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
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;
- 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
We will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th September. We will open again as normal on Tuesday 29th September.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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
We are looking forward to celebrating this special Sacrament with the children. Please click here for the arrangements for the day. http://www.holytrinitybelfast.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/First-communion.pdf
There is an abundance of resources on the AAIS website for both staff and parents which can be accessed by using the following links:
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:
Please note that you need to click on:
Special Education Needs
Autism Education Restart Resource Pack