Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Awards

The Derrytrasna Award for Pastoral Care was created in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA).

The annual award is for school communities that have demonstrated exceptional pastoral care in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils and their families.

The aim of the award is the acknowledgement and celebration of schools that exceed normal expectations in supporting some element of the personal, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of a child or young person.

On Monday 22 April 2024, Paul Givan MLA, Minister of Education and Dr Joanne McClean, Director of Public Health, PHA presented Awards to St Columba’s Primary School (Draperstown), Belfast Boys’ Model School and Knockevin Special School in recognition of their exceptional pastoral care of pupils and families.

Nominations will be sought for the Derrytrasna Award 2025 later this year. The online application form will be published on this web page.

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