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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 2016/2017

ORANGEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

 

MONTH

 

INCLUSIVE PERIOD

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

NUMBER OF SCHOOL DAYS

 

 

FROM

 

 

TO

 

 

AUGUST 2016

1

31

SUMMER VACATION

23

SEPTEMBER 2016

-

-

-

-

OCTOBER 2016

31

31

HALLOWEEN

1

NOVEMBER 2016

1

4

HALLOWEEN

4

DECEMBER 2016

21

30

CHRISTMAS VACATION

8

JANUARY 2017

2

2

CHRISTMAS VACATION

1

FEBRUARY 2017

16

17

MID-TERM BREAK

2

MARCH 2017

-

-

-

-

APRIL 2017

11

21

EASTER VACATION

9

MAY 2017

1

1

MAY DAY HOLIDAY

1

MAY 2017

29

29

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

1

JUNE 2017

-

-

-

-

JULY 2017

3

31

SUMMER VACATION

21

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

71

 

 

There will be 5 Exceptional Closures as follows:-

Monday 3 October 2016

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Monday 10 April 2017

Tuesday 30 May 2017

 

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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