Virtual Office

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

STAFF

Principal – Mr Matthews

Vice Principal – Mrs McIntyre

Teachers

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

S E N Teacher – Mrs O’Neill

Newcomer Teacher –  Miss O’Sullivan

Ancillary and Auxiliary

Admin Staff:    Mrs McCollum   &    Mrs Mallon

Classroom Assistants

Mrs Walker —– Mrs Hirst

Miss Begg —– Mrs O’Neill

Miss McKay —– Mrs Gusterson

Mrs Hunter —– Mrs Jones

Mrs Moran —– Mrs Trelford

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

Rev Fr S Emerson – Chair Person & Trustee

Mrs R Lynch – Vice – Chair & EA

Mr P Murray – DENI

Mr S Marley – Trustee

Mr D Callan – Education Authority

Mrs S Barwick – Trustee

Mr B Michael – Trustee

Mrs S Duffy – Teacher Governor

Mrs C Gillan – Parent 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              

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 12 noon

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 2017. 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.

 

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application form or attached to it.

 

 

Applications and Admissions to Primary 1
Year Total Applications Total Admissions
2013/2014 76 76
2014/2015 73 73
2015/2016 60 60

Welcome Book

Click the button below to download our welcome book

Welcome Book

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

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Timetable

Registration: 9am

 

Break Time: 10:30 – 10:45

Lunch Times:

P.1,  P.2,  P.3,  P.4 : 12.00 – 12:40

P.5,  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.

 

 

Language of the Month Education Support English Courses English Classes

Click any of the buttons below to connect to websites

Parish 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

Gaelic Start  for a Headstart 

A fun introduction to Gaelic Sports through play for Nursery, P1 and P2 children.

The Gaelic Start programme for the “Wee Coles” is currently running at St Joseph’s Parish Hall on Saturday mornings from 11.00 to noon. Call in if you want to join in!

The “Wee Coles” are part of the community of Naomh Comhghall GAA Club.  (Cole is the English pronunciation of Comhghall)

 
To Belong: contact  Siobhan Poulter 07751340656
                                        Éamonn Crilly 07510626167
 
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or at 
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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

Summer 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.

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.