Prospective Year 8 Welcome Letter
Glastry College has been successfully educating young people from the Ards Peninsula and beyond for over 60 years irrespective of background, culture or previous attainment.
Glastry College enjoys an excellent reputation due to its warm, caring, family feel, its strong sense of community and our child-centred, Christian ethos. Each student is valued as a unique individual gifted with a variety of abilities – academic, sporting, musical, artistic. We aspire to develop their confidence and self-esteem so they are motivated to achieve their highest potential within a safe and supportive environment. Our desire is that every student develops a genuine sense of self-worth, self-discipline and respect for others – qualities that we hope will transcend the boundaries of the College to positively influence our wider society.
We have the highest expectations and standards for our students and our curriculum pathways nurture our academically gifted students and foster more practical skills essential for vocational careers.
Our pastoral structure aims to keep the focus firmly on the individual child, and effectively supports the raising of standards and achievements for all students.
Our curriculum is responsive to student aspirations and flexible enough to provide excellence in curricular choice for all students, and we have developed into a college which now provides an excellent education for students from Year 8 to Year 14 with many going on to further and higher education at university.
In a year where traditional open nights cannot take place, we are keen to be available to discuss any questions you might have about all that we offer in the Glastry College community. Please feel free to phone us, and a member of staff will be more than happy discuss any questions you may have. Whilst we would love to have you visit us here at Glastry College, I do hope that our prospectus and online presentation will give you a strong sense of our culture and ethos.
I wholeheartedly believe that Glastry College is a place where your child can flourish and develop into a mature, well qualified, responsible young adult, ready to embrace the challenges of further education, higher education or employment with confidence.
I look forward to welcoming many of you in September as you embark on the beginning of an exciting 7-year journey at Glastry College.
A J Hutchinson