Victoria Park Primary School

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School Day

School Hours 


  • School begins at 9.00am all pupils should go to the school playground at that time.
  • Primary 1 to Primary 3 go home at 2pm each day
  • Primary 4,5,6 and 7 go home each day at 3pm.


P1 - P3

9.00 am - 2.00 pm


P4 - P7

9.00 am -  3.00 pm Monday-Thursday

9.00 am -  2.00 pm Friday


If any pupil is absent from school, a written note. signed by a parent, must be sent to school. Naturally, if the parent contacts the teacher in person, or by telephone, that is sufficient. The same kind of communication is necessary if a pupil is unable to take part in lessons.




P1 - P3 children taking packed lunches will go to the dining hall.


P4 - P7 children taking packed lunches will be supervised in their classrooms.


Please protect school books by putting lunches in a separate box.

Glass bottles, cans and fizzy drinks are not allowed in school!


School dinners

Dinner tickets are currently £2.60 per day and are purchased on Monday mornings. Free meal forms are available from the secretary. Even if your child does not take dinners and you are eligible, please apply as this can provide extra funds for school.


Please see the separate Menu section for further details:



Milk is available for children P1-P7. Milk is paid for termly in advance.

Fruit will be available every day in school This is also paid termly in advance.



Children believe that if they have no written homework then they have no homework.

Reading, learning spellings, tables etc. are important forms of homework.


Please check and sign homework diaries and written homework.


Please see the separate Homework section for further details:



P4-P7 pupils go to weekly swimming lessons at Templemore Baths. Each year group swims for at least one term per year.


P4 - P7 (Templemore Avenue Swim Centre)


Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy. Swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life. If you can’t swim, it’s never too late to learn.


As in previous years the school proposes to continue to provide the opportunity for all children to be given instruction in swimming throughout the year.


Pupils will be enabled to:

  • develop basic swimming and personal survival skills;
  • understand the importance of personal hygiene in relation to pool use;
  • progress from using a swimming aid to developing their confidence and competence in being able
  • to swim without the use of any aids using recognised swimming strokes.


Term 1

P5/6 (Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12)


Term 2

P4/P7 (Rooms 7, 8, 13, 14)


Term 3

Preparation for the swimming gala.


The cost for both transport and coaching will be £3.00 per child. This will be collected at the pool. Swimming caps are compulsory and can be purchased at the baths for £2.00.


The swimming programme started on Monday 14th September.



After school activities

Extra curricular activities are an important part of the 'whole' curriculum that we offer for the physical, social and emotional development of our children. Current after school activities include choir, football, netball, gymnastics, orchestra, basketball, art club and homework club.


Please see the separate activities section for further details:


Your child's progress

Teacher/parent interviews are held twice a year to report progress. At other times, parents make an appointment to speak to the Principal or the class teacher if they are worried about their child's academic progress, behaviour and attitude to work. Our school policy is to involve parents as much as possible in the education of their children.



It is the policy of the school that school uniform is worn by all children. School uniform has a positive effect not only on discipline but on the child's self esteem. We ask that each item of this uniform have the pupil's name on it. Often clothes are left in school and we cannot find owners for them.



  • School navy sweatshirt/cardigan
  • Sky blue polo shirt
  • School navy fleece/jacket
  • Boys: grey flannel trousers
  • Girls: navy pinafore or skirt
  • White socks/navy tights
  • Shoes should be black and of comfortable design. Trainers (non marking soles) may be worn but all children should have a change of footwear for PE, preferably black plimsoles.



  • School navy sweatshirt
  • White shirt and school striped tie


Please see the separate uniform section for further details:


Supplier of school uniform:


School Days

16 Holywood Road


Tel:028 90471995


General points of note:

Jeans are not permitted nor is the wearing of football shirts or any clothing displaying badges or emblems.


School rules

All our school rules are based on your child's right to learn in a safe environment and on the teacher's freedom to teach. As always, we will work in close partnership with you to ensure a high standard of discipline and will notify you of any concerns that arise regarding your child's behaviour.


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