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Why should I send my child to Kilkeel Primary School?

You may be in the process of deciding where to send your child in September. This page has been designed to give you some information about K.P.S that will help you in your decision.

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Kilkeel Primary School sets out to create a caring and supportive environment where all children can develop to the best of their ability and achieve success in the many opportunities offered to them.

Pastoral Care

Our school endeavours to provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning.

In our most recent Inspection Report it judges the quality of our arrangements for pastoral care as ‘outstanding’.

Teaching & Learning

In our school we recognise the fact that each pupil is an individual in his/her own right and that the organisation of teaching should reflect this. We pride ourselves on a high standard of teaching and through a wide variety of teaching techniques and grouping methods we endeavour to involve, motivate and cater for each individual.

  • Dentist, Raymond Haugh gives good advice during our Health Week
  • P7 pupils tutoring P4 in ICT.
  • A rigorous PE lesson in the Leisure Centre
  • P1 sorting leaves.
  • P2 modelling some scary Gruffalo masks.
  • P2 building sturdy castles.
  • P7 making 'Giant Insects' during their minibeast topic.
  • A visit from the Fire Brigade.

The school recognises the value of experience beyond the classroom with all pupils benefitting from visits to places of interest each year – These include, Kilbroney, Mourne Grange, Cranfield, Lisburn Linen Centre, Tayto Factory, Silent Valley, Exploris, Ballyvea Museum, Greenhill YMCA and Stormont.

The children will also have the opportunity to go on two residentials – Killowen (P6) and Stirling (P7).

  • P7 at Silent Valley
  • P1 on the Teddy Bears Picnic
  • P6 at Exploris.
  • P4 at Kilbroney.
  • P7 in Stirling. .
  • P7 at Stormont.
  • P3 at Cranfield' during their minibeast topic.
  • P6 at Killowen' during their minibeast topic.
  • P7 at Ballyvea.
Extended Schools Programme

Children have opportunities to participate and develop skills in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include Soccer, Hockey, Cross Country, Computer Club, Film Club, Aerobics, Dance, Homework Club, After Schools Club, Music Tuition and a FREE Breakfast Club for ALL children.

  • Music on a Friday Afternoon
  • Cross Country at Kilbroney.
  • Hockey Practice on Friday.
  • Children enjoying a breakfast in the canteen.
  • School Choir singing on our Open Day.
  • P1 - P3 pupils enjoying our After School Club

The school is very well equiped for teaching and learning. We have acquired a wide range of indoor and outdoor resources that help children get the most out of their time in K.P.S. Our resources include outdoor play equipment, three separate tarmaced play areas, use of astroturf, gravel and football pitch, 3 computer suites, data projector with white board in each classroom, interactive whiteboards and a canteen.

  • Our upstairs Computer Suite
  • The new KS1 Computer Suite.
  • Relaxing in the Entrance Hall before a busy day at school
  • P1 playing on the Pirate Ship
  • Jumping high on our painted tarmac!
  • We use the Astroturf for Hockey Practice on a Friday
  • P6 practising their tennis skills on the Wii

Visitors are warmly invited to meet with the Principal, Mrs McCabe, to view the school.

To make an appointment please contact the school on 028 417 62351.

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