Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

At Knockbreda we have a caring and committed staff who work together for the benefit of every child… ‘The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team’ (Phil Jackson).

Mrs Pamela McKenna

Mrs Pamela McKenna

Principal

Favourite thing about school?
Happy children and when children come to share good news or work with me.

What do you like to do outside school?
Read, walk my dog – generally on the beach, crafting and gardening.

Mr Colin Bell

Mr Colin Bell

P7 Teacher and Vice-Principal

Favourite thing about school?
P7 residential trip to Scotland.

 

What do you like to do outside school?
Watch Ulster, support Man United, ride my bike and drink coffee.

 

Knockbreda PS Staff

Teachers

Every school is built on the quality of its teaching staff, and here at Knockbreda PS we have a fantastic team, each with the highest level of teaching ability and care for their pupils.

Knockbreda PS Staff

Teachers

Every school is built on the quality of its teaching staff, and here at Knockbreda PS we have a fantastic team, each with the highest level of teaching ability and care for their pupils.

Mrs McKnight

Mrs McKnight

P1 Teacher (Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu)

Favourite thing about school?
Observing children absorbed in a topic.

What do you like to do outside school?
Spend time with my two daughters.

Mrs Kirk

Mrs Kirk

P2 Teacher

Favourite thing about school?
My favourite thing about school is seeing all the happy wee faces every day.

What do you like to do outside school?
I love going for walks with my sons and watching them splash in puddles.

Mrs Gamble

Mrs Gamble

P2 Teacher (Mon, Tue & Wed)

Favourite thing about school?
I love play time, being creative with the children and having fun.

What do you like to do outside school?
I love play time, being creative with the children and having fun.

Mrs Patterson

Mrs Patterson

P3 teacher

Favourite thing about school?
Making children feel valued and happy to learn.

What do you like to do outside school?
Walk in the mountains or the beach, go to yoga, watch rugby, listen to music and watch movies with my kids.

Mrs McCormick

Mrs McCormick

P4 Teacher

Favourite thing about school?
Seeing children grasp an idea and develop their learning.

What do you like to do outside school?
Spend time with my family and friends.

Miss Fletcher

Miss Fletcher

P5 Teacher

Favourite thing about school?
I love PE and sport, clubs time is my favourite time of the week.

What do you like to do outside school?
I like to eat out with my family and friends. I also enjoy concerts and shows.

Miss Briggs

Miss Briggs

P6 teacher

Favourite thing about school?
I love the children, having fun every day and I really enjoy going on the P6 residential trip to Killyleagh.

What do you like to do outside school?
I love to watch football (especially Glentoran), listen to music, spend time with my friends, travel, go out for dinner and I love spending time with my nephews.

Mrs Hart

Mrs Hart

LC1 Teacher

Favourite thing about school?
I enjoy teaching maths and science.

What do you like to do outside school?
I enjoy going for a walk.

Mrs Poole

Mrs Poole

LC2 Teacher

Favourite thing about school?
Chocolate treats in the staffroom.

What do you like to do outside school?
Exercising to burn off the chocolate treats.

Mrs McGowan

Mrs McGowan

SENCO

Favourite thing about school?
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What do you like to do outside school?
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Knockbreda PS Staff

Classroom Assistants

Our Classroom Assistants play an important role in supporting our teachers and the learning activities in our school.

Knockbreda PS Staff

Classroom Assistants

Our Classroom Assistants play an important role in supporting our teachers and the learning activities in our school.

Mrs Blemings

Mrs Blemings

Favourite thing about school?
The fantastic children at Knockbreda.

What do you like to do outside school?
Kayak and support the best team in the Irish League – Linfield!

Mrs Brewer

Mrs Brewer

Favourite thing about school?
I love the positive atmosphere of school, that it is all about the children.

What do you like to do outside school?
When I’m not running around after my own 3 children, I like to read and drink coffee!

Mrs Davey

Mrs Davey

Favourite thing about school?
The fun and enthusiasm children get when they succeed.

What do you like to do outside school?
Baking and socialising.

Mrs Herron

Mrs Herron

Favourite thing about school?
Seeing all the children’s happy faces every day!

What do you like to do outside school?
I like to go for walks with my dog.

Miss Jack

Miss Jack

Favourite thing about school?
Helping children to learn and getting to know them.

What do you like to do outside school?
Spend time with my daughter and family.

Miss Massey

Miss Massey

Favourite thing about school?
I love seeing the smiles on children’s faces as they learn and grow

What do you like to do outside school?
I like spending time with my family.

Mrs Melin

Mrs Melin

Favourite thing about school?
I love getting to know all the children in school and their wee personalities.

What do you like to do outside school?
Anything active and adventurous.

Mrs McCluskey

Mrs McCluskey

Favourite thing about school?
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What do you like to do outside school?
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Mrs McCoy

Mrs McCoy

Favourite thing about school?
Helping the children achieve their full potential.

What do you like to do outside school?
Spend time with my family.

Miss McGowan

Miss McGowan

Favourite thing about school?
Fav thing about school is seeing all the boys and girls smiley faces and helping them to learn.

What do you like to do outside school?
Outside school I like to take my dog for long walks and spend time with my family.

Ms O'Hara

Ms O'Hara

Favourite thing about school?
School trips – I love a day out.

What do you like to do outside school?
Eat knickerbocker glories and I like having a good laugh.

Mrs Pollock

Mrs Pollock

Favourite thing about school?
No two days are the same.

What do you like to do outside school?
Crafts, cooking and socialising.

Mrs Preston

Mrs Preston

Favourite thing about school?
I really like school because it is friendly and fun and there is something for everyone.

What do you like to do outside school?
I love seeing family and friends and going for walks