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St John's Primary School, Carnlough


Welcome to St Johns Primary School website . St John's is a happy, family environment where the entire team work to develop every child's potential.

The school is a co-educational maintained primary school and we educate within a caring Catholic ethos. Children of all faiths and none are welcome in our school and their beliefs respected.

Carnlough Community Nursery is an integral part of our school community,situated in our school grounds and governed by our Board of Governors.
St John's Primary School opened in 1971 and in March 2021 we celebrated our 50th anniversary!

Staff are committed to encouraging and supporting every child to achieve their best.
It is extremely important to us that we work in partnership with parents and community and we are proud that so many families and local businesses work with us to ensure this happens.

Communication is vital in developing these relationships and everyone is encouraged to bring their ideas and suggestions to the leadership team and Board of Governors.

Hopefully you will find our website informative and easy to navigate. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries about St John's Primary School and Carnlough Community Nursery.


Anne Marie McHugh




Contact Details

The school is updating all their contact information. Please complete your child's contact details form and send it back in to your child's class teacher as soon as possible.  Every family MUST complete one of the newly issued forms.


Read, Read, Read!

It is so important that children develop the love of reading, no app can replace the lap! We would ask you to encourage your children to read as much as possible at home as this is proven to make a huge difference in their academic ability. 

Homework is an important part of your child's learning journey and it's vital that you as parents connect with their learning, do you get involved in your child's homework activities? 


Social Distancing

As recommended by the Public Health Agency we would like to remind all parents to respect social distancing when dropping of and collecting their children from the school grounds.

Many thanks


Latest News

17th Jan 2024
P56 have begun exploring their topic for this term "Out of this World." They have...
16th Jan 2024
We had a lovely visit from Fr Fitzsimons this morning! He came to tell us all about...
1st Dec 2023
This week in class the boys and girls learned all about Advent and made beautiful...

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St. John's Primary School & Carnlough Community Nursery Christmas Show 2020

St. John's Primary School & Carnlough Community Nursery Virtual Open Day

Choosing a school for your child is an extremely important decision.  You are invited to visit our virtual open day to get a flavour of the opportunities available at St John's Primary School and Carnlough Community Nursery.  If you would like a prospectus or more information please contact the school office on 02828885646.



Seesaw Family App

The school is launching a new app called Seesaw. Seesaw is an app which gives you real-time glimpses into your child's school day. It gives you an opportunity to support your child's learning at home, see your child's work, and celebrate progress. An instruction sheet along with a QR code has been sent home with your child and a video has been uploaded to our Facebook page on how to create an account. We would encourage ALL parents to make use of this app.  If anyone has any problems getting connected please contact the school. 






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