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St Oliver Plunkett School Primary School and Nursery 9 Laragh Road, Beragh, Omagh

Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to St Oliver Plunkett Primary and Nursery school.

We are a child centred and parent friendly school which endeavours to work in partnership with parents, parish and the wider community for the good of our pupils. Our staff are enthusiastic, dedicated and work hard to support pupils in all aspects of their learning thus creating an atmosphere where pupils are happy, fulfilled, secure and challenged.

Our Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of school life and our pupils are encouraged to develop respect, tolerance and fairness in working and playing with others. We are a multi-cultural school with pupils from Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia currently attending. We welcome all cultures to our school and this adds a rich cultural dimension to the education provided.

We have developed a wide range of extra curricular activities, which we see as important in the development of the whole child. Pupils are given the opportunities to develop new talents, improve on existing skills, raise their expectations, and develop their self-esteem.

Encouragement and praise plays an important part in the day to day workings of our school and we encourage our pupils to always do their best and believe in themselves at all times.

While this website can give you a glimpse of many aspects of our school life if you wish to see around the school, please feel free to call and arrange a suitable time.

We look forward to meeting you and your child.

A warm welcome awaits you in St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary and Nursery School.

 

Calendar Events

Thursday, 24th January 2019
Chinese Tutor 🇨🇳 (9:15-10:45am / P4-7)
Friday, 25th January 2019
SHC Omagh Open Day (9:30am - 1:30pm / P7)
Saturday, 26th January 2019
Publication of GL Assessment Results
Sunday, 27th January 2019
Do this in Memory Mass (11:30am @ Beragh Chapel)
Monday, 28th January 2019
Catholic Schools’ Week
P6/7 Swimming Programme 🏊‍♀️ (11am @ Omagh Leisure Complex)
Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Catholic Schools’ Week
Tin Whistle Class (3 - 4pm / Mrs Monaghan)
Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Catholic Schools’ Week
The Sweet Project (9:30-10:45am / P6&7)
Thursday, 31st January 2019
Catholic Schools’ Week
Chinese Tutor 🇨🇳 (9:15-10:45am / P4-7)
St. Ciaran’s College Open Night
Friday, 1st February 2019
Catholic Schools’ Week
P2-3 Assembly / Big Breakfast 🥞
Library Van Visit 📚 (11:30am)
Beragh Credit Union Schools’ Quiz (7pm @ Roscavey PS)
Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Participation in Sunday Liturgy- Catholic Schools’ Week (P6&7 / 11:30am @ Beragh Chapel)
Monday, 4th February 2019
P6/7 Swimming Programme 🏊‍♀️ (11am @ Omagh Leisure Complex)
Tuesday, 5th February 2019
Tin Whistle Class (3 - 4pm / Mrs Monaghan)
Wednesday, 6th February 2019
The Sweet Project (9:30-10:45am / P6&7)
Please note dates and times are subject to change.
 

Safeguarding Inspection

The school's most recent inspection was a Safeguarding inspection which was held in October 2017. Three members of the Education Training Inspectorate (ETI) visited the school and looked at all the policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection. They spoke with the Principal and Designated Child Protection Teacher and to the Year 6 pupils, as well as with members of our Board of Governors.

Whilst they were unable to see the outworking of these policies within the school (due to industrial action short of strike action), they were able to comment on what they had looked at.

In summary, they found that the school’s paperwork presented was meticulous, and that all relevant policies were up to date. They noted that the school had appropriately identified areas in which it wished to develop further.

ETI felt the pupils were respectful and very happy at school, noting that the pupils spoke very highly of the school and its teachers, and that they knew who to go to if they had a problem.

They felt the representatives of the school’s Board of Governors were highly skilled in their role and in their knowledge of school improvement.

In conclusion, ETI felt our school was a very warm and welcoming place.

 

Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our Nursery or Primary School in September 2019, please note that the Education Authority (EA) has introduced an online admissions process this year.

Please follow this LINK to find out more.

Online applications can be made from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

The closing date and time for Nursery and Year 1 applications is 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Was your child born between 2nd July 2015 and 1st July 2017? 

Apply for a place in our Nursery Unit.

Was your child born between 2nd July 2014 and 1st July 2015?

Apply for a place in Year 1.

Download the Parent Admissions Guide for Nursery and Year 1 by clicking on this LINK

If you have any further queries about the admissions process or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly.

Erasmus Key Action 1

Professional development for staff in Northern Ireland schools today is currently not being sufficiently provided for by the Dept of Education and Education Authority due to lack of funding. It is therefore up to schools to seek out ways in which to ensure their staff are up to date in modern methodologies to provide the best possible outcomes for their pupils. To this end St Oliver Plunkett Nursery and Primary School applied for and was successful in securing funding through the British Council and Erasmus to provide continued professional development for our staff. Our key areas, within school, to develop further training in are ICT and Special Needs, and as one of 5schools in Northern Ireland, we received a grant of 25,390 euros to do this. All training must be taken in Europe and reports completed throughout the process. Mrs Maguire and Mrs Nixon were the first members of staff to take part in one of these courses, during mid term. Both traveled to Malta to the Executive Training Institute to take an intensive one week course on Empowerment in ITC Skills. This course provided training in website and blog training alongside how to use them for the benefit of school. 

 

News

21st Jan 2019
The pupils of P6 & 7 had their first trip to Omagh Leisure Complex this morning...
 
 
 
7th Jan 2019
The nursery children helped everyone prepare for Christmas with their beautiful performance...
 
 
 
20th Dec 2018
Amidst all the preparations for our wonderful Christmas production, the pupils of...
 
 
 
19th Dec 2018
The curtain came down tonight on our wonderful Christmas production ‘STOP Chitty...
 
 
 
18th Dec 2018
A wonderful day was had by all on Tuesday when the Nursery class travelled to The...