22nd May 2020 

 The online transport application process for academic year 2020-21 Primary applications is now available. To apply click https://www.eani.org.uk/financial-help/home-to-school-transport/how-to-apply-for-transport-assistance-for-my-child

Please note the online application process will be open for Post Primary Pupils applications on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 12 noon.

 

20 May 2020

From Monday 25th May each class will add a weekly update for pupils within their ‘Year Group News’ tab.  All class teachers will update their home-learning activities each Monday.  These suggested activities are not compulsory and you should only use them if you wish to do so. 

There may be different levels so you may choose what you and your child would like. 

19th May. 

This week is Mental Awareness week. This year’s theme is ‘Kindness’. Please have a look at our PATHS section of our website for promoting mental health wellbeing. The following website is also useful.

 https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

 Update :18th May. The EA Literacy Service have produced documents to help parents support their child in the areas of reading, writing and spelling. These documents are particularly useful for children who have difficulties in any of these literacy areas. These documents can be found under the tab ‘Year Group News’ and click on the subpage ‘Supporting your child’s literacy at home’.

The Education Authority also has a webpage with a range of resources to support learning at home for parents. There is a section for Primary School Education resources and Special Education Resources. These can be found at  https://eani.org.uk/supporting-learning (this link is also available under the subpage ‘Supporting your child’s literacy at home’ under the Year Group News tab)

Information: 14th May  2020

Dear Parent / Guardian 

Following clarification from the Stormont Executive earlier this week it looks like home-schooling will be continuing longer than we had hoped.

Please check the website Year Group News tab for updates for your child(ren.) 

Emergency Key Worker Childcare Facility 

We want you to consider the message in this letter seriously, before deciding to apply for a place.


Children and their families are safest at home.
As per the Minister of Education’s advice, children should ONLY be sent to school, ‘…where there is NO OTHER VIABLE OPTION to make alternative arrangements. If you can, use an alternative.’ For example, other family members, friends, students who are off college, or other means. Our school should only be used as a last resort. This is to try and limit the number of children and adults together in a small space, in line with social distancing guidance.
If you are not a Key Worker, DON’T send your child to school.
Children who are medically vulnerable should NOT be sent to school.
Children in families with any member who is medically vulnerable, should NOT be sent to school.
If you are self-isolating, DON’T send your child to school.
If you work part time, you must ONLY use the service for the hours you need.
If you can work from home, do so.
Childcare will be available 9.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.

We have been asked to communicate to parents that any decision to send a child to school must be based on trust and we appeal to parents not to abuse the service to further prevent the spread of the virus and put staff and other children at risk.

We ask that you pay attention to the points outlined above and consider carefully the risks before deciding to apply for emergency cover at school. If your ONLY OPTION is school, we will risk assess further and see if we can accommodate your request.

As you are aware, children are at the centre of every decision we make and all the above is aimed at ensuring that their health and well-being, together with that of the staff are paramount at this crucial time.
We do not want to be responsible for spreading the virus in our local community, given how contagious and serious this illness is.

If you wish to apply for emergency cover, please email jparkinson663@c2kni.net , if possible at least 24 hours prior to requiring the service.

The steps we are taking are working and, if we continue to work together we will be able to remove the restrictions more quickly. We recognise that we need to do things differently and retain the flexibility to respond as new information comes to light

God willing we will recover and look positively to the future. 

Yours sincerely,
J. Parkinson (Mrs)  

Principal  

 

 

 ** Educational Websites which may offer support for home learning**

**Please access via YEAR GROUP NEWS tab**

 

Firstly WELCOME to our school website.  We aim to provide you with as much infomation about our school, including upcoming events, recent news and what our school life is like.

Please feel free to contact our school if you have any enquiries, see our contacts tab for details.

We hope you enjoy looking at our school and what school life is like in Kesh Primary School. Please take time to look at this brief slideshow.  

To access The School Application System for the academic year 2020-2021 please use the following link

 https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

 Please click on the UPCOMING EVENTS tab to see important calendar dates and events for our school.

VISIT THE RECENT NEWS TAB TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON RECENT NEWS IN OUR SCHOOL 🏫