Dear Parents / Guardians, May I take this opportunity of welcoming you and your child/children to Edendork Primary School. I wish them every happiness and success during their time with us. Starting school can be a daunting experience for young children. We, the staff, would like to assure you that we will genuinely care for your child as he/she is central to everything we do. As a Catholic school, we are fundamentally committed to developing and fostering Christian values for life. To achieve this, it is essential we work together in partnership with all pupils and the community. We wish to create a co-operative and harmonious relationship between staff, pupils and parents. Your support will be invaluable to us as we encourage and provide your child with the very best standard of education during their time spent at Edendork Primary School. Children come to us with many different talents and we aim to develop all of these including the academic, the creative, the physical and the musical. We strive to develop the spiritual, the moral, the social and the emotional aspects within every child so that they will leave Edendork P.S. as confident, happy children, well prepared for the next level of education. This Prospectus is intended to give you information about the life and work of our school. It outlines school policy and procedure and what we hope to achieve. In particular it contains key aspects of our Child Protection and Pastoral Care Policies. Of course no booklet can convey the real atmosphere of Edendork Primary School. I warmly invite you therefore to visit the school prior to enrolment. We will be delighted to meet with you and your child/children. With sincere good wishes Anne Mc Alinden _____________________ Principal

Together as governors, staff, parents, the local Church and community: “Inspired by our faith in Christ, as a Catholic school, we will provide a happy, secure, caring, well resourced and stimulating learning environment. We will support and enable our children to realise and achieve their potential. We will empower them to be caring, responsible individuals, contributors to their community, capable of independent thought and well equipped to meet the opportunities/challenges of education, work and life.” We believe the school is a vital part of our community. We want our school to be a secure and caring environment where each child will be encouraged to fulfil his/her intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, aesthetic and emotional potential. We believe example of positive behaviour sets standards and expectations. We believe the self discipline and behaviour of all school staff, together with the co-operation of parents are the two most important ingredients in promoting positive behaviour in our school. Good discipline is the responsibility of all school staff. It is important rules promoting positive behaviour are created and clearly understood by pupils, parents and staff. The importance of applying these consistently throughout the school is vital. Teachers must have parental support in this, as in all other areas of work carried out in Edendork P.S, since ultimately it is the children who will benefit from the quality of education delivered. We are firmly committed to: • the aims of Catholic Education. • providing effective education for all our children including individuals with special needs. • developing positive pastoral care systems in our school. • promoting close links with the home, school, the parish and the wider community. Edendork Primary School seeks to provide an educational experience, centred on Christ, his values and his gospel messages so that each child grows and learns in a strong Christian faith. We promote a positive behaviour policy where good behaviour is recognised and awarded, the pupils self confidence and self esteem are promoted, individuals are encouraged to value one another and there is a sense of belonging to the school as a community. “In Edendork Primary School we are all friends who play, work and learn together so that Edendork Primary School will be a memorable stepping stone through life’s journey.”

The ethos of Edendork Primary School centres around the maintenance of a safe, stable and caring learning environment in which pupils, parents and staff work together to develop self-respect and respect for others. This includes ensuring that children, their parents and teachers are safe on the roads. Edendork Primary School recognises the threat of death and injuries on roads to pupils, parents and teachers and has prepared this policy to reduce that threat. This policy reflects the aims and objectives of the school, taking account of guidance received from the DfI Road Safety Promotion and Outreach team. The school has consulted with staff, pupils, parents and governors.

Dear Parents, It is with pleasure that I present to you the Board of Governors’ Report on Edendork P.S. for the academic year 2015/16. It is the intention of the Governors, and indeed the Principal, for you to be informed about your child’s progress at school and so this report is one of a number of ways in which information is provided. Schools are very busy places with so many initiatives happening and so this report can only serve as a “snapshot” into all the learning experiences presented in our school. It is intended this report gives you an overview and creates an opportunity for you to gain a flavour of the work, lifestyle and ethos of Edendork P.S. If you require information about your own child or have any concern, you should feel free at any time to contact the school and arrange an appointment with the Principal, Mrs Mc Alinden, or your child’s teacher. Requests for additional information or clarification of any aspect of this report should be forwarded in writing to the school. On behalf of the Governors, I thank you for your support and look forward to your continued interest. I commend this report for your consideration Mrs K. Conlon Chairperson

Regular school attendance is crucial in raising standards in education and ensuring that every child can have full access to the school curriculum and reach their potential. Edendork Primary School, will strive to promote an ethos and culture which encourages good attendance and where each pupil will feel valued and secure.

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