Please read the following important letter from Mrs Hanna uploaded on 18th May 2020.
First of all I would like to thank parents for the extremely positive feedback that teachers have received about the structure of the 10 week “My Weekly Learning Programme”, that our pupils have been working their way through.
Teachers have been keen to support this through the See-Saw App and are delighted with the individual discussions with pupils/parents through this device.
I also hope that our Nursery pupils are enjoying Mrs Crooks’s bedtime story!
Although the situation we find ourselves in is constantly changing, it does seem to be the case that school will not be back until September 2020.
We have been told that schools are to “expand provision to accommodate all pupils on a part-time basis with a combination of in-school and remote learning”.
I would like to assure parents that the staff of St. Patrick’s are working hard behind the scenes, making preparations on all fronts to deliver the best possible education given the circumstances we find ourselves in.
We are focused on what part-time might mean; what safety precautions need to be taken; expanding our remote teaching and learning through Google Classrooms and the well-being of the school community.
We will be guided by any further directives from the Education Minister, the Executive and the Department of Education.We will be in contact with all parents/guardians before the end of June to keep the whole school community up to date with what is happening.
It is important for us all to realise that school life in September and for an unknown length of time is going to be very different from what we are all used to and that it is constantly changing.
But I have no doubt that we will still work together as a school community to make the “new arrangements” successful for everyone.
I would like to acknowledge all the Nursery and P1 parents who have accepted their places in September 2020 and say how delighted we are to have you as part of our school community.We will contact all those parents with details about the collection of P1 and Nursery Induction packs and as the situation becomes clearer, starting dates for school.
I would also like to inform parents that “School Reports” will go out as normal close to the end of June and will reflect the school year from September 2019 to the 1stweek in March 2020.Please do not hesitate to contact the school using the school email address myself and the school secretary will respond to all enquiries and assist in any way we can.
St. Patricks is endeavouring to do the best it can for all its pupils at what is a very challenging time for everyone.Thank you for your continued cooperation and support
Mrs MB Hanna
Coronavirus - Key Public Health Advice:
schools are following Public Health Agency Advice: www.publichealth.hscni.
refer to this website regularly as information will be continually updated.
Public Health Agency Advice is:-
if you cough or sneeze use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth.
Throw tissue away carefully in bin after use.
wash hands carefully
The main method that can prevent further spread of infectious viruses is good personal hygiene.
We are pleased to announce we have a new word millionaire in our school. A huge congratulations to Dylan Mc Kendry P7 who has read over one million words in Accelerated Reading. Really well done Dylan!
Previous Word Millionaires:
Jude Kelly P6
Learning from Home
Mrs Crooks' Nursery Children are making the most of lockdown completing fun activities..
Story time with Mrs Crooks
We hope the Nursery children are enjoying their Story time with Mrs Crooks. We are loving all the messages from Rebekah, Caolan, Paudie, Isla, Cormac and Oona who has requested 'The Three Little Pigs'.
Don't forget to tune in every week!
Well done P1, you have been working so hard and learning lots. I think we have a good balance of work and fun sorted, as your photographs show.
P2 have been very busy and just look at all this beautiful work...
Some children from P3 showing their beautiful work from home...
Take a look at these beautiful pictures from P4...
Our Misson Statement
St. Patrick's Primary School is committed to delivering a high quality education which prepares its pupils to take their place in society. This high quality education is delivered through the values of the catholic faith, values which promote respect, caring, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, tolerance and love. St. Patrick's remains committed to these values.