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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
P 2 - P7 will return to school on Tuesday 27th August. The first week will be half days; Children will finish at 12 noon. The first full day of the new school term will take place on Monday 2nd September. P2 will finish at 1.45pm and P3-P7 will finish at
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Important Information

11th Jan 2024

Due to Strike Action called by a number of Trade Unions, our school will be closed on Thursday 18th January (Strike period 1).
Our school will also be affected for a number days in January and February due to additional strike action being called by the UNITE Trade Union (Strike period 2 - 17th, 18th 19th, 24th, 25th & 26th January & 1st & 2nd February)

During the Strike period 2 there will be NO support staff available in school.  This includes ALL Classroom Assistants, Supervisory Staff, School Crossing Patrol and office staff. 

  • School will be OPEN during STRIKE PERIOD 2 for children as Teachers will be in school. Children in P1 & P2 must be collected promptly at 1.45pm and children in P3-P7 should be collected promptly/go home at 3pm.

The following services will be cancelled during Strike period 2 due to lack of personnel

  • No early bird breakfast club
  • No 1-1 support or withdrawal groups
  • No crossing patrol
  • No office staff
  • No WhatsApp, Messenger or Facebook available

Please contact the school landline ONLY in the event of an emergency 02890323683 as the office will be closed.

This is NOT Industrial Action against the school. It is a protest against substantial cuts to the education budget across The North of Ireland. Our children and staff deserve better.

We would appreciate your support & cooperation at this time. 

This action is a last resort. No member of our staff takes strike action lightly. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will update you if any changes arise. 

Yours Faithfully

Miss Weir