Welcome Back

I trust that everyone has managed to enjoy a break over the half term and I am delighted that we are opening our doors once again for all our pupils on Tuesday 3rd November.  

As you know, for the first week of the ‘circuit breaker’ we provided a full schedule of online learning across the College and I want to personally thank all my staff for going above and beyond in this regard. The feedback we have received on this week of learning has been extremely positive. I believe it was both important and necessary to continue teaching and learning as we strive to ensure that education continues and is valued during this difficult time.

In addition, as we are a Boarding School with over 130 boarders from over 30 countries, we remained open throughout the half term week with staff providing an incredible schedule of activity for those who stayed with us during this time.  Again, I want to thank all those who helped make sure our boarders were cared for and entertained throughout this week.  An exceptional team effort on behalf of our boarding family.

As we set out on the second part of this term we are cognisant that the Covid pandemic continues to prevail and that restrictions outside the College gates are increasing.  Our goal continues, as it has always been, to do everything we can to keep our classrooms open and our pupils learning.  To this end we ask that you read again all the guidance provided on our website and remind your son/s of the important role they all play to help us keep the College as safe as possible.

With thanks and best wishes for a safe term.

Headmaster,

Mr Robert Robinson

 

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Our boarding house remained open throughout the half term holiday for over 40 boarders and I want to personally thank all the staff who helped to make this half term week in boarding such an incredible experience.  From pumpkin carving and cookery classes to drumming sessions and science experiments - not a minute was left idle.  We are looking forward to the return of all our boarders and a safe rest of term for everyone.

Mr Bert Robinson,

Head of Boarding 

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BSA Covid-Safe Charter

As a member of the Boarding Schools’ Association we are adhering to the BSA Covid-Safe Charter. This is a voluntary code to which schools can adhere and which, aims to give confidence to everyone that we are following all the appropriate measures to ensure that our school is a safe environment. Families and agents can be assured that our priority is the safety of our pupils and staff read more.

Junior School and Kindergarten back together again

I hope that you and your families enjoyed a wonderful half term break and we are all thrilled to be welcoming everyone back to campus and looking forward to hearing all about the half term adventures.

Of course, all the new safeguarding measures which were introduced at the start of this academic year will continue to be in place.  These include staggered starting/finishing times and the wearing of school tracksuits instead of full uniform. So please refresh your memory with the information below and we look forward to a busy and safe rest of the term.


Kindest regards
Andrea Brown
Head of Junior School

Kindergarten & Junior School Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Safeguarding our whole school community is paramount, and so our planning for a safe return to Junior School and Kindergarten has been guided by the following principles:

1.           Keeping Covid-19 out of Campbell!

If a pupil or staff member, or anyone they live with, has any of the following symptoms, they must not come to school until they have been tested for Covid-19:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change, in sense of smell or taste

To minimise the risk of infection, only essential visits will be permitted to the College.

Pupils and staff returning from countries outside Northern Ireland must follow the latest government regulations, which may involve a 14 day period of self-isolation. 

2.           Adhering to the latest public health and health & safety legislation and advice.

3.           Using the Department of Education NI and Health & Social Care Trust guidance as frameworks to inform risk assessment and planning.

4.           Implementing protective measures to control and mitigate risk, including:

  • Social distancing (increasing separation and decreasing interaction)
  • Enhanced hygiene measures (respiratory hygiene & hand washing)
  • Extension of cleaning practices

5.           Clearly communicating with our whole school community, and ensuring they are consulted regarding the effectiveness of our new safeguarding procedures.

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