For World Book Day 2018 Holy Cross Primary School, Kilkeel pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite book character. Pictured is a selection of two pupils from each class who added the extra creative touch for their World Book Day Event, along with Classroom Assistant, Denise Sloan (Paddington Bear), Primary 7 teacher, Siobhan Morrow (The Mad Hatter) and Primary 1-2 teacher, Stephanie Morgan (The Hungry Caterpillar).
'Healthy Me' is a vibrant and engaging mental health promotion programme, provided by Action Mental Health Mensana. It is aimed at children which explores emotional/mental health, healthy lifestyle choices and pathways to effective support through imaginative and interactive play and song. 'Healthy Me' positively promotes mental health and social and emotional wellbeing in children and has a strong focus on prevention and self-help.
A Parents’ Evening was held on Monday 5 February 2018, staff members of Carrick Primary School, Warrenpoint also accessed 'Healthy Me' training and found it really beneficial and very relevant and the P6 and P7 children participated and enjoyed the 'Healthy Me' Workshops.
Two 12 year old pupils, Mia Allen and Alfie Mallet, from St Mary’s High School, Brollagh, were given the fabulous opportunity of spending time at N Ireland’s Q radio Studios and broadcasting to audiences about their funding raising for Cancer Research.
After hearing about their fundraising efforts, Q radio invited the two 12 year old pupils to spend the morning at their studio. Alfie and Mia experienced behind the scenes of the morning show, Q Café with Stevie King. They were then interviewed for the show by journalist Grainne Connelly.
Congratulations to all the staff and children in Good Shepherd Nursery School, Dunmurry who achieved the Green Flag award again this year. Pupils and staff continually amaze everyone with their knowledge and enthusiasm and it is extremely encouraging to see the many benefits of the Eco-Schools programme, such as better pupil engagement, cost savings and environmental improvement, being shared by schools in Northern Ireland.
Green Flag Eco-Schools should be very proud of their fantastic achievements and Good Shepherd look forward to seeing more schools achieving the prestigious Green Flag award.
Huge congratulations to Mr Martin Moreland, Principal of Mercy College, Belfast who was recently named Principal of the Year at the prestigious Blackboard Education Awards run by Aisling Events. This is the second time Mr Moreland has been nominated for this award.
Adela Polakova, a Year 11 pupil from St Patrick’s College, Ballymena, won first prize in the Down and Connor Arts and Poetry Competition, KS4 category. Her winning poem was written on the theme of ‘My Family’ which marks the beginning of Catholic Schools week.
Adela attended an award ceremony in St Mary’s University on Monday 29 January where she received her prize of £125. There were over 500 entrants and it is great to see her talent recognised.