The House System and Supporting your Child info
The main purpose of the Guidance System is to enable all pupils in the school to make the best use of their educational opportunities and to provide help and support when needed. The provision of Guidance to all pupils in the school is achieved through a House based pastoral system in conjunction with a Social Education Programme that is delivered by the Guidance Team.
All pupils in the school are organised into one of five houses; St. Andrew, St. Columba, St. Margaret, St. Ninian and St. Patrick. Each student is assigned to a registration group belonging to one of the five houses under the charge of a Depute Head teacher in the role of House Head. Each registration group stays together from S1 to S6 and retains the same Registration Teacher, House Head and Guidance Teacher.
The Guidance Staff deliver pastoral care to all students in co-operation with Registration Teachers, Subject teachers, Principal Teachers, Depute Head Teachers and other professionals from many services.
The Guidance department aims to:
Provide a point of personal contact with every pupil.
Provide a point of personal contact with parents.
Monitor progress and achievement across the whole curriculum for all pupils.
Offer support and guidance to pupils on many issues which affect their development and achievement.
Liaise with the wider education and welfare network as appropriate.
Help pupils appraise their strengths and weaknesses, set targets and to review progress.
Prepare pupils for life beyond school in respect of being responsible for their own educational and vocational progress, reaching their own decisions, defining the steps necessary to move forward and realising their aspirations.
Each pupil will be allocated to one of the four houses where their Register Teacher, Guidance Teacher and House Head will work to form a very close team which will allow these staff to support the young people on a day to day basis.
The House Groups are as follows:
House Head: Depute Head Mrs Clare McCready
Guidance Team: Mr Finbarr McCarthy
House Head: Depute Head Mrs C McCready
Guidance Team: Mrs Sandra Ansquer
House Head: Depute Head Mrs McCarthy
Guidance Team: Mrs B Flynn
House Head: Depute Head Miss Rosaleen Sharkey
Guidance Team: Miss Leigh Selvey
House Head: Depute Head Mrs Fiona McCarthy
Guidance Team: Mr T Reilly
Each house will have between 250 and 300 pupils in it