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! 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!
Nice to Meet You!
Thank you to all who attended our Open Afternoon today 5th December 2013. We hope that you enjoyed the afternoon and the opportunity to see us in full flow. We wish everyone who is working their way through the process of choosing a preferred Pre-School or Primary setting for their child good luck. If you weren't able to make it today but would like to come and see us you can make an appointment through Lisa in the school office.
Fair Play from Mrs O'Malley's Class! More in The Biz...
Mrs O'Malley's Class have been learning about Deck the Halls.........
Not quite decked out yet but it's almost that season and we are going to be busy as Santa's Elves for the next few weeks. To get up to date with events see our Christmas Diary Dates Here. We'll have more detail as events unfold and we look forward to a packed but exciting few weeks!
Final Surfacing Works Complete!
Our refurbished Car Park is fully operational! It'll take a day or two to get used to so please be careful but it should make life a wee bit easier. We hope to get an updated traffic safety leaflet published soon!
As we move into the season of ice and snow there is increased potential for disruptive weather. Have a look at the Severe Weather Guidance in the Documents section of this website for details on how we respond to difficult weather events.
Thanks to everyone who bought a Rephil bag or pencil case and helped raise £345 for Ten Foundations, our Autumn charity. The money will help create a better standard of living and better life chances for children in the Philippines living in impoverished areas. The recent tragic events of Typhoon Haiyan have added a real poignancy to the effort. Right now Ian Campbell from Ten Foundations is out in the Philippines with a team of local volunteers that includes our Ms. Mahon's husband Derek. We're ever so proud to be associated with their good work and we wish them well. You can find out more about Ten Foundations in our 'The Biz' section.
New Courses for Parents Timetable Published by Middletown Centre for Autism
Parents of children with Autism can take advantage of free training through the Middletown Centre for Autism. The centre is based in Middletown, Co. Armagh and courses for parents run both at the centre and also at other venues including Glenveagh School at Harberton in Belfast. Details of courses can be found on their website here.
THANKYOU 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!
If you haven't already done so please read the letter here and be aware of the need for more care and patience while we get the work completed.
P6 Assembly - Welcome!
P6 were in charge of our second assembly of the term this morning and they looked at the idea of welcome and welcoming. They helped us to understand that welcome is more than a superficial greeting and is really about our attitude towards including others and making everyone feel valued and part of our community. Maybe Welcome and Integration are pretty much the same thing!
Busy on the inside and busy on the outside.....
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!