As from September 2015 we have 57 Year 1 places!
On Wednesday 19th November, the Minister for Education approved our Development Proposal, which means that as from September 2015, we will have 57 Year 1 places!
We started our journey at Rowandale 7 years agao when we wanted to create an environment where children could learn together and reach their full potential. The school has grown from strength to strength and we are delighted that the Minster for Education, Mr John O'Dowd, has approved our development proposal to increase our intake in Year 1 to 57 children.
Rowandale is the only integrated school in this area and this decision will ensure that all families who wish to choose integrated education will be able to do so.
Our success has shown that integrated education is very important for families in this area and I am delighted that we will no longer have to turn any families away.
Education is a shared experience. It involves children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. At Rowandale Integrated Primary School we work together to create a secure and happy environment for our children:
- where their innate love of learning is nourished,
- where their creativity, originality and expressiveness are nutured,
- where they learn, play and become friends with children from different cultural and religious backgrounds and
- where they ‘love to learn and learn to love’
What is Integrated Education?
Integrated education brings children from different traditions together to learn and grow in one school. At Rowandale we endeavour to achieve a 40-40-20 balance (40% Catholic, 40% Protestant and 20% Other). We aim for this balance not only among pupils but also teaching staff, non-teaching staff and Governors. Only integrated schools guarantee this commitment to an overall balance amongst all traditions and backgrounds. We believe the long lasting relationships between children, staff and parents helps promote mutual understanding and respect within the wider community. At Rowandale we are proud to be a fully integrated school and this ethos permeates through everything we do.
Did you know that if you are travelling more than 2.4 miles to us to attend primary school and we are your closest Integrated Primary School you can claim travel allowance from the Education and Library Board? This allowance is not means tested and is available to everyone. Contact the school office for more information.
Admissions for 2017-18
If you were not able to make it to any of our Open Days, please contact the office and alternative arrangements can be made.
We can provide you with useful details about the school and the application process including an admissions pack which will set out everything you need to apply for a place in Rowandale, including admission criteria and forms.
You can find out more about Rowandale Integrated Primary School from our School Prospectus: Rowandale IPS Prospectus NEW
If you're interested in your child attending Rowandale in the future, please feel free to download, complete and send in the Expression of Interest form so we can include you on our mailing list or simply contact the school on 028 92 613946. We can then include you in future event mail-outs such as our monthly crafts club, and send you our Prospectus when your child is old enough to enrol for primary school.