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Straidhavern Primary School, Crumlin


Dear Parent,

The aim of this prospectus is to give you an idea of the ethos of our school as well as the daily routine within. By reading this, I hope that you will become more aware of what we are trying to achieve and how you, as a parent, can play a vital role in the process.

At Straidhavern Primary School we have a clear understanding of how children learn and continually strive to provide the best possible conditions to facilitate this. We live in a changing world and we need to prepare our children for tomorrow’s needs. Consequently, we not only value the traditional 3Rs, but also believe that children need to be:

  • Resilient
  • Reflective
  • Resourceful

We acknowledge the importance of developing a caring and stimulating environment, where children’s high self-esteem enables them to take risks in learning and to learn confidently through their mistakes. Children need to be taught that getting ‘stuck’ is not a sign a failure and learn strategies for independence. We encourage children to ask questions and to learn how to solve challenges and problems.

We create conditions where children strive for excellence, empowering children to be happy and responsive. Children are challenged within the delivery of an enriched, creative and integrated curriculum. We are an inclusive school that develops independence, responsibility, kindness and good manners through a detailed and extensive personal, social and health education programme.

The best way to understand our school aims and values is to make an appointment to visit the school and feel our atmosphere. This would give first hand knowledge and understanding of what we are aiming for and achieving. Please make an appointment to come and experience the environment in which our children learn, so that we can answer any questions you may have.

We hope that this will be the beginning of a long and successful home school partnership between us. Working closely with parents is an important element of our work for the success of each child. We look forward to welcoming you to Straidhavern Primary School.

Mr A Scott

18th Jan 2021