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Carrowreagh Primary School, Ballymoney

School Ethos


Our Ethos

From the beginning of each child's journey, we at Carrowreagh Primary School, aim to create a caring, nurturing and joyful environment, where we inspire children to reach their full potential and become responsible and respectful members of our community.

We all work together in a caring environment at Carrowreagh Primary School, where tolerance, respect for others and readiness to listen are essential. We value each pupil, putting them at the centre of education.


  • We will foster in each pupil an appetite for learning, encouraging pupils to become independent learners, achieving their full potential. We will apply recent findings as to how pupils learn best.
  • With the pace of change accelerating and the need for citizens of the future to be more adaptable and resourceful, opportunities will be sought out to develop a wide range of worthwhile life skills and challenging learning experiences for pupils.
  • We will foster the personal development of each child, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower them to make responsible decisions. We will build their confidence and self-esteem in a supportive and secure environment.
  • We will develop a culture of continuous improvement through planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation. Pupils will be involved in their own self-assessment and target setting. Through a self-evaluating process, the school will ensure that the quality of education provided is relevant and of a very high standard.
  • We will further develop effective partnerships with parents, the community, local businesses and other agencies to support and enhance learning. We endeavour to see pupils as citizens of the future who are self-reliant and able to contribute to the wider community.
  • We will assume responsibility for our professional development, updating our knowledge and skills, becoming reflective practitioners. ICT will support and enhance the learning of pupils and staff.


Our Vision

Our vision is that every child feels happy, secure and valued as part of Carrowreagh Primary School.  We want children to learn in a safe, happy environment, where they can reach their potential academically and socially.  Where respect and a caring attitude remains at the core of our school.


Our Mission

We aim to work within our ethos and create our vision in school through:

Continuing to effectively use and develop our emotional health and wellbeing curriculum, to build resilience for all pupils within our school.

Celebrating all achievements in school.

Continuing to provide and promote effective active learning in all curricular areas within school.

Continuing to develop our Outdoor Learning strategy for all pupils.

Further development of our cross-curricular / across-school ‘topic week’ curriculum to foster enthusiasm for shared and global learning topics and empathy for all pupils throughout school to include STEAM learning.

Developing effective partnerships with local businesses to support our school community.


Our Values

Our staff work together in school to promote and work to our shared values:

  • Happiness
  • Respect for one another
  • Kindness towards one another
  • Friendship to all
  • Challenge and achievement
  • Building self-confidence and resilience

Our pupils tell us that they feel the benefit of these values through:

  • A sense of achievement and celebration of achievements
  • Happiness in school and in the classroom
  • A feeling of safety in school
  • Kindness offered to them by all staff

Our parents feel that we promote the following values in our school:

  • Fairness
  • Respect for one another
  • Equality
  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Resilience


Our Pupil Code

Bee...kind, aim high, have fun!