Ballyhenry Primary School sets out to create a caring and supportive environment
where all children can develop intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally,
morally and spiritually.
In addition, the delivery of the curriculum is designed to develop interest
and motivation in children through enthusiastic teaching and interesting
and relevant learning activities.
Children are encouraged to achieve high academic standards and are given
as much help, as they need to achieve success.
There are many extra curricular activities that encourage co-operation and
discipline through team games. Children are further encouraged through choir
and orchestra to work together and develop self-discipline.
Within this context there is a code of discipline that is consistently
enforced to ensure that the education of children can take place in an
orderly and caring environment.
Through continual monitoring of individual childrens achievements,
class teachers provide work that is pitched at a level that challenges
each child yet does not frustrate.
Good relationships within the school are vital. The staff set an example
by working well together with a harmony of purpose and providing an interesting
and caring environment within their classrooms.
As part of the pastoral dimension of the school, children are taught how
to care for others, to respect other peoples points of view and
to respect property. Children are encouraged to contribute to several
charities to help people who are less fortunate than them.