Earlier this month Nazareth House Primary and Nursery School, Derry became one of the few primary schools in the city and surrounding area to be awarded the prestigious Digital Schools Award.
Supported by HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, the Digital Schools Awards recognise excellence in the use of I.C.T. at primary level whilst providing practical support and encouragement to help schools make the best use of digital technology in the learning environment.
Located on Bishop Street, Nazareth House boasts the very latest technology (including iMacs, iPads and 3D printers) all packed into a beautiful and historic listed building overlooking the River Foyle.
Dr Victor McNair, the Digital Schools Validator commented in his report:
“We commend the school in its continued pursuance of excellence in digital teaching and learning. The school maximises its resources through effective use of the managed service, its physical spaces and its additional hardware.”
“Clearly the school has embraced the potential for ICT to support more effective teaching and learning and I got a real sense of a school whose staff are making excellent progress on their digital journey.”
Speaking at the announcement of the award, School Principal Mr Antoin Moran said:
“This accreditation is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff, parents and pupils over many years, ably led by our I.C.T. Co-ordinator Mr McCrossan. We are thrilled to be recognised as a school for our outstanding practice in the use of digital technologies and will continue to look for new ways to enhance the digital skills of all our pupils.”