January Letter from Mrs Boyd.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year and hope everyone had a lovely relaxing Christmas break. Unfortunately, the number of positive cases of Covid 19 is increasing rapidly in the community and it is important that we continue to work together to keep staff and pupils safe and ensure that the school remains open. As I am sure you have seen on the media, schools are currently dealing with staff shortages as a result of staff isolating or testing positive for Covid 19. Already this week, we have had a significant number of staff absences and it has proven impossible to obtain substitute teachers. In order to ensure the classes remained in school for face to face teaching, I have had to use our support staff (Mrs Mc Kavanagh, Miss Bradley, Mrs Marken and Miss Kenny) to cover classes. I expect that this will continue for the foreseeable future which will mean that your child will not receive regular support for Maths and Literacy from our SEN support staff. I will continue to endeavour to obtain substitute teachers but I need to inform you that in the event of the school being unable to cover for a class, as a last resort and following completion of a Risk Assessment, we may have to resort to some classes having a period of remote learning at home. If this does happen I will do my best to ensure that it is for the shortest possible time. We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of everyone in our school community and to reduce the transmission of the virus within school. The current variant is highly transmissible and spreads rapidly in a household. I would ask parents to keep your child at home and get them tested if they are displaying any symptoms of Covid 19. I am also asking parents to please keep your child at home if someone in the household has symptoms or tests positive for Covid. I would ask you to inform me if there are cases of Covid 19 in the home and I will discuss our current guidance for children returning to school. You can contact the teacher via seesaw or myself by phone or at fboyd319@c2kni.net. If your child tests positive and is off school and they are in receipt of Free School Meals, you are entitled to receive a food parcel from the EA. Please contact me and I can arrange this. Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide advice or support.

Thank you Mrs F Boyd

We wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Please find the links below for our Key Stage 1 Class Christmas Concert and Key Stage 2 Carol Service. Thank you to the teachers, Miss Donnelly and Mrs Mc Kinney for all their preparation.

Well done to all our wonderful children!

P1GD https://youtu.be/oKD8BOWzHQ4
P1RD https://youtu.be/yWMq7kPVEl8
P1IMC https://youtu.be/56kyX7AuJ54
P2KG https://youtu.be/XNpjjInm2Eg
P2FO https://youtu.be/nnOSF0H8HQ8
P2EC https://youtu.be/bFhdxqGucpw
P2CMC https://youtu.be/pJXEmZCvnKI
P3BH https://youtu.be/r4Fnt4Ukipw
P3EA https://youtu.be/jG5TiFqDwuY
P3GC https://youtu.be/L5DZyaa7GOE
P3CG https://youtu.be/bu0XKwe9H3c
P4JW https://youtu.be/JhNlf1WW56A
P4CW https://youtu.be/8APTYqXgpU4
P4NM https://youtu.be/cfSMVyX80x8
P4LMA https://youtu.be/XqbEN4KAolE
LSC1 https://youtu.be/26VJaKlujiA
LSC2 https://youtu.be/U7MAg6NGFls
Nurture https://youtu.be/8A-I8xbWgX8
Carol Service  https://youtu.be/C3jMjppCqgQ

Mrs Boyd’s Christmas Message.

Dear Parents/Carers,
I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout this very difficult year. I hope that you and your family will have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.
This year we were due to finish school at 11.00am on Thursday 23rd December. Instead, the children will now finish school on Wednesday 22nd December at normal finishing time. This is to enable our cleaning staff to come into school to complete a deep clean of all areas before the Christmas break.
to Remember

 17th December – Christmas Jumper Day
 22nd December- school will close for the Christmas holidays at normal
time on Wednesday 22nd December.
 6th January- school will re-open after the Christmas holidays.
 10th January- online applications open for pupils due to start P1 in September 2022.
 28th January- Closing date for online applications for P1.

Our Virtual Open Day video is now available to view on our school website.
We hope that you enjoy the virtual Christmas concerts which will be posted on our website week beginning the 20th December.

On behalf of myself and the staff and governors of Holy Trinity Primary School, we wish you all a very happy Christmas and a happy New Year.
Thank you

Mrs F Boyd

Winner of the WBP Community Environment Award.

We are delighted to win the West Belfast Partnership Community Environment Award- Translink Belfast Transport Hub Environment Award for the rejuvenation of our Sensory Garden. Led by Mr Kelly, the children worked hard to make our garden a great outdoor learning space. It is now used for relaxation, mindfulness and story time. Congratulations to Mr Kelly, Mrs Smyth and the children.


Be Internet Legends

This week our Key Stage 2 children participated in the Google ‘Be internet Legends’ online safety assembly. They learnt how to stay safe online and protect their personal information.

Check out the links below for more information and to let your child play ‘Interland.’

Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun. Children will help their fellow Internauts combat badly behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers, and bullies by practicing the skills they need to be good digital citizens.  In the game, players explore four floating islands: Kind Kingdom, Reality River, Mindful Mountain, and Tower of Treasure.  Each island features a different mini game with a different Internet lesson.

Check out Be Internet Legends


P5-P7s : Let your child play the online safety game here.