Seagoe Primary School is a Church of Ireland Maintained School. This unique relationship is reflected in its strong links with the Parish of Seagoe, which established it. The school attempts to express Christian values in its life and in particular to reflect the ethos of the Church of Ireland. The entire school community is particularly proud of its family-orientated learning environment, reflected in the school motto: “Seagoe. Learning. Family”. The school is open to all children and believes that diversity in the school community enhances the educational experience for our children. There is a strong tradition of high standards of pupil attainment and this is reflected in the expectations held by Acting Principal, Mrs C. Poots and the staff for pupils in terms of their attitude, approach and application to learning, school discipline, respect for others, appearance and attendance.
The school’s mission is to promote a caring, happy and disciplined environment which will be conducive to learning and will develop in pupils, the capacity to become contributing members of society.
Seagoe is a Primary School for children between the ages of three and eleven years. The school moved to its current site in 1975, with a Nursery Unit and five bright, comfortable classrooms for Primary-aged children. The school has continued to thrive in recent years and currently, there are four modular classrooms and a senior classroom block, opened in February 2004, with four spacious, highly-equipped rooms, integrated toilet facilities and a resource room. All classrooms are
equipped with interactive whiteboards to aid teaching and learning and all pupils have access to desktop computers, laptops and iPads. In addition there are practical teaching areas and good cloakroom provision. There is also an assembly hall/gym. The school has its own kitchen facilities to provide school meals. There is a large outside playground, a play park with fixed equipment and grass areas.
The school has a Nursery Class for 52 children, operating a dual day pattern with 26 pupils in each class. This class is self-contained with its own outdoor play area and garden. It is staffed by a Nursery Teacher and a Nursery Assistant. The Nursery children are offered a wide range of educational experiences through structured play. The year in the Nursery Class is of the utmost value in preparing the child for entering Primary School.
At Seagoe, we are conscious of the demands placed on parents and, therefore, operate “wrap around” care facilities on site. An “Early Doors” club runs for an hour before the school day starts, where the children are provided with breakfast. Play For All also operate a child care facility for our Nursery pupils, a waiting club which runs from 2:00pm- 3:00pm and an after-school facility up to 6:00pm daily.