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St. Mary's Primary School, Stewartstown

School Routine

Morning Routine

The school is open to receive children from 8:50am. Mrs M Hamill supervises the morning period of outdoor play (weather permitting). All pupils are encouraged to engage in this period of activity before school starts and is seen as an ideal way for children to start the day, getting energised and ready to start their learning as soon as they enter school. 

Lessons begin at 9.10 a.m. 

Morning registration closes at 9.30 a.m.

Morning break
11am- 11.15am

As part of our Healthy eating policy, children are encouraged to develop ‘healthy habits ‘ from an early age and so we only permit Healthy snacks at break time. This will not only encourage our pupils to eat healthily but also develop long term habits for life long healthy life style. Some examples of super snacks include:

Water;
Fruit: apple, orange, banana;
Yogurt drinks;
Cheese and crackers;
Vegetables: Carrot sticks, cucumber strips, or bread based products with no jam.

Lunch break  
Reception class: 12.00-12.30pm
P1-4 : 12.15pm – 1.00am
P5-7:  12.45 pm - 1.25pm


Healthy, tasty hot dinners are served daily in the dining hall. Parents receive a monthly copy of the menu served in the School Newsletter. School dinners cost £2.30 per day. Children availing of dinner must pay in advance preferably at the beginning of the week. Children in Reception – P4 are asked to bring their money in a clearly marked envelope. 
Children may also take a packed lunch. This year, in conjunction with our 'Welcoming Schools' initiative, pupils will be experiencing other cultures and their foods each term. Look out for the special menu days in the school newsletter.

School Day ends
12.30 p.m. For Reception class
2.00pm  For Year 1-3 
3.00 pm For Year 4-7

Extended School Hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Term 1 and 2)
2pm -3pm for P1-3
3pm - 4 pm for Year 4-7 

Visitors to school 

All visitors to the school - including parents - must report to Reception in the first instance. The secretary will pass on any messages or items as necessary. If you require your child to leave school early or if they have taken ill at school you will be requested to complete the 'Signing out Register' before leaving the school premises. Your co-operation with this important matter is much appreciated by all staff.

Absences from school

If your child is absent from school due to an illness you will be requested to complete a pink absence note upon their return to school. School attendance is monitored regularly and Parents may be requested to provide medical evidence if their child is absent for a prolonged period or is absent from school for one or two days on a regular basis. It is always in the schools best interest to work with Parents to ensure that children maximise their potential by having a good school attendance record. 

22nd Sep 2017
We had Scientists, Gardeners and Architects all in the mix today during our outdoor...
 
 
 
22nd Sep 2017
Ahead of 'Recycling Week' next week the children at St Mary's listened to Mid Ulster...
 
 
 
21st Sep 2017
The children in P.1 enjoyed P.E under the direction of Stephen McCann.
 
 
 
20th Sep 2017
We were so delighted to be there when Donald Canavan received the 'Peace Ambassador'...
 
 
 
20th Sep 2017
Children have their say in who is voted to represent their class at school council...
 
 
 
20th Sep 2017
P1 learning by doing outside.