Drop Off/Pick Up Arrangements
31st August only (FOR ALL PUPILS Y1-Y7)
Monday 31st August is a half day for all pupils.
A - L you should leave/drop off your children between 8.45am and 8.55am and pick up between 11.45am and 11.55am.
M - Z you should leave/drop off your children between 9.00am and 9.10am and pick up between 12.00pm and 12.10pm.
A – L you should leave/drop off children between 8:45am and 8:55am and pick up at 11.30am*.
M – Z you should leave/drop off children between 9:00am and 9:10am and pick up at 11.30am*.
*Please use the available space in the playground to adhere to social distancing measures when queuing to collect your child at 11.30am.
Year 1 NB Change of scheduling - slight change from Miss Coyle's note.
A – L you should leave/drop off children between 8:45am and 8:55am and pick up between 11.45am and 11.55am (until Friday 18th September).
M – Z you should leave/drop off children between 9:00am and 9:10am and pick up between 12.00pm and 12.10pm (until Friday 18th September).
A – L you should leave/drop off children between 8:45am and 8:55am and pick up between 1.45pm and 1.55pm.
M – Z you should leave/drop off children between 9:00am and 9:10am and pick up between 2.00pm and 2.10pm.
Year 3 - 7
A – L you should leave/drop off children between 8:45am and 8:55am and pick up between 2.45pm and 2.55pm.
M – Z you should leave/drop off children between 9:00am and 9:10am and pick up between 3.00pm and 3.10pm.
Updated Information on our Restart
Please find below, further details on procedures which have been put in place for our upcoming RESTART.
Initial Restart Plans 2020
A letter from Mrs Kielt to all Parents/Guardians detailing initial plans for return to school can be accessed by opening the following PDF document.
Important Reminders from St. Columba’s
Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing Allowance 2020-21
The Education Authority (EA) has been continuing to process applications for Free School Meals / Uniform Grants / Physical Education Clothing allowances throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. With the new academic year approaching we want to provide an update on 2020/21 applications.
Current Eligible Families
Parents/guardians who are currently in receipt of support for the 2019/20 school year will receive a pre-populated application form from EA, which they are required to complete and return as soon as possible to help avoid any delays. Forms to begin arriving week commencing 6th July 2020.
This year there is also a new online application form for new applicants. Parents/guardians will be required to complete the form and upload supporting documentation to verify they are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. Both the paper based form and online form are accessible from the EA website – https://www.eani.org.uk/financial-help/free-school-meals
Applicants can also request an application form from the Meals and Uniform Section (contact details below).
Parents/Guardians whose child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Stage 5) and requires a special diet should contact the Meals and Uniform Section if they wish to apply under the special diet criteria.
Further information including eligibility criteria for the 2020-21 school year can be accessed by logging onto www.eani.org.uk/financial-help/free-school-meals
“It is mandatory for all pupils aged 13 and over to wear a face covering on public transport. It is also strongly recommended that all pupils regardless of age should wear a face covering on all buses, trains or taxis for the journey to school where it is appropriate for them to do so and they are able to handle them as directed.”
Education Restart Programme