Year 9 Dudes and Divas

Year 9 took part in a Young Enterprise seminar: Explore Enterprise. The pupils heard a talk by Sarah from Dudes+Divas Entertainment, then designed Apps for Dudes+Divas exploring the idea of marketing. They were a credit to our school.

Year 13 Personal Finance with Young Enterprise

Year 13 were taking part in a seminar by Young Enterprise: Personal Economics. The seminar focused on money management skills and discussion on how to avoid debt. The pupils were super!

Year 10 Explore Circle Theory

Mrs McDermott’s class investigated the relationship between the circumference and diameter of circles. They measured the circumference and found if they divided it by the diameter the answer was always around 3. A few pupils managed to get 3.14 – the exact value of Pi, the number we were trying to discover!

QUB Junior Academy Taster Day

Our year 10 QUB Academy Students attended the first of their taster days. Today we learnt about the world of robotics and even designed our own robotic arm!

Well done to Molly, Rihanna, Dylan, Mark and Madison who were one of the first groups to have their robot functioning.

Thank you to QUB for running this event

Miss Shearer’s Class take on Willy Wonka

Miss Shearer’s Year 8 are reading Roald Dahl’s autobiography ‘Boy’ as their class novel. It’s clear Roald Dahl had a very sweet tooth as a child, and his experiences with sweets and chocolate as a young boy gave him the inspiration to write his best-selling novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. As part of our study of the novel, our class decided to take on the challenge of designing a brand new type of sweet or candy bar! We started by conducting a taste test with the old fashioned sweets Roald Dahl mentions in his book, then we went on to design our posters and find effective vocabulary to describe how our sweets might taste!

Our class worked really hard on their designs, and we came up with some absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious ideas! Congratulations to our three winners!

1st Place – Tyler Nicholl
2nd Place – Sarah Cowan
3rd Place – Luci Hume
Honourable Mention – Aliyah Monthe



Year 12 Jobs & Career Exhibition


All Year 12 will be attending a Jobs and Careers Exhibition at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on Thursday 8th November 2018 from 9-12 . Students will have the opportunity to meet potential employers and post 16 course providers. Consent forms must be returned to form tutors by Thursday 25th October to confirm attendance. Students without consent forms will remain in school as normal.

NEBSSA Table Tennis Competition at GHS

On Friday past our Year 9 boys Table tennis team (Ethan Spence, Alec Foster and Jamie Wang)  competed against Year 10 boys from a number of other schools in the NEBSSA Championship.  As a team they came 4th overall.  The stand out individual performance came from Ethan Spence who qualified through the Round Robin Preliminary round to battle it out in the Top 5 Shoot Out!

 

Here are the results for the top 5 in the team and individual competition;

 

NEBSSA JUNIOR TEAM

 

1st           Ballyclare Grammar

2nd          Ballymoney HS

3rd           Larne Grammar ‘A’

4th           Glengormley HS

5th           Larne Grammar ‘B’

 

NEBSSA JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL

 

1st           Adam Falkner (Ballmoney HS)

2nd          Caleb Crawford (Ballyclare Grammar)

3rd           Andrew Leckey (Ballyclare Grammar)

4th           Jonny Russell (Larne A)

5th           Ethan Spence (GHS)

 

Rapid 7 Cyber Security Workshop

Pupils from a range of our GCSE IT courses took part in an experimental Interactive Cyber Security event today. This was delivered by several staff members from Rapid 7 Cyber Security as part of ‘Rapid7 Gives Back’ day. Our pupils had great fun solving cyber-crime puzzles! #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits