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DE Updated guidance Re: Covid 19

Update: 14 October 2020

Statement from Education Minister Peter Weir on COVID-19 restrictions


Education Minister Peter Weir said that schools will:

  • have the half-term holiday break extended from 19 to 30 October and 
  • reopen on Monday, 2 November.
  • be closed to all pupils during these two weeks including for children of key workers.
  • not be providing for remote learning as this is an extension of the half-term break.


Concluding Peter Weir said: “This year has been a stressful time for schools, pupils and parents.  I want to thank principals, teachers and school staff for their dedication and commitment to keeping schools a safe and welcoming place for pupils to learn.”


Camowen Smart kids

Camowen Smart Kids aims to provide support for children throughout the half-term break. If you would like to register your child for this service, please contact Tressa on 079 0171 1180.