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Ballymagee Primary School and Nursery Unit

Learning Today to Discover Tomorrow


Communication with the School

Positive home-school relationships are essential if your child is to fully benefit from all that our school has to offer.


Our 'open-door' policy means that parents may see the Principal at any time, but for your convenience, it is helpful if you phone the school office to check they are available. Provision is also made for parents who wish to speak to the Vice Principal, Head of Key Stage or Designated Teacher for Child Protection/Safeguarding.


On occasions, other than the scheduled parent/teacher meetings which take place twice a year, parents may need to speak with the class teacher. This can be facilitated either before or after school, but as all teachers have after school commitments, duties and meetings to attend, it needs to be by prior arrangement. For reasons of security it is important that visitors report to the school office when coming onto the premises.

How to Make Contact

Two way communication is essential if the partnership between parents and school is to remain strong and effective and we therefore endeavour to keep parents fully informed and involved in all aspects of school life.


Just as we encourage you to keep the class teacher informed about relevant matters, we will also make contact if we have any concerns or worries relating to your child.


At the start of  each academic year all parents are invited to attend a year group curriculum meeting at which they will receive information about class routines, home learning, curriculum content, etc.


We will keep you informed of what is going on in school through School and Class stories on Dojo. In addition, parents will receive text messages and school emails.. A monthly Newsletter is sent to parents, via email, to share important information and keep you up to date with what's happening.


Routine communication from parents is through the use of private messaging on Class Dojo or by way of a short note. Teachers are generally unable to take phone calls during the day as they have a class to teach. Matters of a more serious nature should be communicated via letter or through the school email account:


Child Protection/Safeguarding Concerns should be raised with the Designated Teacher, Mr Paul Totton. If you need to speak to Mr Totton please ring the school office and inform the Receptionist, Mrs Murray, that you need to speak to the Designated Teacher for Child Protection. Mr Totton will return your call.