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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
School Office Closed The school office is now closed until early August. Works will be ongoing on the school site through July to ensure we are ready to return w/c 24th August.  | Plans for Reopening School Click here to read our plans for reopening school in August.  These will most likely change as and when new guidance is received from the Department of Education. We won't be reviewing or applying any updates until August. 
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Back to School

22nd Aug 2019

Pupils return to school on Tuesday 27th August. Below are a few things you need to know about next week. 

Breakfast Club

Supervision will be available from 8am in the canteen but food will not be available until Monday 2nd September. Breakfast club costs £1 per person per day, payment will be charged via schoolmoney at the end of each week. 

Break will not be available for purchase from the canteen until Monday 2nd September, please send a healthy break with your child.  

Finish Times

Pupils will all finish school @ 12pm. P2 pupils and those in speech classes will be available for collection from 11.45am. Please remember that users of the school grounds and the surrounding areas should be considerate to other road users and only park is appropriate places. 

Class Locations

There have been a number of class relocations over the summer. P3 classes can now be found upstairs and through the door beside the staffroom. P4 and P4/5 have moved to the rooms downstairs beside the small hall. Miss Irvine's P2 room is next door to Mrs Harbinson's room. P1 classes, speech classes and Key Stage 2 classes have not moved. 

Parent Information Sessions

Curriculum chats will be available for parents to attend on various afternoons next week. 


  • 1.30pm - P7, Mrs Alcorn's room   
  • 2.00pm - P6, Mrs Turtle's room
  • 2.30pm - P3, Mrs McDowell's room 


  • 1.30pm - P2, Mrs Saunderson's room 
  • 2.00pm - P4, Mrs Hutchinson's room    
  • 2.30pm - P5, Mr Adair's room 
  • 3pm - Speech classes, Miss Davidson's room 


We will be sending several notes home next Tuesday including those listed below. It would be greatly appreciated if relevant notes are returned asap. 

  • Parental Information booklet 
  • Internet and photograph permission
  • Mobile phone permission 
  • First Aid permission 
  • Contact information sheet 

After-School Clubs

The majority of clubs will restart w/c 9th September. Information and details regarding sign-up will be sent home next week. Many clubs have a limited number of spaces and we would encourage you to return forms or access the relevant means of sign-up without delay.