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Monthly Archives: November 2012

R.M. JONES LECTURE AT QUEEN’S

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The R.M. Jones Lecture in Great Hall at Queen’s University Belfast:THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF EDUCATION Queen’s University, Belfast held an event on Thursday 29th November 2012 for students who are thinking of a career or third level education with an international …

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ERASMUS STUDENTS VISIT FROM GERMANY

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Nina Bergmann and Carina Heller from the Erasmus Scheme visited on Friday 30th November to observe how classes are taught here and to get an impression of an average school day.  They come from Southern Germany and are students of …

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GIRLS’ HOCKEY SCHOOLS’ CUP RESULT

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The 1st XI Hockey team played their 2nd round Schools’ Cup fixture on Wednesday 28th November.  The match was against Omagh Academy at Roughfort.  In a tightly fought game, Captain Amy Mellor’s side edged out the opposition 1-0 – an …

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MVI ECONOMICS VISIT TO IKEA

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On Tuesday 27th November, MVI Economics pupils paid a visit to the IKEA Belfast where they were given a guided tour by sustainability leader, Mr Nigel McGarry.  Pupils had a first hand opportunity to learn about economies of scale and …

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RSC – ‘CHEMISTRY AT WORK’

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Forty-seven Form IV pupils attended a ‘Chemistry at Work’ exhibition in the Whitla Hall, Queen’s University on Tuesday 27th November.  This RSC-sponsored event consisted of a series of short, interactive talks from local companies who use chemistry in their business …

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UK MATHS TRUST TEAM CHALLENGE

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On Friday 23rd November, the Senior Maths team of Tom Hanna (MVI), Steven Bailie (MVI), Chris Turnbull (LVI) & Rosalind Ware (LVI) represented the school at the UK Maths Trust Senior Team Challenge.  Of the 15 schools present from across …

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INTERVIEW SKILLS TRAINING

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On the 26th November 2012, Purple Patch, a company specialising in Interview Skills Coaching, came into school to work with a group of MVI pupils who are applying to study Medicine and Dentistry at university.  This was a joint initiative …

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TRANSLATING FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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Anna Leyden, Aoife McAtamney, Nicole Simpson, Carrie Whitcroft, Jordan Meighan and Alex McGovern were recently given the opportunity to display their translation skills from French into English for the European Commission’s Annual Translation Competition. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation …

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LATEST SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS

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Swimming Ulster Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships The Ulster Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships were held in Ballymena at the weekend and Academy pupils won 35 medals (21 Gold, 9 Silver and 5 Bronze). Conor Ferguson claimed two Ulster Junior records, in …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ PAIRS BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

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The Ulster Schools’ Pairs Bridge Tournament was held in Belfast on Saturday 24th November. 2nd in the Senior Section – Melissa Antonio & Rebecca Rowan 1st in the Intermediate Section – Cameron McCaughey & Andrew Milligan Below are some more …

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