Devenish College offers a warm welcome

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Devenish College pupils with guest Ulster player Stephen Ferris at the college’s prizegiving.

The Principal, Governors, pupils and staff of Devenish College extend a very warm invitation to P7 pupils and their families to attend our Open Evening on Wednesday 25 January 2017, beginning at 7.30 pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to observe the excellent work of our pupils and staff and to view the extensive range of facilities and opportunities the College has to offer.

Principal, Simon Mowbray commented, “This is a very exciting time for Devenish College. We have made huge strides over the last two years in developing the quality of teaching and learning in our classrooms, improving the personal development of our pupils and the outcomes attained in public examinations.

In a recent inspection all of these areas had shown significant improvement and our pupils told the inspectors they were” very proud of the school, extremely loyal to it, and spoke warmly of the good relationships they have with their teachers.” The Inspectors agreed with them stating “the pupils are well motivated and keen to learn; they are very well behaved and courteous to visitors. The pupils engage positively with the teachers and work well collaboratively with their peers.”

Devenish College is also delighted to report that the detailed planning for their new build on the Tempo Road is making solid progress. The next stage of approval from the Department of Education is imminent and a formal planning application to Omagh and Fermanagh District Council will be lodged in the next two weeks. The College has been assured that construction work on the new state of the art 800 pupil school will begin this year.

In Devenish College, we aim to provide a learning environment which has pupils as our focal point. We strive to ensure that they can mature and develop into confident, successful and responsible young adults ready to play a positive role in a 21st Century society.

This is achieved through; the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum which caters for pupils of all abilities, quality teaching and learning, a caring and inclusive system of pastoral care and quality careers advice and guidance. Learning support for pupils with additional needs is a particular strength of our school and all our pupils are encouraged to develop a strong work ethic and to aim for the highest possible achievements in their learning.

We appreciate that all learning does not take place in the classroom and to develop skills, qualities and relationships we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities in the areas of sport, music, drama, Scripture Union, Duke of Edinburgh Award and arts and crafts to name but a few.

Mr Mowbray concluded by saying “We were delighted last year that 94 pupils decided to join us in Year 8 in Devenish College. They have settled in well and are making good progress. Details of our Open Night are on the adjacent advertisement and we really look forward to meeting you. If however this date does not suit, please contact me to arrange an alternative date and time.

For more information please also visit our Facebook and webpage.”

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