Support is Available -
We really want this to work for everyone. Our teachers are extremely conscientious and are working hard to plan interesting, varied, fun activities at your child's level.
Please do not hesitate to contact school if you are having any connection issues, need advice. Copies or booklets can be made available from the school office - but must be 'ordered' and collected at a prearranged time.
This morning our Covid Link Officer provided the following links to pointers, tips and advice which parents might find useful to help establish routines with your children over the following weeks. We all want this to be as constructive as we can make it for your children.
Congratulations to this year's 'Eco Warriors' who were chosen by their class mates. Mrs Kerrigan will be delighted to get your ideas and help to maintain our school grounds and ideas for recycling. Our Eco Flag shows our care for the school and the environment.
A new ‘Phone First’ service is being trialled at Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospital Emergency Departments and South Tyrone Minor Injuries Unit from today (Monday 30th November).
Patients including children, who are considering attending with an urgent but not life threatening injury or illness are being asked to ‘Phone First’.
The service will operate 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
The ‘Phone First’ number to ring is 0300 123 3 111
Text relay number is: 18001 0300 123 3 111
Please find attached below a letter sent to parents on Thursday 12th November and links to this year's 'Antibullying Anthem' from Andy and the Odd Socks - 'The Kids Are United'.
By now I am sure, through TV, radio or social media, you are aware that schools have been instructed to finish this Friday, 16th October for an extended Half Term holiday by the Department of Education. I can only apologize for the inconvenience that this late announcement may cause working parents at this time. It is planned that school will reopen to all pupils on Monday 2nd November.
The Department of Education have designated this as an extension to our half term holiday as distinct to learning moving home as happened last March. Some of this time off has to be taken from our school holiday allocation with the department allocating additional ‘Exceptional Closure’ days to cover the closure. I therefore have to make another change to our annual holiday list. (An updated holiday list will be posted on the school website as soon as it has been confirmed with DENI).
While most KS1 & KS2 classes have already got reading and spelling lists home for next week which teachers would welcome your continued help with, please note, as directed by DENI, work will not be posted on the school Website or Seesaw for the children during the two weeks of this half term holiday.
Free School Meals
During the week beginning 19 October direct payments will be made to pupils in receipt of Free School Meals.
School App & Messaging
Many parents have signed up for our school App. Using the App, letters like this one, go directly to your phone or email account. While it is appreciated that not everyone uses email, it is proving a quick and efficient means of getting information to parents and we would encourage as many parents as possible to make use of it, especially at this time. You are welcome to email: email@example.com including your mobile telephone number and child’s name to be included in future emails.
Foundation Stage Macmillan Collection
Sincere thanks to everyone who so generously donated to the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Please check the P1 & P2 class pages on the school website for a flavor of the experiences enjoyed by the pupils both preparing for the event and at home in aid of this very worthwhile charity. P2 have also added a little video to say thank you. The amazing amount of £908 has been sent to the charity. We appreciate the work put in by our P1 & P2 staff, particularly Mrs. Moore’s who coordinated the event.
Continued Vigilance Please
Please continue to keep up your guard and stay safe during half term. We really want everyone back in school to learn together after this two week break. We continue to remind children to remain in their class bubble and regular handwashing while in school.
Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell and especially if they have any Covid 19 symptoms:
The PHA & EA’s latest guidance poster which includes testing information has been posted on the school website at: https://www.windsorhillps.co.uk/newsletters-and-letters-for-parents/
Please feel free to contact school for any further clarification.
Miss I McKane
Congratulations to all our pupils whose work was chosen by their class teacher this month for the best classwork board. Each child received a certificate and Windsor Hill 'Well Done' pencil this morning to recognise their achievements. Our best classwork board is updated monthly. We look forward to showcasing further good work throughout the year.
We usually celebrate this success at Assembly, but in the absence of whole school assemblies at present we want to show everyone through our website.
(Please note we do not publish pupil names on the website - the reason for the blanked out certificate).