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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Star Pupils


Pupil Of The Week

At Ballykeel Primary School we are keen to recognise the achievements of our children. Every week teachers pick a "Pupil of the Week". This can be given for all sorts of things - good behaviour, helping others, work in class and so on. Pupils are presented with a special certificate, prize and sticker during Assembly. Their photographs are displayed outside the main office.

Pupil Of The Month

Each month teachers pick a "Pupil of the Month" from their class. These children receive a certificate and enjoy a special "Tea Party with the Principal". Check out the News section to see our latest star pupils.

Positive Playground Award

Every day playground supervisors fill out a positive playground chart to indicate good behaviour at break and lunch times. At the end of each month the two classes (P1-P4 and P5-P7) with the highest score on their chart are awarded the Sandra Stewart cup for positive playtimes and can choose from a range of rewards. 

The winning classes are:

November - P1-P4: P1KC and in P5-P7: P5LM

December - P1-P4: P3RO and in P5-P7: P5A/M

January - P1-P4: P1CM and in P5-P7: P6JF

February - P1-P4: P3M and in P5-P7: P6T

March - P1-P4: P2AM and in P5-P7: P5LM


Golden Class

Every month our children compete to be the Golden Class. Children can earn a golden ball for outstanding work, behaviour, being kind or having good manners. Mrs Sheeran, Mr Fisher and Mrs Thompson are constantly looking for an opportunity to award a golden ball in the playground, corridors, classrooms and assembly hall.

The class at the end of the month with the most Golden Balls wins extra play time (P1-P2) or a week off written homework (P3-P7).

Other Stars

Star Pupils can also be children who perhaps win awards or recognition for sporting or musical achievements outside of school.  

We also reward good attendance with a Chill-Out Day; and good uniform with a treat box for the class. 


Star Pupils

20th May 2022
Dancha is our role model as she has settled so well into our class and has made lovely...
20th May 2022
Bella is our role model this week because of the great interest she takes in everything....
17th May 2022
Charlie is our role model this week for his fantastic listening during Young Enterprise....
13th May 2022
Rio is our role model of the week in P6JF as he has made a great effort with his...
13th May 2022
Izak is our Role Model of the Week. Izak has been working really hard and produced...
13th May 2022
Faith is our role model of the week for settling in so well to life in Ballykeel...
13th May 2022
Cody is my Role Model this week.  He worked so hard to concentrate and focus...
13th May 2022
Sam is our role model as he is such a kind, helpful boy. He is always looking out...
13th May 2022
Well done to Aaron for his excellent attitude this week ⭐️
13th May 2022
Caoimhe is our role model for her hardworking approach to numeracy and literacy this...