Children will be finishing this week for the Summer break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for all of their support and also thanks to the pupils for their hard work this year. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.
Dates 30th June- children finish for the summer holidays at 11.00am
31st August- school will open from 9.00-10.30 for children who feel anxious about returning to school
1st September – school officially starts for children in mainsteeam. This will be a full day and dinners will be available 4th September- children in Learning Support Classes return to school. Uniform Drive
If any parents have clean, washed uniforms which are in good condition and which you no longer require, please drop them off in the school and we will make sure they go to a good home. If you require a school uniform for your child, please contact us. Free Dinners and Uniform grants Free Dinner Forms and Uniform Grants are now available on the EA website. We would strongly encourage parents to apply now as it takes weeks for the EA to process these applications.
Retirement On the 30th June Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Donnelly (P1) will retire after more than 30 years in Holy Trinity Primary School. They have both dedicated their lives to our school and we cannot thank them enough for the commitment love, care and devotion that they have shown the pupils over this time. The education they provided to the children has been exceptional giving the children the skills, knowledge, self belief and confidence to excel in school. They have also been a pillar of strength to staff and parents. We will miss them greatly but we also wish them health and happiness in this new chapter of their lives. From the parents, pupils and staff of Holy Trinity thank you Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Donnelly and good luck in your retirement.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful Digital Leaders this year! Well done you were amazing!! You completed so many ICT activities, working with P1, using Adobe Creative Cloud Express and helping others learn about esafety. Congratulations on achieving your digital badges.
A huge well done to our P7 children on our school show. You were all amazing. Thank you to all the staff who helped with costumes, lights, sound, make up etc. A special thank you to Miss Donnelly and. Mrs Bradley for their wonderful direction and choreography.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the personal development of our pupils, Holy Trinity has invited ‘Love For Life’ to deliver their ‘Choices and Changes’ programme to P6 and ‘What’s Inside?’ programme to P7 on the 12th May 2023.This programme from an external agency enhances what we already deliver in relation to RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education). We have also engaged the services of this team to provide a workshop for parents called “Birds and Bees” which will help you talk to your child about puberty and the changes which will occur in their bodies. This workshop will take place on Thursday 4th May at 9.30am in the school (this meeting is for parents, children should not attend) and we would urge you to attend.
This information session is also open to parents of children in P5 also.
I am writing to you about the forthcoming strike action by the five teaching unions in Northern Ireland. You may have seen coverage in the media and I am writing to inform you of the impact this will have on our school. A detailed risk assessment has been conducted which considers the impact the strike action will have on the health and safety of pupils and staff. As a result of this we have determined that the school will be closed for all pupils on the 26th April 2023 and will open as normal on Thursday 27 th April 2023.
Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption, however, I would ask for your understanding. This is a very unusual circumstance and is the direct result of the failure to take into account the very real concerns expressed by teachers and school leaders. Taking strike action is not something which anyone would take lightly. Those on strike have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period.