Family Drop In Night

Thank you to all of our children and their families and friends for joining us for Family Drop In Night.

It was wonderful to welcome pupils present and past to enjoy the play provision on offer, indoors and outdoors, through our Nursery Rhyme Time topic. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their families around Nursery and sharing stories about their favourite places to play at Knockbreda Nursery School.

Special thanks for the beautiful cakes donated by Caroline McCargo Thompson and the chocolate prizes donated by Rosetta Co-Op.

Posted on October 17, 2019 .

September Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is attached here. This month’s Newsletter includes important information about Knockbreda Nursery School, information about our activities and topics as our children settle into the school routines and a list of diary dates for the upcoming school year.

Posted on September 9, 2019 .

Shared Education Event

To finish a wonderful year of Shared Partnership, Knockbreda Nursery School and St Bernard’s Pre School enjoyed a shared visit from the Petting Zoo. We had lots of fun learning about the animals together!

Posted on June 21, 2019 and filed under Partnership.

Knockbreda Nursery School- The Best Kept School in Northern Ireland 2019

Thank you to all of our pupils, parents and staff for their continued support of our school’s commitment to outdoor learning and the importance of the environmental curriculum.

Knockbreda Nursery School is delighted to have been selected as the Best Kept School Winner for the 2019 Pre Primary South Eastern Region, the winner of the Welcome Award 2019 and also the Overall Best Kept School 2019 Winner, Best of the Best!


Posted on June 18, 2019 and filed under Eco-Schools.

Shared Education Fun Days

The children from Knockbreda Nursery School, Knockbreda Primary School, St Bernard’s Primary School and PreSchool enjoyed a carousel of activities as part of our Shared Education Fun Days. The children played together indoors, outdoors and enjoyed shared stories from the P5 pupils.

A highlight of the day was taking part in a yoga session with Laura from Primary Yoga. This session allowed the children to apply their effective listening skills; this has been a focus of our Shared Education Partnership work this year.

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Posted on June 13, 2019 and filed under Partnership.

Hats and Shades Day 2019

Thanks to Rebecca Oates from Cancer Fund for Children for visiting Knockbreda Nursery School and speaking to the children about staying safe in the sun. We now know the SMART rules for sun safety. Thanks also to all of our parents and families for their generous contributions to this important charity.

Posted on June 8, 2019 .

June 2019 Newsletter

What a busy and exciting year we have had! Thanks to all of our families and friends for their continued support; we hope that each of our children will hold many happy memories of their precious time at Knockbreda Nursery School.

Find out more about what is happening in our final month at Knockbreda Nursery School in our June newsletter.

Posted on June 3, 2019 .

Shared Education Celebration

Many thanks to all the parents and friends of Knockbreda Nursery School, Knockbreda Primary School, St Bernard’s Pre School and St Bernard’s Primary School who joined us for Shared Education Celebration morning. This was a wonderful opportunity to socialise together and to celebrate the success of another positive year of shared partnership between our schools.

Posted on May 31, 2019 and filed under Partnership.

Diversity Day

Diversity Day at Knockbreda Nursery School provided an opportunity for the children to learn more about other cultures and traditions. The children enjoyed presentations about Spain and France. The children even tasted some foods, sang some new songs and tried on some cultural dress. What a wonderful way to learn about the world around us and to begin to develop respect and understanding of other traditions.

Special thanks to our presenters.

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Posted on May 31, 2019 .

Nursery PE

The children at Knockbreda Nursery School have been enjoying weekly PE sessions at Knockbreda Primary School. Special thanks to Mr McNeill for facilitating these lessons.

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Posted on May 31, 2019 .

Eco Classroom Opening Event

Thank you to all our parents, pupils, Governors and staff who joined us for our Eco Classroom opening event. Our Reco Box classroom would not have been possible without your support. Sincere thanks also to our local Co-Op for supporting our fundraising efforts and for providing refreshments for our opening event. At our opening afternoon, families had the opportunity to make an eco-pledge, by tying a ribbon onto our school fence to represent each pledge made.

Posted on May 24, 2019 .

Reco Box!

Our new Reco Box eco classroom has been installed and we think it is wonderful! Thanks to all of our families and friends for helping with our fundraising efforts!

Details of our formal opening will follow soon….

Posted on May 3, 2019 and filed under Eco-Schools.

Visit from Party Animals

The children enjoyed an interactive visit from Party Animals, handling lots of creepy crawlies and learning many new interesting facts!

Posted on May 3, 2019 .

Knockbreda Nursery School is awarded the Green Flag!

Thanks to the hard work of the children, their families and the school staff, Knockbreda Nursery School has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Eco Award. This is in recognition of all the environmental work undertaken at Knockbreda Nursery School.

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Well done everyone- what a great achievement!

Posted on May 1, 2019 and filed under Eco-Schools.

May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter is available to view here. We are very excited that our new Reco Box is almost ready and our children will soon be able to enjoy using this in addition to all of the varied and engaging activities and events already planned for our final term!

Posted on May 1, 2019 .

Reco Box installation

Arrival of our Reco Box Classroom

Thank you to all our parents and friends who helped to fundraise for our eco classroom.  We are delighted that work has started to clear the site and our RECO Box is currently being installed on site!  We can’t wait to start using our new classroom as part of our outdoor play!


Posted on May 1, 2019 .

Shared Education Reading and Play Events

The Nursery children enjoyed visiting Knockbreda Primary School to take part in shared reading sessions with their friends from Knockbreda Primary School and St Bernard’s Primary School. After enjoying their story sessions, the children loved taking part in playground games together. What a lovely start to our summer term!

Posted on April 29, 2019 and filed under Partnership.

Eco Meeting

As part of today’s eco meeting, our Eco Committee viewed the site for the new Reco Box eco classroom. The children (and staff!) are so looking forward to having our new outdoor classroom and the enhancements this will bring to our weekly Forest School sessions.

Posted on April 12, 2019 .

Eco Classroom

Knockbreda Nursery children, staff and parents are delighted that the groundwork has begun in preparation for the installation of our new Reco Box eco classroom….we hope to make full use of our new classroom throughout our summer term at Nursery.

Sincere thanks to Awards for All, Co-Op and to all of our families and friends who have helped to support our school’s fundraising efforts in order to raise enough funds to install our new eco classroom!

Posted on April 12, 2019 and filed under Eco-Schools.