Notre Dame High School enjoys an excellent relationship with our four associated primary schools. The very close contact that has been established over the years has helped considerably to ease the transfer of our pupils from primary to secondary. Our three associated primaries and Head Teachers are:
Mrs Angela Guthrie (Head Teacher)
St Mary’s Primary School
Mrs Kirsteen Doherty (Head Teacher)
St Patrick’s Primary School
Mrs Lorraine Fisher (Head Teacher)
All Saints Primary School
Regular visits are made to our associated primary schools in the course of the school year by the SMT, Guidance and Subject Staff of Notre Dame High School. Some of the primaries join in with our orchestra and junior band.
Every attempt is made by all staff concerned, both primary and secondary, to minimise problems of transition from primary to secondary school.
Senior staff make visits to the associated primaries and talk to the children about life in the secondary. Furthermore, the Head Teacher arranges to speak to the parents about selected aspects of secondary education and to answer any questions which might arise. A tour of the building is also organised at the same time for parents. This open night is held each October and is always a very busy evening.
In the month of June, all primary pupils have the experience of following a secondary school time-table as part of an induction programme for transfer to Notre Dame High School.