LONGSTONE SCHOOL: EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Welcome To Our Home Page
At Longstone School we know there is no such thing as a dull day! Through our website we hope, not only to show our pupils excellent achievements, but also to give you an opportunity to share in 'The Longstone Experience".
We believe ...
.... not only in the teaching of the whole Northern Ireland Curriculum, but in the development of each individual pupil as a whole. Our aim is to make their time as part of our school some of the best days of their lives!
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Longstone School is classified as a Special School for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and other associated difficulties..
Our school opened in 1981 in Dundonald, Belfast.
We are a specialist centre interested in achieving the best for each and every pupil in our care. We offer education provision for pupils from the age of four right through until the school leaving age of sixteen.
Our team of highly experienced, skilled and motivated teaching staff provide the full NI Curriculum at individually targeted levels. Our teachers are supported in the classrooms by classrooms assistants.A rolling programme of training and review keeps our staff at the cutting edge of Special Education provision.
A warm and friendly atmosphere is characteristic of our school. We take great pride in this as we feel it is very important that our children are happy and relaxed in their school, as this aids not only their learning inside the classroom, but also the development of their own self confidence and self esteem in and out of school. We take every opportunity to celebrate with our pupils achievements and reinforce this self belief.
In conjunction with developing their self belief, we actively encourage a sensitivity to others, regardless of race or religion. Our pupils frequently take part in projects with other schools or in inter-school sporting competitions, as well as many charity events. Within the guidleines of discipline procedures and pastoral care provision we cultivate this respect for themselves and others.
As they leave our school we hope to have delevoped a happy and contented, well rounded pupils, educated and with strong self belief, ready and suited for the world of work, who will be able to look back at their time in Longstone with happy memories.
Outside the Classoom
Competitions: Find out all about the competitons and challenges our school have taken on, from Sporting Events to Technology Challenges.
Holidays: During their time at Longstone our children get many opportunities to go on Residential Holidays. This section shows lets you see someof the past holidays and details of up and coming opportunities.
Educational Visits : Each class gets the opportunity to go on an Educational Visit to assist in their learning experience. Share some of the class adventures our kids have eperienced.
Friday Club Time :Every Friday afternoon each pupil has the opportunity to choose from a wide range of activities. These choices are offered on a termly basis.
Visitors to Longstone : We have many interesting visitors to school and have enjoyed some usual events. Interested?? Link on this link to find out more.
Special Events : If it doesn't fit in the other categories you could find it here. So much happens in school, sometimes it's hard to recall it all.