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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey


Strand A – Key Stage 2 S.T.E.M. Workshops

 In 2015/16 we will engage Year 5 pupils and their families in a three-year S.T.E.M. enrichment process.  This will involve 90 pupils and their parents across both schools (two classes from Whitehouse Primary School and one class from St. James’s Primary School.)

This phase of the project will involve:

  • Weekly shared S.T.E.M. workshops including small groups of pupils working from both school. Children will work in groups of 12 (6 from each school.)  Workshops: Coding, Robotics, Mad Science, Young Enterprise, Money Sense, Roamer, Gardening, Eco Science, Healthy Cooking, Construction Challenges, Izak9 (group mathematical problem solving) and Animation.  Pupils will engage in six workshops with a minimum of two being in integrated groups.
  • There will be combined family science challenge nights across both schools. Each campus will host events that will allow pupils and parents to learn together and develop friendships.
  • A Year 5 Familiy Residential to embed the Shared Education ethos.
  • The combined staff body will work together to develop their training and resources to teach S.T.E.M. more effectively and creatively.
  • At the end of the year pupils from both schools will submit work to a shared ‘Science Fair’. Pupils, parents, staff and governors from both schools will celebrated their achievements.
  • These activities will allow powerful learning and stimulate friendships. Pupils, staff and parents will in also be engaged in work on conflict, the need for mutual respect and the need for reconciliation.  This will involve pupils and parents in a range of lessons and workshops.  This work will include:
    • Classes on emblems and perceptions
    • Discussions on Catholic and Protestant traditions
    • Visits to the local Chapel and Church of Ireland
    • Discussions on how we address bigotry and promote diversity


2nd Jun 2018
On the 31st May, 90 Year 7 pupils from Whitehouse Primary and St James Primary participated...
13th Oct 2016
On Thursday evening, Year 5 and 6 pupils from our school and St James's were invited,...