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Young Enterprise Year 10

Year 10 Students Get Down to Business St. Colm’s year 10 students recently took part in the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland ‘Project Business’ programme. Caroiline McGowan from Young Enterprise led the workshops to enable the students to explore a range of business concepts, including the role of the consumer, supply and demand, the market economy, and savings and investments. A highlight of the morning was when students set up their own mini jewellery businesses and battled against each other to produce, sell and trade their wares! In addition to learning about business, students also got the opportunity to develop their skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, problem-solving and

8U Outstanding Achievements

'8U celebrate their outstanding achievements in Accelerated Maths. Their targets for the term have been met and surpassed. Follow this link for Home Connect to accelerated maths.' https://ukhosted2.renlearn.co.uk/1893616/

Careers Info

Careers Info – A big thanks to Emma Morrison from Barclays who delivered a workshop on responsible use of social media and its benefits and drawbacks for future employability. Careers Info – Yr 13 students benefited from the expertise of Nuala McStravick from Bryson Futures who explained some of the training opportunities available and the importance of planning for life after St. Colm’s High School. Thank you Nuala Yr 13 got a valuable and insightful insight in the world of work when Mr. Pat Jamison from Sentinus visited their Careers class. The group explored the importance of positive attitude, resilience and responsibility when working towards qualifications and exploring career options.

Gaeltacht - Summer 2019

Applications are open for summer courses in Coláiste Mhuire, Loch an Iúir. Deposits and forms should be returned to school asap to secure places. www.colaistemhuire.net

Year 9 Workshop

Year 9 students explored their understanding of what is means to be an entrepreneur in a fun filled workshop recently, delivered by Barbara Edgar from Young Enterprise. Students benefited from hearing the personal experiences of local entrepreneur Gordon McDaid who captured students’ attention and described how he came to establish his own consultancy firm. Students were then given the challenge of designing, making and advertising their very own board game. They subsequently delivered a presentation to their peers to promote their own products. It was a pleasure to see our students’ enthusiasm, creativity and confidence soar as they engaged in the workshop.

European Day of Languages

To celebrate European day of languages recently, our Yr 9 students swapped their lessons for a quiz that tested their Irish, music and celebrity knowledge! Well done to all involved you really showed how well your language skills are developing!

Pathways Programme

Yr 13 students learnt about the Pathways programme organised by Queens University Belfast. The programme supports and encourages talented and able students in their planning and preparation for university life. A big thanks to Tim Campbell for taking the time to speak to us.

Year 12 Work Experience

Our Year 12 students have had the opportunity to get out into the world of work to get an insight into possible future careers the skills and qualities expected of them by employers. It was a pleasure for staff members to go and visit our students and to hear the encouraging comments from employers. We want to thank the many organisations, that agreed to participate in our work experience scheme, for hosting our students and for the time they took to invest in our young people. Have a well-earned rest over Hallowe’en Year 12.

Translink Safety Bus visit year 8

Once again Translink has welcomed our new Year 8 pupils onto their Safety Bus. Our young pupils were versed in all aspects of bus safety. Pupils learned about the dangers associated with bus travel for both boarding and exiting buses. The information given by the Safety Bus drivers once again underlines the schools commitment to road safety.

Careers Event – Ardmore Advertising

Our Yr 11 Level 2 Photography students got the remarkable chance to spend the day in Ardmore Advertising’s offices in Holywood, Belfast. The event was part of the UK wide Advertising Unlocked event. Ms. Kerr, Mr. Corr and our pupils were treated to the best of hospitality and expertise as they mingled and worked alongside the Managing Director, Social Media Executive (Our very own, past pupil Carla Doherty!), Research Executive and the wider staff, to learn about the various career opportunities within the organisation and the skills and qualities required for various posts. Highlights of the day included group tasks to create an advertising campaign to promote Belfast, and carrying out m

Joyriders Play at the Baby Grand

A big thank to Cinty Stubberfield from Translink for the Glider day tickets for students to go and see past pupil Nathan Donaghy in "Joyriders" by Christina Reid. in the Baby Grand Studio.

Celtic Featherweight Champion

Congratulations to Michael Corr who was crowned Celtic Featherweight Champion on 13th October after his bout with Jordan Woods. Michael has also won the belt for the Irish Boxing Champion on 25th of May. Well Done!!

YE 9 Workshop

Year 9 students explored their understanding of what is means to be an entrepreneur in a fun filled workshop recently, delivered by Barbara Edgar from Young Enterprise. Students benefited from hearing the personal experiences of local entrepreneur Gordon McDaid who captured students’ attention and described how he came to establish his own consultancy firm Students were then given the challenge of designing, making and advertising their very own board game. They subsequently delivered a presentation to their peers to promote their own products. It was a pleasure to see our students’ enthusiasm, creativity and confidence soar as they engaged in the workshop.

10 Pin Bowling Trip

8 A won our monthly attendance award for Best Attending Form Class. They were rewarded with a trip to Lisburn 10 Pin Bowling. Everyone had a great day out !! Well done !!

Maths Week Ireland

Year 8 is celebrating Maths Week Ireland. Maths Week is an important way to help learners, of all ages, enjoy maths and highlight the creativity of this subject. It promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a variety of activities.

Shared Education Programme

Our Shared Education Programme continues this term to be a fantastic experience for all students involved. 11 September - Zumba hosted by Fort Hill College 2 October - Drama activities and games at St Colm’s - Mrs Fennell 9 October - St Colms host and cook Fort Hill College lunch - Pizza time!

Year 11 Hospitality Controlled Assessment

Students had to investigate and cook a starter for a high street café using a piece of labour saving appliance. The dishes produced were to an excellent standard. Well done Year 11!

First Fridays are back!

CONGRATULATIONS TO YEAR 8 AND ALL PUPILS, PARENTS AND STAFF. ANOTHER £100 RAISED FROM OUR BUNSALE IN AID OF CHILDREN’S HOSPICE. MANY THANKS MR. CAMPBELL

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