On Monday 13th some of the Key Stage 2 pupils took part in a cooking demonstartion with Mrs Mitchell from Livestock and Meat Commission. She showed them all how to make a very tasty beef pasta dish. They all rated it as amazing!
Sports Day 2022
Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day at Groggan
Our Primary 3 Rugby Star!
Lewis the Karting Champion! Winner of the Keltic Cup and Plate in the Bambino class with the Ulser Karting Club. First place in the Ulster Championship, Bambino Class.
What a star - third at Balmoral Show, doesn't our Primary 3 Star look dapper?
This P5 star took part in the School Show Jumping at the RDA in Coleraine taking 1st place in the Schools 50cm class. We are so very proud of her!
We just couldn't leave out this week's P1, P2 Antrim Playball stars. Great work you two!
Primary 1 were delighted to receive their @BookTrustNI packs - lots of happy faces!
This month's Mathletics winner - well done!
Well done to this P7 star who achieved Grade 4 on the piano.
Brilliant fun today at Coding Club, we were programming the robots!
Recent Hot Chocolate Award winners, a special treat today!
Anti-Bullying Week - One Kind Word
P4 talked about Remembrance Day and her significance of poppies. You can see from their faces, they are all very pleased with their poppy artwork!
P2/3 took part in the Ulster Museum, 'Museum on the Move', with the fantastic Nigel. The children loved the 'Fur and Feathers' session and getting to see the animals.
Student of the Week Award winners for 2nd and 9th October. Jake and Leo are missing.
Hot Chocolate Award winners for September - smiles all round!
Well done to our first Word Millionaire of the year!
A briliant start to the year with the first of our Lexia certificate winners!
Great work everyone!
We had a very exciting morning, our Primary 1,2 and 3 pupils came back to school. As you can see from all the smiles, I think they were glad to be back!
Today was a first at Groggan. Robbie Meredith from the BBC came to school to interview two of our Primary 3 pupils and Mr R about the children returning to school today. You can watch tonight after the main BBC news. The children and Mr R did us proud. Thank you to Mr Crawford for taking photos for us.
Primary 6 created this super video to share with all of the pupils in their Class Bubbles to explain to them all about Remembrance Day.
Success at Gymnastics!
Vocabulary Day photos continued.
Our Open Day Video
Open Day - Friday 6th January 2020 at 1:30p.m. Please spread the word, everyone is warmly invited.
Farm Safety Assembly- P1-4 had a brilliant assembly this morning all about staying safe on the farm. There were lots of dangers we didn't even know about!!
These Groggan Stars received some awards in assembly this morning for being Pupil of the Week! Well done to each of you!!
We all had a brilliant time in Coding Club today with Chris. We learnt how to code our Sphero and give different instructions using the app on the iPads.
These children have been working very hard on their Lexia, I'm so pleased that they have completed their next level! They received their certificate in assembly this morning.
Well done to all these children who received Pupil of the Week in assembly today. Very impressive!!
Well done to these two children who received Golden Behaviour certificates today, setting a great example to others.
We had our first session of Coding Club with Chris for P1-3. We used the app Tynker, it was so much fun! We were taught how to add backgrounds, characters and get them to move on the screen. We can't wait for next week!!
Thank you to the RNLI who came in to speak to P3-5 this afternoon about beach safety. We learnt all about where to swim and surf safely. We now know what flags to look out for and what lifeguards wear so we can spot them next time we are on the beach.
Well done to our most recent Hot Chocolate Award winners for great manners, a super work ethic and great behaviour.
So very proud of our Primary 5 pupils who worked so hard over the past few weeks with Helen and Beverley our two amazing artists. The children produced Art work relating to their environment as part of the 'Live Here, Love Here' funded project. We are very graeful to both of the artisits for their vision and enthusiasm, and to Antrim and Newtownabbey Council for the opportunity. Thanks also goes to Amanda who organised everything so well.
Highly Commended at Ballymena Festival - well done Connie!
Half Term Party!
Award Winners 25th January 2019
Primary 6 are learning all about special numbers - they loved investigating Square Numbers yesterday. Of course writing on the desk is always a highlight!
Charity Committee gave out prizes today for their Design a Christmas Bauble competition. There was a prize for each class, well done to everyone who participated! All of the money raised will go to NI Children's Hospice along with money from the Movie Duvet Day on Friday.
Inter schools Show Jumping Final at the Meadows, Lurgan- Holly represented Groggan at the final on Saturday with her pony Spring Lane Fire Cracker. Unfortunately there were no prizes this time round, but she did brilliantly and we are so proud of her!!
Well done to this P7 star who cleaned up at the Honda Cadet Awards night at the weekend, where he received awards for points for a great season in the Ulster Go Karting where he races at Bishipscourt, Kirkiston, Nutts Corner and White River in Dundalk.
STEM CLUB- this week we were testing our Bee-Bot mazes that we designed in small groups. It was a lot trickier than we thought it might be!! This was our last week of clubs before our Christmas holidays.
P7 Treat Day- best day ever apparently! So proud of this bunch and their excellent behaviour today. Thank you to Miss K and Mrs McK for accompanying them today.
Do you know what happiness looks like? Our Primary 7 pupils are off on their well earned Treat Day. They have a day of fun, relaxation and food ahead of them! So well deserved!
Primary 5 singing with Mrs Wilson at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Randalstown.
Primary 4 singing at the launch of the NI Hospice Jingle all the Way campaign.
STEM CLUB- this week is the first part for our Coding Week activity. In small groups we designed our own themed BeeBot maze for another group to complete next time. We had a farm, colourful, rainbow and city theme. We tried to use lots of obstacles to make it a bit more difficult.
Have a look at our egg zip line, all the children worked really hard on this. More information below.
STEM CLUB- in Stem Club this week we were doing an egg zip line! Children in groups had to design a way of getting the egg safely to the end of the line with only a food bag, a spool, sellotape, a piece of string and 2 straws. They all worked well together this week, all managing to transport their egg safely. The winners were chosen on skill of design. Well done everyone!!
STEM Club- this week, the children worked in three groups to design a newspaper trophy to hold a golden basketball for at least 30 second. The children had lots of ideas but there was only one winning team. Well done everyone!!
Interschools Show Jumping- Holly represented Groggan PS in the third leg of Interschools Show Jumping at The Meadows Equestrian Centre on Saturday. She competed in both the 50cm and 60cm class with her pony The Longhouse Gale. She did really well in both classes, bringing home rosettes, treats for her pony and sweets for herself. Well done Holly!