parents' page 
 
DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2017-18: 
 
Term 1 
Fri 1st Sept - start back at 9am 
Tue 12th Sep - P1 photo (Gazette) 
Tue 12th Sep - school council speeches and voting (P3-7) 
Thur 21st Sep -Ulster Scots drumming begins (P6/7) 1.15pm 
Fri 22nd Sep - P6/7 cross community team building @ Parkanaur  
Mon 25th Sep - Bryson House presentation on energy efficiency (P5-7) @11am 
28th Sep - 3rd Oct Book Fair in school 
Thur 28th Sep - Mrs Burton CP training 
Fri 29th Sep - Mrs Cartmill principal's conference 
Wed 4th Oct - whole staff child protection training @3pm 
Thurs 5th Oct - P6/7 visit from the Water bus @10.30am 
Mon 9th Oct - P4/5 cross community workshop (Energy & electricity) 
Thur 12th Oct - flu vaccine (whole school) 
Mon 16th Oct - Harvest service in St John's @1.30pm  
Wed 18th Oct - family photo evening (5-8pm) 
Tue 24th Oct - Harvest sale 
Wed 25th/Thurs 26th Oct - parent interviews. All pupils home at 1.50pm on both days 
27th Oct - 1st Nov (inclusive) half term/staff development 
Sat 11th Nov/Sat 25th Nov/Sat 2nd Dec - AQE papers 
Thur 16th Nov - Joint internet safety parents' workshop @ St Joseph's 2-3pm 
Fri 8th Dec - Community Christmas party @10am 
Fri 8th Dec - switching on Christmas tree lights @6pm 
Tue 12th Dec - Carol service in St John's @ 7pm 
Thur 14th Dec - Christmas dinner. All pupils home at 1.15pm 
Mon 18th Dec - Open night 6-7.30pm 
Wed 20th Dec - school closes at 11am for Christmas holidays 
Thur 4th Jan - school re-opens @9am 
Fri 5th Jan - panto at Grand Opera House 
 
Some reminders: 
indoor shoes for all pupils 
label uniforms 
dinner money wallets brought in on Fridays 
absence notes when off school 
parental consent form if on prescribed medicines 
notify school of any change in arrangements for collecting children 
Useful Websites 
E-Safety 
 
Information for Parents 
 
 
 
Information for Parents and Children 
 
The following websites are designed to help children explore and understand the issues involved in e-safety. 
Use these websites with your child to discuss how to keep safe online.  
 
School Uniform 
 
To promote a sense of pride in our school, we expect every pupil to maintain a neat appearance at all times. 
 
Boys / Girls 
Churchill red sweatshirt or cardigan  
Grey trousers/Grey skirt/pinafore 
white polo shirt  
grey socks (boys)/ white socks (girls) 
Grey/black tights 
Red gingham dress (summer term) 
 
PE Uniform: Navy shorts, white round neck t-shirt and trainers. 
 
Optional red school coat or fleece with logo available from school office. 
 
All pupils need non-marking indoor shoes for wearing throughout the day and for indoor PE activities. These are changed on entering school in the morning; at break and lunch times and before going home.  
 
N.B. For health and safety reasons it is recommended that girls with hair of shoulder length or longer should wear it tied back. Jewellery, with the exception of watches and simple stud earrings, is not permitted. Red bobbles and clips are permitted for long hair.  
 
School Hours 
 
8.50am: School doors open 
 
9.00am: School starts for everyone 
 
10.30am - 10.45am: Healthy break & outdoor play 
 
12.15pm - 1.05pm: Lunchtime and outdoor play  
 
1.50pm: Primary 1/2 children go home. P3 home Wed and Fri 
 
1.50-2.50pm: After school clubs for P1 - P2 daily and P1-P3 (Wed and Fri) 
 
2.50pm: Primary 3-7 children go home  
 
2.50-3.50pm: After school clubs for P4-7 (Wed and Thurs) 
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