Hit Counter

Content View Hits : 12051775


What do you think of our website?

CI Features


CI News


St. Colman's Bann Leaver's Mass






Primary 7 Pupils delivered all the Readings for the Mass.






























Mrs. Neeson gave a beautiful and inspiring talk at the end of Mass


Tony McCartan was presented with the John Monaghan award.
This award was donated by previous principal John Monaghan and will be awarded on an annual basis.
It is for the P7 pupil who has made the biggest contribution to school life during their 7 years at Primary School.







All the school staff received a gift from the P7 class.




Wouldn't you love to be a 'fly on the wall'!







While the pupils are sad at leaving St. Colman's Bann, they are delighted to be 'off school for the summer'!


The new school uniform



Memories of St. Colman’s Bann Primary School (Best Bits)

When I was little I can always remember my first day at Primary School. I walked in and got seated at a table called the Lion Table! There were already 3 girls sitting down. (I guess I was late!) and I hadn’t a clue who 2 girls were? I knew one of them – her name was Cliodhna. I knew her because my dad would always have visited to see her dad and I would have gone along. I would always watch Peppa Pig which is not weird at all! Anyways, we all became friends and there were 13 of us – Kathleen, Heather, Cliodhna, Sancia, Sarah, Pearse, Tony, Ryan, Shea and Lee and the two mysterious girls at my table are Aoife and Heidi.

I really loved P2 for two reasons – Miss Johnson (now known as Mrs. McMeekin) and my mum, who was going to have a baby. I was so excited and happy and told everyone and I’m guessing people were getting sick listening to me. Nine months passed and she had a baby – it was a boy! We named him Eoin and he was so cute. (He’s not so cute now!)

When I was in P3, I remember sitting talking about my summer to Cliodhna and Kathleen – then all of sudden we heard a knock on the door – it was a boy who had come to join us for the rest of Primary School. His name was Harry. He was very shy and quiet and barely said a word for the next few days but he finally came around. (By the way, Harry is not shy and definitely not quiet anymore!) We were all friends with Harry and went into P4.

In Primary 4 I made my First Holy Communion. I got dressed that morning and I was so excited. We went to the chapel and made my Communion, then after we went to the school for a party and then went home.

In P6 I remember going on our big trip to Dublin Zoo – it was such fun. I was in a group with Sancia, Tony, Shea and Heather and our group leader was Arlow – Matthew, in other words. I loved to see all the animals but I will always remember the time we were playing in the zoo’s play place and I had a big bag of Doritos (tangy cheese – my favourite crisps) but I guess there were Kathleen’s favourite crisps as well. I was playing catch and got a little hungry and decided to get some crisps. Well, I turned around and Kathleen was standing there stuffing her face – with my Doritos! But I kind of didn’t mind because what whatever Kathleen does, she always make me laugh or smile, because she is that kind of friend.

Well, I finally got to be P7 – the best class there could possibly be! And it was even better because we were getting a new principal called Mrs. Neeson. She came in at the end of November and we were all so excited! But we were sad as well because she came in to our school in our last year but she made it our best year! She was really nice and kind and still is to this day. She also took us on the best trip but my favourite was the fishing trip. P7’s got to go fishing on the 1st June. We went to this place in Dromore where we met a guy called Mark who told us what to do, but I still don’t really understand. We were there for about 20 minutes and I finally caught a fish – well, not exactly. The rod went into the water along with the fish but at least I got it back! I got the ‘Fisher of the Day’ and my reward was a £10 voucher for Tescos.

Well, P7 was the best year. Thanks to Mrs. Neeson, all the staff and teachers and of course, Mums and Das. So I will really miss this school, but I will call back in sometime soon.

I will really miss you all.

From Jessica.





Who's Online

We have 724 guests online


donate long teal


button oval red md wht

Parish contact








Diary dates


Standing Orders





Funeral Directors

HKL Banbridge Chronicle Ad small web

Quinn Bros Funeral Services logo 418x128

McAlinden Murtagh newsflash

j mclearnon.

Nesbitt Memorials web ad




globeanim2Care for our Common Home


Laudato Si

Designed and developed by Getonline