St Teresa’s PS is situated on the outskirts of Lurgan town, Co Armagh on the shores of Lough Neagh which is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. It is a nature reserve with an extensive range of flora and fauna to include eels and whooper swans. The lough is used for fishing eels, salmon and trout. Many people’s livelihood is gained from this source. Five out of the six counties in Northern Ireland border the lough.
Children travel by car or bus to reach the school with some children living nearby who can walk. The town of Lurgan is a bustling shopping town with large parks. It has a castle in the centre from centuries ago, and it is still utilised today with historical displays, and part of it used as tea rooms.
Our school motto is based on the words of St Therese, “Doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well”. We, in St. Teresa’s Primary School, aim to provide a happy, caring, secure and child-centred environment where each person is valued for their efforts and achievements.
The curriculum develops in each child a desire to learn, and all children have access to learning at a level appropriate to their ability.
Our aim is to offer a diverse and balanced curriculum which helps foster each child’s full potential and individuality. Our teachers plan their work, use a variety of teaching methods and approaches, monitor and assess pupils’ work and progress effectively and evaluate what they do.
It is a brand new building having opened just over three years ago with state of the art facilities, to include computer suites, interactive boards, seven classrooms, multipurpose rooms, resource areas and a dinner/assembly hall. We have two large playgrounds with a grass pitch. We cover all aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and schemes of work are outlined for each year group. We have approximately 200 pupils registered, and the age ranges are from 4 years old to 11 years old. It is Roman Catholic school but is open to all religious denominations.
Experiences inside and outside the classroom provide opportunities for the development of Christian values and attitudes, as well as knowledge and skills, thus promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of the children.
We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and abilities.