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School Calendar 2018/19

Dates & EventsPosted by Admin Wed, August 29, 2018 11:24AM

Round Tower Integrated Primary School

School Calendar for Academic Year 2018-19

Term 1
Term starts on...
Wednesday 29th August 18

Pupil's Holiday - Children Off 1 Day
Friday 28th September 18

Halloween Holiday, Children Off 5 Days...
Monday 29th October 18 to Friday 2nd November 18

Term Finishes on...
Friday 21st December 18

Term 2
Term starts on...
Monday 7th January 19

Pupil's Holiday - Children Off 3 Days
Monday 18th February 19 to Wednesday 20th February 19

Pupil's Holiday - Children Off 2 Days
Monday 18th March 19 to Tuesday 19th March 19

Term Finishes on...
Wednesday 17th April 19

Term 3
Term starts on...
Monday 29th April 19

Pupil's Holiday - Children Off 1 Day
Monday 6th May 19

Pupil's Holiday - Children Off 2 Days
Friday 24th May 19 to Monday 27th May 19

Term Finishes on...
Friday 28th June 19

Enjoy the summer holidays...

Information Regarding Changes 2018

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by Miss Carruthers Wed, August 22, 2018 12:24PM

Dear Parents,

Following our letter of 4th June informing you that Mrs Clarke was on sick leave, she has made the decision to resign from her post as Principal of Round Tower IPS and to take early retirement from the Education Authority. We know she leaves with a great many happy memories of staff, parents, governors and pupils. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Clarke for her contribution, commitment and dedication during her 8 years of service in Round Tower. She has played a major role in advancing the school to the strong position it is in today. The governors and staff wish her all the best in her retirement.

The governors will now instigate the recruitment process for a new Principal, which may take several months. In the interim, Joanne Carruthers will continue in her post as Acting Principal and Julianna Murray will assume the role of Acting Vice Principal. Following consultation with the teaching staff, and given the classes which the Acting Principal and Acting Vice Principal were due to have, we have taken the decision to restructure the teaching staff. Following our ethos that your children are at the centre of everything that we do, this will ensure least impact on them and maintain stability in the year ahead.


P1 Miss Carruthers

P1/2 Miss Hand

P2/3 Mrs Allen

P3 Ms Elliott

P4 Miss Hamilton

P4/5 Mrs Monaghan

P5/6 Mrs Duggan

P6 Mrs McIlwrath

P6/7 Miss Jones

P7 Mrs Murray


P1 Mrs Allen

P1/2 Miss Hand

P2/3 Mrs Monaghan

P3 Mrs Duggan

P4 Mrs Bennington

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath

P5/6 Mrs Murray

P6 Ms Elliott

P6/7 Miss Jones

P7 Miss Hamilton

All staff have experience in teaching the class to which they have now been assigned and we would like to welcome Mrs Bennington to our staff, who has taught in our school before, to teach the P4 class during this interim period.

The Safeguarding team has been reconstituted and has been confirmed for the year ahead as:

Designated Governor for Child Protection: Dr George Gardiner

Designated Teacher for Child Protection: Mrs Murray

Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection: Mrs Mack

Team Members: Miss Hamilton and Miss Jones

For clarification, from 29th-31st August P2-P7 pupils will finish at 2pm. P1 pupils will finish at 12pm.

We appreciate your support and understanding at this time. Please contact the school office if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Cawley (Chair of Board of Governors)

Joanne Carruthers (Acting Principal)


IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Tue, August 21, 2018 09:08PM
Dear Parents,
i have to inform you that I have decided to resign from my post as principal of Round Tower IPS. It has been a privilege to work alongside you and your children. I came to the school in 2010 and have led many changes for the better. The school has an extension, after school provision, a PTA and standards have improved over the years. Enrolment is the highest it has ever been.

I hope that the school continues to grow and flourish and that you and your children continue to enjoy Round Tower.
Kindest regards,
Ruth Clarke

Complaints Policy

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Thu, February 01, 2018 01:25PM
I have attached our complaints policy that has been agreed with governors recently.

Public Health Advice

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by The Office Wed, November 22, 2017 10:16AM

Parents please take note of the attached advice from the Public Health Agency, which is where we refer to when children are sick.

Courses for parents

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Tue, November 21, 2017 01:36PM

Above is a link for courses for parents provided by Empower. All of them are free.

Letter regarding budget

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Wed, October 25, 2017 10:44AM

Dear Parents,

I am attaching a letter that our Board of Governors are sending to those who are in charge of determining our school budgets.

As you know from press reports, budgets have been cut massively.

Please read the letter; it gives you as a parent important information.

Thank you

R Clarke/S Cranston

Annual Report

IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Mon, October 09, 2017 09:50AM
Here is the Annual Report of the school's activities during the 2016/2017 year.

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