Built in 1970, Hollybank is a controlled primary school serving Monkstown and surrounding areas and presently
taking 133 children from the ages of 4 plus to 11 plus in 7 class units.
The attendance rate of all pupils is very satisfactory, being in the order of 95%. The building has bright airy classrooms, a well equipped library and dedicated playroom, a music room, two resource areas and a state of the art computer suite – the envy of most primary schools.
The building is well maintained and the infant (P1-P2) area has been refurbished and extended to provide additional storage space and an activity area. There are separate assembly and dining halls and meals are cooked on the premises in a well equipped kitchen.
The school is situated in pleasant grounds surrounded by young and mature trees with ample play areas and an all-weather surface.
The school is under the control of:
The Education Authority, North Eastern Region
182 Galgorm Road
The Area Board publishes details about Education in its Area and a copy of this information can be obtained from the above address.
The Board of Governors consists of representatives of the Area board, Transferors i.e. from the Local Church, parents and staff.
The Board of Governors has responsibility for the appointment of staff and the running of the School.
Values & Aims
This school values:-
(a) Academic excellence.
(b) All pupils as being of equal importance.
(c) High standards of personal behaviour.
(d) Respect for others and their property.
(e) Parental support and involvement.
To promote the spiritual, social, emotional, academic, physical and aesthetic development of each child to the best of his/her ability by creating an attractive, stimulating and caring learning environment.
To this end we seek to create, through a programme of planned activities, opportunities to enable pupils to:
(1) Use language and number effectively.
(2) Be aware of their environment and to gain some understanding of the world in which we live.
(3) Develop lively, enquiring minds, and the ability to think rationally.
(4) Develop respect and a caring attitude for self and others; develop self discipline.
(5) Acquire skills, attitudes, concepts and knowledge relevant to their future lives in a fast changing world.
(6) Apply themselves to a series of tasks and practical skills.
(7) Develop the capacity to become a contributing member of the community.
(8) Be appreciative and discerning in matters of Art, Music and Literature etc.
(9) Develop an awareness of good health, physical fitness and related sporting skills.