At D.H.Christie we live and work together as a community to create a happy, secure and successful school. We seek high standards of achievement, both academically and behaviourally, for our children and high standards of professionalism from our staff. We will provide challenges appropriate to the child’s ability and reward success.
Our goal is to develop independent, motivated life-long learners. This includes all members of our school community – both children and adults. To this end we will constantly strive to improve our own performance and that of every child in our care.
We will provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum taking into consideration the individual preferred learning styles of the children. We will match provision to need using resources and teaching strategies effectively.
We aim to support the development of our children and ourselves as individuals by promoting:
Creativity; Honesty; Responsibility; Self-discipline; Kindness; Respect and Co-operation.
Our school was opened in 1967 and is situated on the Ballycairn Road, on a six-acre site of which two make up sports grounds of a very high standard. It consists of fourteen classrooms, two Learning Support Units - both key stage one and two, a music room, a library, a structured-play room, a computer suite, a spacious Assembly/Physical Education Hall and a large canteen.