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DAILY TIMETABLE

 

            Morning school                8.55 am - 12.15 pm

            Afternoon school             12.55 pm -   1.55 pm   (P1 – P2)

                                                 12.55 pm -   2.30 pm   (P3 Monday – Wednesday)

                                                 12.55 pm –  1.55 pm   (P3 Thursday – Friday)

                                                 12.55 pm -   2.55 pm   (P4 - P7)

Primary 1 children finish morning school slightly earlier, to allow them more time to cope with school dinners and packed lunches and to provide them with the additional help which they need.

 

There is a mid morning break 10.30 - 10.45 am and in fine weather children are able to enjoy a brief playtime in their respective playgrounds.

 

Please note that children are not permitted into school grounds before 8.45 am since we cannot guarantee supervision prior to this time.  Morning classes begin at 8.55 am and children are encouraged to be punctual.  On wet mornings of course children may go directly to their classrooms, but again preferably not before 8.45 am since there will be no supervision before the teacher arrives.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

EDUCATION AUTHORITY BELFAST REGION

 

CONTROLLED SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2018/2019

ORANGEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

 

MONTH

 

INCLUSIVE PERIOD

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

NUMBER OF SCHOOL DAYS

 

 

FROM

 

 

TO

 

 

AUGUST 2018

1

31

SUMMER VACATION

23

SEPTEMBER 2018

-

-

-

-

OCTOBER 2018

29

31

HALLOWEEN

3

NOVEMBER 2018

1

2

HALLOWEEN

2

DECEMBER 2018

24

31

CHRISTMAS VACATION

6

JANUARY 2019

1

2

CHRISTMAS VACATION

2

FEBRUARY 2019

18

19

MID-TERM BREAK

2

MARCH 2019

-

-

-

-

APRIL 2019

17

26

EASTER VACATION

8

MAY 2019

6

6

MAY DAY HOLIDAY

1

MAY 2019

27

27

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

1

JUNE 2019

-

-

-

-

JULY 2019

1

31

SUMMER VACATION

23

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

71

 

There will be 5 Exceptional Closures as follows:-

Monday 1st October 2018

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Tuesday 28th May 2019

 

School Holidays 2016/2017

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The wearing of uniform gives a child a sense of belonging and a pride in his/her school. It is also the most economical way of dressing a child smartly, avoiding competition among children and creating an interest in one's appearance.

 

For these reasons it is expected that in accepting a place at Orangefield parents are also accepting the school’s dress code.

 

BOYS

White shirt

Grey trousers

Green jumper/Sweatshirt

Black shoes

School tie

Grey socks

In summer only, white polo shirts are an acceptable alternative

 

GIRLS

White blouse

Green pinafore or skirt

Green gingham frock as a summer alternative

Green jumper/Cardigan

Black shoes

School tie

White socks or green tights

 

Sweat shirts/Cardigans are an acceptable alternative to the green pullover and are available from school. These are provided to the school only from Gull Leisurewear.

 

All children should have a pair of gym shoes or soft shoes for wearing in PE lessons. Gym shoes with elasticated tops are best for young children but it is hoped that parents will teach children to tie shoe laces. A drawstring bag could be provided for carrying shoes. Pupils in classes from Year 4 upwards should wear a white polo top, dark shorts/tracksuit bottoms when changing for lessons

 

NB

Gull Leisurewear is the stockist for the main part of the school uniform and as such parents will be made aware of appropriate dates when purchases of sweatshirts, cardigans, ties and skirts/pinafores can be made.

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