Updates – Info for Students and Parents
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This will result in all Translink bus services being withdrawn from Tuesday 17th May to Monday 23rd May 2022.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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Year 10 Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud
Year 10 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter
Year 13 Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud
Year 13 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter
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
Parent Teacher Meeting Information regarding SchoolCloud
Year 14 Parent Teacher Meeting Letter
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
Independent Review of Education
Information regarding Independent Review of Education:
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.
letter to parents 2021
PE Returns Nov 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Covid 19- Northern Ireland Executive Update
Principal’s Letter to Parents regarding reporting procedures Covid-19 09.10.20
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
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
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
CCEA Decisions on Appeals Process for Summer 2020 24.06.20
CEA Guidance 07.05.20.
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
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