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Holy Child Primary School, Derry

Notices for week beginning Monday October 16th 2017

14th Oct 2017

Halloween Fancy Dress

This week we sent home our sponsorship forms for the Halloween Fancy Dress. This annual event is not only a lot of fun for all involved – the children, parents and staff but it is also our one and only fund raising event of the year. The money raised allows us to subsidise so many trips, buy prizes and bring along shows etc. This year we have promised the children that at least 50% of all money raised will be managed by the school council to sort playground equipment. We would therefore ask for your continued support of this event.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Last year we sadly did not manage to get this special initiative off the ground in time. This Wednesday at assembly we will be launching it for this year. We have arranged that the shoeboxes will not be collected until November 20th. The children will be given a leaflet at the assembly that explains what goes into the shoe box which eventually will make its way into the hands of a yourng boy or girl somewhere in the world that will have nothing for Christmas but this. There is no reason why you cannot get started straight away. All you will need is a shoe box!


All clubs running as usual this week.

Flu Vaccinations.

These will be taking place this Monday, October 16th 2017

Do This in Memory of Me

A reminder to all our P4 parents that the next Do This in Memory of Me Programme will take place on Sunday October 22nd at 10.30am in St Mary’s.

Nursery News

There will be a meeting for all our Nursery Parents in the school hall this Wednesday October 18th at 12.30pm. The Health Visitor will be attending this meeting. We hope to see you all there.

This Friday October 20th our Nursery Children will be going on a trip to St Columb’s Park.


This Monday October 16th our P7s will be going on a City Tour as part of a Housing Executive Project.

On Tuesday they will be attending an event in Lisneal College as part of a Maths Festival.


For your information please note that County Photos will be visiting the school on Wednesday October 25th 2017. All nursery children will be photographed along with family photographs for the entire school.


Could we continue to ask that PE kit is brought in each Monday. We still have large numbers of children who cannot take part in PE lessons due to a lack of kit. We are sure everyone appreciates that exercise is SO important for our kids these days.

Kids - get packing those kits now!!