We had so much fun yesterday doing our Santa Run! The Christmas Jumpers were all on and everyone looked great. Thanks to Santa and even eSafetysaurus who popped in to take part too! The icing on the cake was our brilliant Christmas Dinner in the Dinner Hall. A huge thanks to our fabulous dinner hall team.
I am writing to inform you about forthcoming strike action by the five teaching unions in Northern Ireland. We have been informed by the teaching unions that a half day of strike action will take place on Wednesday the 29th November 2023. As the Principal, I and the Board of Governors have determined the following arrangements for the 29th November:
• School will be closed for all pupils on the morning of the 29th November.
• School gates will open for pupils at 12.05. Children should not come to school before this time.
• Children will be escorted to the canteen at 12.15 where dinners will be available.
• Teachers will collect the children from the playgrounds at 12.30. • School will finish at the normal time.
• If your child comes to school via EA transport, there may be some disruption to this service. We will inform you of transport arrangements once we have been informed by the EA.
I apologise for the disruption which this will cause but I would ask for your understanding and support. Taking strike action is not something that we have undertaken lightly. Those on strike have thought long and hard about their decision and they will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike. The responsibility to resolve the dispute lies squarely with the Department of Education and our local government. We sincerely hope that the dispute can be resolved and we ask for your support.
We would urge as many parents as possible to support our teachers in their strike action. You can show your support by copying and pasting the link below, enter your constituency from the drop down menu, add your email and press submit. https://www.into.ie/ni/campaign/teachers-pay-campaign/ Thank you
Mrs F Boyd Principal
Holy Trinity Open Day is on 6th December from 10-11am . All welcome. Please see our School Prospectus Summary for further information.
Parenting NI are offering a Zoom workshop for Parents and guardians. http://www.holytrinitybelfast.co.uk/poster-coping-with-christmas-30-11-2023-link/
Well done everyone on your fabulous costumes today! We had great fun and it was so good to see so many different spooky faces around our school! Have a brilliant week off and we’ll see you on the 6th November!
Mid Term Break
The school will be closed for midterm break from Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November. School will resume as normal on Monday 6th November.
Dress Up Day
On Friday 26th October we will have a Halloween Dress Up Day. Children can come in wearing Halloween costumes or in their own clothes. We would ask families who are able to contribute £1.00 per child or £2.00 per family towards school funds. This is a voluntary contribution. Thank you
If you are interested in obtaining a recognised Essential Skills qualification in Maths and also gaining the skills and knowledge to help your child with their maths work, People First will be delivering an Essential Skills Maths programme in Holy Trinity Primary School.
An information session will be held in the staff room on Wednesday 25th October from 9.00-9.30. Everyone welcome
Mrs F Boyd
We are so so proud of all our new P1s this year!
We are so happy to see you all back to school! We’ve had a great week and are looking forward to the term ahead!
Thank you to all our parents and guardians for having the children looking so well.