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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

27th Mar 2024
Please find attached the April newsletter.
12th Apr 2024
Once again our amazing Primary 7 participated in the Nursery play buddies programme. ...
12th Apr 2024
Today we welcomed Maiden City Soccer into our Nursery to develop some fundamental...
12th Apr 2024
Pictured is our school hurling team who took part in the Derry City Cumman Na mBunscol...
12th Apr 2024
🐄Primary 2 have been busy since returning from their Easter holidays in learning...
12th Apr 2024
Primary 1 enjoyed a lovely spring morning outdoors this week.  Discovering signs...
12th Apr 2024
🎾 Primary 1 have been getting to grips with some fundamental skills in PE...throwing,...
12th Apr 2024
It's the first week of the third and final term for the 2023-24 school year and we...
10th Apr 2024
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please find the link below to our Parent/Guardian questionnaires...
8th Apr 2024
Singing with Miss Clodagh McCullagh starts again for 9 weeks tomorrow and runs each...
27th Mar 2024
Pictured are our Primary 7 children who enjoyed a walk across the Peacebridge as...

Free Pre Nursery Jo Jingles Sessions


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