Harvest Thank you for all the contributions for this year’s harvest appeal. I have taken all of the donations to representatives of Storehouse and Carrickfergus Foodbank.

Sponsored Bounce The children will be taking part in the sponsored Bounce on Monday 26th October 2015 to raise money for this year’s nominated school charity. Thank you for your support. Money should come into school when we return after the Halloween holiday with all money being received no later than Friday 6th November.

Intake for Primary 1 – September 2016 Application forms for Primary 1 in September 2016 will arrive in school early December with a closing date mid-January 2016. If you are unsure as to whether you have registered your child for a place in the school, please contact Mrs. Gibson/Mrs Logan urgently.

Open Week – Monday 16th – 20th November 2015 Any new parent who has not already viewed the school facilities and wishes to do so may visit the school during this week between 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. If this week is not suitable you may of course come at a more suitable time and should contact Mrs Gibson/Mrs Logan to arrange this.

Lateness and Holidays Please remember, all children should be in school to start work at 9.00 a.m. Continual lateness is recorded and does affect your child’s overall attendance percentage. Each child is expected by the Education Authority to have an attendance of 96%. The school is not able to give permission for holidays taken within the school term and these unauthorised days also affect your child’s overall attendance. I would also remind all parents if your child is absent from school a written note must be provided to the class teacher, a telephone call is not sufficient.

Library Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to man the library. Unfortunately we have not as yet been able to start library as we are awaiting a new system to make all books electronic and ease this job for the volunteers. I shall be in contact with you as soon as we are able to begin.

Movie Duvet Night – Friday 13th November 2015 This is an evening for the children of the school to come in pyjamas and bring a blanket/pillow and watch a DVD together. More details in the school bag post shortly but remember to keep the date free.

Christmas Fair – Friday 4th December – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Please keep this date free. I am reliably informed that Santa will be in his Grotto within the school. More details to follow.

Dates to note this term 2nd November – School reopens after Halloween Holidays

13th November – Movie Duvet Night

4th December – School Fair – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

9th December – P.T.A. Christmas Disco (P1 – P3 – 6.00 – 7.00 p.m.), (P4 – P7 – 7.15 – 8.15 p.m.)

15th December – P3/P4 Christmas Performance at 7.00 p.m.

16th December – P1/P2 Christmas Performance 10.00 a.m.

17th December – P5 – P7 Carol Service in St. Colman’s Church at 1.00 p.m. (P4 choir children also attend).

18th December – School Closes 12.15 p.m. for all children.

21st December – 3rd January – School closed

4th January – School reopens

8th January – Grand Opera House Outing (“Snow White") – No school in the morning. Children attending the Pantomime should come to school at 12.15 p.m.