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Principal's Welcome

Mrs A Donaghey

I am excited and honoured to welcome everyone to Oakgrove Integrated Primary School and Nursery.  Thank you for being part of the OIPSN community where we are committed to our mission statement ‘Celebrating Diversity- Learning Together for Life.


We are a child-centred, all inclusive, integrated school that revolves around the achievement of each child’s potential- academically, socially, physically and emotionally.  With a positive attitude and a sense of fun, we will create an enriched learning environment that is a safe and happy place for each child to achieve success.  Our staff is dedicated, caring and professional.  We are looking forward to working with the whole school community to help Oakgrove’s pupils become active learners who are imaginative, inquisitive, innovative and creative.


The Oakgrove website is an amazing online resource whereby the school can share information about the school day, celebrate achievements and highlight upcoming events.  On the website you can explore the different sections regarding our school prospectus, curriculum information, policies, class pages, current news, and parent and community links.  We hope you find our website enjoyable, accessible and useful.

Mrs A Donaghey



27th Apr 2016
Huge congratulations to Leia, Aoife, Luke and Caoimhin who received certificates...
22nd Apr 2016
The children from both nursery classes had a fantastic day out at Sperrin Fun Farm. See...
21st Apr 2016
The children of Oakgrove IPSN were in party spirit today as the celebrated the Queen's...
18th Apr 2016
Today in P1 instead of sand in our sand tray we had compost.  We planted flowers...
18th Apr 2016
Today in P1, the children cut up fresh herbs (rosemary, sage and thyme) and put them...
15th Apr 2016
Oakgrove IPSN have invested in equipment for a mud kitchen.  The children in...
14th Apr 2016
As part of the Mayoral Initiative, 'Derry-Strabane Civic Action Group for Refugees...
International Integrated Education Week 2016 - Harmony

Integration at Oakgrove

Integration at Oakgrove

There are times in our school life that integration all comes together and gives us a brilliant reason to celebrate being an Integrated Primary School. The past 2 weeks is one of those special moments in the life of Oakgrove. It began with our P4 First Communion and P7 Confirmation pupils leading a beautiful Service of Light and Enrolment at St Columb’s Chapel. The very next day the whole school gathered together for our Remembrance Day Assembly with Robert Goodman, our music tutor playing ‘The Last Post’ and ‘The Rouse’ . Around the classes, Oakgrove pupils joined in to celebrate Diwali through different arts, crafts and activities. Then following the tragedy in Paris, we had a whole school assembly to pray for peace and harmony around the world.


Our Aim at Oakgrove

At Oakgrove Integrated Primary School and Nursery our purpose is learning together for life and celebrating diversity.  We aim to provide child centred education in an integrated environment, where families and the wider community are involved.  We are an integrated learning community which seeks to learn together, of and from one another, regardless of creed, race, gender or ability.

At Oakgrove we are keen to challenge our children and staff and the rest of our school community.  We have an ethos, within the school where we embrace difference and celebrate diversity.  Exposure to as a wide a variety of experiences and challenges is what helps children, staff, families and ultimately our communities to grow.  As an integrated school, a school which teaches children of all creeds, race, gender and ability, we want to lead the way for education in Northern Ireland.  94% of the children in our country are educated in a school system where their peers are of the same religion.  As an integrated school we want to challenge this, on a local and global level. 

MacMillan Coffee Morning 2015


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Teacher: Temporary Post, 1 year beginning 1st September, 2016.

Further details of the post and an application pack may be downloaded below or on request from the school secretary on receipt of a SAE with a large envelope and 1st class stamp or in person at the school.  Application forms must be completed in black ink and returned to the Chairman of the Board of Governors.  Application pack consists of:

  • OIPSN Person Specification 2016
  • OIPSN Application for TEACHER 2016 (Temporary, 1 year)
  • OIPSN Health Declaration 2016

The closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday, 13th May, 2016.

Posts involving work with children and young people in educational establishments are subject to the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups(NI) Order 2007.

Please note: Criteria may be enhanced at the shortlisting stage at the discretion of the Board of Governors.  The Board of Governors will identify a Reserve List of Applicants following the interview stage that may be referred to for future appointments within the next two years.  The Board of Governors of the school is an equal opportunities employer.

Our Mud Kitchen


Events Calendar

Wednesday, 4th May 2016
School Council Meeting (Afternoon)
Tempest School Photographer (Catch Up)
Saturday, 7th May 2016
First Holy Communion Party at School ALL WELCOME (After the Sacrament of First Holy Communion)
First Holy Communion St Columb's Church, Chapel Road (11.30am)
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Key Stage 2 Sports Day
Saturday, 21st May 2016
Hell and Back Event
Saturday, 28th May 2016
Primary 7 children are informed of their new school
Monday, 30th May 2016
School Closed

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