Friday 11th May

What’s on
Mon 14th May ·      Start of computer based assessments for P4-7 in English, Maths and Reading
Tues 15th May ·      P7 ‘Inside out’ workshop in St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s P.S, Ballycastle. Please sign the permission slip and enclose £3 if you wish your child to attend.

·      Friends of St Olcan’s meeting @6:30pm

Fri 18th May ·         Camogie blitz in Dunloy.
Mon 21st May ·         School uniform order form to be returned to school.
Fri 25th May

Mon 28th May

·         School closed(Staff training)

.         School closed

Sat 2nd June ·         First Communion @10am. Refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards.
Mon 4th June ·         Sports Day (weather dependent)
Fri 15th June ·         Coffee morning and talent show (more details to follow)
Wed 20th June ·         Prize giving assembly
Fri 22nd June ·         End of term [email protected] Everyone welcome

·         Leavers assembly @11am. Leavers assembly is for parents and relatives of P7 pupils only.  Due to increased attendance at Prize Day and larger numbers in the school it is no longer possible to hold a whole school prize day. Our school hall is simply not large enough to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend and this poses a health and safety risk. Prizes will be presented to children at a school assembly.  Thanks for your understanding in this matter.


Other News


  • Cumann naBunscoil hurling blitz has been rescheduled for Friday 25th May. Although school is closed for pupils, Mrs McAuley is still happy to take the children to the competition. Please inform the school if your child can still take part and if you can help with transport. Thank you.
  • Could all outstanding milk and fruit money be paid as soon as possible.
  • School uniform order forms have been given out today. Please return before Monday 21st May.
  • Dinner menu Week 2


Pupil of the Week:


P1 – Eva McKinley              P2/3 – Killian Cassidy

P4/5 – Eva Boyle              P6/7 – Kieran McToal


Friday 27th April

What’s on
Sun 29th April ·      Confirmation @ 11am with Bishop Treanor

·      Members of choir and P7’s should be seated by 10:45am.

·      P7 wear school uniform, choir don’t need to wear their uniform.

·      Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Hall. Everyone welcome.

·      Parish Hall will be open from 10:30am for pastries to be left off. Those parents who’ve offered to help should be there by 10:45am.

·      Photographs will be taken in the Parish hall and should be paid for on the day. Photographs are £10 each or 3 of the same print for £20.

Thurs 3rd May ·      P5 Shared Education lesson with Armoy PS
Fri 4th May ·         School closed
Mon 7th May ·         School closed
Fri 11th May ·         Outdoor Hurling competition in Dunloy.


Other News


  • Our ‘Dine together’ event was a fantastic success, raising £1120. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event so successful. A special word of thanks to Catriona McKendry who supplied all the food and who was the main driving force behind the event. Thanks also to Claire Hunter and the Marine Hotel who provided table cloths, cutlery and serving dishes.
  • All children should wear full school uniform every day except P2/3 on their PE days. P4-7 should change into their PE gear in school. If there is a reason why your child isn’t wearing their school uniform, please send a note into their class teacher. Thank you for your co-operation
  • All children should be in class before 8:50am. Latecomers are recorded on the register.
  • Milk money for May is £4.00
  • Dinner menu Week 4

Pupil of the Week:


P1 – Bradin Boyle                  P2/3 – Lucie Taggart

P4/5 – Connie McNeill          P6/7 – Ewan Campbell

Friday 13th April

Tues 17th April ·     Friends of St Olcan’s meeting @7pm
Sat 21st April ·     Friends of St Olcan’s ‘Dine together’ event at 7:30pm in Parish Hall.
Sun 29th April ·        Confirmation @11am with Bishop Treanor.

·        A photographer will be available to take photographs. Photographs are £10 each or 3 of the same print for £20.  All money is payable on the day to the photographer.



Other News


  • Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our ‘Dine together’ event on Saturday 21st April. It looks like it’ll be a great night.
  • Thank you to all those who have donated prizes for the raffle.
  • Miss Bell is doing an ear test on P2’s interested in commencing violin lessons in September. Can you please complete the permission slip if you would like your child to be tested.
  • Dinner menu Week 2

Pupil of the Week:


P1 – James McCormick        P2/3 – Caoimhe Devlin

P4/5 – Lochlann Maginn        P6/7 – Aliesha Hegarty


Friday 23rd March

Mon 26th March ·      Afterschool hurling with James
Tues 27th March ·      Last morning of book fair

·      Last day of Table tennis

Wed 28th March ·         School closes @12noon. Hotdogs available for break. Cost £1.  Please complete the slip if you would like your child to have a Hotdog.

·         Non-uniform day – £1 voluntary donation for Trocaire (£2 per family)

Thurs 29th March- Fri 6th April ·      Easter holidays
Monday 9th April ·      School reopens

·      P7 Service of Commitment and Light at 7pm in the chapel.

Saturday 21st April ·      Friends of St Olcan’s ‘Dine together event at 7:30pm in Parish Hall. Tickets cost £15 each and are available to purchase from the school now



Other News


  • Thank you to the Feetham family who disposed of the 2 flower beds at back of school which had fallen into disrepair. It involved a lot of hard work and we are extremely appreciative of their efforts.
  • Rugby open day due to be held on Monday 26th March has been cancelled due to the closure of Armoy rugby club.
  • All outstanding monies should be paid on Monday.
  • Congratulations to the P3 children who made their First confession on Wednesday.
  • There will be no written homework next week.
  • Dinner Menu Week 4

Pupil of the Week:


P1 – Oisin McCaughan          P2/3 – Meabh McIlroy

P4/5 – Louise McBride        P6/7 – Shannon O Neill

Friday 9th March

What’s on
Mon 19th March ·     School Closed
Wednesday 21st March ·     Book Fair arrives.

·     First Confession at 9.30am

Monday 26th March ·  P4-7 will attend an open day at Armoy Rugby club at 12pm. Transport and refreshments will be provided.  Please sign the permission slip if you allow your child to participate.
Tuesday 27th March ·       Book Fair departs.
Wednesday 28th March ·     School closes at 12.30pm.



Other News


  • P3 children should attend mass on Wednesday 21st March as First Confession will take place immediately afterwards.
  • Table tennis will now finish at 4pm instead of 3:50pm.
  • Milk money for April is £3.40.
  • Dinner menu week 2

Friday 23rd February

Mon 26th February ·      Afterschool hurling (P1-4)

·      All outstanding milk and fruit money should be paid.

Tues 27th February ·      P7 Art
Thurs 1st March ·         World Book Day

·         Bedtime stories P1-3 Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite cuddly toy(6:30-7:30pm)

·         Film P4-7 (6:30-7:30pm)

Fri 2nd March ·      Dress up as your favourite book character.
Mon 5th-Fri 9th March ·      Waste week. Each class will be doing various activities on this theme.
Tuesday 6th March ·      Afterschool Table Tennis (P5-7) for 4 weeks.   Please sign the permission slip if you would like your child to attend.



Other News


  • Thanks to Anna Douthart who provided all the pancakes for breakfast club on Pancake Tuesday
  • During Lent each class will hold a small raffle with all the proceeds going to Trocaire. Tickets 20p each
  • The raised flowerbeds at the back of the school have fallen in to disrepair and are becoming dangerous. We require volunteers to help us dispose of these safely. Please contact the school if you are able to help
  • Advance notice: St Olcan’s Dine Together on Saturday 21st April in St Olcan’s Parish Hall. There will be a selection of dishes prepared by Catriona McKendry and a DJ to provide entertainment. BYOB. Please fill in the reply slip on the accompanying letter so that we can gauge interest.
  • Dinner menu week 4

Friday 9th February

Mon 12th February ·     P1/2 trip to Waterstones
Tues 13th February ·     Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes for breakfast.   Breakfast club from 8am.  Cost £1.  Thanks to Anna for providing the pancakes.

·     No P7 art, it will resume on Tuesday 20th February

Wed 14th– Fri 16th February ·        Mid-term break



Other News


  • As part of their shared reading club, P1/2 will be going to Waterstones bookshop in Coleraine. The bus will leave school at 9am and return by 12 noon. They will be given a £10 book voucher to spend so they don’t require any spending money.
  • On Wednesday 21st February P3/4 will meet with Armoy PS for a shared education visit.
  • Milk money for March is £4.00
  • Dinner Menu Week 2

Pupil of the Week:


P1 – Emmett McGivern           P2/3 – Cara McDonnell

P4/5 – Cara Hegarty            P6/7 – Kaitlyn McCarley

Friday 26th January

What’s on
Mon 29th January ·      Start of Catholic Schools Week

·      Friends of St Olcan’s meeting @7pm

Tues 30th January ·         P7 Art class (runs for 3 weeks) Please sign permission slip if interested.
Wed 31st January ·      Grandparents assembly @1:30pm. Everyone welcome.

·      Making St Brigid’s [email protected]

Thurs 1st Feb ·      P7 transfer interviews
Fri 2nd Feb ·      Mass in the chapel @9am



Other News


  • Catholic Schools Week 2018 will run from Sunday 28th January to Saturday 3rd February. The theme this year is ‘Families of Faith’. All classes will be doing activities around this theme.
  • On Friday 2nd February all children will attend Mass at the chapel. Children should be there for 9am and if possible collected at 9:30am and brought back to school. Children who don’t have transport should be sent to school as normal and will be taken to the chapel by a member of staff.
  • Congratulations to Orlaith Breen, Mary McArthur, David McClean and Ella McKinley who represented the school so well at the Credit Union Quiz in Ballycastle.
  • P1/2 trip to Waterstones Book shop on Monday 12th February. Each child will have £10 to spend on a book of their choice. No other money is required. Please sign the permission slip if you wish your child to go on this trip.
  • Milk money for February is £3.60
  • Dinner Menu Week 4

Pupil of the Week:


P1 – Owen McClean              P2 – Patrick McClean

P3 – Matthew McClean          P4/5 – Tom Hunter

P6/7 – Joseph McGivern


12th January

What’s on
Mon 15th January ·     P1 shared reading 2:00-2:50pm  (runs for 4weeks)
Tues 16th Jan ·     P2 shared reading 2:00-2:50pm (runs for 4weeks)
Wed 17th Jan ·     Ict club for P7 2:50-3:50pm (runs for 4weeks)
Thurs 18th Jan ·     Ict club for P4 2:50-3:50pm (runs for 4weeks)

Please fill in the permission slip if you wish your child to attend these clubs.


Other News


  • Advance notice – P7 transfer interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February
  • Milk money for January is £3.80
  • First confession Wednesday 21st March at 9:30am
  • Confirmation Sunday 29th April at 11am
  • First Holy Communion on Saturday 2nd June at 10am
  • Dinner menu Week 2

Thursday 7th December

What’s on
Wed 13th Dec


·      School closed @2pm

·      Christmas [email protected]

Thurs 14th Dec ·      Pantomime. Children may bring a drink and a snack.  No fizzy drinks please.  They will be back in school for lunch.  Any outstanding pantomime money(£9) should be paid on Monday 11th December
Fri 15th Dec ·      Wear your Christmas jumper to school

·      Christmas dinner

·      Face painting by Krystle. Please sign the permission slip if you allow your child to have their face painted.

Thurs 21st Dec ·      School closed @11am. No breakfast club or canteen.  Non-uniform day


                                                                                                                    Christmas concert

  • School will close for all children at 2pm on Wednesday 13th December to allow staff to make final preparations for the Christmas concert.
  • Children should be in school by 6:30pm and the concert will begin at 7pm.
  • Thank you for all contributions towards the Christmas Hampers.
  • Any unsold raffle tickets should be returned to school by Tuesday morning (12th December) so that they can be sold at the concert on the 13th December.
  • The children will remain with their teachers for the duration of the concert. They will all receive a drink and snack in school during the interval.
  • Refreshments will be served at the interval
  • Thank you to Catriona and Anna who have provided the festive treats at the interval.
  • Members of the audience are requested NOT to block the central aisle or fire door. The aisle will be clearly marked and will be used by P6/7 during their performance.
  • Children should be collected from the school after the concert.
  • Other news
  •  Any child whose 4th birthday falls on or before 1st July 2018 will have reached compulsory school and is eligible for admission to P1 in September 2018. Please collect an application form from the school or fill in online at . Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 12 noon