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It's a Double Win for Holy Family Primary and Nursery School, Derry

The pupils and staff of Holy Family Primary and Nursery School, Derry were delighted to welcome Minister for the Environment, Mark H. Durkan, MLA, to the school to celebrate the school’s double achievement of securing the Eco – Schools’ Green Flag Award as well as the Sustainable Travel Award.

Pictured: Minister Durkan, pupils who are members of the Eco-Committee, Mr Gavin Doherty, Mrs Noreen Doherty and Mr Garry Matthewson, Principal.

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St Joseph's in Newry Reaching Out

As with many other schools, staff and pupils at St Joseph’s HS, Newry were deeply impacted by the shocking, disturbing and distressful images within the media concerning the struggles of Syrian refugees. As a collective body, the school thought something urgently needed to be done to help ease the suffering of those facing such hardships.

Newly appointed principal, Mr Declan Murray, invited two representatives, Phelim Convery and Gervase Mc Cartan, from the Newry Lions club to inform the school of the challenges faced by the refugees and the need for basic essentials to be sent to them. St Joseph’s Boys’ High School took a proactive stance, and with the help of the coordinating staff an urgent collection was made, the likes of which St Joseph’s has never witnessed before. The generosity of pupils, staff and parents has been overwhelming.

In conjunction with other local primary schools and local businesses, St Joseph’s has collected thousands of pounds worth of equipment and toiletries for the refugee appeal and their efforts have been captured in an up-lifting video, highlighting the Christian ethos of the school in action.

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Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA,In Clady Visit

Deputy First minister, and Former Education Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness was the Guest
Speaker at this year’s Prize Giving Ceremony at St Mary’s College, Clady.

A school hall full of proud parents and talented pupils heard Mr Donnelly (Principal)
provide detail of the school’s record breaking year in terms of academic and
sporting successes. 89% of all Year 12 students (including those with
Statements of Special Educational Needs normally excluded from published school
league tables) achieved at least five good GCSE passes at grades A*-C. For the
fourth year in a row every Sixth Form student passed every one of the courses
with approximately one third of all A Level grades being at A* or A in 2015.

The highlight of the school’s sporting achievements in 2015 was undoubtedly
becoming the Ulster U16 Post Primary Football Champions (Arthurs Cup) for the
first time in the school’s history. Individual accolades also followed with six
of the team being awarded Derry All Star Awards. Other sporting achievements in
2015 also included the school’s U14 football team winning the Brian Og Memorial
Tournament for the second consecutive year so there is certainly strength in
depth on the football pitch.

2015 also marked a new high for the school in terms of extra-curricular and enrichment activities.
For example, the school was placed joint 1st in the prestigious GO4SET Young Engineers
Competition. In a highly competitive competition for schools from all sectors
from all across Ulster, the Year 10 students from St Mary’s impressed the judges with their project to transform Portglenone with a
Community Centre to be powered by sustainable energy provided by the River Bann.

Mr McGuinness also opened a new modular building for the school before giving an
inspiring talk on the quality of teaching and learning in St Mary’s, wider
social issues such as the current crisis involving Syrian refugees and the
importance of all young people making wise choices with regard to road safety.
At the end of the evening, the former Education Minister was presented with a
replica Greenlough Penal Cross, lovingly crafted within the school’s Technology
and Design department both in gratitude for his excellent address to the
school’s wider community on this occasion but also in recognition of his
support for the school over a long number of years and in particular, his decision
when Education Minister, to approve construction of a state of the art
Technology and Design suite in St Mary’s.

Mr McGuinness was on Twitter early the next morning to tweet that St Mary’s
College is ‘a wonderful school with excellent academic and sporting

Linking Literacy to Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

A Level English students from St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan swapped Shakespeare for Roald Dahl for one day only on Monday 14th September when they shared their favourite
Dahl stories with pupils from Primary 1 through to Primary 7 in St Malachy’s Primary School, Castlewellan.

The Sixth Form students read from George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy, The Magic Finger and many other favourites while the primary school children listenedenthusiastically. The visit was arranged By Mrs Pauline Burgess and Mrs ARedmond, literacy co-ordinators in St Malachy’s High School and St Malachy’s Primary School respectively.

St Mark's Student is a "STEM" Leader

Congratulations to Kerrie O'Hare who has been awarded the prestigious 'Leaders in STEM award. The Year 11 student from St. Mark's High School, Warrenpoint, wasentered for the award as part of the Primary Engineers Programme due to her dedication and commitment to the STEM club in the school. She is pictured receiving her certificate from Science teacher Mrs. Christine Mc Kinney.

Holy Trinity Primary School, Belfast, Boxall Award

Majorie Boxall Quality Mark Award

Congratulations to Holy Trinity Primary School on being presented with the prestigious ‘Majorie Boxall Quality Mark Award’. It is awarded by the ‘Nurture Group Network’ to schools who can demonstrate, through a rigorous examination of evidence and practice, that nurturing principles are applied, not only in the nurture group class but to the whole school.

Pictured:  Patricia Mc Caugherty (nurture assistant), Brenda Martin (Education Authority), Mary Manning (nurture assistant), Julie Fulton (DENI), Jill Trotter (Education Authority), Kevin Kibble (Nurture Network), Alan Boyd (DENI) Anne Heffernan (nurture teacher), Fiona Boyd (Principal), Jim Clarke (CCMS) and Helen Stollery (Nurture Network)

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