Happy Christmas!

The children at Knockbreda Nursery School enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers to Nursery and raising money for Save the Children!  Thank you for all the generous contributions to this important charity.


They were also delighted to receive a visit from Santa!

Merry Christmas everyone!


Posted on December 14, 2018 .

December Newsletter

Our Newsletter for December is attached here. We have lots of festive activities planned for December and Santa will even make time to visit us before the end of term!

Posted on December 3, 2018 .

The Owl Man visits Knockbreda Nursery School

The children at Knockbreda Nursery School were delighted to meet Mike from The World of Owls and of course, his lovely owls!  Many of the children enjoyed stroking the owls and some were even brave enough to hold the owls too!

Posted on November 23, 2018 .

Shared Education Parent Training

Thank you to Paula McTaggart for leading an excellent parent training workshop at St Bernard’s Primary School.  The focus of the workshop was speaking and listening and developing early literacy skills.  The presentation was enthusiastic and highly active!  Thank you to all the parents from across our Shared Education Partnership who attended this shared event.

Posted on November 23, 2018 and filed under Partnership.

Children in Need

Thank you for all the generous contributions towards Children in Need 2018!  The children loved wearing their ‘spotty ears’ to Nursery!

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Posted on November 19, 2018 .

Community Eco Activity Days 2018

Thank you to all our parents and friends who assisted with our Community Eco Activity Days!  What a busy few days we have had collecting litter from around the Knockbreda campus and planting in our Forest School garden!  Together, we collected 16.65kg of rubbish from the campus site!

Thanks to those parents who were able to help and to contribute resources for our planting activities, it was much appreciated indeed!  Thanks also to the pupil eco committees and staff from Knockbreda Primary School and St Bernard’s Primary School for your support.  What great eco role-models you were for the Nursery children!

Posted on November 15, 2018 and filed under Eco-Schools.

Eco Meeting

Thank you to our children, parents and Chairman for attending our Eco Meeting today. 

The children have agreed an Eco-Code song for our Nursery and we have all agreed our actions for the year ahead.  

This year, we will be working on ensuring our school site is litter free, that we are composting our garden waste, turning off the taps to save water, visiting the Forest School once a week (whatever the weather) and looking after the birds in our woodland garden.

What a fun and busy year we have ahead!

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Posted on November 9, 2018 and filed under Eco-Schools.

November Newsletter

Our November Newsletter is attached here. This includes important dates and information about all of the events and activities planned for the new half-term.

Posted on October 26, 2018 .

Family Drop In Night 2018

Thank you to the many friends and family who attended our Family Drop In Night!  This was a fun-filled night with play activities both inside and outside for all to enjoy!

Family Drop In was a great opportunity to share the success of your child’s first half-term at Knockbreda Nursery School and to find out more about what they have been learning this half-term.  The children enjoyed shared story sessions and Nursery Rhyme themed activities indoors and outdoors.  There were also some Halloween themed treats to enjoy!

Posted on October 18, 2018 .

October Newsletter

Our October Newsletter is attached here. It includes important school information and details of our October topics and Autumn activities as well as diary dates for the month.

Posted on October 1, 2018 .

End of year celebrations

Well done to the Red and Green Apples on their end of year celebration events!  A fitting end to a wonderful year!  Thank you to all our families and friends for their support this year.  Good luck for P1!




Posted on June 21, 2018 .

Lion King Singalong

Thank you to Knockbreda Primary School for hosting our final Shared Education event of this year!  The Nursery children thoroughly enjoyed the Lion King singalong! Well done to all the stars of the show!

Posted on June 21, 2018 and filed under Partnership.

Hats and Shades Day

Thank you to Sarah from The Children's Cancer Fund NI for visiting Nursery and telling us all about keeping safe in the sun.  We now all know how to Slip, Slop and Slap!  Thank you!


Posted on June 8, 2018 .

Diversity Day

Special thanks to our parents and staff who made such a positive contribution to our Nursery Diversity Day!  The children enjoyed trying new foods, singing new songs, hearing stories from other cultures and finding out about customs and festivals from around the world!  What a busy day!




Posted on June 1, 2018 .

PE at Knockbreda Primary School

To mark the start of our work on transition to P1, the Nursery children visited Knockbreda Primary School for an energetic PE session in the school hall.  Over the last year, the children have been working on their fundamental movement skills at Nursery and this was put to good work during our busy PE session!  Well done Knockbreda Nursery!




Sincere thanks to our Chairman Mr McNeill for leading this PE session.

Posted on May 11, 2018 .

Shared Education

The children from Knockbreda Nursery School enjoyed the opportunity to meet with their friends from Knockbreda Primary School and St Bernard's Primary School to share weather stories and to play outside together.  Another successful partnership event!


Posted on May 11, 2018 and filed under Partnership.

May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter is here with our news,  information on our topics, important calendar dates and events for this month.  Our pupils are going to be very busy in Knockbreda Nursery!

Posted on May 1, 2018 .

Shared Partnership Event

The children at Knockbreda Nursery School thoroughly enjoyed meeting with their friends from the Shared Partnership programme (St Bernard's Primary School and Knockbreda Primary School) to take part in a pupil-led shared story session at Knockbreda Primary School.  This event was a wonderful opportunity for the P5 children to share their excellent reading skills and for the children involved in the partnership to meet and play together outdoors.


Posted on April 17, 2018 and filed under Partnership.