Holy Child Primary School developed a Parent Support Group in 2007 with the aim of engaging parents and supporting them and their children to raise educational attainment and standards.
Our groups are very informal and welcoming. We meet every Wednesday morning (9am – 10.30am) and afternoon (1pm-3pm). These classes provide an excellent opportunity to explain the curriculum to parents and to develop their understanding of what children learn, how they learn and how they can assist with their children's education. They also provide a great chance for parents to connect and chat, over a cup of tea or coffee!
Parents have the opportunity to access current educational resources and materials that are used with their children and the topics and subjects covered reflect the needs of the parents and their learners.
Educational trips are regularly organised for parents and we always endeavour to tie in with publicly funded and targeted events, such as the Festival of Learning week, Belfast City Council Good Relations etc.
As the Parent Support Teacher, I always love to welcome new parents to our group and firmly believe that being actively involved in your child’s learning will improve their educational outcomes.
Mrs F Maguire
Holy Child parents visit Belfast Central Library
Parents and grandparents from Holy Child Primary School enjoyed a visit to the impressive and beautiful Victorian building of Belfast Central Library.
We received a tour around this prestigious building and got time to appreciate its history and architecture. Our group were delighted to get unique access to the Patent and Newspaper collections and even got to see copies of the longest surviving daily newspaper ‘The Newsletter’ dating in as far back as the 1700’s.
Our group then took a walk over to the new Ulster University campus at York Street and had the opportunity to see young artists at work.
Overall the morning trip was a success and enjoyed by all.
Visit to Gerard Dillon Exhibition and Workshop at Ulster Museum
On Wednesday 12th October, the Parents' Group visited the Gerard Dillon Exhibition currently on display at the Ulster Museum.
Parents participated in a workshop, facilitated by The Educational Officer at the Museum, Colleen Watters and artist, Susan to learn more about Dillon's paintings, artistic influences and study his work in depth.
The parents thoroughly enjoyed the session and particularly enjoyed the interactive activity of using prints of Dillon's to produce their own mirror collages, as a momento of this great day outing.
This is just one of the many educational experiences available for all parents and we would encourage all parents to join us in the future.