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January 2019

4th Jan 2019

Key Dates

Monday 18 February – School closed for Half Term

Tuesday 19 February – School closed for Half Term

Wednesday 20 February – School closed for Half Term

Year 1 Applications

Year 1 Application Forms for any child aged 4 before 2 July 2019 are available online until 31 January 2019. We are holding sessions in school from 9.00am – 3.30pm on Thursday 10 January until Friday 18 January to assist with the application process. Please feel free to call into school to complete the application or contact Mr Sterritt if you know of any parent who is interested in applying for a place for their child.

Extended Late Class Provision

I wrote to you in December regarding extending Late Class until 4pm. As the response was extremely positive, I’m proposing to trial this after February half term.

The cost from 3-4pm will be £2 per day and will be open to all pupils throughout the school.

The cost from 2-3pm will remain at £1 and, as all places are full, it will continue to run as it currently does.

A letter with more information on this will be sent home next week.

Year 1 – 3 Parent Interviews

Year 1 – 3 Parent Interviews will take place on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 February 2018. Times for these interviews will be sent home in the coming weeks.

Year 7 Transfer Interviews

Mr Sterritt and the Year 7 teachers will carry out Year 7 Transfer Interviews on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January. AQE results will be issued on Saturday 26 January and Mr Sterritt will be available should you wish to contact him.

Post Primary Open Days are scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday 5 January – Drumragh Integrated College (9.45am – 1.30pm)
  • Thursday 17 January – Omagh Academy (7.00pm)
  • Tuesday 22 January – Omagh High School (6.00pm)

After School Activities

After School Activities will commence week beginning 14 January. Again we will be providing both sporting and non-sporting activities. Full details will be sent out later this week.

Dinner Menu Changes

Due to nutritional guidelines the EA have implemented changes to our menu. From now on there will be no soup & sandwiches served alongside main meals. A new menu will come into effect on Monday 14 January and will be distributed next week.

Paired Reading

The children in Year 4 Porter and Year 4 Maguire will take part in a Paired Reading programme this term lasting 6 weeks. Further details to follow.

PTA Christmas Fun Day and Christmas Show Raffles

Our PTA ran a Fun Day on the run up to Christmas. While the main aim of the event is to provide memorable experiences for our pupils it also provides opportunity to raise funds for the school. Through this event and Christmas Show Raffles our PTA raised around £800.

Special Olympics Donation

A total of £800 was raised through the retiring offering at our Y4-7 Carol Service in St Columba’s. This was collected to support a former pupil, Lee Mitchell, who has been selected in the Equestrian Team to represent Ireland at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.

School Trip to York

Our residential trip for Y6 and Y7 pupils will take place from Tuesday 9 April – Friday 12 April. All deposits have been paid and places are full. Further details about the trip will follow in due course.

Mrs Porter Retiring

Mrs Porter is retiring at the end of March 2019. Miss R Deazley has been appointed to this post. I will provide more information closer to the time.