University of Ulster Law Taster

Y13 Student’s Sian McGilton and Lucy Wilson did themselves proud having attended an Ulster University Law Taster Event that tested their ability to try a case acting as both the defence and prosecutor. Both parties had to make opening statements, call witnesses, make objections, cross-examine and present closing statements. Invited Barristers who acted as Judges for the case commended the students on their attention to detail to the facts of the case.

Celebrating Success in LLW

We were celebrating the success of Key Stage 3 pupils in Learning for Life and Work. Pupils had the opportunity to have ice-cream, play French Boules and receive a certificate. We were joined by the Chairman of the school Board of Governors. It was a great morning. Thanks for all your hard work – G Coey.

Nicholson Bass are recruiting apprentices

Nicholson Bass is now in the process of recruiting apprentices for their plant in Mallusk, they are part of the Bradley group which currently operates factories in Belfast, Isle of Man and Liverpool.


The vision at Nicholson Bass is to become the biggest and best printer in Ireland. This is an exciting role for any young driven individual who wishes to pursue a career within the printing industry.


This would suit school leavers from the age of 16-18. Nicholson Bass are looking to employ 5 individuals in our Mallusk factory, for further information contact Mr Glen Miskimmon on 02890 342433 or by email gmiskimmin@nicholsonbass.com.

Closing date for these roles would be 22/06/18.

Summer Volunteering with Bright Young things

Are you 16+, interested in drama, theatre, performing arts or teaching ? Looking for something to do over the summer? Bright Young Things provides award-winning drama workshops designed to build Confidence, Communication, Creativity and vital social skills, through the power of drama.



In Summer 2018 they will be hosting a series of camps at 17 locations. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for each of the camps this summer and ongoing volunteering and training opportunities beyond this.


To apply just register your interested at https://goo.gl/forms/jFuIOmBm9AOldd392

Citizenship Prize Winners

Learning for Life and Work – Molly Gilmore was the winner of the our Mental Health competition.  After learning about mental health in Personal Development, the pupils had to identify a number of celebrities who have been affected by mental health issues.  Well done Molly!! 

Dara Hickland was the winner of the Road Safety poster competition that was completed during Personal Development.  The poster is now being used around the school to highlight road safety

 

Living Legacies School University Partnerships Initiative

A Year 9 History class took part in this Newtownabbey Learning Community Project.  Working with Researches at Queen’s University our project was based on World War 1, Living Legacies.  Working with groups from Rosstulla, Belfast High and Abbey Community School the pupils looked at the First War through different subjects

  • Mapping the front – Geography
  • WW1 Drama – English
  • WW1 Handling Box and digital technologies –       History / ICT
  • A Green Booth with WW1 Costumes was available all day, for those special pictures.

The children have been sent away to produce a poster on World War 1 and will meet as a group again in Year 10

Everyone had a great day and look forward to continuing this work in September

Year 14 Higher Education Courses at Belfast Met

Belfast Met have a number of Level 5 courses with places available:

C5152 101F PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 5 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)
C5156 101F Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Music
C5160 102F Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production(Visual Effects)
C5160 103F Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production(Journalism)
C5160 105F Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)
C6017 101F BSc(Hons) Fashion Management – Validated by the Open University Subject to Approval
C5152 101F PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 5 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)
C5156 101F Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Music
C5160 102F Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production(Visual Effects)
C5160 103F Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production(Journalism)
C5160 105F Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)
C6017 101F BSc(Hons) Fashion Management