Mill Strand Integrated School & Nursery - "Promoting excellence, celebrating difference," on the Causeway Coast since 1987.
Mill Strand Integrated School & Nursery - Coronavirus COVID-19 Enforced Closure
Parents will have already received the initial 'Learning Support Packs' sent home when we were forced to close due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak. These packs were prepared to enable children to undertake one literacy and one numeracy task per day over the first two weeks of closure. Over the coming days and weeks, our staff will be communicating with parents and pupils via SeeSaw to provide on-going activities and links to resources for home learning. We will also be using the LEARNING ZONE on the school web site to supplement provision. The Learning Zone is divided into Year Group pages and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. These pages will updated over the coming weeks with links and resources with some links already live and ready to access now. Weekly lessons and ideas will also be available via the buttons on each Year Group page from Monday 20th April 2020.
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Welcome to the Mill Strand Integrated School & Nursery Web Site, designed to provide essential information for pupils, parents and friends of the school as well as 'signpost' key sources of information for prospective families, interested in the 'Triangle's' only integrated primary school & nursery.
A FANTASTIC FUTURE FOR INTEGRATION SECURED
Increased capacity to meet demand...
Integrated Education has been recognised, following Judicial Review, as a standalone concept that can only be provided in recognised integrated schools. As such, we believe it is essential for children to be allowed the opportunity to begin their educational journey in integrated preschool settings enabling them to form relationships, friendships and attitudes that are not broken at the age of 4 on essentially religious grounds. We believe that parents should have the right to choose, a choice that was underpinned in the 1989 Education Reform Order but only recently reinforced following a judicial review in 2014. To find out more, click 'here'.
Regrettably, parents cannot send their children to integrated schools if the schools do not exist or if those that do are already full. We are delighted, therefore, to confirm that our Development Proposals for growth of both our Year 1 intake and Nursery provision have been approved.
We can therefore admit up to 58 pupils in Year 1 and 52 children to our Nursery. While our Nursery provision is funded with one class full-time and the other on a part-time basis we will endeavour to ensure that all children enrolling in Mill Strand School Nursery receive identical provision in both settings.
INTEGRATED EDUCATION - IN THEIR OWN WORDS...
CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE OUR PUPILS' VIEWS ON INTEGRATED EDUCATION...
We are indebted to our pupils for creating this most thought provoking short film, marking 30 years of integrated education on the Causeway Coast and all they love about Mill Strand. Thanks too to Alan Hook UUC and Clean-cut-pixel for enabling our pupils to transfer their thoughts to film.