- Category: Nursery News
- Published: Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:05
Primary 5 recently enjoyed their first taster of French lessons. These weekly lessons will be a wonderful help and support for our pupils in the future and should set them up with a very thorough grounding in a foreign language.
Important Information for the weeks ahead!
The main January Information Sheet will follow later in the month. However, we wish to highlight several issues which are of great importance.
Nursery & Primary One Applications
The Nursery and Primary One application process is now open. There is a link and Prospectus available for your perusal on the School Website.
Applications close at 12 midnight 31 January, 2019
Staff Car Park
The Education Authority has commenced work on the long awaited new Staff Car Park and we are delighted by the major capital investment in our school campus and facilities. You will all be aware that the neighbouring bungalow, adjacent to the pedestrian entrance, was purchased by the Education Authority early last year. Following an intensive period of preparation, the site is about to be cleared and added into our grounds to form the new Staff Car Park.
The building programme is scheduled to last for 16 weeks.
There is no doubt that the forthcoming work will cause major disruption to the school access; both the main avenue and the pedestrian path!
With this in mind we ask that you factor in additional time to allow for drop off and indeed collection.
Our main concern is the health and safety of our children as they enter and leave school. The main pedestrian path from the main road which passes Noah's Ark will also become a cause for concern as this will become a site access for heavy vehicles. The main car avenue into school is also going to be widened and with this in mind, please be aware that parents must not be driving into the school grounds to drop off or collect children! You may block or frustrate the heavy vehicles or indeed be blocked in the grounds for a long period of time!
NO child will be able to go home or be collected this way as the path will be closed!
Approximately 60 large trees are to be felled in preparation for the site clearance and re-levelling process. There will be tree surgeons working within the grounds and heavy vehicles, along with a team of workmen as of today (Wednesday 08 January). Therefore, we ask that you are as flexible as possible with us. There may be occasions where we have to 'hold' children back from the usual home times to ensure the contractors have prepared a SAFE pathway home for our children. We will endeavour to hold back for no more than 10 minutes if we have to!
The contractors are aware of times when there will be a large number of children arriving or leaving ie.
8.30am – 8.45am (Children and parents arrive and wait at the pedestrian path)
8.45am - 9.00am (Whole school arrival)
11.45am – 12 noon (Nursery dismissal)
1.55 - 2.10pm (P1 - 3 dismissal)
2.55 - 3.10pm (P4 - 7 dismissal)
3.55 - 4.10pm (Extra-curricular Clubs dismissal)
Thank you for your continued support and flexibility over the coming months.
If your child is starting pre-school or primary school in September 2019, you can apply for their place online now.
The closing date and time for pre-school and primary one applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.
Please use the following link for further information and the application process..
You will find our 2019 Prospectus attached
'The Fruit Stop' is restocked and will reopen on Monday 07 January 2019 for Term 2.
School resumes on Friday 04 January 2019. Please note that after school clubs will NOT begin in the first or second week of the new term. Start dates will be posted on the website.
Meet 'Nancy the Flamingo,' made by some of our 'Wrigley Litter Less Campaign' P7 girls.
Nancy has been made using recycled materials including toilet roll tubes, ping pong balls and papermache. The girls decided to make this all by themselves after they met 'Opsie' a few months ago. Opsie was a bird made from recycled materials and was travelling to all the countries taking part in the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign.
Well done girls.
We are into the third month of our 'Wrigley Litter Less Campaign' and today four more of our P7 girls went out to litter pick inside and outside of our school grounds. Today they collected another two bin-liners (12kg) of litter which will help to clean up our surrounding area just before Christmas.
As an Ambassador Eco School we are delighted to be involved in such a campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE, currently running in 15 countries. We want to not only reduce litter but also change long term behaviour.
Today Mrs Matthews' Primary 3 class treated us to a beautiful Christmas Assembly reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. All the children performed so well and had great fun.
It was also very special to have Mrs McClelland join us for this assembly and we were able to present her with gifts from the staff body and parents who contributed so much. Thankyou.
Mrs McClelland was extremely kind and gave each class a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible to use as part of their RE curriculum.
We wish Mrs McClelland every blessing at Stranmillis University College and know she'll be back often to visit us.