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Camphill Primary School, Ballymena
TUESDAY 12th - is WEAR ODD SOCKS day - supporting Anti-Bullying Week - come to school wearing odd socks for one day only!!!!! | 'Keeping Safe' & 'Anti-Bullying' Week - please check out our 'NEWS' & 'Class pages' to see what we are doing during this week to support this! | 'Children in Need' day - this Friday (15th) - it's SPOTACULAR!!! - donate £1.00 and come to school as SPOTTY as you wish..... prizes for the best dressed 'SPOTTY' person in each class!!! There will be no homework this Thursday night so everyone can get prepared for turning 'SPOTTY'!!! | CHILDREN IN NEED merchandise on sale - we have in stock wristbands & pin badges on sale at £1.00!!! These will be on sale around classes from Tues 12th..... while stock last! Also - WIN PUDSEY bear - 50p raffle - one pupil will be drawn as the winner and home with Pudsey bear on Friday! | Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Card fundraiser this year - all cards have now been ordered and as school we have received £390.00 commission from all orders. | THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! we raised £1014.75 at our TOY SALE - we are delighted! - please see photos in the 'NEWS' section below and on 'CLASS' pages. | PARENTMAIL - Have you downloaded the APP? An email has been sent to all parents explaining this on 7/11/19.  All letters will now be home via EMAIL and on the WEBSITE (under Parents area - Letters)
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'Rights Respecting Schools'


Camphill has achieved 'Bronze' Level status as a 'Rights Respecting School'. We now continue our journey by endeavouring to achieve 'Silver' Level status.  

All of the children in school have attended assemblies where they gained an understanding, at their own level, as to what it means and what is involved in being a RRS.  

A steering group ,which includes pupils, classroom assistants, a parent representative and the RRS lead teacher, Mrs.McLarnon,  has been established.

Pupils have been actively involved in class based activities, examining and broadening their understanding of what it means for children to have their rights-as defined by UNICEF- met. A global approach has been encouraged and children have considered some situations where children have their rights denied. For example, children who live in countries where child labour exists, are not having their right to an education fulfilled.  

Through being a RRS , we believe our children will be helped in their journey towards being responsible and caring citizens.

Tuesday Nov. 20th was World Children’s Day. Some pupil members of our steering group joined a live discussion with the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in NI. We were delighted when one of our questions was selected to be answered. Our question was, 'Do enough people outside of education know about Children’s Rights?' (Ask your child if they know what her reply was.)

Please take the opportunity to look at some photographs depicting the delivery and discussion around what 'Rights' are and how they can be met and sadly, situations where children may be denied their Rights.



11th Nov 2019
Our article of the month is:   Article 24  Every child has the right to...
18th Oct 2019
Today, Camphill PS were awarded with our ‘Rights Respecting School’ Silver...
16th Oct 2019
We have now learned all about our class "Golden Rules" and we have linked them to...
10th Oct 2019
On Wednesday 9th October we had a meeting to discuss our ongoing RRS work. We deliberated...
9th Oct 2019
Over the past few weeks we have been discussing the rights of the child and have...
7th Oct 2019
P7AS put together a Class Charter based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights...