Year 14 Orange History Lecture


We were delighted to welcome Dr. Jonathan Mattison to school recently. He spoke to our Year 14 History students about the issue of Home Rule and the nature of the opposition to it in Ulster. It was a very interactive discussion that covered a significant part of their current modules.

Year 11 History visit the Ulster Museum

1968: a Missed Opportunity workshop – Ulster Museum April 18th


Year 11 History students took part in a conference exploring the foundation of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. They had the opportunity to engage with other schools in lectures, activities and a newly refurbished Troubles gallery tour.

After lunch, they listened to the perspectives of Anne Devlin (a former Peoples’ Democracy activist) and Nelson McCausland (DUP) and were able to ask the panel questions regarding their experiences.

Nomad visit our Year 8 Pupils

On Thursday the NOMAD team from Youth for Christ were in school working with Year 8.  The team set up a portable football cage in the school assembly hall.  Pupils worked in groups, developing their football skills and playing football in the cage.  The sessions then finished with an RE lesson on prejudice.

During break and lunch we had a drop-in, when other pupils could play football.  Everyone really enjoyed the day, a huge thank you to the NOMAD team for coming into and to Glengormley Baptist for helping us to organise the event.

First meeting of the debating society

This week saw the first meeting of the Debating Society. The topic for the debate was “This house believes that Euthanasia should be available for the terminally ill.” Speaking for the pro-choice side were Freya and Sam, opposing were Darrah and Jadon. Well done to everyone involved!

Celebrating Young Enterprise Success

This morning in assembly we celebrated with AVP Mr McNabb our young people who completed a Young Enterprise Personal Economics Programme.

In completing the programme they thought about future careers, explored interview techniques, spending habits, banking trends, money protection and managing credit and debt.

Well done to everyone who completed the programme and thanks to Mr Coey for facilitating this opportunity.

Debating Society

The Debating Society is organised through Learning for Life and Work.

Why not come along an engage in a debate on a relevant issue?

The skills you will develop include:

  • Communication and research skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Diplomacy skills
  • And staying cool under pressure

These are all important skills you help you in Life and Work.

Time – 3.05 – 3.45
Where – 7G
Who – Speak to Mr Coey if interested in coming along.

Revision Classes for Year 11 and 12 GCSE

Over the next few weeks coming up to the GCSE exams our dedicated teaching staff are running revision classes after school for learners.  During these sessions staff will answer questions, cover sections of the course that learners are struggling with and give revision advice.

These classes are meant to top up your learning in the classroom and your revision at home.

For help revising use resources such as:

10 Best GCSE Revision Tips from Past Students

https://www.bbc.com/education/levels/z98jmp3

Ulster Univserity Parents information day

Ulster University would like to invite parents and guardians of Year 12 and 13 students to our Parents’ Information Event. Students are welcome to attend.

 

Saturday, 14th April

9.30am – 1.00pm

Belfast Campus

 

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to find out about:

  • Course options
  • The UCAS application process
  • Employability of Ulster graduates
  • Student finance

 

To register and to find out more

www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevent