Students and staff from St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan attended St Mary’s University Belfast on Tuesday 31st January to receive their prize for their entry for the Down and Connor Catholic School’s Trustee Support Service Arts and Media ‘Ethos’ Competition. The winning video was a compilation of the Catholic Schools’ framework and the school were awarded First Place and £1000.
On Friday 20 January St Patrick’s Primary School, Belfast celebrated the achievement of a level one Quality Mark award from UNICEF for their work in educating pupils on their rights in a safe, inspiring and thriving environment.
The staff of Holy Family Primary and Nursery School in Derry continue to be at the forefront of providing appropriate provision for pupils with dyslexia after being awarded the highly prestigious BDA Dyslexic Friendly School status for the third occasion.
The award recognises the school's success in developing and implementing effective strategies to meet the needs of pupils with dyslexia across the curriculum. The Derry school has long pioneered highly effective teaching and learning approaches for all pupils and particularly for pupils with specific learning conditions.
The success of the school in securing this prestigious award is due in no small measure to the high levels of competence among the teaching and non- teaching staff which ensures the high quality learning experiences of all pupils generally and those pupils with dyslexia particularly.
Mencap is the official charity Partner of the 2017 Belfast City Marathon, taking place on 1 May 2017, and is seeking relay team runners of 2 to 5 school children and also teachers to run short sections of the marathon whilst fundraising for Mencap. Interested teams which can include sports teams, athletic and cross country teams plus PE classes within all schools within Greater Belfast, County Down and Antrim are welcome to register their school teams.
Four CCMS schools picked up awards at the recent BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin. Pupils from schools across Northern Ireland took part in the event which aims to provide a platform for students with a passion for science and technology.
CCMS recently welcomed principals from across the Catholic Maintained sector to the annual CCMS Principals Conference.