News & Information

News & Information


AnnouncementsPosted by Miss Carruthers Tue, September 11, 2018 08:45AM
We are sorry that the children were kept out in wet weather yesterday lunchtime. When we went out it was very light but we should have brought the children in when the rain got heavier. We will do our best to ensure that they are not out in these weather conditions again. Thank you for your understanding.

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Information Regarding Changes 2018

AnnouncementsPosted by Miss Carruthers Thu, September 06, 2018 10:06PM

Dear Parents,

Following our letter of 4th June informing you that Mrs Clarke was on sick leave, she has made the decision to resign from her post as Principal of Round Tower IPS and to take early retirement from the Education Authority. We know she leaves with a great many happy memories of staff, parents, governors and pupils. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Clarke for her contribution, commitment and dedication during her 8 years of service in Round Tower. She has played a major role in advancing the school to the strong position it is in today. The governors and staff wish her all the best in her retirement.

The governors will now instigate the recruitment process for a new Principal, which may take several months. In the interim, Joanne Carruthers will continue in her post as Acting Principal and Julianna Murray will assume the role of Acting Vice Principal. Following consultation with the teaching staff, and given the classes which the Acting Principal and Acting Vice Principal were due to have, we have taken the decision to restructure the teaching staff. Following our ethos that your children are at the centre of everything that we do, this will ensure least impact on them and maintain stability in the year ahead.


P1 Miss Carruthers

P1/2 Miss Hand

P2/3 Mrs Allen

P3 Ms Elliott

P4 Miss Hamilton

P4/5 Mrs Monaghan

P5/6 Mrs Duggan

P6 Mrs McIlwrath

P6/7 Miss Jones

P7 Mrs Murray


P1 Mrs Allen

P1/2 Miss Hand

P2/3 Mrs Monaghan

P3 Mrs Duggan

P4 Mrs Bennington

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath

P5/6 Mrs Murray

P6 Ms Elliott

P6/7 Miss Jones

P7 Miss Hamilton

All staff have experience in teaching the class to which they have now been assigned and we would like to welcome Mrs Bennington to our staff, who has taught in our school before, to teach the P4 class during this interim period.

The Safeguarding team has been reconstituted and has been confirmed for the year ahead as:

Designated Governor for Child Protection: Dr George Gardiner

Designated Teacher for Child Protection: Mrs Murray

Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection: Mrs Mack

Team Members: Miss Hamilton and Miss Jones

For clarification, from 29th-31st August P2-P7 pupils will finish at 2pm. P1 pupils will finish at 12pm.

We appreciate your support and understanding at this time. Please contact the school office if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Cawley (Chair of Board of Governors)

Joanne Carruthers (Acting Principal)

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AnnouncementsPosted by R. Clarke Thu, September 06, 2018 09:54PM

Dear Parents,

i have to inform you that I have decided to resign from my post as principal of Round Tower IPS. It has been a privilege to work alongside you and your children. I came to the school in 2010 and have led many changes for the better. The school has an extension, after school provision, a PTA and standards have improved over the years. Enrolment is the highest it has ever been.

I hope that the school continues to grow and flourish and that you and your children continue to enjoy Round Tower.

Kindest regards,

Ruth Clarke

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AnnouncementsPosted by Mrs Duggan Tue, May 08, 2018 05:37PM
It was lovely to take a walk along Scarecrow Avenue at the recent Garden Show Ireland held in Castle Grounds showcasing all the wonderful scarecrows promoting integrated schools across Northern Ireland. We are delighted that our 'Bird Man' won Best Group Effort! Well done to all the families who made super birds! He looks amazing and will return to our school garden soon, after having such a busy weekend😀!

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AnnouncementsPosted by R. Clarke Tue, February 20, 2018 10:40AM

As some of you may have found out, we are having trouble with our phones. At present we cannot make calls and any calls coming in are crackly. Sorry for this, we are waiting for BT to sort it.

If anything is urgent, please email

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