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St Finlough's Primary School Sistrakeel

P1 Children September 2021 - Enrolment

17th Dec 2020

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the whole school community, I wish to warmly welcome you and your child to St. Finlough’s PS, Sistrakeel. St. Finlough’s PS opened its doors in April 1975 under the name: Sistrakeel PS. The school is set in a picturesque rural location in Glack, approximately two and a half miles from the village of Ballykelly in Limavady.

Our whole school community takes pride in the fact that St. Finlough’s PS, Sistrakeel is a happy, family and community based school where the pupils themselves, staff, parents and governors all have vital roles to play in helping all pupils reach their potential spiritually, physically, emotionally, academically and morally.

An atmosphere of concern, tolerance and respect for others is evident amongst all staff, pupils, parents and governors. Our school ethos is firmly based on Catholic Christian values and this ethos is reflected in our partnership between home, school and the parish. As a Catholic school, we welcome children from all denominations, cultures and traditions. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.

As a school we focus on ensuring that our pupils are happy, safe and secure. This provides the bedrock so that they can progress in the core curriculum areas of literacy, numeracy, ICT and WAU within the context of a faith-based environment. We firmly believe that strong relationships and routines support the holistic development of our pupils and accordingly, we place great emphasis on developing and maintaining these throughout the school.

A child attending St. Finlough’s Primary School can be assured of the highest quality of care, a broad and balanced curriculum with specific emphasis on literacy and numeracy as well as very high expectations. As a self - evaluating school, we consistently endeavour to improve and extend our practice. Accordingly, the school has a well-deserved reputation as being an innovative place of learning that works very effectively with all partner organisations.

I would urge you to browse through our school prospectus. This will help you to develop a better understanding of our school, how it operates and what we offer our pupils. However, no prospectus can convey the real ethos or atmosphere of a school: Please come and visit us during our ‘Open Week’ and see the school for yourself (see attached leaflet). The application procedure opens on 7th January 2021 and will close at 12 noon on 29th January 2021.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Louise Lagan (Principal)