P1 Induction

Dear Parents

As you may already be aware, some of our classes have been compromised as a result of positive cases of Covid 19.  Unfortunately, we have been advised by the Public Health Agency to postpone all contact within and outside class/school bubbles.  As a result, we are left with no option but to cancel all P1 Induction meetings next week.  We hope to rearrange these meetings before the academic year begins, if it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding,

E. McCann & S. McCann

Sports Day 2021

Sports Day Note

Dear Parent / Guardian,

This year, our traditional Sports Day event is going to be a little different. Each year group will be designated a specific day over the course of a “Sports Week” for their own Sports Day. The timetable for all year groups has been copied above. If you have difficulty viewing the timetable, please try clicking the link below it which will open a PDF version of this message. A hard copy will also be sent home with the eldest child in each family tomorrow (Thursday).

On their Sports Day, pupils should wear their tracksuit / shorts and bring a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any parents / guardians into the school this year for Sports Day, again due to the ongoing restrictions. Fingers crossed the weather remains in our favour as we move into next week.

Kind Regards, Mr McDonnell.

Nursery/P1 Places- September ’21

Dear Parent/Guardian.

If your child has been offered a place for either Nursery or P1 starting September 2021, please make contact with the school to confirm acceptance of your place. Please be aware that failure to do so could result in your child losing their place.

Contact details:

Telephone- 02830888351

Email- pmcdonnell667@c2ken.net

 

Back to School for Nursery, P1, P2 + P3

Back to School for Nursery, P1, P2 + P3

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I look forward to welcoming back pupils in the following Year Groups: Nursery, P1, P2 and  P3,  from this Monday, 8th March, for two weeks. To help keep everyone safe I ask that you read through the following procedures.

P Mc Donnell

Returning to school Procedures Mon 8th March

All of the previous routines that were in place before Christmas relating to: sanitising and washing hands, class bubbles, toileting, play activities and movement within the school and grounds will remain in place. In addition please note:

  1.  School buses to drop off and pick up as normal to begin with, but collection times may be revised when the demands of the secondary school have been established.
  2. Children to enter school at the same points as before lock down. Key-workers’ children to enter by the front door if they don’t have a sibling entering at another point.
  3. Children to exit from the same points as they entered school from.
  4. Breaks and Dinners will be at the normal times. School meals are available to all children who wish to avail of the service either though free school meals entitlement or by paying. This provision is also available for the supervised children of Key Workers.
  5. Pupils may use regular lunch bags, for packed lunches.
  6. We will continue to accommodate Key Workers’ children up to 3.30 pm. Younger siblings of these supervised children (and other pupils who need), can join with them after 2 pm when their classes end. Please arrange this in advance through the Office.
  7. Bus users may wait in school with the supervised children until the 3 pm pick-up. Please notify the Office if your child is to wait for a 3 pm bus.
  8. Supervised children who have been attending St Mary’s have been following the online activities/lessons posted by their respective teachers and this will continue to be the case. The use of personal devices, if available, would help to reduce the demand on school owned machines.
  9. If you haven’t already been using the supervision facility in St Mary’s and need a supervised place for your P4-7 child please contact us in advance on 028 -30888351 or email pmcdonnell667@c2kni.net

Safer Internet Day – 9th February

Safer Internet Day – 9th February

Safer Internet Day 2021 “Together for a better Internet”

Each year in St Mary’s we recognise the importance of Safer Internet Day by hosting Parents’ and Pupils’ workshops.

So this year we are asking families to take time to explore the Internet Safety tab on our school website where you will find links to information and stories related to this year’s theme “Together for a better Internet”

And why not check out tomorrow’s C2K Newsdesk story line made famous by ex president Donald Trump “Fake News”