School News

HOLIDAY LIST 2017-18

Holiday List for 2017/ 2018

School begins on Friday 1st September 2017.

September

Friday 29thSeptember: School Closed for Staff Development

October

Monday 30thOctober – Wednesday 1st November:  Halloween Mid-Term Break
                  
Christmas Holidays

School closes on Wednesday 20thDecember at 11:30am and reopens on Friday 5th January 2018.

February

Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February:   Mid-Term Break

March

Friday 16th March – Monday 19th March:  St Patrick’s Day Break                          
                            
Easter Holidays

School closes on Holy Thursday 29th March at 11:30am and reopens on Monday 9thApril 2018.

May

Monday 7th May and Tuesday 8th May 2017:   May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 28th May – Tuesday 29th May:  School Closed for Bank Holiday and Staff Development

Summer Holidays


School closes on Friday 29thJune 2018 at 11:30am.

NEW CANTEEN MENU

The canteen will have a new menu starting from Monday 3rd April. Please download a copy here:

CANTEEN MENU - APRIL 2017

MID-TERM BREAK

School will be closed for mid-term break from Monday 13th to Friday 17thFebruary. Lessons will resume on Monday 20th February. 
Enjoy your mid-term break!

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS

Parent Teacher Meetings will take place tomorrow 22nd November. A note was sent home two weeks ago with an allocated time for each child. If you cannot attend at the allocated time please contact the school to arrange an alternative.

LATEST NEWS



Admission Forms 2015/16 now available
The application forms for admission into P1 and Reception in 2015/16 are now available from the school office. The deadline for returning the applications is 13th January 2016. If you know any families with children turning four next year who might be interested in enrolling at St. Columba’s PS please tell them not to hesitate to contact the school on 028 71347190 to arrange a visit.


Online Questionnaire for the Department of Education
A letter from the Department of Education with details on how to fill in an online questionnaire for our School Inspection was sent home with all children on Monday 7th December. If you have any queries please contact the DENI Inspection Services Branch on 028 9127 9991.

CHRISTMAS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

As we all know, the weeks before Christmas can be really hectic! So here are some dates for your diary - we hope to see many of you at our School's Christmas events.


  • Wednesday 2nd December, 6-8pm: CHRISTMAS FAIR AND CAROLS
  • Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm: CHRISTMAS SHOW AND GRAND DRAW
  • Friday 18th December: SCHOOL FINISHES AT 11.30am

WELCOME BACK!


As we begin a new school year, I am delighted to welcome all our pupils and I hope you all had an enjoyable summer break.  We extend a very warm welcome to our newcomers in Primary One, Reception and to the children who have recently transferred to our school.  I hope that their time in St Columba’s will be both happy and rewarding.


You can find useful information about the school day, uniforms and school meals on our Start of Year Note. Please also remember to fill in the Year Long Permission Slips for your child.

STRIKE ACTION FRIDAY 13TH MARCH

Due to industrial action organised by a range of teaching and support staff unions the school will be unable to open on Friday 13thMarch.  Should there be any changes to this situation the parents will be notified by text message as soon as possible although at this stage that seems unlikely.  It is advised that all parents make other arrangements for child care on this day.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
CONFIRMATION
Sunday 22nd March, 3pm, Church of the Immaculate Conception
SCHOOL SHOW
Thursday 26th March, School Hall

*SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN AS NORMAL TOMORROW THURSDAY 15th JANUARY*

** SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO HEAVY SNOW ON
WEDNESDAY 14th JANUARY **
Please check the school website in the evening for updates on tomorrow.

NEW APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2015/16 NOW AVAILABLE

The new application forms for admission to P1 and Reception in 2015/16 are now available from the school office. The deadline for returning the applications is the 14th January 2015.
If you wish to speak to the Principal or arrange a visit to the school please do not hesitate to contact us on 028 71347190.

Dates for your diary Sacramental Programme 2014-2015

Dates for your diary Sacramental Programme 2014-2015

Thursday 13thNovember 2014   Enrolment Ceremony (P4/7)
6pm St Mary’s Oratory

Sunday 22ndMarch 2015 Confirmation Day March (P7)
3pm Church of Immaculate Conception

Thursday 23rdApril 2015 First Confessions (P4)
6pm St Mary’s Oratory

Saturday 6thJune 2015 First Holy Communion (P4)
10.45 St Mary’s Oratory

Thursday 18thJune 2015 Leavers Mass & Pledge Ceremony (P7)
School Hall 6.00pm


New Parental Complaint Policy

Please note that we have a new Parental Complaint Policy. You can download a copy from the Prospectus section of the website.

LATEST NEWS

School Reopens 1st September 2014.

Please check our Weekly Newsletter section of the website for up to date information.

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