St Colmcille's Nursery School - a safe, happy environment filled with God's love.

We hope you enjoy looking at our website. There is lots of information about our school and photographs of the children at work and play.

We were inspected by ETI in April. The inspectors highlighted:

  • All of the children are well settled and engage enthusiastically in purposeful and concentrated play. A majority of children engage in collaborative play. Almost all of the children are highly independent and are confident in following the well-embedded routines in the nursery school.
  • There is a very good standard of representational drawings and paintings on display.
  • The children have very good fine motor skills.
  • The staff create a stimulating learning environment for the children using a very good range of real and natural materials in the indoor play activities and on display in the outdoor area.
  • The routines of the day are well established: lunchtime provides very good learning opportunities for the children to develop thier conversational and social skills and take on leadership roles.
  • The whole staff work cohesively as a team to provide high quality provision for every child.
  • The staff provide a consistent and effective approach to promoting good behaviour and instilling a positive attitude to learning with the children.
  • A significant strength of the nursery is the very effective links with the parents who are involved and supported in thier child's learning.

St Colmcille's Nursery School has a high level of capacity for sustained improvement in the interests of all children.

The full report can be seen at:


Latest News

Making the most of the sunshine!

21st May 2019

It was such a beautiful day today that we spent most of our morning outside! We caught fish on the big boat, made lots of mud pies and stew in our Mud Kitchen, tried to count woodlouse on the logs in...

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Recycling Visit

20th May 2019

Noel and Lucinda from Eco-schools Ni came to visit us this morning. They talked to us about the importance of recycling our waste, both at school and home. There are lots of amazing things that we...

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Upcoming Events

23rd May 2019
School closed - Election
24th May 2019
Open Morning for new intake (9.00 am to 10.30 am)
27th May 2019
School closed Bank Holiday
28th May 2019
Staff Training Day
29th May 2019
Staff Training Day
5th June 2019
Trip to Castlewellan Forest Park
12th June 2019
New parents meeting (2.30 pm)
14th June 2019
Sports Day (9.00 am to 11.00 am)
19th June 2019
Annual school concert (1.00 pm)
28th June 2019
Party Day - school finishes (9.00 am to 10.30 am)

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