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Monthly Bulletin

April 2018

I would like to welcome everyone back for the final term of the year. Term 3 is always a busy time in school and so please find below a list of some upcoming important dates:



13th P6/7 Rugby Tournament

16th P7 Clever Cloggers: Aghagallon Community Centre


27th 4pm P7 Confirmation (CHOIR TO ATTEND)

29th 11am P4 First Communion (CHOIR TO ATTEND)



1st P6/7 Trip to Armagh World War Project

3rd NSPCC Assemblies and Workshops

7th Closed Bank Holiday

8th Closed for Pupils: Staff Training Day

15th P6/7 Aghagallon Community Centre World War Project


28th Closed Bank Holiday

29th Closed for Pupils: Staff Training Day



5th Aghalee Festival (Some Choir Members)

8th P1 Induction Day (Current P1 class finish at 12)

15th End of year School Mass

22nd 1.15 P7 Leaver’s Celebration and Awards

29th School closes 11.30



Over the next few weeks, P4 and P7 will be very busy with their final preparations for First Communion and Confirmation. We wish them well with their preparations.


The school choir also plays a very important part in the celebration of the sacraments. We would ask that the parents of our choir members continue to support us in this by ensuring that choir members attend both Confirmation and First Communion.


Please complete the choir proforma to let us know how many of our choir members will be available to attend.



The health and safety of our pupils is of extreme importance. It would appear that some parents have not notified us about or updated us on all medical conditions. We are particularly concerned at this time about children with asthma. If your child suffers from asthma, please ensure that inhalers have been sent into school. It is very important that we continue to maintain accurate records and ensure that your child’s medical needs are catered for during the school day.



Please find attached a leaflet regarding this matter. We would also like to advise those with long hair to keep hair tied up as avoiding contact with others can help to prevent the spread of head lice.



School uniform gives students a sense of belonging and a pride in their school. It goes hand in hand with instilling high standards in all areas of school life such as attitudes to learning and work and behaviour.

I would like to congratulate our pupils who continue to wear their uniforms neatly and with pride.

Black shoes must be worn by all pupils. I have started to notice that a few pupils are starting to wear coloured trainers. I would ask all parents to ensure that black footwear is worn to school.

It is also very important that all items of the uniform have a name label.

Thank you to all parents for your cooperation in this area.



We are delighted to be involved in a number of projects currently with Loughshore Family Action Project.

P1/2 Art Project

P3 Enjoyable Music

P4/5 Tree Planting

P7 Internet Safety and Clever Cloggers

P6/7 World War Project



The NSPCC will be in school delivering Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies to all children on Thursday 3rd May. This will be followed by workshops for P6 and P7 pupils. More detailed information will be issued closer to the time.

They will also deliver an Internet Safety Workshop for parents at 2pm on the same day. Again further information will follow.



The cost of a school dinner is £2.60. I need to emphasise the importance of paying dinner money every week. The school’s financial position is very tight and we cannot afford to continually be paying outstanding dinner money bills.


The money must be paid in the week your child has a school dinner as this money has to be lodged by the school every Friday to the Education Authority’s account.


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.