- Category: Latest News
- Published: Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:42
The teaching staff are eagerly anticipating the return of the children to school on Tuesday 30th August. The school gates open at 8.45am as normal with lessons commencing at 9.00am sharp.
Mrs J Brown (Head of the Foundation Stage) is located in Room 8 assisted by Mrs J Jenkinson and Mrs J Myers (Primary One teacher) is to be found in Room 7 assisted by Mrs J Morrissey and Miss J Carson.
Please note that Primary One children go home at 12.30pm in the month of September. Primary One children DO NOT stay for Lunch/Dinner until October.
It is worth noting that Primary One children will stay in school until 2.00pm from October onwards.
NUT FREE POLICY
We respectfully remind you that Waringstown Primary School operates a nut free and kiwi free policy as we have several children with SEVERE ALLERGIES. It is vital that you continue to support us in this matter to ensure the safety of ALL children.
As many food products contain traces of nuts it is also our policy that children should not share food at Break or Lunch time.
The Windsor Hill Pedestrian Gate
The gate will open at 8.45am and NOT before.
We respectfully remind parents that the Windsor Hill development does not have a drop off facility. Neither does it have a car park where you may stop, park and accompany your child into school or the Nursery Unit.
Please note that this is a PEDESTRIAN GATE ONLY.
Nursery parents are expected to accompany their child into the Nursery Unit where Mrs C Emerson (Nursery Teacher) and Mrs A Gilpin (Nursery Assistant) will meet, greet and settle your child into the Nursery routines.
Parents are again expected to come into the Nursery Classroom to collect your child at the end of the nursery day which is between 11.45am and 12 noon.
Please click the link below to view and download the August/September Dinner Menus. Please note at the time of writing, dinners are £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week.
Primary One children will start staying for Lunch / Dinner in the week beginning Monday 03 October.
Primary One children will go home at 2.00pm from this date onwards.
If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals simply collect the relevant form from Mrs Fitzpatrick in the school office or from Meals and Uniform Department at the Education Authority, Armagh.
For those parents who have had a previous claim please be aware that this also needs to be renewed on an annual basis.
The Fruit Stop (Healthy Break Shop for P3 - 7) opens for business on Monday 12th September.
Mrs Erskine will post the shop products on the website and each class will have a Product / Price List displayed in their room.
After School Activities
Please note that after school activities will start in late September or early October. Each teacher / leader of the activities will inform children of the correct start date. Further information should also appear on the website.
Access to school via the Main Driveway
Parents are respectfully reminded that access via the main school driveway is restricted to staff only. Children should under no circumstances walk up this avenue even with a parent. Children should not be 'dropped off' in the school grounds unless prior consent has been granted from the Principal for special circumstances.
Should you have special circumstances please approach Mr McCambley who will be only too happy to grant access for a short period of time.
The school avenue is extremely narrow and unsuitable for heavy traffic especially when staff are arriving at work.
We as a school community greatly appreciate your help as parents in setting high standards of discipline. We respectfully ask that you support the school in this matter as we greatly appreciate our already strong home / school partnership.
Children represent our school whilst they are in the local shops too as they say 'please' and 'thank you' to the adults working there.
Mill Hill traffic flow
Mr McCambley has been aware of the heavy traffic flow at the bottom of the Mill Hill junction over the last year. We respectfully ask that parents parking and waiting for their children at The Village Mace wait at 'The Grange' side of the Mill Hill near the public telephone box. By doing so would mean that parents could escort their children across the road if travelling to the shop car park or indeed along the Main Street.
Please be aware that we shall continue to monitor and provide a watchful eye on this junction but that a permanent patrol is not possible.