Open Night 2024

Message from the Headmaster

January is the time of year when parents and primary pupils hop on the merry-go-round of Open Nights to try and find the school that best suits them. After a two-year break, schools will finally open their doors to prospective pupils and their parents to allow them to get a taste for life as a post-primary student.

Choosing a school can be a very exciting experience but perhaps a bit daunting; Headmaster, Mr Robert Robinson, MBE, shares some tips as to what parents should look out for.

Look for the little things; When visiting the school observe how the pupils behave, how they interact with their teachers, with each other, with you and with your child. Whilst the address from the Principal will give you a clear idea as to the values of the School, the most important thing is the feeling you get from the atmosphere of the place.

Pupils are the best advocates for a school – if they are allowed to be. Ask the pupils as many questions as you can and be sure these are open questions, without a yes/no answer “Why do you enjoy school?”. Ask yourself the question ‘Does this school seem to be a place where my child would fit?’ This is not the same as ‘I want my child to go here!’

The key is finding a school that is best for your child, whilst also considering how you can be involved in the school and in your child’s education. Asking the question, ‘Would I fit in?’ The partnership between parent, pupil and school is the foundation of a strong approach to a child’s education.

Be practical, what would it be like to attend? How is the uniform worn? How are the manners of the pupils you meet?

Read the information the schools give and view the content they provide online, gauge the authenticity of the activity offered by what the pupils tell you, find out as much as you can about each school being considered and then decide. “

We look forward to introducing you to the Campbell Community.

Small Group Tours

Thursday 1st February at 9.15am

Did you miss our Open Events? The College is offering another opportunity for P7 children and their parents to book a small group tour and see the College in the normal school day. This is for P7 families who have just received their SEAG results and would like to see the College or perhaps those who have been before and would like to have a further look round.

Our pupils will take families on a tour of the College and there will be the opportunity to speak to Senior Staff at the end.  The tours will commence at 9.15am and should last no longer than an hour. Please note that places are limited and booking is essential. 

Should you have any queries, please contact the Headmaster's secretary via or by telephone at +44 (0) 2890 763076.  

We look forward to seeing you. 

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