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St John The Baptist Primary School, Portadown


Dear Parents / Guardians

Thank you for taking time to visit our school website. We hope you will find it both interesting and informative.

Please enjoy browsing and learning more about our school community.

You may also find it useful to download our School App from the App/Google Play Store to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in and around our school.

Miss McCooe

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Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24th January to Sunday 31st January 2021. This year the theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’, which is particularly appropriate given the current situation we all find ourselves in.

As we reflect on how Catholic Schools can be communities of faith and resilience we find comfort and strength in our support for each other and in knowing ‘that God has created each one of us with a capacity to give love and receive love. This love is bound in faith and is more resilient than any virus.’ 

This year, through our thoughts, words and actions, we celebrate how we are called to be communities of faith and resilience and in so doing, we give meaning to the beautiful hymn ‘Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est’ – ‘Where charity and love are, God is there.’

We also keep everyone in our school and the wider community close in thought and prayer in these difficult times. 



Primary/Rang 1 Admissions

For your child to receive a Primary/Rang 1 place in St John the Baptist Primary School parents/guardians need to apply online via the Education Authority website.

The Citizen Portal for online applications opened at 12.00 noon on 7 January 2021 and closes at 12.00 noon on 29 January 2021 for September 2021 admissions.

Use the following link to read the current 'Parent Guide for Primary Admissions 2021/2022'



Online Learning

Below are online learning links which we intend using throughout the course of this school year. Our pupils will be issued with digital passports detailing their usernames and passwords which are required for the various sites.

Our online learning journey is going to be like any journey, very exciting but sometimes stressful! We all having varying degrees of Wifi coverage, device usage and technological skills but we will work together to ensure that our pupils reach their online learning destination.   


Accelerated Reading is our online reading tool which monitors and evaluates the reading skills of our pupils.
Google Classroom is our online learning platform between home and school. See the Google Classroom login directions in our News section.
Gives children access to school documents and apps including Newsdesk. Children require their C2K Username & password to access this (e.g. username: joebloggs192 password: password).

myON is an online reading tool which allows pupils to read from home and complete associated activities.

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 29th January 2021
School Closed: Staff Development Day

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