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Monthly Archives: October 2017

CONNECTING CLASSROOMS

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Several teachers from Collège Dora Maar, Saint-Denis, visited the Academy this week. As part of our International School Award we plan, in March, to welcome 45 French students aged 12-13 from the Collège to Northern Ireland as part of an …

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SCHOOL & PUPIL COUNCIL TEAM-BUILDING

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Members of the Pupil Council visited Girdwood Community Hub for a drumming workshop on Friday 20th October. This team-building workshop, conducted by Joe Loughlin of ‘The Gathering Drum’, was enjoyed thoroughly by the pupils. The room was not just filled …

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL VISIT

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As part of our International School status, we are always very interested in welcoming and hosting teaching staff from other countries. Last week we welcomed Dirk Niemeyer to the Academy. He comes from the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany and was …

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SAVE THE CHILDREN VOLUNTEERS’ DAY

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Press Eye - Save the Children Awards - Hilton Templepatrick - 18th October 2017 Photograph by Declan Roughan Rita Rodden Cup - Belfast Royal Academy Peter Corry with BRA

Last year’s Save The Children committee attended the charity’s annual Volunteer Day on 18th October at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick.  Singer and entertainer Peter Corry presented the Academy with the Rita Rodden Cup for excellent fundraising.  We have won this …

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FORM 1 E-SAFETY EVENT

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Singer Simon James visited the Academy on Thursday 19th October to perform to Form I and II.  This was followed by a very important talk on eSafety, cyberbullying and discrimination. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session and were delighted to …

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SKILLS NORTHERN IRELAND CAREERS EVENT

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On Thursday 19th October, forty of our Form V pupils went along to the Skills Northern Ireland event at the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Interactive and inspiring, this two day event was aimed at 14-19 year olds to help them decide how …

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YOUNG EINSTEIN CLUB – MAKING HOVERCRAFTS

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Great fun was had at the Young Einstein Club this week as we made Hovercrafts using a CD, a cap from a sports water bottle and a balloon. We are not quite ready to cross The Channel with our design, …

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CAREERS PRESENTATION ON QUANTITY SURVEYING

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On Friday 13th October 2017 Noel Mathers, Claire Mulvenna and Paul Olding gave a presentation on the various roles of a surveyor to some of our Form IV pupils.  Each speaker gave details about the type of work they do …

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FROM THE ARCHIVES – CONOR CRUISE O’BRIEN

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The 3rd November 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Conor Cruise O’Brien, who, in 1939, was briefly a member of the Academy staff, in, what was then (as our archival photograph shows) a much smaller school. He later …

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VILLIERS PARK EDUCATIONAL TRUST

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Douglas Adams, Form MVI, participated in a course at Villiers Park from 25th-29th September.  The course was in Chemistry – Quantum Mechanics to Biocatalysts and he found the course both challenging and enjoyable.  The programme director commended his high levels of …

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