Welcome to Holy Rosary Nursery School, Belfast!

School is closed due to the elections on Thursday 5th May 2022.

Holy Rosary Nursery School is a Catholic Maintained nursery school situated off the Ormeau Road in Belfast which opened in 1980. It has 2 full-time classes each with 26 children, 1 teacher and 1 full-time nursery assistant. Further part-time assistants may be employed also.
The children attending Holy Rosary Nursery School move on to a range of Primary Schools including Holy Rosary, St. Bride’s, St. Bernard’s, St. Michael’s, Rosetta P.S., Forge Integrated P.S., Harding Memorial P.S., Stranmillis P.S., St. Ita’s and St. Joseph’s.
Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the life of the school and staff work in partnership with parents in order to provide the best possible pre-school experience for their children.

Mission Statement

We aim to create a happy, safe and secure environment in which staff will encourage children to fulfil their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional potential. We aim to establish a community where pupils, teachers and parents enjoy a sense of belonging and share a responsibility for positive learning. Central to the school ethos is a commitment to Christian values and recognition of the value of each child.

DENI Inspection Report comments

Our most recent Department of Education Inspection highlighted the following strengths within our nursery:-

“the well resourced, stimulating and attractive learning environment created by the staff;
the positive ethos based on the good working relationships between the children and the staff;
the effective staff interactions which promote the children’s language and learning, to good effect;
the excellent promotion of the children’s social skills and independence and the children’s high levels of engagement and motivation in their play;
the very good opportunities for the children to learn in all areas of the pre-school curriculum. Particular features include the children’s ability to co-operate and play imaginatively, the high levels of interest in books and early-marking and the promotion of mathematical language; and
the school demonstrates a strong commitment to inclusion; the staff have worked very hard to ensure there is a very good integration of children from a diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.”