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NEW SCHOOL DAY - (SEPT 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

 

Classes will be operating as bubbles with no cross over of staff. This, coupled with a range of changes that have been made to school organisation has required us to review the length of the school day. Arrival and departure times for Year 1 - 7 have been organised alphabetically to assist with sibling relations. Please read carefully the times listed below.

Arrival - All pupils in Years 1 - 7

8.40 am All surnames beginning with A - L

8.50 am All surnames beginning with M - Z

The school day will begin at 8.55 am

 

Departure - Year 1 (following transition period) and 2

1.55 pm All surnames beginning with A - L

2.05 pm All surnames beginning with M - Z

 

Departure - Year 3

Monday and Tuesday

2.50 pm All surnames beginning with A - L

3.00 pm All surnames beginning with M - Z

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

1.55 pm All surnames beginning with A - L

2.05 pm All surnames beginning with M - Z

 

Departure - Year 4 - 7

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

2.50 pm All surnames beginning with A - L

3.00 pm All surnames beginning with M - Z

Thursday and Friday

1.55 pm All surnames beginning with A - L

2.05 pm All surnames beginning with M - Z

 

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 2019/2020

ORANGEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

 

MONTH

 

INCLUSIVE PERIOD

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

NUMBER OF SCHOOL DAYS

 

 

FROM

 

 

TO

 

 

AUGUST 2019

1

29

SUMMER VACATION

21

SEPTEMBER 2019

-

-

-

-

OCTOBER 2019

28

31

HALLOWEEN

4

NOVEMBER 2019

1

1

HALLOWEEN

1

DECEMBER 2019

23

31

CHRISTMAS VACATION

7

JANUARY 2020

1

2

CHRISTMAS VACATION

2

FEBRUARY 2020

17

21

MID-TERM BREAK

5

MARCH 2020

-

-

-

-

APRIL 2020

8

17

EASTER VACATION

8

MAY 2020

8

8

MAY DAY HOLIDAY

1

JUNE 2020

-

-

-

-

JULY 2020

1

31

SUMMER VACATION

23

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

72

 

There will be 5 Staff Development days as follows:-            Monday 4 November 2019

Friday 3 January 2020

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 25 May 2020

 

 

 

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, skirt or grey trousers

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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