Weekend of success for Miss Dowd’s form class

It has been a fantastic weekend for pupils in AMD. We would like to congratulate the following pupils

Katie from Year 9
Came 2nd and 4th in the fast and slow dance – Leigh Eppleston Dance

Sarah from Year 11
Won the Carrick Boxing Academy May Brawl

Sophie from Year 9
Came 1st in the Grove Galaxy Trampolining competition

Well done from Miss Dowds and AMD pupils

Year 12 Leaver’s Assembly

On Friday the 11th of May we bid ‘farewell’ to our year 12s as they begin study leave. They enjoyed some sausage and bacon baps and were entertained by the wonderfully talented Glenn Irwin. Mr Massey reaffirmed the message of investing in ourselves for a better future. A few slideshows, messages from staff and pupils, laughs, tears and plenty of photographs rounded off a lovely morning with a wonderful year group.
Good luck in your exams. We are very proud of the exceptional young people you have become.

Study Leave for Year 12, 13 and 14

Study Leave is the opportunity to prepare for your exams at home. This does not mean that you are no longer required to attend school. If your class is identified on this timetable, then you must attend the sessions – these are not optional!

Full school uniform is required when attending both Revision, Blitz and actual exam sessions.

Here are the revision timetables for each year group;

Year 12 Revision Timetable

Year 13 Revision Timetable

Year 14 Revision Timetable

The Diana Award & Anti-bullying Ambassador Programme

What exactly is the Diana Award?

The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of their main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 24,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.  Set up in 2011, the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. In 2013 the programme received funding from the Department for Education. The programme offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After receiving the training students become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools. In their role they help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both online and offline.

Glengormley High School became an anti-bullying ambassador school in 2017. We had our initial training in Ashfield Girls school. Mrs Kerr and Mrs Hodge were initially trained ambassadors for our school.

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 we were then privileged and delighted to have been asked to host an anti-bullying ambassador training event in Glengormley High School on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

The following schools joined us in this event

  • Antrim primary school
  • Saint Bernard’s Primary School
  • Saint Therese of Lisieux Primary School
  • Hazel wood secondary school
  • Mercy secondary school

Mrs Jackson and Miss Dowds along with

  • Emma-Louise Rudd
  • Jay Crosbie
  • Rachel Laffin
  • Holly Clyde
  • Lois McGrath
  • Chloe McGurk
  • Lucy Wilson
  • Macy Thompson
  • Sophie Millar
  • Molly McCrum
  • Katie-Hagan Mussen
  • Sarah Ferguson
  • Connor Lee Hughes
  • Callum Hawthorne
  • Megan McTaggart
  • Anna Stewart
  • Hannah McWilliams
  • Sarah Ferguson

Took part in the event.

We now have four trained staff and over 20 fully trained pupils who work as Anti-bullying ambassador’s for our school.

#Glengormley High says NO to bullying

Celebrating our successful Sixth Years

It’s an absolute delight for us to recognise the hard work and dedication exhibited by our students from Year 8 to Year 14 in all areas of school life. Today we had the opportunity to recognise excellence in our Sixth Form who received awards for a wide range of reasons.

Pupils received awards for academic success and effort, for contributing to school life, for being a good role model to others, for charity contribution and even for being a supportive friend. Well done everyone – very proud of you all!

Discovery Success Stories for May

Congratulations to all the Discovery students who were awarded certificates for their hard work this month. Also, congratulations to DGC and DSD form classes who met their attendance targets for April and were rewarded with some sweeties!

Ella’s NEBSSA Bronze

Congratulations to Ella Cassells for winning a Bronze medal yesterday with a throw of 7.83m in the NEBSSA Athletics Finals.

Our other 4 athletics also acquitted themselves well, competing in very difficult weather conditions; Steven Crumlin (Year 8) 4th in Shot, Ellie Redfern (Year 8) 6th in Long Jump, Katie Scott (Year 11) 5th in Discus and Timothy Rea (Y9) 6th in Shot.