OPEN DOOR POLICY
The most successful learners are part of a collaborative community. We strive to work with you to provide the best learning opportunities for your children. If at any time you have any worries or concerns, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Williams without delay. We will address your needs immediately.
Prospective parents are invited to our annual Open Day on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10 am to 12pm. Parents and prospective pupils are invited to view children’s displays and work, meet our current pupils and staff and ask questions about Castleroe Primary School.
Alternatively, appointments may also be made by contacting the school Principal, Mrs Williams, on 02870352880.
Parents and pupils due to start P1 in September are invited to an open morning in June where Mrs Williams and the P1 teacher, Mrs Wilson, will talk to the parents about starting school in September, providing them with important information and also how to make the transition form a pre-school setting to primary school as easy as possible for the children. During this information session the children have the opportunity to spend time in the P1 classroom with present P1 pupils and become familiar with their surroundings. Primary 1 pupils are quickly settled into the school day in September. Their school day for the first two weeks is from 9am- 1.15pm and from week three the pupils stay until 2pm.
Any concerns or worries will be dealt with promptly by the Principal and the class teacher, please do not hesitate in contacting us about anything that arises.
EARLY BIRD CLUB
Doors open for children to come into school fully supervised are 8.30am. Please ensure your child has a coat each day as we encourage them to participate in outdoor play as part of our active Playground Policy. Games and collaborative play are actively developed, with playground supervisors and appointed Playground Buddies are on hand to assist with developing essential social skills.
We at Castleroe PS encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. We have a Healthy Eating policy, available from the school office, that advises children to eat a healthy snack at break time – pancakes, a sandwich, fruit, cheese or yoghurt. We also offer milk on a daily basis. If you would like your child to have milk contact the school office for more details.
Here at Castleroe PS we offer tasty and nutritious school meals freshly prepared each at a cost of £2.60 each day. Pupils order and pay for their dinner on a Monday each week using the booking form distributed at the beginning of each month. The dinner menu can be downloaded here:
DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD
We have a variety of peripatetic tearchers who offer violin and flute lessons with NEELB, guitar lessons with the Music Loft and Speech and Drama lessons with More School of Performing Arts . Children can develop their skills for fun or work towards graded examinations.
AFTER SCHOOLS CLUBS
We endeavour to offer a wide variety of after school activities. These include:
Monday : Miniversity and Multisports
Tuesday: Judo (beginning after Christmas)
Wednesday: Good News Bible Club
Thursday: Dance with Jazz Fusion
Friday: P1-P3 Games Club
At different times throughout the year teachers offer Drama Club, Glee Club (singing), Gardening Club, Sports Club, Art Club etc.
There is lots on offer for everyone!
Please download a copy of our latest School Prospectus here: