St. Anne’s 60th Anniversary!

St. Anne’s Primary School first opened its doors in 1957 – sixty years ago. Whilst the area has seen many changes in this time, Saint Anne’s Primary School remains one of the constants. To celebrate this memorable milestone, a series of events was organized by our PTA. These included a Family Fun Run, a Coffee Morning and an Ariel Drone fly over. Our canteens were transformed into American Style Sixties Diners. Photographs, registration books and other memorabilia were put on display. Past members of staff and pupils from the ‘Class of 1957’ also visited the classrooms to share their memories of the way things used to be.

The week long celebrations drew to a close with the ‘Sixties for Sixty Years’ night in the Parish Centre. The night opened with a rock ‘n’ roll dance routine performed by a number of our classroom assistants, much to the delight of the audience. Afro wigs, bell bottomed trousers, psychedelic suits and miniskirts all made an appearance as revellers danced the night away. Whilst it was great to look back, we are really looking forward to the next sixty years. Here’s hoping they are just as successful and memorable.



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  • Have just been reading about St Anne’s 60th birthday, very nice. Left there 1969/70 and often think back to the years I spent there, always remember enjoying myself and being really happy. Lovely memories of my primary sch years. Thank you, St Anne’s.

  • I was in the first pupil intake in 1957. Remember a lady singing “Bless this house”. Headmaster was Mr McCreary I believe. I was the first pupil to pass the 11 plus from the school, and went to St. Malachy’s in Belfast.

  • Time flies and the best of memories will stay with you forever. Both my sister Catherine and myself went to St. Annes and had loads of fun. I left in 1983 and I remember my last P7 teacher who was the best, Mr Cullen and the principal Mr Sadler. One bit of history I remember seeing from the play ground was the regular passing of new John DeLorean cars going past the school on transporters heading to the port. Glad to see some classrooms haven’t changed. Best Wishes from Paul McErlane Photographer


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