On Monday the 5th of February Year 12 students engaged in an Interview Success Workshop to help them understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work. The morning was fun, interactive and taught students to:
- Know the different types of interview that exist and their purpose
- Be able to identify ways to research and prepare effectively beforehand
- Practice simulated interviews using the STAR model to answer questions.
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!
In Year 13 studying IT and consider a career in this rapidly expanding sector? The Sentinus IT Bursary Placement Programme is an annual programme which provides students with a great opportunity to work alongside IT professionals in real IT work environments for 4 weeks over the Summer holiday period.
There are 20 placements available this Summer and students will have the opportunity to work on IT projects in their area of interest, not simply work shadowing.
For more details have a look at this IT Bursary Flyer or speak to Mrs McKee
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!
Friday the 15th of December our Sixth Form pupils and staff took part in a Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. So far £140.50 has been raised with more to be counted. Check out the school Facebook page on Monday for the winner jumpers from staff and pupils.
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.
Sixth Form students who had 100% attendance this year so far were rewarded with a free trip to Movie House Cinemas Glengormley. Thanks to Annette who looked after us in the Cinema.
On Monday 23rd October our Year 13 and 14 pupils attended a presentation on Road Safety – Drivers and Pedestrians. Many thanks to Constable McDowell for delivering this presentation.
Pastoral Learning Leader: Mr J McDowell
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Here are some posts about our sixth form from Facebook: