Sixth Form achievers February 2018

Here they are this month’s achievers from Sixth Form. These pupils are being recognised for their hard work and contribution to school life. Well done everyone! Remember #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits.

Sixth Form Formal 2018

The Sixth Form formal took place this year in the Galgorm Manor Resort and Spa on Tuesday the 13th of February.  All the students and staff that attended had a great evening and everyone looked amazing.

If you were at the formal and would like to send some of your photos to be added to the website then simply send them in a message on Facebook.

Year 12 and 13 Interview Success Workshops

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.

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!

Year 13 IT Summer Job Placement opportunity

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



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!


Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

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.

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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.