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School times for September 2021


Opening times on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September:

School will open at 8.45am each morning and parents are asked to have children into the school grounds by 9.00am.  There will be no bells.


Nursery and Primary One parents have received individual start times and dates from their teachers.



Finish times on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September:

Nursery           -           individual times have been sent to all Nursery parents

Primary 1        -           will leave at lunchtime for the first three weeks of term as previously advised

Primary 2        -           1.45pm

Primary 3/4     -           1.55pm

Primary 5/6/7  -           2.05pm


These times will allow children to settle in with their new teachers and surroundings.       



Opening times from 6th September:

Nursery           -           individual start times for each child have been issued

Primary 1 to 7 -           school will open from 8.30am


Parents are asked to send their children in as near to 9.00am as possible.


Children must go directly to their classroom, wash their hands and take their seat.  Note also that between 8.30am and 8.45am there will be a skeleton staff only to supervise classes.  All teachers will be in their class from 8.45am.



Finish times from 6th September:

Nursery           -           individual pupil finish times


Primary 1        -           September – lunchtime 12.20am *


Primary 2        -           2.00pm each day


Primary 3        -           2.55pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

                                    2.00pm Thursday and Friday


Primary 4        -           2.55pm Monday to Thursday

                                    2.10pm Friday – to be reviewed at the end of September


Primary 5/6/7  -           3.00pm Monday to Thursday

                                    2.15pm Friday – to be reviewed at the end of September



Note the earlier times for Nursery and Primary One to allow for transition. 


* The normal finish time of 2.00pm for Primary One will begin on 27th September.



Nursery – all queries regarding nursery children should be directed to each Nursery teacher via the class Dojo.












The School doors are opened at 8.30 am each day and the school day formally begins at 9.00am.  Staff are in their classrooms by 8.45 am ready to receive pupils who are encouraged to arrive between 8.45 and 8.50 am.  The first bell rings at 8.50 am, upon which children should go directly to their classroom.  The 9.00 am bell indicates the beginning of the school day.  A morning staff duty rota starts at 8.30 am for supervision of children and four supervisory teachers are on duty each morning.  In Nursery the doors open at 8.50am, parents may stay in the hallway from 8.30am.


The mid-morning break is from 10.35 - 10.50 am.  A staff rota delegates two teachers to supervise the P5-P7 classes, P3-P4 classes and P1-P2 classes respectively.  Ancillary staff assist in supervising P1-P2 classes.  When the weather permits all children have outdoor play.   Different primary classes have designated play areas but when the weather is inclement, children spend break time in their own classrooms.  A bell denotes the beginning and end of break time.


Staff have their mid-morning tea or coffee in the staffroom.  When the 10.50 am bell rings, staff collect their class at the line-up area in the playground.


The lunch break for P1 to P4 is from 12.20 to 1.00 pm and for P5 to P7 is from 12.30 until 1.10 pm.  School meals are served in the dining hall and supervision is provided in the classroom for those children who take packed lunches.  A very small number of children go home for lunch.  No child is allowed to go out to a shop.


Lunchtime supervision is provided by ancillary staff, assisted by the teaching staff and the Principal when available.   Members of staff may leave the school premises during lunch time, if they wish.  Any teachers wishing to have a school meal should place their order with the secretary before 10.00am. 


Nursery is dismissed at 1.50pm.  P1 and P2 pupils are dismissed at 2.00 pm each afternoon.  P3 pupils are dismissed at 2.00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays but 3.00 pm every other day along with P4-P7 classes.  Children are encouraged to leave the school premises promptly, unless staying on for supervised activities.


Staff remain in school until 4.00 pm each day as part of their directed time, with the exception of Fridays, when they may leave at 3.10 pm