Free training in Antrim and Magherfelt for parents, wider family circle and wider stakeholders for those who support / care for children with Autism, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia.


Please click on this link to view the program of training.

Monday – Football Day

Luke and Sean took a football session from TW Sports. They taught some skills and then we played a match. 

We watched the film ‘Early Man’. It’s an animation all about football. Some played ‘Let’s Dance’ on the Wii. 

We learnt the ‘Waka Waka’ song and dance from the African World Cup. Mr Murray took this session. 

Primary made some football coasters and ‘scratch art’ football boot magnets. 



Tuesday – Circus/Chocolate Day

Monkeynastix took an exercise session with the primary. This involved the parachute, music, movement and obstacle courses. 

The secondary watched ‘The Greatest Showman’ film whilst groups baked chocolate brownies or chocolate chip cookies. I have heard the brownies were delicious!!! They wouldn’t share!!! 

In the afternoon Circus Skills came. They taught us how to walk on a tightrope, hula hoop and juggle. They also did a silly game called head catch. We’ll teach it to you some time. 

The primary modelled with chocolate playdough, enjoyed circus art activities and had fun having their faces painted by Mrs Watson.



Wednesday – Pamper/ Bowling

The girls had a pamper morning by indulging in nail painting and braiding hair whilst the boys played Mario Cart on the Wii. 

The primary painted musical instruments whilst enjoying the good weather outside in the playground.

Then we had our trip to Glengormley Sports Bowl where we went ten pin bowling. Fun was had by all!!!



Thursday –Nature Day

Ulster Wildlife came in the morning. Andrew talked to us about the decrease of bird numbers in Northern Ireland. We built bird boxes to welcome birds into our nature reserve. 

The younger pupils painted bug hotels and went on a bug hunt. They had a great time in the Nature Reserve. 

Mike from World of Owls came in the afternoon. He brought a barn owl – she had been taught to fly into her nesting box. She was very soft. He brought Harley, a long eared owl who is extremely famous and starred in Harry Potter. He also brought a Madagascar hissing cockroach which he put onto both Dean and Mrs McClelland. He also had a stick insect, bearded dragon lizard and a royal python. The pupils loved it and ‘some’ of the staff!!



Friday – Movin’ and Groovin’ Day

In the morning Ryan and Shane, two Jiu Jitsu Sensei’s came from ‘The Dojo’ in Ballymena. They showed us how to warm up, how to say ‘No’ to bullies by using a special fighting stance, then our fight stance, leading into punching. They also showed us some self-defence moves like releasing your arm if some-one grabs you. You do this by using ‘thumb’s up’ and your muscles. 

Lavinia took a dance session. Pupils learnt a dance to ‘Come Alive’ from The Greatest Showman.     

Joe from the Gathering Drum came in the afternoon. He brought Djembe’s. He showed us how to play ‘low drum’ and ‘high drum’. We warmed up by making a rainstorm happen using different sounds, we played rhythm games and echo games. He brought out the steel drums and we played a carnival song. A great way to end the summer scheme!


Primary Prize day took place on 25th June. To present the prizes we welcomed back Mrs Mrytle Shannon, a former vice principal.


We are all very proud of our brilliant pupils and they have all worked so hard throughout the year and have developed academically, socially and emotionally. They are all winners!! 


On 21st and 22nd of June the school pupils enjoyed a program of Health4life activities. The focus this year was “outdoor learning”.


This included parachute games, making bird feeders, tactile art , building the tepee and cycling. In addition the PSNI gave a drugs and alcohol awareness talk and pupils learned about taking care of their mental health.



On Wednesday the 13th June Jordanstown School had their annual sports day. Thanks to everyone who made it a wonderful morning.


On Monday the 11th of June students from the University of Pittsburgh attended the Learn2sign workshop run by class 3S and 3H.




What a fantastic day at our Jordanstown Together  Summer Fair! We made an amazing £830 profit which will greatly benefit our pupils.


Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered, donated prizes and who attended and supported our school. We truly appreciate your support.


Pupils enjoy another great day on the train as part of Translink bus and train week. 







Class 4 and 5 had a super day at Carrickfergus Castle.


The weather was perfect, the tour guide was great and the castle revealed some of its secrets to us. Like the child who haunts the well and the fact that people 500 years ago enjoyed eating seagulls! Yuk!!  


Class 2 observed the life cycle of a butterfly. They started as tiny caterpillars and grew into beautiful butterflies. We released them in the nature reserve.