The atmosphere at St Malachy's High School, Castlewellan was one of excitement and joyous celebration as students received their GCSE results. Once again the quality of results has increased with many students securing A* and A grades in a wide range of subjects. Every student is unique with their various talents and abilities and the results clearly demonstrated that students had been successful in fulfilling their potential. The ethos and values of the school are about aspiration, ambition and empowering young people to take their place in society with confidence and contributing to the Common Good.
Pictured is Hannah Cunningham, currently a Year 12 student at St. Joseph's High School, Crossmaglen who recently competed as a piano soloist in the Rotary Club of Comber Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year 2015.
2014-2015 will be long remembered by all those associated with St. Joseph's High School, Newry as they secured their first ever Ulster Colleges trophy by winning the under-16 Faul Cup. They defeated the Belfast side Colaiste Feirste, who narrowly secured a victory against St Joseph's in last year's final.
It is a great honour to be appointed Principal Designate of St Ronan's College Lurgan. I have dedicated my career to the development of Catholic, non-selective education and feel that the establishment of St Ronan's College creates a blueprint for the future of education in Northern Ireland. My core purpose as the lead learner in St Ronan's will be to nurture a love of Teaching and Learning in both staff and pupils and a desire to see that all young people are given the best start in life and allowed to fulfil their potential.
Glenann PS, Cushendall and Glengormley IPS have been working together on cross-community projects since 2008. In April this year the two schools collaborated with Mr Michael McKillop from local Cushendall business, Glens of Antrim Potatoes, to re-introduce the Lumper potato to the local area. The Lumper potato was the potato that was attacked by blight during the Great Famine in Ireland: (1845-1850)
Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Mr. John Lonergan, was the guest speaker at an in-service training day at St. Mark's High School, Warrenpoint, this week. Mr. Lonergan spoke about the importance of education and teachers drawing on his experiences of working with young people within the prison service and as Governor of Mountjoy Prison.