Capita IT Networks and C2k have announced the winners of the fifth annual 'NI Schools ICT Excellence’ Awards. The over-all winning school in the post-primary classification was St. John the Baptist College in Portadown. Receipt of this prestigious award is a highly impressive accolade for the college which is only in its second year, having been launched in September 2017.
St. Colm’s High School Draperstown takes Sustainable Schools Award at the prestigious TES Schools Awards London, 21 June 2019
The awards, celebrating their eleventh year, recognise outstanding contributions made by education teams and individuals to help students to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.
Holy Cross Primary School Primary 5, 6 & 7 children travelled to Antrim on Wednesday 19th June to present their winning ‘Plastic Pollution Project’ at the Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge. Pictured are their teacher Mrs Norris, Acting Principal Mrs Morrow, Dr Anne Rice, Programmes Coordinator NI Young Citizens and Lord Alderman John Smyth is the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey.
We had a special visitor today at St Malachy’s, Mr Gerry Campbell – Chief Executive of CCMS (Council of Catholic Maintained Schools). Mr Campbell walked around the school, met some children and was very impressed by what he saw. He commented on the manners of the children, and the vibrancy of the children’s work displayed throughout the school among other things. Our Head Boy Daniel and our Head Girl Rayna ensured he had a very warm welcome.
The School Development Plan highlighted ICT as a key area of focus this year. The Senior Leadership Team were happy to agree to setting up a new ICT suite to facilitate better teaching and learning for the children. The ICT team led by Mr. McGuigan conducted an audit of ICT resources and hardware. It was evident that a significant boost to ICT resources was necessary. The aim was to facilitate the needs of the children to ensure an outstanding standard of teaching and learning in the area of ICT. The room and ICT equipment was funded by the school budget.
Lismore recently received confirmation that their application to Guinness World Records was successful!
Lismore Comprehensive are officially the ‘Guinness World Record Title Holder’ for the ’World’s Largest Human Pi Symbol’.
Mrs Kane (Principal) commented,
“To see 1170 students and staff in a Pi shape, in our Senior Yard, is a memory that will be cherished for some time at Lismore!
Today's event was not just about breaking a World Record. It was about community. The Lismore community today involved our entire student population, including students from our Learning Support Centre, Teaching Staff, Learning Assistants, Canteen Staff, Office Staff and Caretaking staff - a whole team approach!”