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November 2017

7th Nov 2017


Saturday 18 November – Open Morning

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 November – School photos and family evening session (Wed).

Change of Date – Please note the date for the Carol Service is now Monday 18 December

School Photographs – Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 November 2017.

Family sessions will take place on Wednesday 8 November from 2.30 – 4.00pm and again from 5.30 – 7.30pm these should be booked tomorrow. More details have been sent home today.

PTA Committee – Further to the AGM the following people were elected:

Chairperson – Mr Richard Pollock                                Vice-Chairperson – Mr Winston Fleming

Secretary – Mrs Michelle McKinley                               Treasurer – Mrs Yvonne Reid

We would like to thank you for your on-going support at our Hallowe’en Disco which raised approximately £300.

Y4 – 7 Parent Interviews – Our Parent Interviews for pupils in Y4-7 take place next week. These are important opportunities to discuss your child’s progress. If you are unable to attend please let the school office know as soon as possible.

Poppy Appeal – This year our pin badges have the 2017 Centenary design and cost £2.00. A kids pack including wristbands, reflectors, bracelets & snap bands are also available for purchase at set prices. All other donations are welcome for the traditional paper poppy.

Christmas Experience – This is planned for Monday 11 December & Tuesday 12 December from 5.30 – 8.00pm. This proved extremely popular in previous years therefore we have decided to run it over two nights to allow all pupils who wish to attend the opportunity to do so. Tickets will go on sale from the school office on Wednesday 29 November. More details to follow.

Open Morning – We are holding our Open Morning on Saturday 18 November at 10am. This provides an opportunity for any prospective new parents to come and see what is special about Gibson. If you know of any new parents who are deciding where to send their child, please let them know about our Open Morning.

Omagh North Nursery are holding their Open Afternoon on Friday 1 December at 2pm.

AQE Tests – These tests take place on Saturday 11 November, Saturday 25 November and Saturday 2 December 2017. Good luck to all pupils sitting these tests.

Samaritan’s Purse – Shoe Box Appeal – As part of Operation Christmas Child we are participating in the Shoe Box Appeal. All filled shoe boxes should be left into school by Friday 17 November.

Christmas Shows – Following the success of last year’s carol services we will be once again be holding Christmas Carol services instead of our traditional Christmas Performances. As always it is our intention that all children will participate in their respective performances.

Monday 18 December – Year 4 – 7 Carol Service in St Columba’s at 7pm

Friday 15 December – Year 1 Christmas Show in school at 1.30pm

Wednesday 13 December – Year 2 & 3 Christmas Performance in school at 1.30pm

Parents are invited to attend these events; tickets will be available for the carol services in school but are not required for the Carol Service in St Columba’s.