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St Teresa’s Nursery School is a Catholic Maintained Coeducational Nursery School.

We welcome children and staff from other faith denominations. During the school year 2018-19, the intake of the school will be 52. All pupils will be in their pre-primary year. Opened in 1994, St. Teresa’s Nursery School, affectionally known as ‘The Butterfly School’, is a purpose built nursery, traditionally catering for the needs of pre-school children in the parish of St. Teresa’s. Our aim is to provide high quality nursery education in a just and caring environment.

Parents and other adults are a child’s first teachers. When a child comes to school, they brings with them an array of different experiences. It is on these experiences, which we build. This can best be done by parents, adults and teachers working together in partnership both at home and school. St. Teresa's Nursery is part of West Belfast Area Learning Community and we are fostering links with both our feeder childcare settings and local primary schools.  St. Teresa's Nursery is also partnered with two schools.   Through the Shared Education project, we work with parents, staff and children in Shaftesbury Nursery in the Shankhill, sharing educational experiences and building relationships.  Further afield we have been partnered with a school in Denmark Bornehuset Labyrinten’ as part of an eTwinning project focused on ICT in Early Years.  All of these partnerships allow the children to experience a depth and quality to their learning experiences.

In St. Teresa's we have a strong focus on meeting the individual needs of the child.  We observe children's patterns of behaviour (schema's) and plan activities accordingly to maximise children's involvement in their play, enabling them to 'be the best that they can be'.  Staff are highly skilled in meeting children's language and communication needs. We have held 'Makaton Friendly' status since 2016, this was reissued in January 2018.  We are passionate about Outdoor Learning and are members of the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association (NIFSA).  We have been awarded Eco School's Green Flag four times and have been awarded bronze and silver awards from the Woodland Trust 'Green Tree" awards.  We have been a FairTrade Aware school since 2016 and support Trocaire and McMillan Cancer as our chosen charities.

In 2018/19 we hope to build on our outdoor learning by introducing 'Messy Maths' snd the Simple Physical literacy Programme.  We have applied for LEAF (Learning about forests) accreditation.

 

Latest News

Ark Farm Visit

16th April 2019

We were treated to a visit from the Ark farm today.  Lorraine, the farmer brought her animals to visit.  We learned about the life cycle of a chick.  We held and stroke the chicks,...

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Dancing to the beat

15th April 2019

The children self selected music on Spotify and enjoyed dancing to their favourite tunes on the outdoor stage.  They weren't long getting warmed up on a windy cold day!...

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Upcoming Events

22nd April 2019
Easter Holiday
23rd April 2019
Easter Holiday
24th April 2019
Easter Holiday
25th April 2019
Easter Holiday
26th April 2019
Easter Holiday
30th April 2019
Spring Craft (Mrs McGuinness to Shaftsbury NS)
1st May 2019
May Prayer Service (1.00-1.30)
6th May 2019
Bank Holiday
13th May 2019
Stay and Play - Butterfly Craft (Choose time on Time-table)
14th May 2019
Stay and Play - Butterfly Craft (Choose time on Time-table)

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St. Teresa's Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR | 028 9061 6944

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