Year 8 compete in Belfast District Cross Country Championships

A group of Year 8 athletes competed in the Belfast District Cross Country Championships today at Ormeau Park.

Kyle Smith & Steven Crumlin finished 4th & 14th respectively & both have now qualified for the Ulster finals at the end of the month.

The boys just missed out on qualifying for the Ulster finals as team; where they finished 5th, but only the top three teams qualified.

Well done to our team:
Kyle Smith, Steven Crumlin, Jude Molyneaux, Jamie Wang, Jacob Moore, Jake Flanaghan, Reece Gilmore, Adam Nelis.

We were the 5th best placed school overall in team competition out of 13 schools which is really impressive.

Other finishing places:
Jacob Moore 37th
Adam Nelis 44th
Jude Molyneaux 48th
Reece Gilmore 74th
Jake Flanaghan 77th
Jamie Wang 78th

Sixth Form Pupils attend PSNI Roadsafe Roadshow

Our Sixth form students attended the PSNI Roadsafe Roadshow which was a hard hitting look into the dangers of driving recklessly or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Our students were taken through the reality of an actual road traffic accident from 2017 which proved fatal for one passenger and life changing for the driver who has to live with the consequences of driving recklessly. This was extremely useful given the statistics which show that young drivers are responsible for most deaths on the road.

The session involved the first responder PSNI traffic officer, the paramedic who arrived on the scene and a member of the Fire Service who was required to provide support at the horrific accident.

The Roadshow dealt with the reality of a road traffic collision: real trauma; real pain; and the real consequences of making the wrong decision behind the wheel of a car.

The Roadshow showed the impact on health, career now or in the future, insurance, family, friends and the community.

We urge all our students and school community to make the right choices as drivers and as passengers. Stay Safe!

Students attend Macbeth Workshop and Performance

Students viewed a live performance of ‘Macbeth’. Commedia of Errors Theatre Company, who have been performing at The Lyric Theatre, came and provided an excellent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. GCSE students got to work with one of the actors on developing analytical skills on iambic pentameter.

Christmas Experience 2017

What a wonderful way to finish our year with our Christmas Experience – as you can see from the images our pupils had a fantastically festive time!

 

Endurance Christmas Jumper Content

Lots of festive creativity in the Endurance Pastoral Learning Group this week where pupils had the task of creating their own Christmas Jumper. There were prizes for the best and well done to Mrs O’Neills form group who were judged to be the best. Great work guys.

Achievement in Endurance

At school we love to recognise great effort and achievement. Well done to these pupils from the Endurance Pastoral Learning Group for their great effort.

 

Excellent in Endurance awards for November / December

Outstanding attendance awards in Endurance
Top Maths Pupils in Endurance
 Congratulations to Jude Molyneaux in Year 8 who became the Ulster boxing champion in his age and weight category

 

 

 

 

 

Year 14 Holocaust Ambassadors attend Reception

Holocaust Ambassador Reception

Two of our Year 14 students – Natalie Montgomery and Erin English – participated in a province-wide trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Holocaust Educational Trust last year.  They trained successfully to become Holocaust Ambassadors for the Trust.  The girls attended a reception recently in Stormont where they listened to a talk from Walter Kammerling, a Holocaust Survivor.  Erin and Natalie will be leading assemblies this January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th of that month.  They will also be attending Open Night and will be available to discuss their experiences of their visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with visiting parents and primary students. 

 

U18 Football Success in Northern Plate

The U18 Football team beat Castlederg High School in the Northern Plate today by 3 – 0.

Goal scorers were Calum Smith, Luke Wiley & an own goal by CHS; Karl Beggs was man of the match, producing 4-5 fantastic saves throughout the second half when the score was only 1 – 0.

 The pupils were a credit to the school & all 15 played an important part; but more importantly all the pupils enjoyed the match & the experience.

 

Discovery Support Children in Need

As part of our Children and Need activities Discovery PLG cooked up a delicious breakfast for pupils. We allowed the pupils a treat in support of charity and they were able to tuck into some yummy pancakes cooked by Chef Shearer and her other form tutors – as you can see the pupils had a lovely start to the day – a little bit of chocolate in the morning once in a while isn’t too bad!