Mrs Harvey Keys, Mr & Mrs Winston McKeown and Mr & Mrs Stephen Robinson for sponsoring and organising this venture and making the children's dream come true!  
Considering sending your child  
to Carntall? 
 
Information for Potential Parents below: 
Click on the image above to access a digital copy of our school Prospectus for 2015-16 
Eco Success at the Mid-Ulster Council's 'Eco-Speak' Public Speaking Competition!  
We are extrememly proud of P7 pupil, Arianne Ferran who represented Carntall at the Mid Ulster Council's 'Eco-Speak' public speaking competition. With over 40 schools entered, reaching the final is a huge accolade for Arianne and our school! 
Carntall boys play the Kingspan Stadium 
Congratulations to our P7 boys who got to play at the Kingspan Stadium at half-time, during the match between Ulster and Zebre! 
Internet Safety Day 
On Wednesday 24 February, PSNI Community Liaison Officer Sue Wright, visited Carntall to deliver a series of workshops designed to promote 'online safety'. She visited each of the classrooms and worked with all of the children in turn. 
RSPB visit to launch our participation in the 2016 'Big School's Bird Watch' 
Today we had a visit from the RSPB's Senior Conservation Officer and past pupil, Claire Barnett. Claire led a very exciting workshop with our P6&7 pupils, helping to launch our participation in the 2016 'Big School's Bird Watch'. During the workshop, we spotted a diverse range of birds in our 'species rich' school grounds and were especially delighted to spot the little blue tits beginning to make their nests in some of our bird boxes. 
Fun in the Snow! 
January 2016 marked the arrival of our first fall of snow.  
Good fun was had by all! 
 
Christmas is a Time for Giving! 
This year, instead of buying staff Christmas presents, our school community decided to give a gift towards Alice Gervais' planned missionary work in Uganda.  
Thanks to everyone's outstanding generousity, a total of £505 was raised. 
 
To the Parents of Carntall, 
I would like to give a big thank you to all the parents of the students at Carntall for their very kind donation. This money is very much appreciated and will be a great help going toward my Mission trip to Uganda. I thank God for all that he is providing for me and this big opportunity that he has given me. I hope to make a difference in the lives of the children out there, along with all the others in the Abaana team and be part of the change they need, to have a better future. Once again thank you all very much. I would like to wish you all a happy and productive new year. 
God bless, 
Alice 
 
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 

Luxury Christmas Hamper! 

Congratulations to Mrs Valerie Crawford, winner of the PTA's Luxury Christmas Hamper. 

P1-P4 Christmas Performance 

Well done to all the pupils and staff involved in our Christmas performance 'The Stars come out for Christmas.' We enjoyed the company of the children and staff from Clogher Valley Playgroup and Fivemiletown Nursery on Tuesday morning and then parents and visitors to school on Wednesday morning. Check out the photo gallery by clicking here. 
Our first ever Open Night was a huge success. Thank you to all of the pupils, staff and members of the PTA who helped make it such a wonderful event. 
If you missed our Open Night and would like to visit our school, please get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you! 
 

Christmas Dinner 

All pupils and staff enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner on Thursday 10th December. It came complete with crackers, festive music and plenty of smiles! Our thanks goes to Helen and Stephanie in the kitchen for their tremendous effort and great skill in preparing our delicious food. Click here to see more. 
Netball and Football Success 
Well done to our school football and netball teams who were both victorious in most of their matches at the tournaments in Fivemiletown College on Thursday 22nd October. The occasion was a special one as it was the first time our new school netball and football kits were worn at a competition. We all wore them proudly and enjoyed our day very much! 
Carntall Primary School Netball Team 
 
 
Carntall Primary School Football Team 

Sharing our 'Harvest Thankgivings' with the Community 
 
On Tuesday 13 September, our school celebrated harvest with a whole school assembly. Our school was beautifully decorated with lots of harvest gifts including fruit, vegetables and flowers. 
After our assembly, P5-7 visited both St. Macartan's Care Home and the Day Centre to perform for the residents and to distribute the gifts that had been brought into school. 
Everyone had a wonderful time and we would like to thank parents and the wider school community for their kind donations. 
 
Check out the 'Harvest Thanksgivings' gallery 
 
 

Back To School 
 
We are very excited to be back at school and are really looking forward to the year ahead. 
 
Just look how our wildflower garden has grown! 
 
Pupils of the Week 
Pupils of the Month 
"We enjoyed visiting the library over the summer." 
PLEASE NOTE 
School meals are now £2.50 per day 
Week Beginning 
Summer Holidays 
 
Carntall's Summer Scheme will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 18 July-12 August 2016 (excluding Wednesday 27 July in support of Clogher Valley Show) 
Carntall Presbyterian's CEF Holiday Bible club will also be held in Carntall this year! This will run from 8-12 August from 2:00-3:30pm, enabling children attending our summer scheme to stay on and enjoy the holiday bible club fun. 
Incubation Station! 
Not only are we counting down to summe, we are also very excited about having our very own chicks hatch out of the eggs! 
Fitness for Fun 
From the 25-29 April we enjoyed a full week of health promoting games and activities, including a whole school walk around Knockmany Forest Park. 
Sally Moore's 'Tots' Time' will be coming to Carntall on the first Wednesday of every month 
10:00-11:30am  
Open to all members of the local community...please spread the word and come along for a great morning of fun! 
 
Next Date: Wed 1st June 2016 
STEM Partnership 2015/16 
In order to enhance the children's learning experiences within the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), we partnered up with Fivemiletown PS, St. Mary's PS, Fivemiletown and Fivemiletown College to deliver a fun packed project based on 'Town and Country Planning'. 
The children designed and made model buildings and added electricity using conductive paint. We brought our designs together to create our own model farm! 

School Premises 

If you are running an event and need a venue, why not consider using our school as a venue! 

Staff Wellbeing 
In Carntall, we take the health and well being of our staff very seriously. We enjoyed a health promoting workshop, with two other local Primary Schools facilitated by Dr. Jonathan Donnelly.  

Active Learning in P7 
The children in P7 have been using their literacy skills to read instructions, their numeracy skills to measure ingredients and their appetites to enjoy the end result!  

Crazy Hair Day! 
The pupils of Carntall showed off a collection of many wacky and vibrant hairstyles, as we celebrated 'Crazy Hair Day', a fundraiser organised by our School Council. Well done to all who took part. Click here to see more hilarious hairdos! 

Equestrian News 
We are very proud to have our school represented in the NI school's equestrian league, by two of our talented riders, Zara Keys (P7) and Ava Stubbs (P5). 
Both girls have had a fabulous time and we are very proud of their achievements! 
Football Skills Coaching 
Mr Alan Nixon led P3 and P4 in a special coaching session to work on movement and ball skills. He shared the important message of the Gospel with us too! Click here to see a gallery of us in action!  
Maths Week Ireland 
To celebrate 'Maths Week Ireland' each class took part in various activities all week, focusing on identifying and using maths in the world around us as well as developing mathematical skills across the curriculum.  
Take a look at the 'Maths Week Ireland' gallery. 
Past pupil John Trimble told us all about the work he had done in Uganda during Assembly on Wednesday 16th September 2015. 
Being Creative Outdoors 
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