Covid-19 Related Page
All Covid-19 related info plus access to
other useful information about Counselling
and other Services during this extended school
closure, will be posted here for Parents, Staff and Pupils.
Additional info is also available on our Facebook page
Access info for Myschool , Email, School Files Google Classroom etc.
can be found on our LINKS page.
for parents, staff and pupils.
Please find link for the Public Health Agency website where
advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will be regularly updated.
Additional info can be found on the EA website on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Additional info can be found on the DE website on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Multi-Lingual COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Parental Information can be downloaded here
Video advice issued to schools
The Department of Health has issued a video advising teachers,
students and school staff of three ways to help stay safe during the
coronavirus pandemic in education settings.
The video advises washing hands on arrival to school,
after eating and when you sneeze or cough.
Those attending schools should also practice good respiratory hygiene,
following the "catch it, bin it and kill it" rule.
Pupils, teachers and staff should also practice social distancing
throughout the day, with a distance of two metres between individuals.
Google Classroom notes.
A list of all classroom codes have been sent via an email link to every pupil for their year group classrooms.
Pupils need to log into their c2k account using their username and password we use in school - go to office 365 and access email - click on the link that was sent from Mrs McMurray with the list of classroom codes - go to Google Apps and join classes by clicking on the + and inserting the codes. When asked for email for Google pupils will use theirs in the format, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org. If a pupil can't remember his/her c2k password you must use the contact form and request a reset.
The Google Classroom app can be downloaded to phones, ipads etc and is very handy if you want to get it too.
You can find schools Quick Access links at the bottom of this page or visit our LINKS page for more information.
MATHS DEPARTMENT: Alongside Google classroom, students are expected to log into their manga high accounts and complete their tasks before the deadlines.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
Daily lessons Available from 20th April
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages.
We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content,
podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.
New 'Safer Schools' App.
Parents, Teachers and Carers will be able access advice on information on social media platforms popular with their children and their friends. School staff will have access to a range of resources as well as up-to-date safeguarding information.
Download the App for free
(Visit link below)
Additional information letter (pdf) from the Minister of Eductaion
The Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS) are celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April 2020 and showcasing the amazing talents of our children and young people throughout the month of April. A video of some of the amazing art work of our young people has been uploaded to the EA website and may be accessed via the following link:
Important Notice Re- Transfer Exams
The Dickson Plan principals, in consultation with their governors have agreed steps to safeguard the transfer process in the best interests of all our young people. We are also mindful of the well-being of our families and wider community in these uncertain and unprecedented times.
Given the evolving context, current attendance rates and potential for a protracted period of school closure, the transfer examinations will not take place in any of the Junior High Schools. Arrangements will be in place to ensure that no young person is disadvantaged. It has been agreed, pending the approval of amendments to the admissions criteria of the colleges with the Department of Education, that academic evidence from Summer Year 9 and Christmas Year 10 will be used to inform the transfer process.
We trust that this gives you some reassurance at this time.
C W Brown, Principal.