Welcome to our new school website.
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School has always been a particularly good school with hardworking, committed and fun loving staff. We place great importance on the personal skills of all within the school including our Governing Board and are fully inclusive and imaginative in our teaching methods. Our newly developed curriculum starts in the reception class and carefully planned and sequenced lessons build on prior learning as well as revisiting previous learning to ensure that children remember as much as they can. We are all excited as we continue to develop our rich child focused curriculum.
We use a wide variety of teaching strategies to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by state-of-the-art IT facilities which we continue to develop and support the teaching of the arts, sports and basic core skills as well as modern foreign languages, citizenship and community values. Not forgetting an endless number of sports and after school activities. Our outdoor facilities are simply amazing and our children enjoy them to the full.
We offer breakfast facilities and a wide range of after school activities including sport clubs during holiday time based at the school. We also offer our own after school clubs ST JOHN BOSCO KID-ZONE, which is proving a most popular support for working parents. The afterschool provision has access to all our extensive outdoor facilities and is a great way for children to stay fit and healthy.
We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our school as prospective members of a community where the Gospel values of the Catholic faith underpin our efforts to provide a quality education for all.
Visitors to our school, whether health workers, inspectors, Local Authority officers, parent helpers or others always comment on the wonderful learning atmosphere and beautiful manners that our children have. This underpins the very essence of a "St John Bosco Child."
We are proud of our school with its happy and caring atmosphere and its tradition of hard work, academic achievement, sporting success and community involvement. We look forward to working with you as a family, welcoming and valuing your contribution to the education of your child as well as offering you the very best of our professional skills and expertise along with a high quality of pastoral support and care.
We are a growing family school and it is our aim that you get to know our routines and us quickly. Every member of staff, teaching and non-teaching, is more than happy to help you in any way possible. Please be confident to ask any of us for help if you have concerns, even if they seem trivial. No problems are either too big or too small for us to tackle together - please ask.
On behalf of the Governors, staff and myself, I am pleased to welcome you to St John Bosco Catholic Primary School. If you have a few minutes you may enjoy the four short videos that give a real sense of what we can offer your child. Simply go to "Our School" and select "Welcome Videos." We hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them.
Mr D MacAreavy