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Shimna was founded by parents, and the support of parents and guardians is central to everything we do.  The Parent Council was formed in the first year of the school's existance, and parents/guardians have ever since been providing practical help in terms of tea and biscuits at consultation evenings and fundraising which has benefited many subject departments in the school.  However, the Parent Council plays its most vital role in sustaining their involvement in our policies and procedures.  Every parent/guardian is a member of the Parent Council, and takes part in regular surveys.  Recent examples have been: school uniform policy; how learning and teaching can best help our students; the SEELB Area Based Plan; our Development Proposal to grow; our new College Development Plan for September 2015; our Relationships and Sexuality Policy. 

Haughian House

James Haughian's family came originally from the Mourne Mountains. He lives in California. He inherited the stone built cottage from his Aunt Catherine, who lived there, alone and independent, all her life. Mr Haughian has always kept in touch with Co Down through his subscription to the Mourne Observer. When he read about the opening of our school, he offered us the use of the cottage for a nominal rent of £1.00 per year. The cottage is in a perfect situation for exploring Slieve Binnian and the Silent Valley. Our Duke of Edinburgh's Award students use the cottage for their expedition training, and Shimna families have borrowed the key to use the cottage for a peaceful day in the mountains.  The installation this year of our composting toilet means that the cottage can be used for a wider range of activities for our students.  The Parent Council has always played a part in the upkeep of the cottage.

Shimna was founded by parents, and the support of parents and guardians is central to everything we do.  The Parent Council was formed in the first year of the school's existance, and parents/guardians have ever since been providing practical help in terms of tea and biscuits at consultation evenings and fundraising which has benefited many subject departments in the school.  However, the Parent Council plays its most vital role in sustaining their involvement in our policies and procedures.  Every parent/guardian is a member of the Parent Council, and takes part in regular surveys.  Recent examples have been: school uniform policy; how learning and teaching can best help our students; the SEELB Area Based Plan; our Development Proposal to grow; our new College Development Plan for September 2015; our Relationships and Sexuality Policy. 

Haughian House

James Haughian's family came originally from the Mourne Mountains. He lives in California. He inherited the stone built cottage from his Aunt Catherine, who lived there, alone and independent, all her life. Mr Haughian has always kept in touch with Co Down through his subscription to the Mourne Observer. When he read about the opening of our school, he offered us the use of the cottage for a nominal rent of £1.00 per year. The cottage is in a perfect situation for exploring Slieve Binnian and the Silent Valley. Our Duke of Edinburgh's Award students use the cottage for their expedition training, and Shimna families have borrowed the key to use the cottage for a peaceful day in the mountains.  The installation this year of our composting toilet means that the cottage can be used for a wider range of activities for our students.  The Parent Council has always played a part in the upkeep of the cottage.

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Principal's Speech r.e. School Discipline10/7/200913.34 KBDownload

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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