Welcome to the website of Forge Integrated Primary School. The site is packed with information about who we are, what we do and where you can find us... so please explore! There's lots of day to day info including letters sent home and inof leaflets in the documents section of this website. Should you want to ask us about anything, then use the 'Contact Us' button at the top right of the screen and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
It has been great to get back into the swing of things and welcome both new and returning pupils, parents and carers. As always we have a few housekeeping issues to deal with during the course of the first week or two of term. Check out our Welcome Back letter here and have a look at our documents section where you'll find lots of helpful info on school events and procedures. We've put hard copies of the welcome letter out to all parents along with general consent forms and info about an exciting new Personal Development Programme we're involved in called Paths Plus. It will help us out if you can have a look at those documents ASAP and return completed forms to school.
We have some construction work going on around our Pre School building and parents and children will need to follow direction and use an alternative entrance/exit door for the first week or two. This is to facilitate the creation of a new access ramp and safety fence and it will mean safer comings and goings for all when complete.
Four lucky members of our Eco Council were at Belfast City Hall Today where we picked up 2nd Place in the Tidy Northern Ireland School's Competition and also this plaque celebrating the fact that last week we gained the Green Flag that certifies us as an Eo School. We are ever so pleased with this!!Now, where would you get a flag pole around here.....
THANK YOU for your sensible driving and parking. Please remember to take great care as you drive along Rosetta Avenue, Carolan Road and through Wellington College. There are large numbers of children and young people on foot at peak times. Please be very alert to where the zebra crossings within the Wellington site are and take great care when driving over them. We have had reports of drivers continuing over the crossings when pedestrians have already set foot on them. We've also heard of vehicles being parked in such a way as to obscure drivers' view of the crossing or block pedestrian access to it. DON'T DO THIS!
To all those parents, pupils, staff and associates who completed our School Evaluation Survey. The results will feed into our School Development Plan and we hope to publish a summary of the survey results and the new developement plan in early October.
We are encouraging as many parents as possible to register for our text & email update system and to follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds. It saves paper, reduces the cost of copying and cuts down on the frustrating 'Lost Note Syndrome' that afflicts so many of us! Get in touch with us at the office and make sure we have valid mobile phone and email details for you.
We do want all of our online lives to be safe and comfortable and we have a number of policies regarding the use of IT and the internet in school. Social Media is a great way to communicate if we make sure we our conduct is positive, polite and age appropriate. Parents who do wish to engage with us via social media should read our Forge on Facebook policy. Please take on board the spirit of this policy and note that while Facebook steals the glory in the title thanks to its alliteration potential it also applies to Twitter!