On behalf of the Board of Governors, Staff and Students, I would like to welcome you to our school. New-Bridge Integrated College is an 11 – 18 school which welcomes boy and girls, all abilities and families from catholic, protestant and other traditions. Our school was established in 1995 by parents from the Banbridge and Newry areas, who wanted a school where children from different communities could be educated together under one roof. As Laureate of Peace Education, we continue to play a significant role in promoting our inclusive ethos, celebrating diversity and developing our young people into well rounded tolerant citizens, who are happy and engaged in their learning and respectful of each other’s beliefs and traditions.
At New-Bridge we provide high quality education through a broad and balanced curriculum which caters for the full ability range. Our child centred approach to learning and teaching is built on positive relationships between staff, students and parents; with priority given to the care and welfare of our students. New-Bridge is a happy place to learn and work and we are very proud of our excellent record of academic and vocational successes which ensures progression for all our young people. We offer a quality learning experience for those with gifts and talents, those with a high academic profile and those who require additional support and this is evidenced through the destinations of our students, be that University or Further Education Colleges. As our school motto states, we are indeed ‘The School for All the family’. I am proud to say we celebrate the ‘personal best’ of every student at New-Bridge.
We are delighted that under the Fresh Start Agreement Funding, we have received Planning Approval for our £17.8 million new school build and with the appointment of Contractors imminent, we remain hopeful that the building work will commence end of 2021, Our design plans are breathtaking and will offer so many new opportunities for our students and staff.
New-Bridge has high standards and high expectations, asking that everyone works and learns to their full potential. Through our School Website, and our Facebook page, we have captured the ethos of our school in words and pictures, we hope that your visit to our school enables you to experience first-hand our welcoming, friendly and caring ethos. We look forward to expanding our New-Bridge family in September 2021 by welcoming new students and new families to our school.
A Anderson Principal
Head Girl Welcome
I am immensely proud to be Head Girl at New-Bridge Integrated College this year, a school that has provided me with countless opportunities over the years. I am currently studying A-Level Health and Social Care, Religious Studies and BTEC Sport Studies and I hope to study Primary Education at St. Marys’ Teacher Training College next year.
I have achieved great success here at New-Bridge and I am ambitious about what I can achieve in the future and I believe this is due to the work of the teachers here at the college. They have helped shaped me into the resilient, hardworking and determined individual I am today. I believe I have flourished here at New-Bridge due to the unique relationship between pupils and staff, as I have always been encouraged to work to my very best. My younger sister also attends New-Bridge so the school’s motto of a school for all the family is very much in keeping with its ethos.
I am Form Mentor for younger students which I take a lot of pride in, as being able to guide and support younger pupils is very rewarding and something I thoroughly enjoy. I feel privileged to not only be Head Girl but to be a student here at New-Bridge. I am ready to take the next step in my life and move onto University, with strong foundations that New-Bridge has helped me build.
I hope you choose New-Bridge as you will be well looked after here and achieve great things. Good luck to all the P7 students.
Head Boy Welcome
As Head Boy of New-Bridge Integrated College it is a privilege to be viewed as a role model and a leader within our school; this school has not only provided me with an excellent education but also provided me with many opportunities and experiences that will stay with me forever. Currently I am currently studying A-level Maths, Physics and Professional Business Studies and I hope to study Economics at Queen’s University next year.
New-Bridge has provided me with many opportunities inside and outside of school, such as a chance to run our own business as part of the Young Enterprise programme to building to travelling to Germany as an Anti-Bullying Ambassador to represent the school in a European competition to meeting Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland – truly an integrated experience. The student to teacher relationships at New-Bridge are fantastic, the staff have helped me many times over the years and always take time out of their teaching schedule to accommodate students’ needs and the staff do everything they can to make sure everyone is happy. As my younger brother also attends New-Bridge I can confirm that it truly is a ‘school for all the family’.
New-Bridge is a truly remarkable school that, has the highest standard of teaching and is well and truly a welcoming school; for that I am incredibly proud and grateful to have studied here and I know that I will always be part of the New-Bridge Community. I know that the past seven years here have provided me with the foundations required to excel in university and in my future career and the skills I have learned at New-Bridge I will carry for the rest of my life. I Know if you choose New-Bridge you will be very happy here.
“New-Bridge Integrated is an integrated all-ability school. We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils are provided with the opportunity to achieve to their full educational potential in a challenging and stimulating environment in which they all feel cherished and valued”
Our College Aims
and College Prayer
- To enable our pupils to grow mature in their own beliefs, culture and tradition
- To promote peace and reconciliation by actively seeking knowledge and understanding of other beliefs, cultures and traditions
- To develop in our pupils the self-esteem and self-discipline necessary for responsible citizenship in a pluralistic society
- To provide a challenging and stimulating environment in which the academic, sporting and personal success of pupils is promoted and celebrated
- To cherish, nurture and respect each other regardless of race, gender or other differences
- To encourage individual spiritual development and to work and pray for peace in our lives
- To promote the involvement of all members of the College community, whether governors, parents, pupils or staff in the development of the College
- To foster a caring and responsible attitude to the College and the local environment
- To create effective links between the College and the wider community
May God give Blessings on All
Whose Lives Build Our School
Both Parent and Child
Both Young and Old
Both Wisdom and Youth
Stranger and Friend
Both Male and Female
Catholic, Protestant and Others
Both Visionary and Builders of the Vision
With the Eye of the Weaver you have Chosen Us
Such Different Threads
to be Gathered into Unity
So that the World Might be Changed
Mrs Anderson Principal
Mrs Harbinson Vice Principal (Care, Welfare and Learning)
Mr Thompson Senior Teacher
Mrs E Cordner College Bursar
Mr P Bingham, Mrs L Belshaw, Miss L Campbell, Miss M Connolly, Mr C Downey, Miss S Devlin, Miss C Dynes, Mrs J Gibson, Miss P Hamilton, Mrs J Kelly, Mrs H Lennon, Miss R Lennon, Mrs A Lennon-Malone, Mrs R Lindsay, Miss A Monaghan, Miss J Moorehead, Miss C Moore, Mrs V Morton, Miss N McConville, Mr D McCracken, Mrs E Sands, Miss J Smith, Mr J Swallow, Mrs R Sweet, Mrs S Wheavil, Miss M Whan
Mrs E Lennon (Principal’s Secretary)
Mrs D Canniford
Mrs J McKeown
Mrs J Ward
Mr T McGrath
Mr D Barker
Mrs S Kennedy, Mrs L Magill, Mrs S Moffitt, Mrs Á Mooney, Ms E McAuley, Mrs S Richardson, Mrs D Sally, Mrs S Taggart, Miss N Toman
Ms C Gonzalez (Manageress)
Mrs J Johnston (Assistant Cook)
Mrs L Burns, Mrs H Brown, Mrs C Finnegan, Mrs S Moffitt, Mrs S Richardson, Mrs S Taggart