We hope you are all keeping safe and well and everyone had a good, if different, summer break. We would like to invite you to join us at 9:30 am on Wednesday 24th August , your son’s first day in Beneavin De La Salle College. We will invite you and your son into our hall with all of the new 1st year group. We are so looking forward to welcoming your son into the school – we will have tea and cake on the first day for the whole family and we look forward to you joining us for that.
Wednesday will give you a chance to come into the school with your son and meet us and take a few photos of his first day. We understand that this is a special day. The boys will head off to class at about 9:40. We have put a lot of planning into the first week for the new first years – we have a transition programme called Belonging Plus where we will introduce your son to our school very carefully. We intend to spend the first week and beyond supporting him to settle into the new school, new timetable, new teachers, new books. We know that he will be a little nervous and we will mind him and make sure he settles in well. He does not need to bring any food as he will get a snack here in school.
Please make sure your son is in full school uniform for his first day, including all-black footwear. All items of uniforms that we provide ( jackets/jumpers/ties/sports tops) can be ordered from our school office or bought on the school app. Just search for Beneavin in the app store for iPhone or the google playstore for android to download the school App. Please make sure that we have your up to date phone number because that is the link to activate the App.
Please purchase the school uniform etc before the 24th August. These items will not be on sale on the morning of 24th August. He will get his journal and books from his tutor in the first few days.
Your son will need a school bag for his first day. He will need stationery, such as pens, pencils etc. Please make sure your son has a book in his bag that he would like to read for pleasure over the week. This does not have to be a school book. Any book that interests your son is good. We encourage our students to read for pleasure. Teachers will give some time to their class to read their book during class time throughout the Belonging Plus programme, and throughout the year.
Looking forward to welcoming you all on the 24th August.