Aims to have a balanced proportion of Catholic and Protestant children and staff in order to foster an atmosphere of respect and harmony. The curriculum stresses what the two major communities of Northern Ireland have in common Christianity, history, geography, music, art and cultural roots.
The school believes that an active partnership between school and parents is vitally important. This involvement is actually built into the structure of the school, with four parent representatives on the Board of Governors. Our Parents Council run many very successful events especially the Christmas Fayre and the Family Fun Day after Sports Day in June. Funds raised from events provide valuable ‘extras’ for our Pupils. This has included over the past few years, ICT equipment, reading books and playground seats. They provide refreshments after the Parents Assemblies, School Plays and First Holy Communion. Parents organise and run the School Library. They also maintain a school notice board to enhance communication with parents.
There are Parent consultations with class teachers in the first term. Parents are welcome at anytime and the Principal and teaching staff try to speak to anyone at the earliestpossible time should an issue arise.
We have Parent Information Evenings usually about current issues in our School Development Plan. We have held an Internet Safety Evening, Reading in Early Years and this year an Evening workshop in Linguistic Phonics.
CHILD CENTRED EDUCATION
Our school aims to develop the child’s full capacity as a member of society, and while the staff recognise the importance of academic excellence, the curriculum is structured in such a way that each child can develop to his/her full potential.