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 2014-15
Year 8 Learning Coordinator: Miss L Murray
8CA Mrs C Anderson
8LN Mrs L Nicholl
8VN Mrs V Dempsey
8AD Mrs A Dempsey
8UG Mrs U Graham
Year 9 Learning Coordinator: Miss J Magee
9AC Mr A Cuthbert
9MK Mrs M Kelly
9CH Mr C Hodgson
9LA Ms L Averell
9CM Ms C Mulvenna
Year 10 Learning Coordinator: Mr D Kelly
10AG Miss A Grant
10ZB Miss Z Bradley
10JS Miss K Jones & Mrs C Scullion
10MG Mrs D Gunning & Miss S Maginn
10JG Mrs J Gordon
Year 11 Learning Coordinator: Mr G Lynn
11SB Mr S Black
11HG Mrs R Harrison & Mrs S Gorman
11SN Mrs S Nicholl
11MH Mrs P McHugh
11DT Mrs D Thompson
Year 12 Learning Coordinator: Mrs M O'Donovan
12SL Mrs S Leetch
12SS Mrs S Scullion
12GM Mrs G McAlonan
12MB Mrs B Burns & Miss F McCormack
12PM Mr P McCann
Year 13 & 14 Learning Coordinator: Mrs D Mitchell
13AS Mrs A Shepherd
13ES Miss E Shaw
13JA Mrs J Armstrong
14RC Mr R Cranston
14RG Mr R Gamble
14KB Mrs K Bennett