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Good Shepherd Primary School and Nursery School, Derry

Welcome to Good Shepherd Primary and Nursery School

Our school, Good Shepherd Primary & Nursery School, belongs to all of us...we have a warm, welcoming and happy environment where teamwork and mutual support permeate through every aspect of school life. We celebrate the diversity of our school family.

Our ethos is a caring one which develops respect, self esteem and gives a voice for all. We believe that, at Good Shepherd Primary & Nursery School, every child, member of staff and parent matters... our school is passionate about meeting the needs of our whole school community.

We have high expectations of all pupils in all areas. Creativity is at the heart of what we teach and learn. We reflect upon our practice to provide imaginative and stimulating educational opportunities and skills for life. Our goal is to improve the life chances of the children that we work with.

We promote a supportive and inclusive ethos, which values parental/carer involvement and their contributions.

We aim to be a school where:
• Everyone achieves their full potential;
• Teaching and learning is personalised, creative, challenging and fun;
• Children are inspired and supported to develop interests and skills both in and outside school;
• Positive links with the local community create strong partnerships;
• A sense of mutual respect, care and responsibility is shown for everyone and everything in school;
• Children can contribute positively to a changing society;
• Everyone in school feels safe, supported, valued and happy;
• Children are supported to make informed decisions for a healthy lifestyle - physically, emotionally, socially and academically;
• Staff are supported through existing policies and procedures and through individual pastoral care and advice;
• Parents and carers are supported through existing policies and procedures
and the school’s network of support;
• We promote a two way relationship with parents and carers, based on mutual trust, respect and a commitment to improving learning outcomes; and,
• We are leaders in best educational practice.

Good Shepherd Primary & Nursery School seeks to create a happy, caring, stimulating and secure environment for each child to grow.  Our vision is to ensure that each and every child reaches their full potential; intellectually, spiritually, morally, socially and physically.

We are a rights respecting school and this is central to all that we do.  Child centred provision is paramount.

Our Mission Statement is Learn, Believe, Respect, Achieve.

Mrs Suzann McCafferty (Principal)

Latest News

31st May 2024
Dear Parents/Guardians,Please find attached our June newsletter.Regards,Mrs S. McCafferty
19th Jun 2024
A beautiful day of sunshine helped our Primary 5 children have a wonderful day at...
18th Jun 2024
Please see attached guidance from the Education Authority...
14th Jun 2024
"The Waterside CB2 completed this years New Beginnings, transitions programme to...
14th Jun 2024
πŸ‘Another fabulous week of recognising excellence and celebrating talent.  Well...
14th Jun 2024
A special Friday treat for everyone today to celebrate great participation on sports...
14th Jun 2024
β˜€οΈ Thankfully we had a pleasant day of weather on Wednesday and we were able...
13th Jun 2024
A wonderful day was had by Primary 4 at Sperrin Fun Farm.  Highlights attached...
13th Jun 2024
Dear Parents/Guardians,I am delighted to share with our entire school community that...
11th Jun 2024
A brilliant day was had by Primary 4 today as they visited Sperrin Fun Farm.  The...
10th Jun 2024
Dear Parents/Guardians,with the weather forecast in mind we have made the decision...

National Pastoral Care School of the Year 2024 Finalists πŸŽ‰


Free piece of fruit for break for each child P1-P7. This initiative will run to the end of the school year!