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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine
Junior Christmas Show 11th and 12th December, tickets on sale from 26th November.  | Grandparents' Christmas Lunch Thursday 13th December 12.30pm, book through Sims Agora or by contacting the school office. | Open Morning 17th December 10am-11am All prospective P.1 parents are very welcome. Come along to see our school in action, view our resources, listen to our school choir and orchestra and have a cup of tea and a mince pie! Alternatively please contact the school office to make an appointment to see round.
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School Orchestra

The school is very proud of its orchestra comprising a range of stringed, woodwind and percussion instruments.  Orchestra provides pupils with a wonderful opportunity to make music together and to work effectively as a team.


Music in the Curriculum


Every class receives a timetabled music lesson once a week from our specialist Music teachers.  This includes solo recorder and recorder ensemble tuition.

These lessons follow NI Curriculum requirements.


Instrumental Tuition


Our children are given the opportunity to develop their musical skills and learn the following instruments:

  • Strings (Violin/ Cello)
  • Woodwind (Flute and Clarinet)
  • Brass (Trumpet/ Saxophone)
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Voice (Singing and Musical Theatre)

All pupils receive a weekly back-up lesson from our own teaching staff as well as individual lessons with specialist tutors.    

Many children achieve recognised grades from 1-5, perform at Coleraine Musical Festival and are part of our School Orchestra.


School Performances

Christmas Around the World

Every year the children in both Key Stages are given the opportunity to be part of a performance for our school community. Other opportunities are provided in Class Assemblies and Celebration Days at the end of the school year.


Junior School Choir


The enjoyment of singing begins in our school from an early age with the opportunities to perform as part of the Infant and Junior Choirs.  The Junior Choir enjoy singing together and performing at community events and local festival competitions.

Junior Choir:

P1-P3 choir -The Houston Trophy for winning Class 7 (Infant Choirs) 

The Coleraine Rotary Club Challenge Cup for the best performance in Junior School Choir Classes 1-10 and 71-74

P1-P4 choir - The Challenge Shield for winning Class 71 ( Children's Choir Open) 


Senior School Choir


Our senior School Choir is a passionate team who love to sing at school events, festivals and in the community. They rehearse weekly with conductor Miss Reid. A versatile, well trained group, they are renowned for their harmonious singing and enthusiasm. This year, they qualified for the first heat of BBC Choir of the Year.

Festival Results for 2016

Senior Choir:

Ballymena: 1st in Heat, 2nd overall.

Portstewart: 1st in class and overall cup.

Coleraine:  Primary Mixed Choir - The Challenge Cup for winning Class 10b; Hymn Singing Class - The Challenge Cup for winning Class 78; Accompanied Choir - 2nd; The Dalzell Challenge Cup for the highest mark in classes 76-79;  The D.H. Anderson Cup for the highest mark in classes 1-14b.


The members of the Senior Choir enjoy keeping up to date with new pieces and future events on our Choir Seesaw page. It promotes a sense of teamwork and builds self-esteem.


Music News

25th Jan 2017
A massive well done to Ellie Hutchinson and Katie Dempsey on receiving a high distinction...
10th Oct 2016
The Senior Choir greatly appreciate the fantastic support of local businesses as...