We are committed to creating and maintaining an open, caring community where each child achieves success and where mutual respect is valued.
Killowen Primary School (Lisburn)
The school is situated to the west of Lisburn, off the Laurelhill Road in a pleasant, suburban setting. It shares a large campus with Laurelhill High School and draws its pupils from both private and public sector housing.
The school opened in 1974 and has a present enrolment (children of compulsory school age) of 365 with a teaching staff of 15 full-time and 2 part-time. The Nursery Unit opened in 2000 and caters for 52 part-time pupils, in two sessions.
Killowen P.S. is fortunate to have a fully networked computer system and a dedicated ICT Suite with 16 computers. The school also has a newly refurbished library and a large assembly hall/gym
VALUES AND AIMS
Killowen Primary School values
a) trying your best
b) high standards of behaviour
c) respect for others
d) the need to provide a secure, happy, caring environment where
pupils can enjoy learning.
(e) Home-School partnership
Killowen Primary School aims to offer children the opportunity -
(1) to be heard and have opportunities to express opinions and concerns
(2) to communicate clearly and confidently
(3) to develop their potential to the full
(4) to acquire knowledge and understanding of the world around them
(5) to acquire mathematical skills
(6) to develop a reasoned set of moral skills
(7) to develop as a contributing member of the community
(8) to develop self-confidence, independence and reliability
(9) to explore ICT and become familiar with every aspect of its use
(10) to foster tolerance by promoting respect and understanding for
the culture of others.
(11) to be aware of and take care of their surroundings.
Our aim is to achieve the all round development of each individual child, regardless of ability, by means of a broadly based curriculum which ensures the development of skills, concepts, values, attitude and knowledge.
This is achieved by ensuring that all pupils study the compulsory areas of study and the four cross-curricular themes in a secure, happy, caring environment where they can enjoy learning.
The Principal, assisted by teachers, who have special subject responsibility, will review, evaluate and develop the whole school curriculum.
Areas for improvement are identified and prioritised by staff. These form the basis of the School Development Plan for the year and resources for materials, substitute cover for staff to attend courses or hold meeting in school are allocated to these areas. Input from curriculum support staff in the SEELB is welcomed and the success criteria identified on action plans for the subjects targeted are monitored and evaluated by the Principal, Vice-Principal and appropriate subject co-ordinators.
Parents who wish to discuss any matters in connection with the curriculum should make an appointment to see the Principal Mrs F Crory –
Copies of all curriculum documents are available on request from the school.