We have a long tradition in our school of providing children with a wide, balanced and quality education in a happy, caring and nurturing environment.
Carrickmannon Primary School is a CONTROLLED PRIMARY SCHOOL, situated 1.5 miles outside the village of Ballygowan. Our current enrolment (2010/11) is 81 children. The school is a listed building of historical interest, which has been renovated and extended, providing excellent modern classroom facilities and a large resource area. We make full use of the facilities we have outdoors, a grass play area, a garden area and tarmac play areas to enhance our teaching.
At Carrickmannon Primary School we aim to provide a safe, positive, supportive, stimulating and challenging environment where each child feels valued, respected and nurtured. All are encouraged and given the skills to achieve their full potential. We aim to provide each child with not only a well balanced curriculum but also a very happy and memorable time in their early years. Pastoral care is a priority and is acknowledged as playing a crucial role in the development of the ethos of the school.
The ethos and culture of the school meet the challenges of educating children for the 21st century. All members of our school community; governors, teachers, ancillary, clerical staff, parents and children are in agreement on the statements below which underpin the culture within our school.
We value and respect all members of the school community.
We encourage good relationships within our school.
- Life long learning.
- We focus on teaching and learning.
- We set high standards for all members and learners.
- We celebrate achievement within the school community.
- We monitor our progress towards the established goals.
- We initiate improvements and evaluate all aspects of our school life.
- We report on our work in all areas of school life.
- We focus on being a learning community.
We aspire to provide all children with the opportunity to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.