Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 

Parents' Page for Richmount Primary School 

RICHMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL 
 
INFORMATION BOOKLET 
 
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Dear Parent 
 
Please may we ask for your co-operation in an important matter. 
 
One of our pupils is receiving medical treatment following a bone marrow transplant, which puts them at risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles. 
 
Please let us know immediately if your child is suspected of having measles. 
 
Our pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and would need to be given an injection within 3 days of contact. If your child is suspected of having chicken pox, you should let us know. 
 
It is also important that you let us know if there is shingles in your household. 
 
Your child is not at any risk from this situation. However, the health and wellbeing of our pupil who is at risk does depend on the co-operation of all other parents and we hope you can help us. 
 
 
With many thanks, 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
M.D.J Hall (Principal) 
Parents should not bring their vehicles onto the school grounds at any time, especially at the beginning or end of the school day. A minority of parents have driven their cars up onto the school playground while pupils have been walking into school. This has been most prevalent on wet days. This is obviously a very serious matter involving the safety of our pupils. A number of parents have raised concerns and brought this to my attention. In future the school gate will remain closed in an effort to solve this problem. As you know I have been lobbying the Education Authority to provide a drop off area and increased parking and progress is being made on this issue. Thank you in anticipation of your support. 
 
 
THE SCHOOL DAY 
 
General points concerning the school day: 
 
The school will be open from 8.30 a.m. in order to receive children off the school bus. 
 
Children who do not travel by bus are to be collected outside the school gates. 
 
If someone else is to collect a pupil please ensure the class teacher is aware of this. 
 
This collection arrangement applies from Primary 1 through to Primary 3. 
 
When collecting children please be punctual as your child may become anxious. 
 
If a child who normally travels by bus will not be doing so on a particular day please inform the teacher. 
 
If for any reason you do not want your child to go outside at Break or Dinner times would you please send a note explaining why. 
 
All pupils start classes at 8.40pm 
 
P1 & 2 pupils will finish at 1.55pm...Monday to Friday 
 
P3 pupils will finish at 1.55pm Monday to Wednesday and 2.40pm Thursday and Friday. 
 
P4 - P7 pupils will finish at 2.40pm ...Monday to Friday 
 
 
 
SCHOOL UNIFORM 
 
There is a great pride within the school in the neat and tidy presentation of pupils. This is of course directly related to the efforts of parents and we do appreciate the support given in this matter. The details are below: 
BOYS 
 
Grey Jumper / School Sweatshirt 
Blue Shirt 
Grey Trousers 
School Tie (Silver and Blue) 
Blue Polo Shirt (Summer Term) 
GIRLS 
 
Grey Cardigan / School Sweatshirt 
Blue Blouse 
Grey Pinafore / Skirt 
School Tie (Silver and Blue) 
Blue Polo Shirt or Blue/White Gingham Dress (Summer Term) 
Gym shoes (slip-on type) will be required for P E (A small shoe bag is also needed). 
Polo shirts may be worn on PE days. 
 
 
Please ensure that all removable items of clothing are clearly marked with the child's name. 
SCHOOL DINNERS 
 
The meals in school are of a very high standard. The daily cost will be £2.35 or a full weekly cost of £11.75 (including puddings) should be paid on MONDAY. Cheques should be made payable to the Education Authority. From the 1st March 2017 the cost of a school dinner will increase to £2.55 per day and from the 1st Sept 2017 the cost will again increase to £2.60 per day 
 
The money should be placed in an envelope with the child's name clearly marked. 
 
Packed lunches may be taken (no fizzy/energy drinks). Children taking packed lunches will be supervised in classrooms. 
BREAK-TIME: 
 
The school operates a Healthy Break Policy where pupils can have fruit, vegetables, water and milk. Milk is paid for in advance.. No fizzy/energy drinks. Fruit can be purchased from the canteen at 30p per item. 
DISCIPLINE 
 
The aim of the school is to do the best for each child not only by providing the best tuition possible but also: - 
 
By providing the kind of safe, happy environment where children can learn and develop good work habits. 
By encouraging a respect for the feelings and opinions of others and of course, their property. 
In order to achieve all this it is necessary to have a set of rules within which the school can operate smoothly. Parents' support in achieving the above is crucial. 
GENERAL GUIDELINES 
 
Regular attendance is important to your child’s education. 
 
If your child has been absent please inform the school by letter as to the reason. 
 
Report any change of address or telephone number to the school immediately. 
 
Try to accept every invitation to visit the school either to see the Principal or on such occasions as Parent/Teacher interviews, Concerts, Open Days etc. Children derive great satisfaction from this kind of interest. Any worries or problems you may have concerning your children do not hesitate to contact the school about them. 
 
Parents should check their child's schoolbag each day for letters that may have been sent out from school. This is particularly important for parents who have young children attending school. Any reply slips should be returned to school promptly. 
 
Please ensure that your child is in school in the morning on time. Children should develop the habit of arriving on time. We would ask parents not to drive into the school grounds and to observe the road markings at the school entrance. 
 
If you wish to discuss any matter concerning school we would ask you to make an appointment. This may be done by telephoning the school secretary and arranging an appropriate time. 
CHILDREN'S SAFETY ON THE WEB 
 
We in Richmount Primary School have in place an Acceptable Use of the Internet Policy to ensure that a safe use is made of the Internet by staff and pupils. The policy ensures: 
 
Use of filtered Internet Service Provider. 
Children's use of the Internet is a supervised activity. 
Children will be informed about and understand Internet Safety Rules. 
Web sites used by the children will be viewed by staff prior to use and also regular checks will be made on the computer's Internet browser bookmarks, cache or history. 
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