Updates – Info for Students and Parents

May 2022

Industrial Action Update- 16.05.22

Translink Strike Update – Letter for Principals 16.05.22

 Industrial action by Translink drivers and the impact on public exams- 16.05.22

Letter to schools re Translink strike and public exams

Message from Education Authority regarding Translink planned Industrial Action- 12.05.22

The Education Authority (EA) has been notified by Translink that their bus drivers who are members of the
GMB and Unite trade unions have voted to take strike action in relation to 2021 pay.
This will result in all Translink bus services being withdrawn from Tuesday 17th May to Monday 23rd May 2022. Translink continue to engage with Trade Unions to try and avert this action.
Pupils who use any Translink bus service for any element of their journey are likely to be impacted and
parents should make other transport arrangements for these dates.
This includes pupils who connect with Translink buses using an EA yellow bus. As EA cannot guarantee
pupils could complete their journey to and from school, even if the EA yellow bus is running, parents should
make alternative arrangements for the whole of their child’s journey.
Parents should follow Translink’s social media channels and website over the coming weeks and start to
plan now for their alternative transport arrangements.
Translink has advised that train services will not be affected by the industrial action.
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We will continue to keep you updated in relation to this and communicate any further updates. Thank you
in advance for your understanding and support.
Yours Sincerely,
Robbie McGreevy
EA Assistant Director, Corporate HR and Business Partnering, Human Resources

Industrial Action Update 09.05.22

Industrial Action Update – Parent – Carer Letter 06.05.22

Industrial Action Update

Industrial Action Update – Parent – Carer Letter 05.05.22

April 2022

28th April 2022

Year 9 PTM Letter

Planned Industrial Action

Education Authority Industrial Action Update

Any pupil impacted by Translink Disruption should see Class Teams for Guidance.

PSNI LETTER TO PRINCIPALS (EASTER BREAK)

Easter Letter to Principals PDF

Period Dignity communication to parents (12th April 2022)

Period Dignity Letter to parents(1)

 

Industrial Action (Translink) -potential disruption to Translink services on the dates indicated in letter.

Industrial Action Update – Letter for Principals 08.04.22

Year 12 Parent Teacher Meeting Guidance for Parents – Wednesday 6th April

Year 12 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter

March 2022

Year 11 Parent Teacher Meeting Guidance for Parents- Wednesday 23rd March

Year 11 PTM Parent Letter

 

 

 

Ulster University’s Schools Outreach Academy

Study Skills Course

As we approach a very busy time in your schools’ calendar with Term/Mock/GCSE/A’ Level exams only 10 weeks away, we have developed a new course to support revision; “Study Skills”. 

We are extremely conscious that the past 2 years in relation to Covid/home schooling has been so difficult for our young people and for many this is the first return to formal exams, therefore if in a small way we can offer our support and encouragement to your pupils entering this revision period with this study skills pack.

The new “Study Skills” short course is targeted at Year 10 – 14 pupils. This course is designed to help pupils plan for their upcoming exams and teach some revision techniques to aid learning at home.

During this short course you will have the opportunity to take part in several activities including creating your very own study zone, figuring how your brain works, creating a range of study materials using our free downloadable study pack, learning some recall strategies and how to reduce stress during studying.

 

Course Content 

This course contains five lessons

·        Lesson 1: Creating the perfect study zone

·        Lesson 2: How our minds learn

·        Lesson 3: Study strategies

·        Lesson 4: Recall strategies

·        Lesson 5: Looking after your wellbeing

 

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this short course, pupils should:

·        understand how to plan for exams.

·        create a range of materials that will aid revision.

·        be able to use recall strategies effectively.

 

Search for STUDY at ulster.ac.uk/schoolsacademy 

 

Pupils, teachers, and parents can enrol on this free, self-paced online course, by simply clicking on link above, find your course and hit enroll. An email will be delivered to your email address with direct course links.

February 2022

Year 10 Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud

http://www.loretogrammaromagh.schoolcloud.co.uk/

Video guide

Year 10 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter

ParentGuide_en

 

Year 13 Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud

www.loretogrammaromagh.schoolcloud.co.uk 

Year 13 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter

Video guide

Parent Guide

STUDENT GUIDE TO ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Student Guide to Assessment Arrangements, Optional Omissions and Contingencies for Summer 2022 Exams

 

Dear Year 12 Students,

 

Please find attached February 2022 CCEA Information for Students.  Please pay particular attention to the slide on student information and support and to the links provided.

Please also find attached a Student Guide, entitled “Supporting you through the Summer Exams 2022”. 

February 2022 CCEA Information for Students

Student-Guide-SUPPORTING-YOU-SUMMER22-EXAMS_V10

January 2022

Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud

www.loretogrammaromagh.schoolcloud.co.uk 

Year 14 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter

Video guide

Parent Guide

Safer Schools App- Parent Guidance 

Safer Schools NI App

We are delighted to launch the Safer Schools NI App, provided to Loreto Grammar School by the Department of Education and INEQE Safeguarding Group.

 

Please see the attached link for all information pertaining to this wonderful Safeguarding APP for our school community and instructions for PARENTs to download. 

 

Parents have received a unique parent login code via text.  Should you require any further assistance, please contact our school office. 

SAFER SCHOOLS APP Parent Letter 01/02/22

 

Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education 13 01 22

Independent Review of Education

Information regarding Independent Review of Education:

https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de/copy-of-independent-review-of-education-survey-dra/

Survey Link:

https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de/copy-of-independent-review-of-education-survey-dra/consultation/intro/

Lateral Flow Tests:

The school has received a new order of LFT kits called Flowflex. They will be in use from this week onwards. These are NASAL ONLY testing kits. Please read the enclosed information leaflet carefully. There are some changes in the instructions on how to perform the test, which are as follows:

  Insert swab into both nostrils and rotate for 5 turns each.

  Rotate swab in buffer tube for 30 secs.

  Rotate swab 5 times while squeezing sides of buffer tube.

  Place 4 drops onto text cassette.

  Read after 15-30mins. Do not read after 30 mins.


December 2021

https://www.loretogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Return-to-School-04-January-2022.pdf

letter to parents 2021

2020-becoming-a-school-governor

https://forms.office.com/r/haimLsHB83


November 2021

PE Returns Nov 2021

 


October 2021

Loreto GS 8A2 Letter I ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING AS PART OF COVID-19 CLUSTER INVESTIGATION Oct 2021

11a5 Loreto GS Letter I ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING AS PART OF COVID-19 CLUSTER INVESTIGATION 19 Oct 2021

8A5 11A3 13B Loreto ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING AS PART OF COVID-19 CLUSTER INVESTIGATION 18 Oct 2021

ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING AS PART OF COVID-19 CLUSTER INVESTIGATION Loreto …

Y9 A3Letter I ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING Loreto GS

Y9 A5 Letter I ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING Loreto GS

Y10 A3 Letter I ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING Loreto GS

Letter Loreto ADDITIONAL PCR TESTING AS PART OF COVID-19 CLUSTER INVESTIGATION 12.10.21

SIMs Parent App 11.10.21

Guidance note on use of face coverings in post-primary settings 08.10.21


September 2021

FSM 29.09.21

Letter I Loreto Cluster 28.09.21

Year 14 Parent Announcement 28.09.21

Alert and Inform letter PHA 27.09.21

22 September 2021 PE Kit Order Information

GERM DEFENCE (PHA HSCNI Campaign)

GCSE November Modules 15.09.21

Communication to Parents 14 09 21

FSM UG Update 10.09.21

100921 Letter from Prof Sir Michael McBride to Parents Pupils and the school community (3)

Lateral Flow 2021 07.09.21

Booking a PCR Test as a Close Contact 04.09.21

Letter from PHA for parents of close contacts 04.09.21

Parental Flowchart Close Contacts in school settings 03.09.2121


August 2021

Entrances and Form Teacher List 2021 2022

Covid 19 HS Checklist for Pupils Sept 2021

Pupil Close Contact Advice Aug 21

One Way System

Return Dates 2021


Education NI Letter to Parents – Carers from the Minister of Education 26 August 21

The Daily Mile Makes you Smile 27.08.21

LORETO PE UNIFORM

Loreto PE Uniform 13.08.21


July 2021

School Calendar 2021 2022

2021 Provisional Arrangements for School Opening

Letter to Parents Year 13 June 2021

Important Details for Year 12 Students entering Year 13 September 2021

Letter to Parents Years 8, 9, 10, 11 June 2021

 


June 2021

Letter for parents – Vaping


Lateral Flow Test – June 2021

Lateral Flow Testing Consent Form June 2021

Lateral Flow Testing Information Leaflet June 2021

Lateral Flow Testing Explained Sway June 2021


April 2021

Letter F for general advice of multiple cases updated-Loreto_ 25.04.21

PRC Close Contact Testing Flowchart

Booking a PCR Test as a Close Contact

Amendments to School Calendar Term 3 2021


March 2021

HEALTH AND SAFETY REFRESHER GUIDANCE 19.03.21

School Return Arrangements 08.03.21

LETTER to Year 12 PARENTS Return to School 22.03.21

LETTER to Post 16 PARENTS Return to School 22.03.21

FEBRUARY 2021

Principal’s Letter 12th February 2021

Letter to all Parents, Guardians and Students from Minister Weir 03.02.21

Department of Education -FACTSHEET- 03.02.21

Department of Education-FIVE-STEPS 03.02.21

A-GUIDE-FOR-PARENTS+STUDENTS-03.02.21

Leaflet_Parents_and_Students_03.02.21


JANUARY 2021

Continuation of Remote Learning Letter

Continuation of Remote Learning – January 2021

Principal Letter to Students

Principal letter to Students 20.01.21

Minister Weir – Letter to Parents Regarding GCSE, AS & ALevel Qualifications

GCSE, AS & A Level Qualifications 2021 Letter to Parents (1) 08.01.21

Letter to Parents 06.01.21

Letter to Parents 6th January 2021

Updated Arrangements for Remote Teaching and Learning, January 2021

Updated Arrangements for Loreto Grammar School January 21

Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance for Students and Parents/ Guardians

Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance for Parents and Students 06.01.21

Consent for your daughter to participate in Live Lessons: Opt Out Form

Opt Out Form

Guidance for Pupils

Guidance for Students during Remote Teaching and Learning 06.01.21

Letter to Students

Loreto Grammar School letter for Students 06.01.21


JANUARY 2021

Guidance Update Letter – 06.01.21

Arrangements for Loreto Grammar School Reopening Jan 21 01.01.21

Department of Education Letter to All Schools 31.12.20


NOVEMBER 2020

Covid 19- Northern Ireland Executive Update


OCTOBER 2020

Principal’s Letter to Parents regarding reporting procedures Covid-19 09.10.20

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/education-minister-welcomes-launch-version-20-stopcovid-ni-app-extending-use-11-17-age-group

COVID 19 Possible/Confirmed case in school Flow Chart

Protocols for Learning and Teaching when a pupil is ill/isolating 02.10.20

Principal’s Letter to Parents – Covid-19 Reporting Procedures 02.10.20


SEPTEMBER 2020

coronavirus-(covid-19)-guidance-for-schools 29.09.20

Covid Letter LGS 24.09.20

Letter from Chief Medical Officer to Parent Carers 10.09.20

Department of Education Parent & Carer Information A4 10.09.20


AUGUST 2020

Education Restart Leaflet 13.08.20

Letter to Parents and Carers from the Minister of Education 13.08.20

Supporting Children 13.08.20

What Just Happened  13.08.20

Department of Education – Returning to School 11.08.20

FAQ Education Restart 24.08.20


JUNE 2020

CCEA Decisions on Appeals Process for Summer 2020 24.06.20


MAY 2020

CEA Guidance 07.05.20.

 


APRIL 2020

E Learning Advice

School Counselling Service 20.04.20

CEA Guidance for Teachers, Students and Parents 16.04.20

A message to students and families 16.04.20

Safer Schools App – Department of Education 10.04.20

Letter to Pupils and Parents/ Guardians 09.04.20

Connect Cafe 08.04.20

Covid-19 Crisis – Helpline Numbers

Head Girl Letter (Una Mc Glinchey) 03.04.20

Free School Meals 02.04.20


MARCH 2020

Letter to Parents 27.03.20

Letter to Students 27.03.20

CCEA update 27.03.20

Student, Teacher, Parent Updated Contingency Plan – 23.03.20

Educational Resources 23.03.20

Letter to Students 20.03.20

Loreto Provision for Key Workers 19.03.20

Minister Weir letter 19.3.20

Loreto Update 16.03.20

Loreto’s Contingency Plan 13.03.20

CCEA Letter 03.20