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!
International Education Week 2014
Tomorrow marks the launch of Integrated Education Week 2014 and we're looking forward to celebrating it with other Integrated Schools. The theme this year 'Building Bridges' and amongst other things we'll be having a 'bridge of the day' feature on our Website & Facebook page for the next seven days. Check out the Building Bridges pages on this site! If you have an affinity for, or a story to share about a particular bridge, real, fictional or metaphorical we'd love to hear about it through email, Facebook or Twitter!
It's also Shrove Tuesday, World Book Day and Fairtrade Friday so it'll be a packed week for all. We'll keep up to date online!
Reading Workshops For P1 Parents
We have a couple of workshops for parents of P1/2 children coming up to help give you an insight into the work we do with children around reading and make it easier for you to reinforce that work at home.
The workshops are running on the 20th Jan at 2pm and the 27th Jan at 2pm
Why not come along for a cuppa and learn a bit more about the strategies we use to help children to learn to read. As a taster there are a couple of really helpful short videos made by Mrs Gowan in the Help for Parents section of this site that might be worth having a look at!
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.
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!