Spanish film day in Queen’s

A Spanish trip to Queen’s University in Belfast took place on Wednesday 25th February for a Spanish Film presentation and workshop.

The film, Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, directed by and starring Carlos Iglesias, was a heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of a family who are forced to emigrate from Spain to Switzerland in the 1960s. It depicts life in a post-war, dictatorial Spain, showing the struggle of leaving one's home and adapting to a new country and its culture. The story is based on the director's own boyhood experiences and has won several international film prizes.

The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils, and was a worthwhile opportunity to liaise with other A-level language students and get a feel for language courses at university level.


Bombardier Engineering Apprenticeship

Positions are available on Bombardier Engineering Apprenticeship Programme,
starting in September 2015.
All applicants will work towards attaining NVQ level 3 and BTEC qualifications.
Complete an online application form at: 
Completed application forms must be submitted by Friday 6th March 2015.

NIE apprenticeship

NIE apprenticeship opportunity for any student aged 16 and over from September 2015.
Apply online at
This year NIE are looking for overhead line apprentices.
Applications should be completed by 3.30pm on Friday 27th February 2015. 

History Visits

Year 14 History students visit the school archive to meet the historians who are investigating the 400 year history of our school.

Year 14 History students on their recent visit to Dublin where they toured historical sites relating to the Partition of Ireland A2 module. They are pictured at the First World War memorial gardens.


Engineering Week

Last week our neighbours St Mary’s College, hosted an Engineering week with the opportunity for local schools to get involved.

Our Year 11 pupils paid a visit local engineering company Allpipe, who produce pipework for the petrochemical industry. Pupils had a tour of the facility and gained an insight into the quality and safety systems, the pipework sketching and the fabrication. It was fascinating to watch the quality of work by the TIG welders and to see the X-ray testing facility.

The afternoon was spent at Ulster University, Magee Campus, with Justin Quinn giving an introduction to their new Engineering faculty. They specialise in Renewable energy Engineering which is one of the fastest growing areas at the moment.

It was a very interesting and informative day and we are most grateful to St Mary’s College for hosting the event.”


Foyle v Omagh Academy

On Friday 6th February year 8 Rugby players competed against Omagh Academy. Well done to Alex McNeill who scored two tries.


Queen’s University Psychology event

Our annual Flavour of Psychology event takes place at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 20thit is free and open to the public and aimed at anyone from A Level students upwards – programme and booking via the following link:



On Saturday 21 Feb also at Queens the All Ireland Psychology Undergraduate Careers Event takes place. This is jointly hosted by PSI/NIBPS and the Universities in Ireland who provide undergraduate psychology degrees.  To book for this free event please click here:


On the evening of Friday 20th Februarywe are please to announce a late addition to the programme whereby Professor Kevin Browne from University of Nottingham will speak about an area of his research ‘Preventing Child Sexual Abuse’. This event is jointly hosted by The School of Psychology, Queens University Belfast    For further information and to book your free place please click here:

Stars in their Eyes SOLD OUT

Stars in their Eyes

Please be aware that tickets for Stars in their Eyes have now SOLD OUT! You will not be able to pay at the door on the night as the hall is at its full capacity and due to health and safety it is impossible to let any more people in. Good luck to all the pupils who are competing!

Shared education Policy and Legislation Consultation

Shared Education Policy and Legislation Consultation

Online Survey Please Click Here To Complete


The Department of Education has published consultation proposals on its Shared Education Policy and accompanying Shared Education Bill.

Details of the policy and Bill are contained in the consultation document, which can be viewed or downloaded until Friday 6 March 2015 by accessing the relevant links below:

Link 1 Consultation Document – Sharing Works: A Policy for Shared Education– English Version

Link 2 Consultation Document – Sharing Works: A Policy for Shared Education–– Irish version


Link 3 Shared Education Bill