We are delighted to receive the news that the College will be welcoming back all pupils to the classrooms after Easter. However, we in Boarding have been living in our own 'bubble' as the Boarding House has remained open throughout lockdown with the majority of our boarders remaining on campus.
It certainly has provided an oasis for the boys and indeed for the staff throughout this latest period of lockdown to have our Boarding House full of life.
Once again the Boarding House will remain open throughout the Easter holidays to cater for those boys who will require to quarantine before starting class on 12th April. Pease reach out if this is something you will need to avail of.
I have a dedicated team of staff who will go above and beyond to ensure that your boys are happy and that their learning continues. If you have any concerns please reach out to me and I thank you again for your ongoing support during these uncertain times.
Mr Bert Robinson
Head of Boarding
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.
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 10 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.
- Wrap-Around Care
- School Uniform
- School Shop
- Responding to Symptoms of Covid-19
- StopCOVID NI Contact Tracing App
- Face Coverings
- Extension of Cleaning Practices
- Increased Hygiene Measures
- Hand Hygiene
- Respiratory Hygiene
- Visitor Access
- Pastoral Care
- Special Educational Needs
- Curriculum Delivery
This page will be updated as the situation evolves and please also visit these links for up to date government advice