Outstanding Pastoral Care ensures our students are happy, healthy and best placed to fulfil their potential.
Every parent wants to be assured that their child will be happy at school and at Slemish College, it’s the little things that make a big difference. Our welcoming atmosphere ensures that all students feel comfortable. Specially trained 6th Form Peer Mentors meet the students on arrival at Slemish College, whether it be for sitting the test for Academic Entry, attending the Year 8 Induction Session in June, attending the Year 8 Induction days in September or during the Year 8 trips. Junior School students look forward to registration time when their Peer Mentors organise team building activities or help them settle in to school life.
Our Buddy System is available to help students develop friendships even before they start the college and parents have praised the many opportunities this has offered to allay the fears that are often associated with starting ‘big school’. Our experienced, dedicated Pastoral Care team is committed to helping our students throughout their school life and we are proud of the positive parental relationships we develop, ensuring that we are working together to ensure our young people achieve success.
We recognise that for many working parents, mornings and evenings present their own challenges so in the mornings the Nurture Room is available in the Special Needs Department, whilst our award winning refectory is open early to ensure students have the opportunity for that all important breakfast. Homework Club is open from Monday to Thursday until 4:15pm, allowing all students to avail of support from experienced Learning Support Assistants.
We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and students can anonymously use our mobile text service or student comment box to report bullying.
Every Friday a professional counsellor is available in the Student Services Room and students can self-refer or be referred with parental permission.
Within the College there is a Drugs Education Programme which focuses on self-esteem and the ability to make decisions. The College has also set in place a policy for dealing with drug related incidents, in accordance with NEELB advice. The Policy is available to download here.
Pastoral Structure 2017-18
Year 8 Learning Coordinator: Miss L Murray
8VN Mrs V Dempsey
8AD Mrs A Dempsey
8YG Miss G Youle & Mrs U Graham
8LN Mrs L Nicholl
8GR Mrs D Gunning & Mrs D Ross
8CA Mrs C Anderson
Year 9 Learning Coordinator: Mrs S Nicholl
9SN Mr C Duffy
9MH Mrs P McHugh
9HG Mrs R Harrison & Mrs S Gorman
9SC Mrs L Scott & Mrs J Cruikshank
9TG Mrs D Thompson & Mrs J Gordon
Year 10 Learning Coordinator: Mr D Kelly
10PM Mr P McCann
10DM Mr D McClelland
10ZI Mrs Z Ings
10AM Mrs A McDaid
10GM Mrs G McAlonan
Year 11 Learning Coordinator: Mr G Lynn
11AC Mr A Cuthbert
11MK Mrs M Kelly
11CH Mr C Hodgson
11LA Ms L Averell
11NK Miss N Kinghan
Year 12 Learning Coordinator: Mr S Black
12SL Mrs S Leetch
12RG Mr R Gamble
12MB Miss F McCormack & Mrs B Burns
12MD Miss J Magee & Mrs A Donnelly
12SF Miss S Ferguson
Year 13 & 14 Learning Coordinator: Mrs D Mitchell
13ES Miss E Shaw
13JA Mrs J Armstrong
13SM Mrs S Scullion & Mrs A McCallion
14GH Mr G Harding
14KB Mrs K Bennett
14MD Mrs O Murtagh & Mrs C Sexton