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Gibson News - Summer 22

13th May 2022

Key Dates

Thursday 2 June            - school closed – Queen’s Jubilee Holiday

Friday 3 June                - school closed – Queen’s Jubilee Holiday

Monday 6 June             - school closed to pupils – Staff Development Day

Thursday 30 June          - school closed – Summer Term Ends (12.30pm - Y1-3; 1pm - Y4-7)

Sports Day

Unfortunately, due to the Northern Irish weather it is virtually impossible to set a date for Sports Day.  However, at this stage we are planning on holding our

Y4 – 7 Sports Day on Monday 30 May at 9.45am and

Y1 – 3 (& Language Class) Sports Day on Tuesday 31 May at 9.45am.  

These events will be over by lunchtime.

I appreciate that some parents will want to book time off work therefore if there is any change to theses dates we will notify parents as soon as possible.

Class & Team Photographs

The Speech & Language Unit, Y1 and Y7 Class photographs and Sporting Team photographs will be taken on Thursday 26 May.  As in previous years these sample photos are available for you to view before deciding whether to purchase or not. More details will follow shortly.

Breakfast Club and After School Club

Breakfast Club continues to run as normal at a cost of £1.50 per day or £6 per week.  We plan to resume our After School Provision from 3.00 - 4.30pm in September.  We are currently looking at the logistics associated with this and will keep you informed as soon as we have final arrangements in place.

Cycling Proficiency

Cycling Proficiency continues throughout May for our Year 7 children.  Please ensure all bicycles and helmets are in school on the following days. 

Thursday 12 May                         Tuesday 17 May                Thursday 19 May     

Tuesday 24 May                          Thursday 26 May


COVID-19 Arrangements

If any child tests positive for Covid-19 we continue to request that self-isolation guidance of 5 days with negative Lateral flow test results on day 5 and 6 is followed.

It is essential that pupils displaying symptoms are tested and return a negative result before attending school.  This is to ensure the safety of all pupils, but also to help with staffing absences as teachers and classroom assistants will be absent from school for a minimum of 5 days if they test positive which causes disruption for everyone!

Year 7 Transfer letters

Our Year 7 Parents will receive notification of the outcome of applications for Post-Primary placement on Saturday 21 May via the online Portal.  Should any parent have concerns regarding this please contact Mr Sterritt via his email (



Schools NI App

We continue to send messages out on our Schools NI App.  From September 2022 this will be our main way of communicating with parents due to the increasing cost of paper.  The app can be downloaded by searching for Schools NI.   An access code will then be required to be able to access the Private school messages we are sending out. If you have any issues or need an access code, please contact the school office

PTA Fun Night

Although we are still some time away from the end of term it is likely to be extremely busy, therefore we have planned to hold our PTA / Jubilee Fun Night on Thursday 23 June. 

Class Trips

Some of our Year groups have arranged an end of year school trip.  Further details will be sent home about these shortly if not already done so.  The dates are listed below:

  • Speech & Language Units - Tuesday 14 June to Glenpark Estate.
  • Year 1 – to be confirmed – waiting on venue to confirm date.
  • Year 2 - Tuesday 21 June to Gortin Glen Forest Park.
  • Year 3 - Wednesday 15 June to Glenpark Estate.
  • Year 4 - Tuesday 21 June to Gosford Country Park.
  • Year 5 - Tuesday 14 June to Strule Arts Centre & Thursday 23 June to Folk Park.
  • Year 6 - Wednesday 29 June to Todds Leap, Ballygawley.
  • Year 7 - Tuesday 28 June to The Jungle, Moneymore.

End of Year Reports

As normal all parents will receive an End of Year report for each child.  Pupil reports will be sent home on Tuesday 28 June.  You will also receive a letter providing information regarding End of Term Arrangements, plans for next year and details about who your child’s teacher will be in September 2022.

Queen’s 70th Jubilee Party Lunch

As part of our Jubilee celebrations we are planning a party lunch for all our children on Wednesday 1 June.  This will be a non-uniform day, pupils are encouraged to wear something blue, white or red.  Children are also allowed to dress up as Prince or Princess etc if they prefer.

Sporting Tournaments

Our sporting teams will be taking part in a variety of tournaments including:

  • Wednesday 11 May – our Rugby Team went to Ravenhill to take part in a rugby blitz.
  • Friday 20 May – our football team will take part in the local McDonald’s football tournament at The Station Centre, Omagh.
  • Tuesday 31 May – our Rugby Team go to Omagh Rugby Club for a tournament.
  • Tuesday 7 June – Tag Rugby Team to tournament at Campsie Playing Fields. Good luck to all involved.