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Sunnylands Primary School, Carrickfergus
Last Day of School School will finish at 12pm on Friday 29th June 2018
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Who's Who

Principal: Mrs Lyons
Principal: Mrs Lyons
Mrs Lyons became Principal in August 2017. She previously taught at Carrickfergus Model Primary School.

Mrs Lyons is from Carrickfergus.
School Secretary: Mrs Ross
School Secretary: Mrs Ross
Mrs Ross joined the Sunnylands staff in November 2015 after many years working in primary schools in the East Antrim area.

Mrs Ross currently works two mornings a week, looking after the specialist things in the office, such as paying bills and other important things
 
P1 Teacher: Mrs Porter
P1 Teacher: Mrs Porter
Mrs Porter has taught in Sunnylands for all of her teaching career. She co-ordinates Art and Music, as well as training the school choir.

Mrs Porter is a mum of two boys & loves cats.
P1 Teacher: Miss Hamilton
P1 Teacher: Miss Hamilton
Miss Hamilton has worked in Sunnylands as a Classroom Assistant for 2 years, before completing her PGCE and joining the staff to teach Primary 1.

She is also responsible for organising our range of after school's programmes as our Extended Schools coordinator, and PE coordinator.
 
P2 Teacher: Mrs McDowell
P2 Teacher: Mrs McDowell
Mrs McDowell joined the staff of Sunnylands in January 2013. As well as teaching P2 she co-ordinates World Around Us and teaches Irish Dancing.
P3 Teacher: Miss McConkey
P3 Teacher: Miss McConkey
Miss McConkey grew up in the Whitehead area and taught in Scotland for a year before joining the Sunnylands' staff in August 2014.

As well as teaching P3 she teaches Drama within the school, teaches French and is the Special Educational Needs coordinator.
 
P4 Teacher: Mrs Beresford
P4 Teacher: Mrs Beresford

Mrs Beresford has been teaching at Sunnylands for 20 years. She is the part of the Senior Management Team, and leads the school council.

P5 Teacher: Miss Braniff
P5 Teacher: Miss Braniff
Miss Braniff regularly covered classes in Sunnylands Primary for 2 years, before permenantly joining the staff in August 2017.

As well as teaching P5 she takes football club and is ICT coordinator.
 
P6 Teacher and Vice Principal: Mr Smyth
P6 Teacher and Vice Principal: Mr Smyth
Mr Smyth joined the staff of Sunnylands in September, 2013 after retraining as a
teacher following many years working around the world as an engineer.

As well as teaching P6 he co-ordinates Numeracy within the school and coaches both our junior and senior football teams.
P7 Teacher: Miss Childs
P7 Teacher: Miss Childs
Miss Childs teaches Primary 7, and is Head of Key Stage 2 and part of the Senior Management Team.

As well as leading the Senior School, she is Literacy co-ordinator throughout the whole school.
 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kane
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kane
Mrs Kane has worked in different roles in Sunnylands over the past few years and is currently working in Primary 3 of the school as a Teaching assistant.

She also leads the Ready to Learn after-school club.
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs McNeill
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs McNeill
Mrs McNeill supports learning throughout the school, leading our 'Reading Partner's' scheme and Alta Maths. She also runs our successful homework club alongside Mrs Curry.

Mrs McNeill also supports pupils who have English as a second language, and has training in this area.
 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pearson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pearson
Mrs Pearson currently works as part of our Primary 2 team, supporting learning in the classroom.

She also leads the Ready to Learn after-school club.
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lewis
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lewis
Mrs Lewis is currently working in the foundation stage of Sunnylands. She supports teaching and learning in the Primary 3 classroom. Mrs Lewis also works with some of our older children with a popular Catch Up Maths programme.
 
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Curry
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Curry
Mrs Curry is a former pupil of Sunnylands. Mrs Curry for more years than she would care to mention has been our P1 classroom assistant.

Since 2016 she has changed her role to be a Learning Support assistant helping boys and girls who need extra support in their learning. Mrs Curry also runs our popular breakfast club and is runs our Friendship Groups.
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Peden
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Peden
As well as helping pupils in the classroom Mrs Peden is a lunchtime supervisor and looks after the Library and our popular Accelerated Reader programme. Mrs Peden leads our Roots of Empathy programme and takes boys and girls for Catch Up Maths.
 
Teaching assistant: Mrs Foreman
Teaching assistant: Mrs Foreman

Mrs Foreman works as a classroom assistant in P7. She also helps out as a lunchtime supervisory assistant. Mrs Foreman will be starting her PGCE next year in the hope to become a Primary School teacher in the future.

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Connolly
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Connolly
Mrs Connolly helps the pupils with their learning in the Primary 5 classroom.

As well as helping pupils in the classroom Mrs Connolly is a lunchtime supervisor.
 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stockman
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stockman
Mrs Stockman has worked in a number of schools before joining the staff at Sunnylands as a teaching assistant working in the senior end of the school.
Volunteer: Mrs Loughridge
Volunteer: Mrs Loughridge
Mrs Loughridge comes in once a week to assist with preparation in the foundation stage of the school.

She is currently recovering from an operation, and we hope she has a speedy recovery.
 
Caretaking Staff
Caretaking Staff
Mr Dollin is our building supervisor. He works very hard to keep our school safe, clean and tidy.
Patrol Staff
Patrol Staff
Mrs Dollin and Mrs Dalton are two of our valued cleaners. They both also fulfil their roles as Crossing Patrol ladies.


 
Kitchen
Kitchen
Sunnylands Primary School houses the Central Meals Kitchen which makes the dinners for our school and four other schools around the town. The team is led by
Mrs Boyd, and she is assisted by Mrs Clark, Mrs Hamilton, Mrs Harris and Mrs Purdy.