Home Learning!

Thank you for all your great work again this week! Have a lovely mid-term break. You all deserve a well-earned rest!!  We’ll be back to Home Learning again on the 1st June!! Have fun girls and boys!

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

AWARE have some exciting news! In celebration of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we are launching a free online version of our Living Life to the Full well-being programme as well as launching further dates for our popular free Mindfulness sessions! These programmes are free to adults 18+ Living Life to the Full (18+) The six-session programme uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts to help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried, or depressed. It teaches you simple, practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges. The session will be delivered in short video sessions on YouTube. For more info and to register, go to https://www.aware-ni.org/booking-living-life-to-the-full/ Mindfulness (18+) These sessions will last one hour and will consist of meditation practices, some teaching about mindfulness and how mindfulness can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. For more info and to register, go to https://www.aware-ni.org/intro-to-mindfulness As always, feel free to circulate this information with teachers and parents. Best wishes, Catherine

Great Work Everyone!

Wow! Another brilliant week of home learning! We miss you but we’re so proud of all you are doing! Keep sending your photos to your teachers. We love to see what you’re up to!

Online Survey

Dear Parents, Your child’s teacher will be sending you a link on Seesaw to complete a short survey for us about Online Home Learning. We’d really appreciate your feedback. It will only take 5 minutes. Many thanks to those who have responded already.

AQE Guidance for Transfer

Dear Principal,

AQE Registration Update

This is a very uncertain time for everyone involved in education, not least for parents and pupils. AQE is endeavouring to provide clarity to P6 pupils and parents about the arrangements for the tests which are scheduled to take place during the next academic year. Our Chief Executive intends to write to you in full over the next week or so regarding the assessment themselves. Registration is due to open on Wednesday 29th April 2020 for applications from parents of P6 children who will sit the AQE assessments in the Autumn. AQE Limited is having ongoing discussions with key stakeholders to ensure that the best possible provision is made for applicants and, for this reason, the date of registration may be delayed. Due to the circumstances caused by the continuing disruption of lockdown, AQE is moving completely to an online application process this year. It is hoped that the process will simplify the application procedure and will enable parents to upload electronic photographs, scanned birth certificates and pay online. Detailed information can be found on the Registration Section of our website. The online form will go live on the date registration opens. I have attached the Guidance Notes which will be uploaded to the website in due course, in the hope that this might be of some help for parents completing the form online. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything further you require regarding the registration process. Kind regards, Ciara