INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

2020 PROGRAMMES at
CAMPBELL COLLEGE, BELFAST

SUMMER:  July 1-3 (Wed-Fri), July 6-10 (5 days),  July 14-17 (Tues-Fri), Weeks beginning July 20, 27, August 3, 10
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This will be the 28th year of our summer programmes for children and we are delighted that our summer courses are going ahead. The impact of COVID-19 and the regulations in place will affect how we run our programmes safely and successfully, and this information document will attempt to explain everything to you as clearly as possible. Even if you have enrolled your children in recent years please read everything as there are many changes, and we hope that all parents will be understanding of the restrictions we have to introduce, and our staff’s efforts to implement them. Please note a major factor from the outset – in agreement with Campbell College we will be asking parents not to enter any buildings we use at any time.

1.  This year the early supervision and late collection facilities will be in the Key Stage 1 building in Campbell. For parents not familiar with the school, turn left past the security barrier just after the main entrance, park and walk over to the gate leading to the building, ensuring a safe distance between yourselves and any other parents and children. A member of staff will check your registration and guide your child to another member of staff at the front door.

2.  Super 4s and Superkids aged 5 will also be based in the Key Stage 1 building in Campbell. For parents not familiar with the school, turn left past the security barrier just after the main entrance, park and walk over to the building. We can accept Super 4s and 5s in the building at 9.15am after the older children in early supervision leave for their venue. Please do not bring Super 4s or 5s to the gate beside the car park before 9.15am unless they have been enrolled for early supervision.

3.  The Superkids aged 6 will be based in the Key Stage 2 building in Campbell which is on the right hand side after the main entrance. However, to access the front entrance follow the main drive for about 200 metres up the slope. Turn right, then right again into the playground, park and bring your child to the member of staff at the barrier for registration.

4.  If any early collection of a child is required please notify a leader in the morning so that the child can be brought out to meet you at the arranged time.

5.  Older children (aged 7-15) will be based in 2 separate buildings this summer, the Stormont Pavilion and the Middle School (unlike in previous years the Long Field Pavilion will not be available this summer). To access the car park follow the road to the main red-brick building, turn right and drive a short distance down the slope, then turn left into the car park. Enrolment for the older children will take place outside the Middle School if weather permits, inside in wet weather (children only!). Your child will have been allocated a group according to age, if they find they are not in a group with a friend, please assure your child that this will be resolved before the first activity.

6.  Enrolment for older children is available from 9.15am on the first morning and from 9.30am for the rest of the week. If you are bringing an older child and a Superkid (age 5-6) or a Super 4, it is probably best to enrol the younger child first before making the longer journey to the second car park.

7.  We obviously hope that your child will be relishing a normal day after months of lockdown, but if your child is unsettled for any reason please keep them in the car until they are willing to leave you. Should a difficulty persist a member of staff will meet you when all parents have left.

8.  It is essential that whoever is responsible for delivering and collecting the children each day is aware that all courses at Campbell begin at 9.15am and finish at 4.00pm. We cannot be responsible for children outside these times unless the early or late  supervision facilities (8.30-9.15am and 4.00-5.00pm) have been pre-booked.

9.  Sports Week participants should come dressed each day in appropriate attire and bring:

  • Packed lunch, if required, and drinks. We would encourage children to bring their own bottle of water which can be refilled during the day.
  • Tennis racket, if possible (optional for Superkids).
  • Superkids should have Velcro shoes and an art apron, if possible.
  • Waterproof or shower proof garment
  • Indoor shoes for Sports Hall
  • Sunscreen
  • Peaked cap (if sunny and warm)

NOTE: In the interests of any children attending who may have a peanut allergy, please do not include any food with a peanut content in your child’s snack or lunch. 

10.  Our popular BBQ will be available once again for tasty hot food at lunch time. Prices are: hot dog £1.30, burger £1.60, cheeseburger £1.70, and chicken burger £1.80. There will be a tuck shop available as usual.

11.  Activities will progress irrespective of weather conditions. We will be able to use Sports Halls in case of persistent rain, although outdoor activities will continue in light rain. We will also use the Sports Halls for basketball, badminton, and indoor football, so the indoor shoes listed in No.9 above are essential.

12.  Money and valuables may be left in the Sports Week office each morning. We cannot accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, the property of participants.

13.  During each Sports Week, it will be possible to contact me with an important message on my mobile telephone between 8.30am and 4.30pm each day – the number is 07767 271144. For routine enquiries, please leave a message on my office telephone – 028 9754 1752 and I will return your call at the end of the day.

Please click here to see our risk assessment information and if you have any further queries before the Sports Week begins, you can contact me by letter, telephone, text, or e-mail.

Thank you for booking a course at Campbell this year.

PAUL ACHESON

JUNE 2020