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Gibson Primary School, Omagh

October 2018

3rd Oct 2018


Wednesday 10 October – PTA AGM @ 7pm

Monday 29 October – PTA Hallowe’en Disco

Tuesday 30 October – Charity Fundraiser (no uniform – sports clothes)

Wednesday 31 October – Friday 2 November (inclusive) – Hallowe’en Holiday (school closed)

Monday 5 November – Staff Development Day (no pupils)


School Focus – Our areas of focus for this year are:

  • Comprehension questioning
  • Mental Maths facts

While we will be working on these in school your assistance in helping your child develop these skills would be appreciated.


After School Activities – Activities for the month of October are planned as outlined below:

Monday Activities:       1 October       8 October       15 October      22 October

Thursday Activities:     4 October       11 October      18 October     


School Health – Flu Vaccination Project – Medical consent forms were sent home this week. All forms should be returned to the school office by Friday 5 October, regardless of whether you wish your child to have the flu nasal vaccination administered or not. Thank you.


PTA Hallowe’en Disco – The disco is taking place on Monday 29 October. As in previous years Year 1 – 3 disco and party games will take place from 6.15 – 7.15pm, while the Year 4 – 7 disco/party will take place from 7.30 – 9.00pm. All children who attend MUST be accompanied to and collected from the school foyer. Fancy dress is optional.


Parent Interviews – will be taking place for Year 4 – 7 children on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October. Appointments for these interviews will be sent home in due course. Year 1 – 3 children’s parent interviews will take place at the beginning of February 2019.


Car Parking – This continues to be a challenge. I’ve spoken to teachers to ensure all pupils leave school promptly and will continue to be in the car park when possible. Everyone’s understanding and patience is required. Please remember two cars parked badly can block the entire car park!


Photographs – It is planned that all children will have their photographs taken on Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 November. As in previous years, parents will have the opportunity to have family shots taken on the evening of Tuesday 20 November ~ more details to follow later.


Charity Fundraiser – Our chosen charity this year is the NI Air Ambulance. We will be holding a full day sports themed Fundraiser on Tuesday 30 October. More details to follow.


Year 5 – 7 Choir Performance – Our choir will be performing in the Strule Arts Centre on Tuesday 9 October as part of the UTU 100th Anniversary celebrations. A limited number of tickets are available to purchase from the Strule Arts Centre.


Conkers – Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school. Conkers and Acorns are nuts and should not be sent into school. Thanks!


Lost Property – Already this year we have had a number of items of lost property. We have been unable to return these to the children as they have not been labelled or had names written on them. This is an ongoing problem and your help in rectifying it is appreciated