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Monthly Archives: December 2013

DEFIBRILLATOR PRESENTATION AT STORMONT

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Forty-five schools from across Northern Ireland have been presented with life-saving defibrillators at a special ceremony held on Monday 9th December at Stormont. The devices, manufactured by HeartSine Technologies, were handed over to representatives from each of the selected schools …

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BOYS’ CHOIR VISIT BROOKVALE HOUSE

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The Belfast Royal Academy Boys’ Choir visited Brookvale House on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th December.  The elderly residents of the home were treated to seasonal music, including stirring renditions of ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ along with the …

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STEM CAREERS EVENT AT W5

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On Wednesday 18th December, a selection of Form III pupils went to W5 for a GCSE subject choice STEM event.  The pupils had the opportunity to attend four lectures from different companies in Northern Ireland, including Liberty IT, Northern Ireland …

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CAREERS STEM CAROUSEL

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Ted Jenson and Darren Nixon from Eye4Education came into school on Wednesday 18th December to run a STEM carousel.  All Form III pupils visited 6 stations where they learned about the nature of each business organisation and the type of …

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LATEST SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS

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HOCKEY Miss Brittain’s last session with her U14 team involved a Christmas Hockey tournament, with some Santa hats and tinsel thrown in for good measure!   MOTOCROSS Jay McCrum (Form IV) has been taking the local Motocross scene by storm …

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MODERN LANG CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES

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Lauren McKay, a past pupil who is currently reading Spanish with Business Management at Northumbria University, came into school to speak with AS French and Spanish pupils about the numerous university pathways and employment opportunities available for language graduates.  She …

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS

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On Tuesday 17th December Form II participated in an interactive workshop with Eye4Education called ‘An Introduction to Careers’.  The students were given advice and guidance on current and future labour market trends; employer expectations and the relevance of studying a …

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PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION RESULTS

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The postal ballot papers have now been counted and I would like to confirm that Mrs Kim Burns, Mr Philip McBride and Mrs Gillian McGaughey have been elected to serve as Parent Governors from Feb 2014 until January 2018.   …

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION EVENT

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Darren Nixon from Eye4Education came into school on Monday 16th December to run an event called Labour Market Information.  Form V pupils were given an insight into current labour market trends locally, nationally and globally.  Pupils completed a multi-intelligence test, …

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CAROL SERVICE AT STORMONT

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Former B.R.A. student, Basil McCrea MLA, hosted a carol service in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings in Stormont on Saturday evening. With musical contributions from Friends’ School Lisburn, the Lindsay Chorale, an Irish language choir from East Belfast Mission, …

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