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Maine Integrated PS, Randalstown

Vision and Values

Our underlying aim at Maine Integrated Primary School is not only to educate our children to a high standard but to create a safe, secure, inclusive and caring environment in which all children are accepted, respected and valued. We encourage every child to maximise their potential through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of activities which are underpinned by a strong pastoral element, reflective of our Christian ethos. We aim to develop a culture of respect, fairness, cooperation, honesty, kindness, forgiveness, acceptance and responsibility throughout the school and this is promoted in all areas of school life.

Our staff work hard to ensure that:

  • The children have a happy time at school
  • They learn effectively and reach their potential
  • The needs of each child are met
  • There is good communication between staff and parents

We believe that happy children, staff and parents are fundamental to positive learning experiences and a successful school.

Aims and Ethos

The school was founded in the belief that it should be integrated, should welcome parental involvement, and should help each child reach their potential within a caring ethos. The aims are:

  • To provide an opportunity for children from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds to be educated together in an atmosphere where they are all equally valued.
  • To provide a child centred education where the individual needs of the child are catered for in a caring, happy environment and one in which their creativity is encouraged.
  • To ensure that all children will reach their highest personal and academic potential.
  • To give children an understanding of their identity, in order to begin to appreciate the world and our local community.
  • To develop a curriculum which will help the children to explore the world in which they are growing up, and to understand their own particular place in it.
  • To build links with other schools, and participating in a wide range of sporting, social, cultural and community activities.
  • Encouraging self-discipline and thereby promoting positive attitudes and behaviour
  • To use ICT to support and enhance children’s learning.

Background of Maine Integrated Primary School

Maine Integrated Primary School opened in September 2003 and was the 50th school to join the integrated sector. The school is located in Randalstown, County Antrim and welcomes children and parents from a variety of backgrounds and offers an environment in which the children can grow and learn together. It is the only planned Integrated School in the area and now has a total of 121 pupils with 24 more in the Playgroup which runs each day from 9.15am to 11.45am with DENI funded PEAG places. The school also operates an After Schools club between 2pm and 4pm daily.

Located on a 3-acre permanent site, the school completed an £800,000 expansion project in 2015.

The school would not exist without the efforts of the founding parents. We therefore remain keen to ensure that parents feel welcome in the school and are as involved in the education of their children as they can be.

If you would like to find out more or arrange a visit for our school please get in touch and we would be delighted to show your around.