Our School Mission Statement
It is our mission to create a calm, caring and creative environment where all pupils are given the best opportunities to develop their potential to te full, to acquire knowledge and to adopt a positive attitude towards work, life and their community.
We expect everyone in Crana College to:
Prepare well for school;
Work to the best of their ability at home and in school;
Show respect for themselves and others;
Care for the school and community environment;
Show consideration for the health and safety of themselves and others.
‘We seek to inspire every student to learn, to think, to care and to achieve’.
There are a number of support systems in Crana College for our students which include:
The Form Tutor
The tutor meets the class group every morning, takes the roll, checks absence notes and student Diaries and generally addresses the pastoral needs of the class group and individuals within it.
The Year Head
All Year Heads are members of the school management team and each one has overall responsibility for the welfare and progress of the students within their year group. TheYear Head, in conjunction with the Form Tutor encourages students to take responsibility for their actions and to become independent learners. They also meet parents at parent teacher meetings and by appointment.
The Career Guidance & Counselling
Mrs Anne McElhinney and Mrs Mary Galbraith are available to advise students and their families about careers issues and to provide a counselling service to students in need of assistance. They also organize information sessions on subject choice and further education options for 3rd and 5th year students.
Home School Liaison
Mrs Doreen Friel is available to meet parents, in the home or the school, to address issues relating to their son’s education and personal needs.
Mrs Lily Timlin and the learninf support team are available to meet parents who wish to discuss issues relating to Learning Support and to provide this support to students. There is a designated Learning Support teacher for each year group.
The Care Team
The Guidance Counsellors, Liaison teacher and the Principal coordinate the Pastoral Care system in the school. Working together with teachers and year heads we try to ensure that your child is safe and secure at all times.
Once a week each Year group has assembly. At this time issues particular to the year group can be communicated to all the students in that year group. Success will be celebrated and achievements acknowledged as often as possible.