Parents – We have developed a timetable for our pupils in the Learning Support Centre for the coming weeks and months. Just something to help support our pupils with some routine.
You can view or download the timetable here: Learning Support Centre Timetable
The Education Authority have put together a resource to support our pupils during our period of independent learning.
It allows our pupils to set targets for themselves during their time at home.
My Strengths Toolkit v2
Our school counsellors are still there for you! Not being in school has been a big change for everyone. Our school counselling services is still operating. If you need someone to speak to please get in touch with them. For pupils who have been seeing our counsellors, someone will be in touch with you shortly.
Please read the information sheets. Remember, it’s good to talk!
parents information sheet
Family Works Letter to Parents
If you feel you need to talk to someone for advice or guidance on any issue please remember there are a number of phonelines you can contact for support.
Telephone and Web Support for Young People
Please see linked letter below in light of Minister Weir’s latest advice on school’s approach to the Coronavirus issue.
Principal Letter 20_03_2020
School Closure – Thursday 19th March
Regrettably, our heating system is still not working properly and we cannot guarantee heat or warm water for washing of hands for our pupils. The engineers have been onsite since 7.30am this morning and continue to endeavour to fix the system. Staff continue to work in school creating resources for Google Classroom. For health and safety reasons, the school will remain closed until we can guarantee that all pupils will have warm water for washing their hands.
Pupils – login to MySchool with your c2k username and password – you can access G Suite for Education and the Google Classroom App
To join a class click on the + symbol and add the appropriate code for your class
Each class has a unique code you have to enter to join.
To sign up for a class please email email@example.com for details on class codes.
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: https://www.nienetworks.co.uk/careers/apprentice-training-programme
Online applications open from Monday 27 January through to 4pm on Friday, 21 February 2020. Early applications are encouraged.
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
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.
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