Kindergarten & Junior School

We are so  delighted that all our boys will be back at Campbell College Kindergarten and Junior School from Monday 22nd March and hope they are just as excited as we are about their return to school!

Guided by the Department of Education’s advice our teachers have been carefully considering how best to support our boys as they return to the College, after almost three months away from their physical school environment. This page helps outline our approach.

Safeguarding our whole school community remains paramount.  A reminder of all the protective measures which will continue to be in place this term has been provided for your information.    Changes to arrangements which were in operation during the Christmas Term have been highlighted.

Working in close partnership with parents is reliant upon effective communication between home and school.  You are welcome to continue to contact your child’s teacher via their Gmail address. They will endeavour to get back to you as soon as they are able; usually before the end of the next working day..

I look forward to seeing you all very soon, albeit at a social distance, and to welcoming all our brilliant boys back to school ! 

Kindest regards

Andrea Brown

Head of Junior School

Our Approach

1.     Supporting our boys’ emotional health and well-being.

  • Helping them to reconnect socially, re-establish friendships and build positive relationships.
  • Encouraging them to share and reflect upon their feelings, experiences and ideas.
  • Involving them in practical, self-initiated and collaborative play opportunities.
  • Engaging them in lots of active learning, outdoor learning and physical activity.

2.     Ensuring that the children are ready to learn and learn how to learn.

  • Building their confidence as learners.
  • Re-establishing routines and setting expectations regarding the behaviours for learning.
  • Developing their thinking skills and personal capabilities: managing information, thinking, problem-solving, decision making, being creative, working with others and self-management.

3.     Understanding where our pupils are in their learning.

  • Assessing where each individual child has reached in the core curriculum areas.
  • Identifying the next steps in their learning journeys.
  • Determining the key skills, knowledge and concepts that will need to be embedded before they move on.

4.     Avoiding references to “missed work”, “lost time” or “catch up”.

  • These terms have the potential to place unnecessary pressure on the children and make them feel anxious.
  • Equal emphasis will be given to the development of pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding, rather than focusing on catching up on missed content.

Planning for a safe return

Important Reminders

Help us keep Covid-19 out of Campbell!

Your son must not come to school if he, or someone else in your household, displays any of the following symptoms,

·      a new, continuous cough

·      a high temperature

·      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 period of self-isolation. 

Kindergarten & Junior School - Further Information

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.

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