It is my privilege to introduce you to Glastry College. For over 60 years we have been educating young people from the Ards Peninsula and beyond, irrespective of background, culture or academic ability. Glastry College is reputed for its warm, family feel, its strong sense of community and excellent interactions between students and staff which reflects our caring, child-centred, Christian ethos. Students at our college are very well cared for and we value each student as a unique individual gifted with a variety of abilities – academic, sporting, musical, artistic. As such we aspire to develop the confidence and self-esteem of our students so they are motivated to achieve their highest potential within a safe and caring environment. This is enhanced and enriched by the very good relationships between teachers, students, parents and the local community.
As a parent you are faced with choosing a post-primary school for your child where you will want them to be supported, cared for, challenged, motivated and enriched. Glastry College is a school which can realise these aspirations. 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.
School discipline is strictly, but fairly enforced and is focussed on creating high standards and an atmosphere of respect. Our curriculum is flexible enough to provide for a full range of abilities, and we have developed into a college which now provides an education for students from Year 8 to Year 14 with many going on to further education at university. Our staff also provide access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, trips and events. We believe with excellent pastoral care, the highest quality of teaching, hard-work, good attendance and the support of parents these aspirations will be achieved.
We have three main aims at Glastry College:
to enrich the student experience at Glastry College by providing a wide range of learning opportunities for them to experience, both inside and outside the classroom;
to empower them to be proactive in their learning and become independent learners; and
to help them excel in their academic studies and in their ability to reach and fulfil their true potential.
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.
A J Hutchinson