Welcome to Our Virtual Open Day
Hello everyone – we have set up this page on our website to provide our prospective pupils, and parents, with useful information about our school. We hope that this information will be helpful in enabling you to reach a final decision about your post primary school. We hope that you will choose New-Bridge!
We have been busy this term working on our New-Bridge Lesson Roadshow and we are delighted that so many primary schools are now involved with our Roadshow. These weekly lessons have given the P7 students an opportunity to meet some of the New-Bridge staff and sample some of the Year 8 lessons. Just in case you missed out on this opportunity, we have included the links below to the lessons along with an Introduction from myself to set the scene.
Have a look at our Virtual Induction video, which should give our P7 students a flavour of what is to come for the year ahead.
Our School Prospectus will also provide you with more information about our school along with the Admissions Criteria.
Please do not hesitate in contacting the school if you have any questions or queries. Good luck to all the P7 students.
Mrs A Anderson
Introduction to Lessons Roadshow
Supporting The Move from Primary School
We recognise that making the transition from primary to post-primary school can be an exciting but sometimes also a daunting experience. We aim to ensure that each student feels happy and secure in their move to New-Bridge Integrated College, and we provide several opportunities for students to get to know us before they officially begin school in September.
In June we invite all incoming Year 8 students to the college for an Induction Programme. Part of this process involves students getting to know their Form Teacher, their Year Co-ordinator and meeting other students in their year group. This programme also provides students with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the building and some of the college routines. Parents are also invited to an information evening to aid the smooth transition of their son or daughter to New-Bridge Integrated College.
In September, students are supported in their first term, they work closely with sixth form mentors and peer mentors as well as attending a team building day to help develop relationships their peers. Close parental partnerships are forged early and continue to develop throughout our students’ school career. There is a welcome evening for students and parents, closely followed by a parent tutor day in early October, which provides a progress report following their first few weeks in our school. Subject specific feedback from all teachers is also provided in Term 2 at the parent teacher day, underlining the strong school-parental partnerships we develop in our College.
We value our links with our feeder primary schools and make a concerted effort to liaise with primary school staff to ensure that we have the most up to date information about our incoming year 8 students. Form Teachers and all staff make sure that all our students, and particularly our year 8 students are well supported as they grow accustomed to life at New-Bridge.
We take our duty to care for our students very seriously and believe that happy learners will learn better and achieve more. For more information on pupils’ experiences, check out the Pupils Section.