Pupils ‘ReadOn’ in support of children’s charity

Glengormley High School pupils raised an amazing £722.90 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children by engaging in its ‘ReadOn 2018’ programme. The pupils challenged themselves to read as many books as possible within a seven day period and collected sponsorship from family and friends.

As well as raising money for a wonderful charity, the initiative encouraged the pupils to read more than they normally would on a daily basis. Everyone loved getting involved and the charity were thrilled with the total raised.

Here’s what some of the ReadOn participants had to say:

Abbi Dickson Year 8

“I really enjoyed taking part in ReadOn to as the aim was to raise as much money as possible for the charity. The challenge was really important as some of the money raised will go to Daisy Lodge, a place where families can spend time together. I think that ReadOn should take place in every school.”

Jack Millar Year 8

“ReadOn is important as we raised a lot of money for charity. It is good to know that the money is going to help children with cancer.”

Our young poets are getting published!

The following students have been selected to have their self-composed poems published for Young Writers ‘The Poetry Games’:
• Emma Milligan
• Louise Magee
• Tate McFadden
• Sarah Ali
• Rebecca Todd
• Laura O’Mullan
• Katie Sharpe
• Ella McCurry
• Jenna Watters
• Riley Lucas
• Rachel Adair
• Carys Arthur
• Jenna Wilde
• Emily McCafferty
• Katie-Lee Carson
• Cory Boyland
• Amy Blair
• Chloe Johnston

Year 12 Human Geography Field Trip

Year 12 pupils completed their Human Geography fieldtrip. Their task was to investigate regeneration of the former Northcott complex. The pupils had to complete questionnaires with members of the public and they were a credit to the school.

Mr Coey

Eye4Education Assessment Centre

Eye4Education returned to GHS today to announce the winners of the 4 stage Assessment Centre that took place before Easter.

The winning candidate was  James Getty

First Reserve:  Zoe Wright, Mathew Morton and James Relph

 James won an Echo Dot for his outstanding performance in all 4 areas of the Assessment Centre – Application Form, Aptitude Test, Group Activity and Interview

 First Reserves:  Zoe Wright, Mathew Morton and James Relph who all scored equally and each received a memory pen with Zoe Wright receiving a University Sweater for her outstanding interview performance overall.

Well done everyone!


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.