At Kircubbin Integrated Primary School we aim :
to develop in pupils a sense of self-discipline and an acceptance of responsibility for their own actions;
to create the conditions for an orderly community in which effective learning can take place and in which there is mutual respect between all members.
A positive approach of encouragement and praise, rather than one of criticism and punishment, is our policy.
Should unacceptable behaviour occur, we will look for reasons and not simply punish. Poor behaviour often stems from personal problems at home or difficulties in school - lack of understanding, lack of progress or boredom. In all disciplinary actions it is essential that the child understands fully that it is his/her behaviour which is unacceptable, not him as a person. We firmly believe, however, that prevention is always better than cure and that good behaviour will result from the pupil's acceptance that this is the norm in our school.
The School Curriculum
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and to develop each child to the utmost of his/her ability (spiritually, emotionally, morally, socially, culturally, intellectually and physically) in a happy, stimulating and challenging environment.
We constantly strive to implement the Northern Ireland Curriculum using the Child Centred approach in which "The joy of childhood and learning" is central to our ethos.
Religious EducationReligious Education in Kircubbin Integrated Primary School follows the core curriculum as set out by D.E.N.I. and agreed by the four main churches (Presbyterian, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Catholic). There are weekly communal religious assemblies to which the local clergy from the main churches are invited. Children also lead these assemblies. Catholic children receive religious instruction from Miss Quinn. As well as guiding the children through their spiritual development she also prepare the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. They also attend community Mass once a month.