19 Moyle Road, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, BT54 6AN
Telephone: (028) 207 62765/68465 Fax (028) 207 62868
Principal: E. Magee, B. Phil., and M.A.
St. Patrick's and St. Brigid's Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational school which was established in 1991 as a result of the amalgamation of St. Patrick's Boys' School and St. Brigid's Girls' School.
The school opened in September 1991 following the amalgamation of the former boys’ and girls’ schools. The school occupies three separate buildings on adjacent sites, two for Primary School classes and one self-contained building for the Nursery Unit.
The school catchment area is the parishes of Ramoan and Ballinlea and Ballintoy supported by intake from surrounding rural districts. The school serves a large area and many pupils travel by bus.
Our aim is to establish and foster Catholic values for life. We are committed to:-
· Working in partnership with our parents and parish;
· Developing positive pastoral care systems in our school;
· Providing effective education for all our children.
The accommodation comprises two sites, 17 classrooms, 3 temporary classrooms, 2 assembly/Physical Education/dining halls, 2 staff rooms, Principal office and reception/secretarial area.
Teaching staff is currently Principal plus 17 teachers, 2 curriculum support music teachers from N.E.E.L.B. and 1 Literacy Teaching and Support Teacher from the N.E.E.L.B.
The school’s secretaries, caretakers, lunch time supervisory assistants, school’s meals staff and crossing patrol man complete a staff dedicated to the welfare of the children.
At St. Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s Primary School we strive to develop sound relationships throughout the school in order to promote the children’s confidence and self-esteem. The staff work hard and are conscientious in their planning and evaluation of work. We aim to provide a full, varied and comprehensive education programme for each child.
In addition to statutory requirements, the school offers a wide range or extra-curricular activities in a variety of after-school clubs.
Children are given opportunity, when appropriate to interact with other schools and the local community. Our policy for discipline is based on the school’s Christian values and beliefs. The Policy encompasses aspects of positive reinforcement, setting examples, giving encouragement, developing confidence and sound attitudes. Children wear school uniform and are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and school productions.
The Governors, staff and parents are keen to ensure that pastoral care permeates all aspects of school life.
The Parents’ Association plays an active role within the school and parents are encouraged to take an active role in the children’s education.
For further information please refer to our school website www.stpandstbps.org