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Meet the Headmaster

Meet the Headmaster
Word from Headmaster
A brief History
About Us
Meet the Staff
School Aims
Inspection Report
Charity Work
Cross Community
Contact Us

Mr Samuel A McQuiston B Ed. M Ed


Mr Samuel McQuiston took up the position of principal of Garvagh Primary School at the beginning of January 1999.  He had previously been vice-principal in Harpurs Hill Primary School, Coleraine, and later in Portstewart Primary School.  He has a total of thirty years experience in primary education, the last nine in the position of principal. 


He has seen many initiatives and changes introduced throughout this time but his guiding principle has always remained unchanged.  The children in the school are entitled to the best possible education.  The need for quality teaching and learning must always be paramount.   We must provide our pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, a good choice of extra-curricular activities in a safe and secure environment where everyone’s contribution is valued.


High standards are achieved by hard work, both by the staff and by the pupils and this is our commitment.


As far as it is possible we will provide our pupils with the knowledge skills and positive attitudes to enable them to approach the next stage of their education with confidence.



Garvagh Primary School
1 Coleraine Rd
Co Londonderry
BT51 5HP
Telephone: 028 295 58540
Fax: 028 295 57151