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Euston Street Primary School, Belfast


We are extremely lucky at Euston Street Primary School that we have such a wide variety of spoken languages.  Our children come from far and wide and we currently have 16 different nationalities within our school. Some of these children may just be starting to learn English, while others have been working hard to become fluent. As a result of this, many of these children are now bi-lingual! We celebrate this by encouraging them to be proud of their home language and use it where possible. Some of our older pupils have the opportunity to become ‘Language Champions’. In this role they support and interact with other children, staff and parents by translating when needed.

Here at Euston Street we have a dedicated Newcomer Support Team made up of Mrs Hayes and Mrs Gillespie. Together they provide additional language support for children from Year 1 to 7.

Euston Street aims to be as inclusive as possible. We do this by translating key documents where possible in addition to providing interpreters when required for parental consultations.  New pupils with English as a second language will receive our ‘Welcome Book’ and a ‘Home/School Journal’ to encourage initial language development, including visuals to help support both the pupil and the parent.

We are proud to celebrate language at Euston Street Primary School and remember…

“Everyone smiles in the same language.”


European Day of Languages


September/October Learning