St. Patrick’s school Loughgiel gains prestigious ICT Mark Award

Children at St.Patrick’s Primary School in Loughguile are at the forefront of using information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!

Following an extensive external assessment St. Patrick’s has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark.

The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of ICT in both administration and across the curriculum.

Parents will have proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology.

Head teacher Mrs Marie Dallat commented “On behalf of St.Patrick’s Primary School I am delighted to be awarded the ICT Mark. It recognises our positive approach to ICT and the benefits it is bringing to our children. We believe that ICT can be used in every aspect of learning and that it is essential our children are equipped for the modern world. We are very proud to include the mark on our website and our mailings.”

The lead member of staff, Mrs Roisin McCaughan (ICT Co-ordinator), involved in ensuring the school was ready for ICT Mark assessment, commented:

“I am really pleased that the presentation of this award shows recognition of the excellent ICT work that is taking place at St.Patrick’s Primary School. Applying for the award really brought into focus the ICT work that we are doing each and every day. All the children and staff deserve credit for this achievement.”

Bernadette Brooks, Naace General Manager, said “St.Patrick’s thoroughly deserve the accolade of an ICT Mark accreditation. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using ICT in schools. We look forward to working with St.Patrick’s to demonstrate how ICT can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.