Termoncanice Primary School Limavady is 133 years old. It beautifully mixes the traditional and modern. It has a student population of just under 500. Despite the large enrolment, the staff know all the pupil’s names and their families. It is a big school but with a small school mindset. Termoncanice is synonymous with high standards whether they be academic, sporting or cultural. The last year has seen the school drive towards providing Family Friendly Facilities. A new 3G pitch was built and this facility is used by the pupils during the day and the pitch is rented free at night to local groups. The PTA also funded the regeneration of an old unused area at the back of the school into a modern new playground. This facility never empties during the school day and is also available for families to use if required. The school hosts a Surestart Three Year Old programme three days a week in partnership Dry Arch. On a Wednesday the school offers a very popular Adult and Toddlers group for the local community. Termoncanice has formed very close links with the Family Hub at Dryarch. Dryarch have allowed Termoncanice to avail of Play Therapy services and Resiliency training to help our pupils. Next year we will have a Play Therapy room in the school, a huge boost for our Families.
To encourage families to take part in school life Termoncanice organises a Family Dinner for each year group, each child gets the chance to invite two Family members along for a dinner in the school canteen. The hugely successful HOPE camp started in Termoncanice. HOPE is the largest Parish Camp in Ireland with over 300 children aged 10 – 15 in the programme. Termoncanice has areal buzz and this goes on well past 3pm each day. Wrap around child care facilities are available each day up to 6pm and during the Summer Holidays. A host of after school clubs are on offer catering for a variety of tastes. After 6pm local groups Newtowne Youths, St. Mary’s Band, The Scouts and The Wolfhounds use our facilities free of charge. On a Saturday the school is used by our Polish families to help teach their children in their native language. Local Irish Dance school , Solas, also uses the school on a Saturday.