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FULL MARKS FOR ART & DESIGN PUPILS

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Congratulations to Art & Design students, Juanita O’Kane and Anna McClurg, who achieved full marks in A Level and GCSE Art & Design, respectively, in the summer of 2016. Juanita O’Kane recently attended the CCEA A Level Awards ceremony in Stormont, …

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SPANISH DEBATE AT QUB

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On Tuesday 14th March, some of our MVI and LVI Spanish students took part in the annual Spanish Debate organised by NICILT (Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research). The team consisted of Jayne Bassett (captain), Daniel Quigley …

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RUGBY HOUSE 7s COMPETITION

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Congratulations to Shaw House who won the House Rugby 7s competition at Roughfort on Thursday 30th March.  It was a very closely contested tournament, and Shaw were only crowned champions on points difference after some complex mathematical computation that would have made Dr Springer …

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NORTHERN IRELAND SCHOOLS’ DEBATING COMPETITION

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Our Debating team of Jack Golden and Conor Callaghan competed in the semi-final of the Northern Ireland Schools’ Debating Competition on Tuesday 21st March against a team from St Louis’ Grammar School, Ballymena. While both teams had prior notice of the …

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BELFAST HOCKEY LEAGUE WINNERS

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Congratulations to the Girls’ 1st XI, and their coaches Mrs Nicholl and Mr Dorman, who defeated Methody 2-1 on Thursday 23rd March to win the Belfast League.  They add the trophy to the South Antrim League title and, following their success in at the …

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U13 RUGBY BLITZ

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Congratulations to the U13 A XV who won the Blitz at Roughfort on Saturday 18th March, defeating Campbell College, Ballyclare High School and Ballymena Academy.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST SCREENING

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On Friday 24th March, Mr Porter and Miss McAtamney took a group of 28 pupils to Lisburn Omniplex cinema to see ‘Beauty and the Beast’.  The group consisted of members of the Junior Book Club and pupils chosen by the …

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IRISH SCHOOLS’ WATERPOLO CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Congratulations to the U19 Girls’ Waterpolo team on winning the Irish Senior Schools’ Waterpolo Championships, held in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd March.

1997 SCHOOLS’ CUP WINNERS REUNION

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On St Patrick’s Day 1997 the 1st XV won the Schools’ Cup outright, the first time an Academy team had achieved this distinction.  As one of a number of events to mark the occasion, members of the team, led by captain …

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SPRING CONCERT

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On Wednesday 15th March, the Music Department hosted the annual Spring Concert in the Ulster Hall, Belfast.  This was an absolute extravaganza of music and showcasing of B.R.A.’s finest musical talent.  From the opening bars of the Orchestra’s rendition of …

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