Information and guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications for parents and candidates is available here https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents
Candidates’ attention is drawn to the document ‘Using social media and examinations/assessments’ and to the guidance on what might constitute malpractice in this context. There is always a need to stay safe on-line and take reasonable precautions to ensure you do not become a victim of abuse. See https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/ for more information.
We were delighted to host the Seagate Slice of Pi Awards. Thanks to Seagate and STEM Aware for the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talent displayed by our local students. Well done to all involved, especially our Foyle ambassadors – Sophie, Darcy, Ryan, Josh, Jakob, Mollie, Alanthomas, Zara, Sarah, Nicole and Conaill. A special word of thanks goes to Michael, Year 12, for his assistance with the videos.
At Kainos, we pride ourselves on our unique culture that values and invests in young talent. Our Earn as you Learn scheme, delivered in partnership with Ulster University, offers the best of all worlds: real world experience, a real salary with a real job and a degree in Computing Systems at the end of it. All while avoiding tuition fees and student loans!
Primary 6 pupils from Ebrington, Lisnagelvin, Oakgrove and Drumahoe primary schools enjoyed the morning Snappy Science STEM Aware workshop this morning, Monday 12th March. Yr10 pupils trained to deliver the range of science activities to the students did an excellent job with both sets of pupils gaining confidence in important key skill areas essential for success in Science. Click HERE to view a selection of photos taken during the morning.
Spring Concert tickets are on sale and available from the school office, tickets cost £5
Pupils from 10E presented their innovative products during English today, incorporating multi-modal techniques to design, brand, advertise and launch their ideas.
Well done to Year 11 Pupil, Reece for achieving a place at the award winning Emil Dale Academy for Musical Theatre. Huge Congratulations!
Yesterday, senior pupils had the pleasure of meeting one of Northern Ireland’s most successful actors, Dr James Nesbitt, who visited school on behalf of the Ulster University, along with Professor Rafaella Folli, Provost of the Jordanstown/Belfast Campus. Pupils engaged enthusiastically in a question and answer session with Dr Nesbitt, learning about his life and career and gaining valuable insight into the world of acting. We very much appreciate Dr Nesbitt giving up his time to inspire our budding actors and actresses! What a wonderful role model for our students!
Our thanks to Dr Quinn and students from the faculty of Engineering who accompanied Dr Nesbitt and delivered presentations on studying Engineering at Ulster. We were particularly pleased to welcome back one of our past pupils, Andrew Martin who shared his experiences as a student of Renewable Energy Engineering.
Thanks also to Dr Malachy O’Neill, Provost of Magee Campus, for making the visit possible.
Year 9E met with 75 other pupils from St Patrick’s and St Bridget’s, St Joseph’s and Oakgrove as part of their Shared Education project. This was Day 1 at Carrowmena where they had a chance to meet the other pupils they will be working with over the next few weeks. The project hasbeen funded by the European Union’s “PEACE IV Programme”, and the programme looks at building resilience, achievement, self-esteem and supporting mental health.