Schools

Schools

St Colmcille’s PS

Principal:

Mr Peter Cush

Tel:

(028) 8076 1283

St Colmcille’s P.S. caters for the educational needs of approximately 310 primary and pre-school children. We have 26 places in our long established full-time Nursery and 16 places in Naíscoil Colmcille our Irish-medium pre-school provider. An Irish-medium  unit was added to the existing provision in 2003 and caters for children from Rang a hAon to Rang a Seacht.

As a Catholic school, our overriding aim is to establish and foster Christian values for life. To do this it is essential that we work in partnership with our parents and the parish community. To this end we have established a very effective Home /School Association “Friends of St Colmcille’s” and After-School Care provision with Camowen Partnership

St Teresa’s PS, Loughmacrory

Principal:

Mrs Mairead Sweeney

Tel:

(028) 8076 1286

Saint Teresa’s Primary School is set in its own grounds in the centre of Loughmacrory. It is bordered by Saint Mary’s Church and Loughmacrory Community Centre.  Close to the school is the local Gaelic football ground,  Paire Na Locha, which is available for use by the school. The Lough is used as an outdoor learning area.
Built in 1967 the school has five classrooms in the main building, each with its own toilets and cloakroom area.  There is a computer cluster suite and we have six interactive white boards.  There are two mobile classrooms in the yard.  A hall in the main building is used for physical education, assemblies, music, drama, concerts and other school activities.   The local community hall is available for bigger productions.
Children are prepared for the sacraments.  The school choir sings at First Friday Mass and other liturgical events.
We are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, and have attained the Gold Award from Health Promoting Schools. Healthy breakfasts and dinners are served in school. Children experience a wide variety of sports activities and are involved in many tournaments.
The school grounds are designed to stimulate creativity.   There are colourful murals and picnic benches.  St. Teresa’s is an Eco school with its own environmental area.
The governors and staff, with the support of parents, are always working to improve the school’s environment and resources and the quality of children’s education.

Dean Brian Maguirc College

Principal:

Mr James Warnock

Tel:

(028) 8076 1272

Dean Maguirc College is the local post primary school and with an enrolment of over five hundred pupils, this all-ability school has been at the heart of the community for more than fifty years. It achieves much academic success and for the last two has been the top performing non-grammar school at GCSE level in County Tyrone as well as annually achieving at A-Level results which are always above the Northern Ireland average

Pupils continue to excel in extra-curricular activities ranging from success in sporting events to winning public speaking and various other competitions. Ulster titles have been won in football, handball and track and field, numerous top awards have been obtained in the local feiseanna and victories in the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ and ‘Credit Union’ quizzes continue to yield participation at regional and All-Ireland level.

The ‘Dean’ is presently undergoing a programme of refurbishment and further plans for enhancement of facilities await approval from the Department of Education. The school has strong links with many local groups within the community and presently the use of the new facilities belonging to the Eire Óg Hurling Club has added a new dimension to sport within the college, a college which has a catchment area stretching from Gortin to Roscavey and Killeenan to Killyclogher.