Millisle Primary School and Nursery Unit - Prospectus

Millisle Primary School




Millisle Primary School

& Nursery Unit Motivate ∞ Persevere ∞ Shine

Millisle Primary School

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Why choose Millisle Primary School? Mission & Vision Statements School Motto About the school About the Nursery Unit Admissions Primary 1 Induction Programme Northern Ireland Curriculum Monitoring Progress Special Education Needs Physical Education After School Activities General Information Pastoral Care Homework Policy Friends of Millisle Primary School Holocaust Memorial Garden Page 4 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 23 AMBITION “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”

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Principal’s Letter

Dear Parent(s) Thank you for considering Millisle Primary School and/or our Nursery Unit as the right school for your child. This prospectus is intended to help you know more about the life and work of our wonderful School and our Nursery Unit. Learning begins in the home and throughout a child’s schooling the environment of the home continues to influence his/her educational development profoundly. In school we are dedicated to encouraging your child’s learning by offering a stimulating and varied curriculum, a secure environment where he/she will be encouraged to fulfil his/her academic potential, respect other children, co-operate with other boys and girls and communicate openly with his/her peers and the teacher. Our goal is to promote enjoyment in education. We believe that parents should feel welcome in our school and take a positive interest in their child’s education. Teachers are linked to parents by the children for whom they are responsible. Let us therefore work as a team to make your child’s school days as pleasant and enriching as possible.Your child’s teacher, the Head of Key Stage or I will be only too pleased to discuss any matter pertaining to your child’s well being at the school and look forward to your fullest support. However, no prospectus can convey the real atmosphere of the school, so we would like to invite you to pay us a visit and see for yourself. We hope that your son or daughter will have a happy and successful school life at Millisle Primary School. Yours sincerely, I. McManus Principal

Principal’s Letter

Why choose MPS?

“…. parents praised the caring, nurturing learning environment within the school; the leadership of the principal, the hard work of the staff and the support provided for children with additional needs.” After School Clubs Breakfast Club ETI Inspection Report February 2017 After School Care Playpark Healthy Breaks School Choir Fully Equipped ICT Suite with dedicated technician School Prod Sensory Garden Full-Time Nursery IFA Charter School

Why choose MPS?

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Mission Statement

Millisle Primary School aspires to be a place of excellence in learning, preparing children to be confident, resilient, respectful and caring members of our community. Vision Statement To create a safe, challenging environment which will prepare our children for an ever changing world. Millisle Primary School is a controlled co-educational school situated in the picturesque seaside village of Millisle on the County Down Coast of Northern Ireland. The school is situated on the Abbey Road, within 100 metres of the main village street. Originally built in 1959, to replace the old school, it was extended in 1969 to serve the increase in pupils from the village and rural environs. It was refurbished in 2009. and again in 2021. Currently 220 pupils attend the school, which is under the control of the Education Authority, South Eastern Region.

Mission Statement

School Motto

We have a 3-strand motto - M P S - that sees our vision brought to life on a daily basis. Motivate: High quality learning and teaching. Our dedicated staff ensure they are at the forefront of innovative approaches to education and practical, experience based learning Our technologically enhanced approach to learning also includes the use of Accelerated Reader, Mathletics, Maths Seeds and Reading Eggs as well as the additional extra-curricular provision of Website Building and Coding Club. Persevere: Quality provision for all pupils. Whether through inclass differentiation, learning support, our Extended Schools services or our range of curricular approaches, we aim for every child to meet their full potential. We aim to have confident learners who are well accustomed to taking risks and learning from mistakes. Shine: Our pupils are given the opportunity to shine. We have a successful football team and choir as well as regular school shows and productions. All of this this is built on the foundations of a wide ranging extracurricular provision. There is simply something for everyone! Motivate ∞ Persevere ∞ Shine

School Motto

About the school

Accommodation:  Seven Classrooms  Full Time Nursery Unit  Computer Suite with specialist technician  Assembly Hall -used for PE/Dining/School performances.  Learning Support Room  Sensory Area  Medical Rooms  Library Our school aims to develop, to the full, each child’s potential through a rich and balanced curriculum. Teaching Staffing:  Principal  8 Teachers N—P7  Learning Support Teacher Non-Teaching Staffing:  Each Nursery and Foundation class is supported by a General Classroom Assistant. Special Educational Needs Assistants are deployed throughout the school.

About the school

Play Grounds

P1—P7  3 Large Play Ground Areas  Enclosed Playpark  Sheltered Play Area for Foundation Stage Pupils  Sensory Garden  Mud Kitchen—Foundation Stage Pupils Our school prides itself on its homely, family atmosphere with a curriculum suited to the needs of all the children. Nursery  Garden Play Area  Sheltered Play Area  Mud Kitchen  Curiosity Approach “The children are confident, motivated and very well disposed towards learning; they are respectful, courteous and their behaviour is exemplary. “ ETI Inspection Report February 2017

Play Grounds



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