Sacred Heart P.S. is a co-educational Catholic Maintained Primary School admitting pupils from aged 4 to 11 and has a current enrolment of 82 pupils. It was erected on its present site in 1966 as the replacement school for the Old Blackfort Primary School.
The school is located in the townland of Tattyreagh, approximately half way between Omagh and Fintona, and enjoys a spacious layout with a tarred play area for both infants and older pupils and a grass football pitch along with lawns to the front and rear of the school.
At present there are three permanent classrooms along with one mobile classroom, a library and P.E./dining hall. Each class is equipped with a brand new state-of-the-art interactive Smartboard and the teaching resources necessary for delivering a modern balanced curriculum. A friendly, caring atmosphere pervades the school and the entire staff and governors are committed to ensuring the highest possible educational standards and provision for the pupils.
Strong links with parents have been developed over the years and are one of the great strengths of our school. A Parents’ Association has been in operation for many years and they organise a variety of activities and events throughout the school year to provide invaluable extra resources for the pupils and school. All parents are welcome to attend any of their meetings and are encouraged to become actively involved in the planned events throughout the year.
I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was a young child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools he used
Were books and music and art;
One a parent with guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled
With touch that was deft and sure
While the parent laboured by his side
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last their task was done
They were proud of what they had wrought
For the things they had moulded into the child
Could neither be sold or bought.
And each agreed he would have failed
If he had worked alone
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.