Thank you for your interest in St. Peter’s Primary School.
School years should be very exciting and enjoyable times for children and their families. Everyone at St. Peter’s Primary is committed to supporting you and your child as you continue to develop your relationship with us. We want you to very much feel part of the school community and enjoy the welcoming, happy and friendly ethos that exists here.
We serve the Roman Catholic population in Glenburn and surrounding areas, the school forms a three way relationship with the home and the church.
The child is at the centre of everything we do. The school strives to cater for the needs of every child, we want all children to be active members of the school and wider community. Our wish is for everyone to feel valued and for them in turn to value others.
St. Peter’s Primary School supports its children to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. We are very committed to the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, sustainable communities and lifelong learning.
We continuously involve pupils and work in partnership with parents to set goals which are realistic and attainable and we support every child to reach their full potential in all they do. Our aim is that all children who come to St. Peter’s will feel happy and safe and will be able to read, write, listen, talk, be numerate, healthy and active. It is also an aim of the school to equip each child with the skills to enjoy and be prosperous in their adult lives, and by their efforts contribute to the wider community and the world in which they live.
We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all our pupils and foster in our children an awareness of equal opportunities and justice for themselves and for all others in the world.
We strive to do this in partnership with each and every parent from within our school community.
I look forward to many happy years of working with you.
• offer all children and young people a free school place
• provide school premises which meet health and safety standards
• provide information on your child’s progress
• provide religious and moral education for your child
• promote parent involvement in your child(ren)’s learning and our schools
• provide information on school activities
• provide 25 hours of class contact time in each normal school week for pupils of primary-school age, and provide 27.5 of class contact time in each normal school week for pupils of secondary school age
• help secondary school aged pupils prepare for vocational, further and higher education
Pupils will have opportunities for:
• personal and social development
• music, cultural activities and creativity
• access to healthier lifestyles and sports activities
• community involvement
You can also expect:
• a formal written report on your child’s progress
• an annual report on progress within the school improvement plan
• an opportunity to have a formal meeting with your child’s class teacher or teachers
• our support to meet your child’s needs
• regular reports on the quality of our schools
How can you help?
By law you must make sure your child receives education. As a parent you can help your child by:
• making sure your child goes to school regularly
• encouraging and supporting your children with any homework they are given
• showing that you are interested in how your child is getting on at school
• encouraging your child to respect the school and the whole school community
• being involved in the school