St Finian’s Primary School was opened in 1910 as a separate boys’ and girls’ school but was extended and amalgamated as a co-educational school for boys and girls in 1965.
Almost all the pupils are from the Newtownards Parish area. Current enrolment is 157 pupils with seven permanent, full-time teachers and the principal. The enrolment of the school has risen consistently in the last number of years. Children of all backgrounds and religions are welcome at Saint Finian’s.
The school and its entire staff are committed to providing a broad, balanced curriculum which will develop all its children to their full potential. The school strongly believes in the maintenance of high standards of attainment, behaviour and attitudes. As a Catholic school we are dedicated to the creation of a caring, believing community with Christian values and practice within the school and in the larger world outside.
We aim to create a family atmosphere where confidence, self-esteem and consideration for others are at the core of the school ethos. There is a designated school uniform and good attendance, punctuality and good conduct are both expected and rewarded.
There is a great variety of extra-curricular activities which includes Soccer, GAA, Rugby, Dance, Netball, Choirs, Gardening, Basketball, Tennis, Art and Gymnastics. An early morning Breakfast Club caters for working parents providing nutritional meals and offering a range of fun activities from 7:45am onwards