BEYOND THE CURRICULUM
Healthy Eating Breakfast Club
The school offers a Healthy Eating Breakfast Club where children can come to school from 8am and receive a healthy breakfast of cereals, toasts and fruit juices for £1.
The children are fully supervised with games to occupy them until class time and are brought along to their lines before the bell goes at 8.50am. We must insist that children are in the Breakfast Club before 8.30am as the kitchen closes at that time.
The school works in partnership with the Ulster Orchestra to provide a robust Music curriculum for Primary 1 – Primary 4 pupils. Members of the Ulster Orchestra provide music and instrumental lessons including violin, viola, cello and double bass tuition for our pupils as they progress up the school. Our current Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils have the opportunity to participate in instrumental tuition both during and after school hours. The Ulster Orchestra provides opportunities for pupils to perform alongside the Ulster Orchestra and other schools throughout the school year.
Roots of Empathy
Pupils spend time throughout the year with an infant and their parent. The programme is designed to help pupils deal with their emotions and foster their development of empathy.
Primary 7 pupils who have an interest in developing their ICT skills have the opportunity to become our school’s Digital Leaders. They will be trained in the use of digital technology and offer assistance to other pupils and staff across the school.
After School Provision
The school offers a wide variety of activities to all children. These activities usually take place outside normal school hours under the guidance of members of staff.
P1,P2 and P3 children can come along to an activity club from 2.00pm until 2.50pm when the older children finish school.
The P 4 – P 7 children will, in addition to existing sporting and leisure activities, be able to come along to an after school homework / activity club until 4.15pm each day Monday – Thursday.
Extra-curricular activities include Hurling, Gaelic Football (Boys and Girls), Handball, Soccer, Art & Craft, Computer based activities, Cooking and Drama.
G.E.M. Club is open to Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils who want to Go the Extra Mile in their academic studies.
The Primary 5-7 children are represented on the Pupil Council which gives the pupils of the school an opportunity to become involved in decision making and informing the School Leadership Team of issues or concerns arising throughout the school.
The school also provides a counselling service for children experiencing difficulties in their lives which may detract from their ability to engage in their work in class. It has become evident over the years that children and staff find many great benefits from having the counsellor in school on a one day per week basis. Children often find it more comfortable to deal with difficult issues in the familiar surroundings of their school.