Principal's Welcome

 

Thank you for your interest in Drumlins Integrated Primary School.  We hope that this website will provide you with some of the background to how our school came about, our current position and enrolment, and our hopes and plans for the future growth of the school.

Drumlins Integrated Primary School opened in temporary accommodation in Cedar IPS, Crossgar in September 2004 with 12 Primary One pupils and full Department of Education funding.  In September 2005 we were happy to move to Ballynahinch, again to temporary accommodation which had been specially designed and built to meet our specific needs. We are very excited about the new site in Ballynahinch that will be our permanent home in the near future.

Our numbers are continuing to grow and we now have over 180 children enrolled at the school.  Our numbers for the future are very healthy and we are very excited about establishing our place as the Integrated Primary School in Ballynahinch.

At Drumlins IPS we pride ourselves in providing a child-centred approach to learning where each child is valued as an individual and is provided with the support and encouragement to develop at their own ability level to reach their full potential.

We strive to allow each child to develop as an individual and to take pride in being part of the school community. We work together to create a warm, caring and relaxed school environment where staff and children work co-operatively with one another. Our aim is to allow children to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, morally and spiritually through a supportive environment.

At the school we have a dynamic and well motivated staff team and we greatly value our relationships with our pupils and their families.  By working together through a child-centred approach, we feel we can really help our children to be the best that they can be.

I hope that this prospectus will encourage you to visit the school and see for yourself what we have to offer.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Drumlins Integrated Primary School.

Janice Marshall
School Principal