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NI Executive's Announcement: Extended Half-Term Break

Dear Parents and Guardians,


This afternoon we have received an email from the Minister for Education confirming that schools will close from Monday 19th October, and will reopen on Monday 2nd November 2020.


Below is a direct quote from the Education Minister regarding this extended break:


"Education settings will be closed to all pupils during these two weeks, including for vulnerable children and children of key workers. As this is an extension of the half-term break, it is not intended to be used for remote learning."


Parental interviews will still take place next week as scheduled, via the telephone consultation arranged, where teachers look forward to talking to you, and discussing your child's well-being and progress in school. 


We would like to thank you sincerely for your support during this first term back to school. We are extremely disappointed to have to close school early, but we understand the reasons behind this decision. 


Our Fun Fitness event will be rescheduled once we are all safely back to school. 


Following the First Minister's announcement at 1030 this morning, we were honoured to receive a visit from Sky News, and our school is expected to feature on this evening's Sky News broadcasts. 


Our very best wishes to you all for a safe and happy half-term.


J Armstrong