Merry Christmas 2014
Dear Parents and Friends of Oakgrove,
I am sure you are aware of the devastating cuts proposed to the education budget. These cuts will have a significant impact on the education of our children.
The estimated reduction of more than £77,000 to our current very tight budget will mean:
- Staffing cuts
- Possible increase to class sizes (currently 30 in most year groups)
- Possible reduction or loss of Nurture Centre support
Please download and sign the letter on this webpage in support of our opposition to the proposed drastic cuts to the education budget.
Address the letter to your local MLA/councillor, sign it and return to the school by this Thursday 18 Dec. We will send a copy of your letter to the Department of Education to support our protest.
**If you prefer to send online (saving postage etc.) use links below or go to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please encourage others to show their support for our children. The budget consultation closes 29 December so make sure this is at the top of your Christmas to do list.
Thank you for all your support
Mrs. Larraine Coulter
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Colm Eastwood (SDLP) email: email@example.com
William Hay (DUP) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark H Durkan (SDLP) email: email@example.com
Maeve McLaughlin (Sinn Fein) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raymond McCartney (Sinn Fein) email: email@example.com
Pat Ramsey (SDLP) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Santa Breakfast 2014
Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together for Life
Welcome to the Oakgrove Integrated Nursery and Primary School website. Our core business is 'Learning Together for Life' in an atmosphere which celebrates the diverse society in which we live. We hope our website reflects that and gives you information about all aspects of our school community including access to our school prospectus, curriculum information, policies, extra curricular activities, parent and community links. It will give current news and will provide you with links to other related sites.
For the children, there are class pages where their work is displayed and activities, which will support their learning, available for them to access. We hope you find our website enjoyable, accessible and useful.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2014
Our Aim at Oakgrove
At Oakgrove Integrated Nursery and Primary School 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.
Excellence in Integrated Education Award
Environment Minister and Eco-school's CEO visit Oakgrove
The environment minister Mark H Durkan and the CEO of Eco-schools NI visited the school on January 22 and met with the eco-council to congratulate them on all the eco work they are doing and on the school's prestigious Green Flag Award.
Oakgrove welcomed Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and David Ford, Northern Ireland Minister for Justice. The Principal, Dr Anne Murray, acknowledged the Liberal Democrats support for Integrated Education over the years. The children enjoyed the excitement of such important visitors. They especially liked the police motorbikes.
Reaccreditation of Level 2 Rights Respecting Schools Award
Congratulations to Oakgrove IPSN who have achieved the reaccreditation of Level 2 Rights Respecting Schools Award. Oakgrove IPSN is the first school in Northern Ireland to achieve this and also one of the first in the UK. Thank you to all who contributed to achieving this award.
Well done everyone!
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Welcome Back 2015
Oakgrove School Holiday Calendar
Budget Cut Letters
Oakgrove IPNS Annual Report 2013-2014
Click here to view the Oakgrove IPNS Annual Report 2013-2014.
Oakgrove IPNS Newsletters
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Primary Partnership Programme with the Nerve Centre
Oakgrove IPSN will be working with The Nerve Centre's Creative Learning Centre this year. The year long programme is called the Primary Partnership Programme and will support Oakgrove as we develop and embed our creative use of digital technologies.