26 Feb

Brownlow IC boffins win STEM quiz contest in NI Science Festival

Brownlow Integrated College has carried off the trophy in the first ever STEMQUEST Quiz organised by Titanic Belfast as part of NI Science Festival. The eight finalists were Ballyclare High School, Belfast Royal Academy, Brownlow IC, Clounagh Junior High School, Lumen Christi College, Omagh Academy and Portora Royal School (2 teams).  These were whittled down from 84 entrants through the course of the regional heats.

The final took place in the Titanic Suite, Titanic Belfast last week (22 February) and was hosted by quizmaster Barra Best. (more…)

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9 Feb

Baroness Blood delighted that Killyleagh PS is to become formally integrated

Children and staff at Killyleagh Primary School offered a very warm welcome when the IEF visited them on Friday (5 February).  Campaign Chair Baroness Blood was joined by trustee David Cooke and Campaign Director Paul Caskey and congratulated Killyleagh PS on their successful bid to become an integrated school from September this year. The guests toured the school and met key figures in the steering group which submitted a development proposal for integration to the Education Authority.  (more…)

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27 Jan

Minister announces panel for review of integrated education in Northern Ireland

The Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has launched a review of integrated education, aiming to plan a pathway for future development.

Colm Cavanagh, the President of the NI Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) and Professor Margaret Topping of Queens University Belfast will form the review panel to consider submissions from the public and report back to the Minister.

The aim of the Review is “to make recommendations for structures and processes that support the effective planning, growth and development of a more integrated education system within a framework of viable and sustainable schools.” (more…)

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20 Jan

Killyleagh Primary School to become an integrated school

Killyleagh Primary School in County Down has been granted permission to become a controlled integrated school from September.

Commenting on the decision, Minister O’Dowd said: “I am approving this Development Proposal in line with my statutory duty to encourage and facilitate the development of integrated education. (more…)

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