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January 2018 Newsletter

31-Jan-2018

Welcome back everyone!

We’re excited and optimistic as we began a new term. We want our children to be the best that they can be, happy and confident and taking pride in all aspects of school life.

With this in mind we ask that you would give us your full support ensuring that:

  • Children wear their full uniform everyday
    Girls should wear grey skirts with grey, navy or black tights and black shoes.
    Boys should wear grey trousers with black shoes.
    Thank you for supporting us as we strive to ensure that our school takes pride in their uniform.
  • PE slippers and slipper bags are kept in school
  • PE kits are brought to school
  • Homeworks are completed and returned
  • Jewellery is kept to a minimum - e.g. stud earrings
  • Good attendance and punctuality are maintained

We are delighted to start the New Year with the following new roles:

  • Head Girl         Charlie Moody
  • Deputy             Sophie Lowry

    Congratulations from all the staff!

Parent Governor:

As a result of the nominations for Parent Governor, Mr Daniel Harkness has been appointed.  We welcome Mr Harkness to the Board and look forward to his input.

Diary Dates:

  • Monday 29th January – all classes will finish at 2.00pm for teacher training
  • P1 Medicals – Thursday 1st February – Tuesday 6th February - more information

      to follow

  • February Half – Term Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 (inclusive)

 

Parent Support Programme:

As part of our participation in the Supporting Families – North Belfast Programme, we will be holding ‘Top Tips to De-stress sessions, commencing on Thursday 11th January 18 starting at 9.00am to 10.30am and running for a total of 3 weeks.  We would encourage all parents, grandparents and whoever feels they would benefit from this to come along and find out what it’s all about!!

 

Clubs:             

Tuesday 9th January 18                   Football for P6 & P7

Wednesday 10th January 18           Choir

Thursday 18th January 18               Netball for P6 &P7 girls

 

Winners of the Christmas Competitions:

Guess the Name of the Bear          Rebecca Reynolds

Quiz                                                Ryan Scott

                                                       Jay and Lola Campbell Varadi

 

Christmas Jumper Day:                 We raised a total of £95 for Save the Children Fun – well done!!!

 

New Intake for Primary 1 and Nursery – September 2018:

The deadline for the return of application forms for P1 and Nursery, is Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 12 noon.  Could you ensure that all forms are returned to the school by this date.  Should you require a form please contact the school office. We would appreciate if you could spread the word to anyone that you know who may be requiring a place.

Free Microsoft Office for Students:

It is now possible for pupils to download – free of charge – Microsoft Office for PC, MAC, IOS, or ANDROD devices on their personal or home computers – just following the instructions listed below.

In order to help students and teachers to prepare for success this school year, every student is provided with Microsoft Office free of charge with Office 365 you will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking and much more.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad)
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as the student remains in the school and the  programme continues.

 

Follow these simple steps to get Office:

For PC and Mac:

  1.  Visit http://portal.office.com
  2. Login with your C2k username and password
    Username must be in the format username@c2ken.net
    (please note the @c2ken format – the usual @c2kni.net format will not work)
    You will be asked again for your credentials a second time
  3. On the installation page select your language and click Install-Run
    You will be asked to sign in 1 more time (username@c2ken.net and password

 

For iOS and Android:

  1. Download from your app store
    iPad: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    iPhone
    Android
  2. Sign in with your school credentials for full editing capability

     

This information is from c2k Implementation & Communications.

On behalf of the staff and myself I would like to wish to all a Happy New Year.

M Hume

Principal