Mid term break.

Information regarding school closure
Notification from the Department of Education- schools will close from the 19th to the 30th October. Schools will re-open on Monday 2nd November.
The Education Minister has advised that there will be no remote learning during this two week period.
During the week beginning 19th October direct payments will be made to pupils in receipt of Free School Meals.
If we receive further information from the Department of Education we will communicate this to you.
Thank you Mrs F Boyd

Latest Information

Schoolbags

Advice from the PHA has now been amended and children are now permitted to bring schoolbags into school. Children may bring in the following in their schoolbag;

  • Break
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Homework folder.
  • Accelerated Reading Book

Items such as pencil cases, pencils, crayons, rubbers, rulers, toys etc may not be brought into school. We would ask parents to spray the children’s schoolbags with a disinfectant spray each evening.

Mid term Break

The school will be closed for the mid term break from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October. School will re-open on Monday the 2nd November

We will be having a Halloween Dress Up Day on Friday the 23rd October. Children may wear a costume or may come in wearing their own clothes. We would ask each child to bring in a donation of £1.00, where possible. Thank you. 000000000

Reminder

We will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th September. We will open again as normal on Tuesday 29th September.

Well done P5

Well done to all our Primary 5s on making their First Holy Communion on Saturday! You were all brilliant and it was a great day! Thank you to our children, parents, teachers and Mrs Mc Kinney and Miss Donnelly for the beautiful music. A special thank you to Father Brendan!

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents

The children have all returned to school looking fantastic in their new uniforms. They have adapted very well to the new rules and routines and all appear to be very happy to be back.

SeeSaw

Seesaw will be the main form of communication between parents and the class teacher and the school and parents. It is essential that you have signed up to SeeSaw, as all school information will be relayed to parents through this.

Colds

 If your child has a mild cold or a cough, they can come into school. It is only if your child has symptoms of Covid 19- high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell, that they should remain at home.

Lunch boxes

 Many of the children are coming into school with their break or lunch in paper or plastic bags. If everything your child is eating can go into one lunchbox, they do not need a plastic or paper bag. They can bring their break or lunch into school in their lunchbox and we would ask you to wash it at night.

Free School Meals

Children who are on the Free School Meals list, will receive a hot meal in the canteen from the 14th September. (there will be hot dogs again this Friday). If you have not applied, you will need to send the form to the EA urgently as they will not be entitled to a free meal after the 11th September. Children may also now pay for a meal. We are asking parents, where possible, to send in the dinner money for the week on a Monday. If you can place the dinner money in an envelope and mark the days you would like your child to attend dinners, this will reduce the need for staff to handle money every day.

Reminder to parents

School Funds- we are once again asking parents, where possible, to contribute to school funds this year. We are asking parents to donate £1.00 per child on a Tuesday or if you would prefer to pay £5.00 per half term. For families with more than one child at the school we would ask for £2.00 per family or whatever you can afford. These funds enable us to purchase resources for the school. This is an entirely voluntary contribution and we do not want anyone to feel under pressure to contribute. Thank you

Autism Advisory Service

There is an abundance of resources on the AAIS website for both staff and parents which can be accessed by using the following links:

https://www.eani.org.uk/services/pupil-support-services/autism-advisory-intervention-service-aais

There is also new information on ‘Returning to School/Education Restart Support’ for staff and parents which can be accessed by using the following links:

https://www.eani.org.uk/information-for-educational-settings

https://www.eani.org.uk/information-for-parents-and-families

Please note that you need to click on:

Special Education Needs

Autism Education Restart Resource Pack