NIE Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships

NIE are offering school leavers the opportunity to apply for their apprenticeship programme Training is provided by their experienced training instructors and we have a history of providing jobs and career progression on the successful completion of apprentice training.

Each year they recruit apprentices for one or more of these roles depending on our business requirements.  This year they are currently looking for Electrician (Metering) Apprentices

During the two year programme all apprentices will work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification alongside gaining new technical and practical skills.

Selection will be by application form, aptitude testing, practical assessment centre and interview.

For more information or to apply:

Online applications open from Monday 27 January through to 4pm on Friday, 21 February 2020. Early applications are encouraged.

Mivan Apprenticeship Opportunity

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Mivan are currently recruiting for Apprentice Joiners through the Apprentice Navigators Programme, our new student engagement initiative. A Mivan Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to start your career and earn while you learn. You will gain NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications working on exciting global projects while developing a range of skills to become a qualified joiner.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Apprentice Navigators Programme please come along to our open evening on Thursday 5th    March 2020 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at our premises on Greystone Road, Antrim.

The evening will include presentations, a tour of our facilities and the opportunity to talk to current Mivan apprentices and employees.

Mivan Apprentice Open Night A5

Year 10 enjoy Speedy Options Day

On Wednesday 5th February Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to talk to Year 12 and 6th Form pupils about the subjects available to them at Key Stage 4. They received information about subjects and progression to 6th form and careers. They also received an options booklet and information on their pathways. Please remember that Year 10 Parent Interviews are on Monday 10th February at 2.45.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have then.


Year 10 Option Choices Event

Our Year 10 option process begins this week.

On Wednesday 5th February pupils will receive information on the courses available to them in Years 11 and 12. They will have the opportunity to talk to pupils who are already studying these courses, receive an option booklet with details of the courses and information on their pathway.

We feel that there is no longer a need for the planned Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 5th February as all issues can be addressed at Parent Interviews.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact school or speak to us at Parent Interviews on Monday 10th February. Senior teachers and Heads of Department will be available to answer any questions then.

Mrs M K McCartney


Changes to Lunctimes in the Canteen

Following a study by members of the school council we are changing arrangements for lunch in the cantee.   The Canteens are now named 1 + 2. Canteen 1 is the old hot food canteen and Canteen 2 is the sandwich / salad bar canteen.

The difference is that Canteen 2 along with sandwiches / salads, will now have a selection of Panini’s, burgers etc as well.  This will allow more children to access this side and lessen the queue time in Canteen 1.

The menus for each canteen are shown below:

Canteen 1

Canteen 2

Key Stage 4 Council update

First of all here are the school council reps for Key Stage 4:


And now for an update….

The key stage 4 council reps have been considering ways to support the elderly community coming up to Xmas.  Tee-Jay suggested a bingo and buns event at the local nursing home.  Mrs Jackson has made contact and is waiting for the response.


The council would also like to organise a Xmas baking event for the elderly community and bring them in to use our Hospitality facilities.  Mrs Jackson has been in contact with local councillors and is finalising a date for this to take place.


At the next meeting the group will consider ways to support Age NI coming into the Xmas period.

Key Stage 3 Council news

First of all here are our Key Stage 3 Council Reps:

And now for an update….

The key stage 3 council reps started their work by auditing the number of students using the hot and cold food canteens.  We have discovered that the hot foot canteen is used 3 times more regularly than the sandwich / salad bar.  The council are in talks at the moment with the Canteen managers to discuss ways of spreading the number of pupils more evenly across both canteens to reduce the queue times.  Watch this space for more news on that.


The year 10 pupils requested being able to use the junior playground to play football and basketball at lunchtime.  This request was brought forward to the SLT and they have agreed this request.


The students also raised concerns over toilet locks and soap dispensers. Since then the building supervisor and his team have been working hard to repair locks and are looking into the costs of new soap dispensers.


The year 10 pupils also asked to have their allocated toilet facilities to be moved to the Templeton building.  Again SLT have agreed with this decision.