September Newsletter 2020
September Newsletter 2020
It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone who is either returning to our school or coming for the first time. Thank you to everyone for assisting us with the various changes that have been implemented as we begin the new ‘normal’ in light of Covid-19.
Our classes this year are as follows:
PRINCIPAL Mrs McCabe
P1 – Mrs Lorimer, Mrs Morris & Mrs Wilson
Assistants Mrs G Hanna & Mrs L Hanna
P2 – Mrs Annett, Mrs Campbell & Mrs Malcolmson
Assistant Mrs Chambers
P3 – Mrs Coffey, Mrs Graham & Miss Knox
Mr Stevenson (Tuesday / Wednesday)
P4 – Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Henderson and Mrs McMath
P5 – Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Gordon
Mr Stevenson (Thursday)
P6 – Mrs Russell, Mrs Peters / Mrs McKinney & Miss Parke
P7 – Mr Quinn (VP) & Mr Annett
SENCO – Mrs Patterson
LEARNING SUPPORT / AUTISM CENTRE – Mrs Annett
Assistants – Mrs Forsythe & Mrs Kennedy
SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS –
Mrs McKee, Mrs Burns, Mrs Stevenson,
Mrs Weir, Mrs Baird & Mrs Johnston
EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Mrs K Parke
CLERICAL OFFICER – Mrs C Morris
REPROGRAPHICS / CLASS SUPPORT – Mrs Haugh
LIBRARIAN / CLASS SUPPORT – Mrs Cassidy
BUILDING SUPERVISOR – Mr David Parke
SUPERVISORS – Mrs Burns, Mrs Cousins, Mrs Curry, Mrs L Hanna, Mrs Keen, Mrs McCartan, Mrs McCullough, Mrs Orr, Mrs Speers and Mrs McKee.
ARRIVING TO SCHOOL
Staggered arrival and pick up times have been
introduced to limit interactions and avoid gatherings
at the school gates and car park.
We would encourage pupils to walk to school where
it is safe and practical to do so.
Parents/Guardians will not be permitted into the school buildings unless by prior appointment or in an emergency. Use of PPE may be required.
On arrival pupils should enter the school by the following doors and proceed to their classrooms.
FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH A TO G – ARRIVE AT 8.50AM
FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH H TO M – ARRIVE AT 9.00AM
FAMILIES WHOSE SURNAME BEGIN WITH N TO Z – ARRIVE AT 9.10AM
ENTRY TO SCHOOL
P1 – Pupils enter via emergency exit doors directly into their classrooms
P2 – Pupils enter via P1/P2 door from P1 playground
P3C, P4D, P4H, P6R – Door beside assembly hall
P3G, P4McM, P6 Parke – Enter directly to mobiles
P3K, P5F, P5G, P6Mck/P – Enter through main door
P7 – Pupils to enter via P7 toilets door
LSC and ASC – Pupils to enter via Unit playground
Pupils will exit the building by the same doors that they entered.
P1 – times to be confirmed
P2 & P3 – 2.05pm
P4 & P5 – 2.50pm
BUS PUPILS – 3pm
P6 and P7 – 3.05pm
P1 – P3 BUS 2pm BUS
P4 – (THURSDAY)
We advise that all plastic lunch boxes, bottles and containers are thoroughly washed and cleaned every evening. Please ensure any food sent into school can be easily managed by your child i.e opened or peeled by themselves.
Children will need a water bottle – but please be aware that there will not be any access to refilling bottles during the day.
NB: Products containing nuts or traces of nuts are not permitted in school.
The school will be moving to a cashless system from the end of September
(further details will follow).
School dinners will cost £2.60 per day
(£13.00 per week).
Any dinner money for the month of September
must be placed in a sealed envelope or money pouch
clearly labelled stating the child’s name and days for dinner and given to the class teacher at the beginning of the week. Please send exact money. Dinners can only be ordered and paid for at the beginning of each week.
UNIFORM – Please ensure your child wears the proper uniform each day and all items are clearly named. Black School shoes must be worn. Hair must be tidy
(NO extreme hairstyles or colours) and long hair should be tied back.
PHONING – We will only be phoning home for very good reasons. Please ensure that your child is equipped at the beginning of each school day with mid morning snack, water, lunch, PE gear etc and they know how they are getting home.
MOBILE PHONES – NO pupil mobile phones
are permitted in school!
NO FOOTBALLS – Some outdoor play equipment will be
available, so please do not bring in
footballs etc from home.
If you have changed your address, telephone number,
mobile telephone number or any other contact please
complete the slip below and return it to the school office
as soon as possible.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION CORRECT FOR CONTACT PURPOSES.
Name _______________________________ Childs Class ______________
Change of home Address ________________________________________
Home telephone _______________________________________________
Mother’s mobile ________________________________________________
Change of other contact _________________________________________
For contact purposes we ask that you would kindly
provide an email address for a parent or guardian.
Child/Children name ____________________________
Parent email address _______________________________
CAR PARK SAFTEY/ KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
We would like to remind everyone to drive safely through the school car park! When collecting children please park in the
appropriate spaces and leave a clearance for
traffic to keep flowing carefully.
DO NOT park on the zebra crossings and be
cautious of children using them.
When parking on the Harbour Road please
leave spaces clear for children to cross with
care with the patrol officer.
A reminder to advise you that we have children in school who suffer from a
severe allergy to all nuts and products containing nuts.
Children with this condition may have a severe reaction,
which could prove fatal if they come into contact with nuts.
Consequently, I would ask that no nuts or related products
(e.g. Kinder Bueno, Nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.)
are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch. Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threating situation developing. I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.
If your child carries his/her own medication (i.e. Inhalers) in school,
please contact the office and complete the appropriate form
and we can make the class teacher aware.
It is vital that we have all the correct information
for any medical condition.
Also please return Epi pens, inhalers and any emergency medication needed for your child to the School Office.
School policies are available on the school website.
Mrs H McCabe