Welcome by Head Teacher

Welcome to our school website which provides a wealth of information about Saint Mark’s Primary School. My name is Mrs Joanne Droy, and I am delighted and very proud to be leading such a happy, vibrant school community as Head Teacher.

At St. Mark’s Primary School we aim to provide an education of the highest standard for all of our pupils. Within the secure, caring ethos of a Catholic school, we have a very real commitment to partnership with pupils, parents and the wider community, supporting our children in every aspect of their spiritual, intellectual, personal, social and emotional development.

Our children are happy, secure and enjoy learning through our engaging curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to work hard, to have high levels of attendance and to wear their school uniform. Homework is part of the school culture and parents and pupils enjoy this. The children are encouraged to take leadership roles in the school through the very valuable House System, School Council, Buddies, Junior Road Safety Officers, Eco and Health Committees.

The school works in a climate of continuous improvement with all having a commitment to high attainment. Our motivated staff work as an effective team and are committed to meeting the needs of all learners, providing a challenging modern curriculum that ensures all of our pupils are supported to be successful learners and are fully prepared as confident individuals to take on their role as responsible citizens and effective contributors in their community.

As a member of the St. John Ogilvie Learning Community we enjoy close links with our colleagues in St. John Ogilvie High School, local Primary Schools and Early Years Establishments to the benefit of our pupils. We readily access the skills and expertise of other professionals when required to support the individual needs of our pupils and their families to ensure social justice and equality of opportunity.

Our school is privileged to have the spiritual support of Father Frank King, the Parish Priest of St. Peters Church as our School Chaplain.

Parents and Carers are made most welcome at the school and are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s learning journey. We have a thriving Parent Council which develops and extends the role of parents further in the life of the school community. We have a committed Parent Teacher Association and active Parent Helper Programme where parents support the work of the school.

If you would like to visit our school, please make an appointment at the school office and I will be happy to organise a tour of our beautiful building. I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Joanne Droy

Head Teacher