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Ardnashee School, Derry



Tribe: The Musical Trailer


Welcome to School 2022/2023 Information For Parents/Carers

We are excited to welcome all our current and new pupils to Ardnashee from 1st September OR from their first day of induction which commence 30th August (children will have different days as arranged with class team for home visits and/or class based inductions). This time is precious and allows our team to get a thorough understanding of learners needs and preparation for transitioning into a new environment.  

Health and Safety

With an increase in pupil numbers I wish to emphasise site safety around the car park. The site has been updated with additional class bases and play areas over the summer to accommodate an increase in pupils to ASC. Our gates will close as always from 9:30am and anyone entering or leaving site after this time are asked to close the gates on exit to support us with site safety or park at the front of the playtrail area to enter the site.

Ardnashee School day:

  • P1 - P2:    9am -1:45pm (Induction times will vary for some age groups/new pupils in SEPT)
  • P3 to Post 16:    9am - 3:00pm 
  • *Nursery:    Times are set as morn/afternoon sessions after a period of induction.

Please be aware that our school doors open from 8:45am and staff members will meet and greet pupils to enter. Pupils should not enter the school building before 8:45am for health and safety reasons and should not enter without a member of staff.


Staff are beginning to connect with our families through seesaw. During the school year phonecalls to teachers/ key stage leaders should take place after 3pm to avoid disrupting the pupils learning time. You may however leave a message on seesaw or with the office team and the teacher will pick this up after 3pm. Please do not ask staff to connect you to the class team during the set teaching hours as can be disruptive for the pupils. 


Transport is managed by the EA. If you have any questions please contact EA transport team directly.

We wish to thank you for your ongoing support as we prepare to welcome our 400+ learners to Ardnashee this week!

Mr Raymond McFeeters


School Inspection report


Across The Waves


Performers form Ardnashee School and college brought live music, digital drama and dance to celebrate the legacy of Colmcille. ‘Across the Waves’, written and produced by the schools EA music tutor Paul Cutliffe, told the story of Colmcille’ s journey form Derry to Toraigh Island and was filled with lots of local humour and original music. The cast included students from ASC alongside singers and musicians from St. Cecilia’s College, St. Patricks and St. Brigid’s College, Thornhill College, St. Patricks Primary School. St. Johns Primary School and St Anne’s Primary School. The orchestra was comprised of EA music tutors and local artists, some of whom are also parents of children in the school.

Choreographed by Carie Logue-Houston and Mr Paddy Nash, local fil-maker, this magical piece was our first opportunity to unlock creativity after a challenging period of lockdown and what a way to celebrate in a wonderful outdoor venue, The Playtrail amphitheatre, on the doorstep of our school.

Many thanks to Derry and Donegal County Councils’ Colmcille 1500 project for funding this event.


Upcoming Events...

Monday, 30th October 2023
SCHOOL CLOSED - Halloween Break
Tuesday, 31st October 2023
SCHOOL CLOSED - Halloween Break