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Faughanvale Primary School, Greysteel, Co.Derry

Virtual Tour

For parents of children who are starting Greysteel Playgroup and Faughanvale Primary School in September, we are delighted to showcase the 2 settings through our 360° Virtual Tour.🤩

Please click on the image below to navigate your way around the Playgroup and School.🏫

We hope you will enjoy it.




Welcome to our school website. We want you to find out all about life in Faughanvale Primary School. Please take your time to browse the articles, videos and pictures.


Faughanvale Primary School has a long history within the Parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea. Its original site was located on the nearby Dunlade Road from the late 1860s. However as the population in the area grew it relocated to its current site on the Vale Road, Greysteel. We have a rich history of over 150 years of educational provision in the Faughanvale area and we recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary on our site.

Today we have a lovely, well-equipped school which caters for our children throughout the school day and is inclusive of parents and families before and after the school day. Our motto, "Together we learn and grow," spurs all of us on to be the best that we can be. Faughanvale Primary School caters for boys and girls from ages 5-11. We welcome families of all faiths and none and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school.

Our aim is to educate children through our Catholic ethos and tradition which fosters the moral, academic, physical and spiritual development of each child. we have strong links with other schools through sporting, educational and social events. We are also grounded in our local community and local charities. A particular feature of our school life is our strong bond with Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish. Liturgical events in the life of the school are frequently celebrated in Star of the Sea Church.

The current Teaching Staff is: Principal, Vice-Principal and seven full-time teachers. In addition we have 3 Classroom Assistants and 1 SENCo. We actively encourage the voice of the children through Circle Time and Class Council activities as well through our Eco-Council. Children are elected by their peers to represent their class and to speak on  school related and environmental matters.

The rich and varied experience of the school staff is effectively utilised throughout the school year both during the school day through stimulating and engaging teaching and learning activities. Key co-ordinators also take an active lead in developing their particular roles for the benefit of all children at our school.

Parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the school through Year Group meetings, Parent /Teacher meetings and SEN meetings. They are kept well informed about their children's progress and the life of the school through our weekly Newsletter, their children's Annual Report and the school website. Our very committed Friends and Parents Association continues to make a significant contribution to our school through their social events. This helps to draw additional funds which make a valued difference to every child in the school.

Educational visits to historical, geographical, scientific and sporting centres are integral to our curriculum. all classes have opportunities to enjoy learning beyond the classroom. In addition, our children undertake  a varied range of activities both curricular and extra-curricular which encourage them to develop essential skills and knowledge equipping them for life. These include, STEM activities, Road Safety, Gaelic, Cross Country, Netball, Soccer, Gardening and Cooking. Our school choir performs both in school and in the wider community throughout the year in sacramental and charitable events.

The Board of Governors at Faughanvale PS are active in their support of the school and are robust in their involvement. They continue to commit to maintaining and supporting the high quality expectations of teaching and learning at Faughanvale PS.

Feel free to contact us as we continue to work in partnership to develop your children to be the best that they can be.

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22nd Jun 2022
Primary 7 had a fantastic day at Carrowmena activity centre for our school trip....

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