Virtual Office

Welcome to our Virtual Office, here you can find all the latest school info and much more!

STAFF

Principal – Mr Matthews    (Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection)

Vice Principal – Mrs McIntyre    (Designated Teacher for Child Protection)

Teachers

Year 1 Mrs Ntareme Mrs Mullan MissMcAllister
Year 2 Mrs Mc Caughan Mrs Sipa Mrs Quinn
Year 3 Mr Henry Mrs O’Neill Mrs O’Donnell
Year 4 Mrs Black Mrs O’Neill Miss Flanagan
Year 5 Mrs K Walsh Mr Christie Mrs A Walsh
Year 6 Mr Mc Laughlin Mr Mc Shane  Mrs Magee
Year 7 Mr Jones Mr Phillips  Mrs Duffy

Newcomer Teacher –  Miss O’Sullivan

Ancillary and Auxiliary

Admin Staff:    Mrs McCollum   &    Mrs Mallon

Classroom Assistants

Mrs Walker —– Mrs Hirst

Mrs Trelford —– Mrs O’Neill

Miss McKay —– Mrs Gusterson

Mrs Hunter —– Mrs Jones

Mrs Magee —– Mrs. Murphy

Mrs Hussain —– Mrs Western

Miss Lavery —— Mrs Harris

Building Supervisor

Mr Tony Mc Donnell

Chaplains

Fr Emerson and Fr O’Reilly

Board of Governors

Very Rev Fr S Emerson – Chair Person & Trustee

Mrs R Lynch – Vice – Chair & EA   (Safeguarding & Ethos Governor)

Mr S Marley – DENI

Mr D Callan – EA

Mrs S Barwick – Trustee  (Safeguarding Governor)

Mr B Michael – Trustee

Mrs C Gillan – Trustee

Mrs S Duffy – Teacher Governor  (Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs M Ong – Parent Governor (Ethos Governor)

Mr J Matthews – Principal

Admissions Criteria

ST COMGALL’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Maintained Primary School
  Enrolment No:

Admission No:

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 Admission of Pupils to Primary 1              

 

The following criteria will be applied in the order set down by the Board of Governors of St. Comgall’s Primary School in selecting children for the admission to P1 in September 2019. All children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school will be selected for admission to the school before any child not so resident.

 

Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed. The criteria are listed in order of priority.

 (a)Children who are of compulsory school age.

(b) Children who reside in the Parish of Antrim.

(c) Children who have a sibling presently enrolled in the school; *

(d) Children whose sibling is a past pupil of the school. *

(e) Children who are the eldest child to apply to a mainstream primary.

(f) Any other application from within the Antrim Parish boundary

(g) Any other application from outside the Antrim Parish boundary

(h) Children for whom St. Comgall’s is the closest maintained PS to their home address – as measured by google maps.

(i) Children who live closest to St. Comgall’s PS – as measured by google maps.

*If using criteria c or d, it is the responsibility of the applicant to list the sibling name and dates of attendance on the application form. Failure to do so will mean the Board of Governors will not be able to apply the selection criteria.

The New Digital Admissions Process opens Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 10.00am. The closing time and date for punctual applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.

DUTY TO VERIFY

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any application form.

If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline given, this will result in the withdrawal of an offer of a place. Similarly, if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

WAITING LIST POLICY

Applications for admission to Y1 for September 2019 before the start of the school year:

Letters will be issued advising parents of the primary school in which their child has been placed/not placed. After this date, all applications for admission to Year One that were initially refused, late applications, applications where new information has been provided and new applications received will be treated equally and the criteria as listed above will be applied. Your child’s name will be added to this list automatically and, if a place becomes available, the school will contact you in writing. This waiting list will be in place until 31 August 2019.

 

Parents must inform the school in writing if they wish to have their child’s name added to a new waiting list which will take effect from 1st September 2019. The school will contact you if a place becomes available.

ADMISSION TO Y2 – Y7

Applications for places in Y1-Y7 after the start of the school year i.e. from 1st September 2019:

If a vacancy arises and the school has not exceeded its maximum enrolment number, and provided no class from Y1 – Y4 exceeds 30 pupils, the above criteria will be applied to select pupils from the waiting list. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the school in writing that they wish to have their child’s name added to the waiting list.

 

Applications and Admissions to Primary 1
Year Total Applications Total Admissions
2016/2017 86 77
2017/2018 80 77
2018/2019 73 73

School Prospectus

Click below to download our School Prospectus or P1 Welcome Book.

Prospectus

School Rules

  1. Children must be in school at 9.00 but no earlier than 8:45.
  2. Children must go to school every day. Holidays are not allowed during term time.
  3. If your child is not at school the reason must be provided to the teacher in the form of an absence note (for our records).
  4. If you want to take your child out of school for an urgent appointment you must telephone or write to the school.
  5. A child’s name should be on all belongings – bags, uniform, especially coats!
  6. Children must complete homework. All written homework activities must be signed by an adult.
  7. The only jewellery allowed in school is a watch.  If earrings must be worn, only stud earrings are permitted. Only black school footwear – no high heels are permitted.
  8. Mobile phones are not to be brought to school.

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Please find below the link to our Board of Governor annual report to parents.

This report is produced by the Governing body annually.

A paper copy of these reports can be made available upon request at the school office.

Current Annual Report to Parents

Older Annual Reports

NEW SCHOOL UNIFORM

Academic year Sept 2018/19 will be a TRANSITIONAL year for the new uniform. Whilst most families will move directly, it is understandable that others will take their time to transition. To facilitate this and avoid unnecessary financial burden we are suggesting that children moving into year 7 (final year in Primary) are welcome to wear out their current grey school uniform, rather than purchase a complete new uniform for one year only in Primary. Year 7 are also welcome to purchase and wear the new uniform if they so wish. In addition, those families with more than one sibling in school may also wish to take their time to transition to the new uniform, for example: wearing out the grey for one more year or moving one / two children this year to the new uniform and the remainder of children the following year. It is hoped that parents will appreciate the transitional period, if they wish to use it.

Where to Buy?

THOUSAND STITCHES   Located in Antrim Arcade

41a High St. Antrim BT414AY

Tel: 07580136883

E-mail: info@thousandstiches.com

Web: www.thousandstiches.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thousandstiches/

School uniform is compulsory and must be labelled with name and class.

The school uniform must be worn in schools, at concerts and on school outings unless otherwise stated.

Summer uniform can be worn during the months of September, May & June.

Boys

BOYS’ UNIFORM

 

Winter Uniform

Royal Blue Crested Jumper

Blue Shirt

Blue & White School Tie

Navy Trousers

Navy Socks

Black footwear

 

Summer Uniform

(September & May-June)

Blue Polo Shirt (Crested/Not)

Royal Blue Crested Jumper

Navy Shorts / Trousers

Navy Socks

Black Footwear

Girls

GIRLS’ UNIFORM

 

Winter Uniform

Royal Blue Crested Cardigan or Jumper

Blue Shirt

Blue & White School Tie

Navy Pinafore or Skirt

Navy Socks or Navy Tights

Black footwear

 

Summer Uniform

(September & May-June)

Blue & White Checked Summer Dress

Royal Blue Crested Cardigan or Jumper

Navy Socks

Black Footwear

Our old Uniform

Some of our old Uniforms were taken to Africa in the Summer of 2018.

The children there were delighted to get a uniform. Don’t they look great!

Timetable

Registration – Learning Begins:  9am

 

Break Time: 10:30 – 10:45

Lunch Times:

P.1,  P.2,  P.3,  P.4, P.5  : 12.00 – 12:40

P.6 & P.7 : 12.30 – 1.10

Home Times

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
P.1 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm
P.2 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm
P.3 3pm 3pm 2pm 2pm 2pm
P.4 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm
P.5 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm
P.6 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm
P.7 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm

Links

Below are a few websites for parents and children who have English as an additional language.

We hope you find them helpful and if you need any further support please do not hesitate to contact us here in St.Comgall’s.

 

 

FamilySupport NI

Family Support NI

Email: info@familysupportni.gov.uk

Language of the Month Education Support English Courses English Classes

Click any of the buttons below to connect to websites

Parish Christmas Shoe Box Appeal : Road of Hope St. Louis Grammar Ballymena St. Mary’s Grammar Magherafelt St. Benedict’s College Randalstown St. Patrick’s College Ballymena STAMP tastic : Personalised stamps for uniforms Family Support NI Safer Internet - Think You Know for Parents Safer Internet
 
StComgalls GAA

Transport

Children can travel to and from school on the bus.

Translink have increased the bus fare to 85p.

If there is a seat belt, it must be worn.

Children should sit in the first available seat and fill up the bus from the front.

Please select the relevant year  group below to view the material that will be used to teach your children about Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE).

The ‘Wonder of My Being’ booklets will be used in conjunction with our religion programme.  We require permission for your child to be part of the lessons.  Please take time to view the material that will be used.

School Dinners

May --- June Menu

Dinners cost £2.60

 

Please  note that the menu at times may change at short notice due to intermittent delivery issues.

Thank you.

 

 

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The menu for the canteen is prepared a month in advance, it is sent home or can be viewed by clicking on the pdf above.

School dinners cost £2.60 each day.  Alternatively, children are welcome to bring in a packed lunch.

Dinner children eat in the canteen.  Lunch children eat in the classroom.

Lunch Time

After lunch children go outside to play and are treated to a variety of playground games and activities (weather permitting).

Children are asked to bring in a busy book for wet days.

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Milk

Milk is available at break time.

The money is paid on a monthly basis.

In the event of absences we cannot provide a refund.

Snacks

For a small charge children can buy buttered toast from the canteen each day.

Toast  25p

Bagel  30p ( Tuesday & Thursday)

PANCAKES available on Pancake Tuesday(30p)

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Healthy Eating

We operate a healthy eating policy.

We encourage children to have fruit and/or yogurt at break time and drink water throughout the day.

We have water fountains from which children can refill their bottles.

Due to allergies (some life threatening) we request that parents refrain from using nut based products in lunches such as Nutella spread.

Click on the links below to find information about healthy lunches and snacks.

Are you packing a healthy lunch? Healthy Breaks

Waiting Room

To support families with multiple school pick-ups we have a facility from 2-3pm where children can remain in school.

A variety of activities take place and the children are given a small snack and drink.

This is a facility for children in P1/2/3 who wish to remain behind in school from their class finish time until 3pm.

Registration fee for the year is £20.  It then costs £1 per day to use.

You can only use the facility if you have registered.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is in the main school hall.

From 8.10am – 8.45 am

Cost: £1.50 per day for supervision, cereal, toast and fruit juice/milk.

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Below are our newsletters for friends and parents.

Newsletters are published three times a year – at the end of each term.

They give an overview of the life of the school. Enjoy!

Please follow the link below to view our most recent school inspection report, which was carried out by the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI)at the beginning of March 2016.