Breathe and Belong With Maria Garvey, Monday 11-12.15 


St Teresa’s Nursery School is a Catholic Maintained Coeducational Nursery School.

We welcome children and staff from other faith denominations. During the school year 2019-20, the intake of the school will be 54. All pupils will be in their pre-primary year. Opened in 1994, St. Teresa’s Nursery School, affectionally known as ‘The Butterfly School’, is a purpose built nursery, traditionally catering for the needs of pre-school children in the parish of St. Teresa’s. Our aim is to provide high quality nursery education in a just and caring environment.

Parents and other adults are a child’s first teachers. When a child comes to school, they brings with them an array of different experiences. It is on these experiences, which we build. This can best be done by parents, adults and teachers working together in partnership both at home and school. St. Teresa's Nursery is part of West Belfast Area Learning Community and we are fostering links with both our feeder childcare settings and local primary schools.  St. Teresa's Nursery is also partnered with two schools.   Through the Shared Education project, we work with parents, staff and children in Shaftesbury Nursery in the Shankhill, sharing educational experiences and building relationships.  Further afield we have been partnered with a school in Denmark Bornehuset Labyrinten’ as part of an eTwinning project focused on ICT in Early Years.  All of these partnerships allow the children to experience a depth and quality to their learning experiences.

In St. Teresa's we have a strong focus on meeting the individual needs of the child.  We observe children's patterns of behaviour (schema's) and plan activities accordingly to maximise children's involvement in their play, enabling them to 'be the best that they can be'.  Staff are highly skilled in meeting children's language and communication needs. We have held 'Makaton Friendly' status since 2016, this was reissued in January 2018.  We are passionate about Outdoor Learning and are members of the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association (NIFSA).  We have been awarded Eco School's Green Flag four times and have been awarded bronze and silver awards from the Woodland Trust 'Green Tree" awards.  We have been a FairTrade Aware school since 2016 and support Trocaire and McMillan Cancer as our chosen charities.

In 2019/20 we will be focusing on Visible Learning and well-being for all.


Latest News

Aisling Blackboard Awards

14th February 2020

Mrs Evans has been nominated for an award at the annual Aisling Blackboard Awards. Please click below to vote - many thanks

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Happy Valentine's Day

14th February 2020

We always show love in our nursery school. Today was a special day to show how we care and are kind to our friends. The children enjoyed decorating cookies for Valentine's Day with yummy icing and...

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Upcoming Events

Fri, 21st February 2020
Children Off -(Optional Closure)
Mon, 24th February 2020
Breathe and Belong (11-12.15 Nurture Room)
Tiny Kickz with Coach Paul (9.30-10.30)
Thu, 27th February 2020
Parent Coffee Morning (9.00-10.00)
Mon, 2nd March 2020
Breathe and Belong (11-12.15 Nurture Room)
Tiny Kickz with Coach Paul (9.30-10.30)
Mon, 9th March 2020
Breathe and Belong (11-12.15 Nurture Room)
Shared Education - Green Day (All children to St. Teresa's Nursery)
Mon, 16th March 2020
Children Off -(Baker Day)
Tue, 17th March 2020
Children Off -(Holiday)

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St. Teresa's Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR | 028 9061 6944

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