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- Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 09:26
Dear parent /s
This is a reminder that as I seek to ensure we have sufficient cover in school for the children of Key Workers, it is vital that you email the school before 3.00pm each Friday outlining the cover required for the incoming week. This service should only be used when absolutely necessary in the interest of Public Health.
I remind you that you CANNOT reply to an Eduspot email!
The new Learning Packs will be ready for collection once again on Friday 22 January. School will be open 8.15am – 4.00pm.
Learning Packs will once again be set out in the Mall for Nursery, P1 – P3 and the Assembly Hall for P4 – P7. Please wear a face mask and observe good social distancing protocols when in the school grounds and building especially as we continue to have Key Worker children on the site.
It has been very encouraging to receive so many positive comments about the Learning Packs and the materials sent home. Staff have worked very hard to continue to keep in touch using the Seesaw App and we encourage you to keep in touch several times over the course of each week as you balance work commitments. Eduspot continues to be another very useful means of communication for me as Principal during these challenging days as I seek to keep you informed of school routines.
My staff have also commenced their annual Parent Teacher Interviews via the telephone. You should have received the call by the end of the month. Do not worry if you have not been contacted by the staff yet as each teacher is trying to manage a small number of interviews per day as they continue to provide online support to their class.
P1 – P3 are asked to use the ’old’ folder from Learning Pack No 1 (or a named bag of any description) to house the reading books that have already been sent home. Simply return the completed reading books in this ‘old’ folder and leave it on the Year Group table as you collect the new Learning Pack which contains further reading materials. It is VITAL that we do not lose books throughout this process as we've spent much of our fund raising over the last number of years on building up our reading scheme materials. Staff will be in touch also via their individual Seesaw accounts.
We trust that you and your extended family are keeping well and managing to stay safe during these most challenging days.
Be assured we greatly appreciate your continued support in everything we are trying to do for the good and benefit of the children.
This year we are unable to invite parents into school for our annual Nursery Unit and Primary School Open Night.
Please find attached a video presentation which offers a snapshot into the life and work of our Nursery Unit and the Foundation Stage.
Parents of prospective children for the 2021 academic year should apply through the online portal of the Education Authority.
Nursery and Primary One applications for September 2021
The closing date for receipt of applications for children starting Nursery and Primary One in September 2021 is 12 noon on 29 January 2021.
Application must be completed online and the procedure opens on Thursday 07 January 2021 at 12 noon.
All applications must be submitted online at www.eani.org.uk where a link will be found on the homepage.
Our Admissions Criteria for both Nursery and Primary One can also be found below. Please read the criteria carefully before completing your online application.
Recently the children wore their Christmas Jumpers to school to raise money for The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Everyone enjoyed the day and it was great to see the children busy in their classrooms preparing crafts and other Christmas related activities. Lots of colourful photographs to browse, click on the link below to view:
The Nursery have been very busy preparing their Christmas Nativity. Here is a very special video of the performance.
Primary One children recently took a walk to the village post box to post off their letters to Santa. The children came to school with ideas of what gift they would like to receive and decorated their letters beautifully. We wrote Santa's address onto the envelope and stuck on a big stamp to make sure they will reach Santa successfully. We are now waiting patiently on a reply from Santa and are trying to be extra good before Christmas Day!
Dear parent / s
I wish to inform you that Friday 11 December is our Christmas Jumper Day.
Children may wear casual clothes with their Christmas jumper on the day! PLEASE do not buy any new clothes. If your child does not have a Christmas jumper which fits this year, simply wear colourful clothes on the day. We are suggesting a £1.00 donation which we will donate to The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. This money will augment our Christmas Cards donation.
The Nursery are still rehearsing their Nativity so our Nursery Teacher will send a separate message via Seesaw if they are to wear Christmas jumpers on Friday or not.
Thank you for your continued support as we look forward to Christmas whilst still maintaining our Covid-19 protocols which have protected the school community so well thus far!