A little about our school
Straidbilly Primary School serves a wide local area in the north of Co Antrim, between Ballymoney and Bushmills. Many parents bring their children to school by car but there is also a bus provided by NEELB which can pick them up at their own home and return them there in the afternoon. Our facilities include:
5 classrooms ( 2 of which are part of our new extension!)
Dining Hall and new PE hall
Outside, pupils have access to:
Large playing field
Beyond the school gates, we explore learning opportunities on a regular basis. Educational visits include trips to Belfast Zoo, Ulster American Folk Park, Armagh Planetarium, Rathlin Island, Carrickfergus Castle, Ballycastle Beach and Watertop Farm.
The opportunity is open to Keystage 2 pupils to participate in a residential trip in the summer term. Most recently children have visited Bushmills Education Centre, Carrowmena Activity Centre and Castlewellen.
These always prove to be popular and rewarding trips, especially in terms of personal development.
Aims of the school
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum for each child.
To promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child.
To prepare pupils for their future in further education and for life in the community.
To encourage pupils to learn to respect and value themselves and others.
To provide a variety of experiences and learning situations which will enable pupils to achieve success at a level appropriate to the individual pupil.
To foster the development of self-confidence, independence and self-discipline.
To encourage appreciation of the environment.
To provide close links between home, school and the community.