19 Jan

Churches back new chaplaincy at Hazelwood Integrated College

Hazelwood Integrated College welcomed senior local clergy to a service of dedication for the school’s new chaplaincy. Business studies teacher Reverend Trevor Kelly, who is ordained in the Church of Ireland, has taken on additional duties as chaplain at the centre, which has opened in the Graymount Building at Hazelwood IC. (more…)

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8 Jan

UNESCO Centre paper answers Minister’s challenge on reform of education system

Leading academics at Ulster University have set out a pathway for beginning structural reform of the education system. “A Review of Policy Areas Affecting Integration of the Education System in Northern Ireland” was produced by researchers at the UU UNESCO Centre and commissioned by the IEF. The work is being distributed just as the Education Minister challenged campaigners for education reform to show him how a more integrated system might be achieved. (more…)

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15 Dec

Parkhall IC looks forward to new building as Education Minister John O’Dowd helps celebrate start of work.

The school community at Parkhall Integrated College in Antrim has been joined by Education Minister John O’Dowd to celebrate the beginning of site works on a £20.7million new build project.

The project, funded through the Department of Education’s Capital build programme, will see pupils educated in a new purpose-built two-storey school on a single site at Steeple Road. The completed work, which is designed to accommodate 735 pupils, will also include two football and one rugby pitch on the site of the existing Parkhall (Steeple Road site) school, as well as a new synthetic pitch and five new tennis courts. (more…)

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14 Dec

VIPs celebrate new facility at Glengormley IPS

John Fitzpatrick, Chair of the American Ireland Fund (AIF) and Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund received a warm welcome at Glengormley Integrated Primary School on Thursday (10 December) when they arrived to open officially their new preschool playgroup building.

Other VIP guests included Danny Kinahan MP, Trevor Ringland of the Ireland Funds and Councillor John Blair, the Deputy Mayor of Newtownabbey,.

The dedicated pre-school building has been established thanks to a generous combined donation of $100,000 from the AIF and the Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund. (more…)

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9 Dec

Brian and Sue see their donation bring children together

Brian Dickie, an international businessman and a longstanding supporter of integrated education, returned to his Northern Ireland roots on Friday (4 December) to visit Mill Stand Integrated Primary school, Portrush.

Brian, who was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, still has family connections in Portrush. He and his wife Sue have supported integrated education throughout Northern Ireland and have helped the growth of the nursery unit at Mill Strand IPS. (more…)

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