8 Sep

Nominate your school for Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Awards 2015

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, and Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency (PHA), Dr Eddie Rooney, are seeking examples of outstanding pastoral care in schools.

The Pastoral Care Awards were launched in 2014 in recognition of the exceptional care shown by St Mary’s Primary School, Derrytrasna for terminally ill pupil, Adele Madden.

Speaking today, Minister O’Dowd said: “I believe there are many schools across our communities that go the extra mile everyday for their pupils. Young people today have many challenges to face and the support that schools provide can prove essential in helping them deal with the difficulties and hardships of life. (more…)

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7 Sep

Young voices in harmony as schools unite in North Belfast

The Integrated Education Fund is delighted to be associated with a new project in North Belfast, which will create a musical partnership of young people from all sections of the community alongside top professionals in the Arts.

In stark contrast to the backdrop of increasing political instability and crisis, young people from across the divide are coming together with esteemed musician Barry Douglas to form a trailblazing choral group “Harmony North”. “Harmony North” aims to bring our young people together to showcase their talents and attributes whilst projecting a positive image of the area. (more…)

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2 Sep

Welcome to Mallusk Integrated Primary School

The latest integrated school has opened in Newtownabbey as Mallusk Integrated Primary School embarks on its journey of transformation.

This brings the number of integrated schools in Northern Ireland to 63 with, in addition, Loughries Primary near Newtownards due to transform next September. (more…)

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13 Aug

A level achievement gives options for all at Hazelwood IC

All 160 Hazelwood Integrated College students achieved 100% success today.

The Principal Mrs Kathleen O’Hare said ‘the results from this diverse group of sixth formers across 27 subjects reflect the hard work of both students and teachers and provide students with the platform to move on to further and higher education as well as employment. These A Levels have afforded students the opportunity to take the next step to university, further education and work. Their course choices range from Law and Criminology, Medicinal Chemistry, Accountancy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Media, Engineering, Drama, Art and Dance’. (more…)

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7 Aug

Singers show support for integrated education with latest donation to Fund

Donaghadee Male Voice Choir (DMVC) continues its support of integrated education in Northern Ireland – and has presented a handsome cheque to the Integrated Education Fund representing the proceeds of two successful concerts at the Ulster Hall Belfast and Crumlin Road Gaol in May.

The shows included music from “Voices in Unison”, a new choir comprising pupils from St. Malachy’s College Belfast and Hazelwood Integrated College. Also performing were visitors from Yorkshire: Barnburgh Village Singers and Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir. Special guest at the Ulster Hall was BBC “The Voice” winner Andrea Begley. (more…)

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