Introduction from the Principal
Welcome to the Hunterhouse College website. I hope that these pages provide you with an insight into all that the College has to offer and that we are able to show you everything that makes the College a unique and wonderful place to learn and work.
Having two daughters myself, I am very conscious of how important it is to choose the right school for your child. As parents, we all want our children to be happy at school; for them to be recognised and valued as individuals; to develop confidence in their abilities and for them to grow and flourish as young people. As Principal of Hunterhouse, I strongly believe that these aspirations lie at the core of the school’s ethos.
Our main focus every day is on student progress – making sure that all of our students are encouraged in their studies, provided with appropriate support and challenge and that any potential barriers to learning are addressed. We are proud of the value that we add to students’ attainment, allowing them to achieve beyond what might be expected.
Hunterhouse College, like all schools, is defined in part by its history and tradition and these shared values will always continue to shape the way in which we work. However, we are also outward-facing and forward-looking in our approach. The curriculum and the learning experiences of our students within the classroom are continually reviewed to ensure that the needs of every student are fully met.
We are also very aware of our place and responsibilities within the wider community. Through links with, for example, the business community, charity organisations, other schools and the Higher and Further Education sectors, ideas and expertise are drawn into the school. We also encourage our own students to become involved in a range of activities and initiatives which enrich and improve the lives of others.
We are all extremely proud of the work which we are doing at Hunterhouse College and it is my pleasure to share some of it with you. I would also encourage prospective students and their families to view our virtual Open Event which can be accessed via the website and to also view our online prospectus.
‘Una Crescamus – Let us Grow Together’
Andrew Gibson – Principal
MA DipEd PQH (NI)