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Shared Education

Our aim at Carhill is to offer a wide variety of learning experiences.

Our curriculum is diverse and is enhanced by local visits and events such as participating in Garvagh Christmas Light Switch On, Garavgh’s Big Lunch, performing at the Mayor of Coleraine’s Parade and carol singing with the African Children’s Choir, just to mention a few.


We are pro-active as a school in developing cross community links and fostering life-long learning skills within our children. We have been awarded additional funding when developing a diverse Shared Education programme with Crossroads Primary, Sandleford Special School and Culrow Primary Schools. This involves off site learning, bringing together the best professional knowledge, skills and resources from each school and developing an engaging curriculum that develops our children as life-long learners.


Carhill pupils are also involved in the Forest Schools Community Initiative, whereby the children build self-worth, imagination, social skills and independence through hands on activities at Garvagh Forest. We recognise the value of outdoor learning and the benefits of growing relationships with partner schools, so that our children build self confidence and key communication skills that will prepare them for the future.



At Carhill Integrated Primary School educational visits provide a rich resource which inspires learning and creativity. Children in Years 6 and 7 enjoy taking part in a bi-annual residential and Ski Trip to Bulgaria, where they develop key social skills that will assist them in the transition into post-primary school.


We regularly invite professionals into our school to share their interests, skills and specialist knowledge with the children. By doing this, we are encouraging children to be curious about the world around them, developing their confidence to share their own experiences and interests with others, and making learning relevant to everyday life.