Apprentice Challenge at Xmas Fayre!

By Ballyclare High School on 4 December, 2019

Business Studies classes battled it out in an apprentice style challenge at our annual Xmas Fayre. Classes designed, made and sold items on behalf of  charities MacMillan, Hope 365 and Cancer Research. Pupils will find out later this week who has raised the most for their chosen charities.  

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Northern Ireland schoolboys U15

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  Jack Patterson who represented Northern Ireland schoolboys U15 in a tournament in Wrexham against Cyprus, Malta and Wales in August. Jack scored and received man of the match against Cyprus.

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Annual Carol Services – Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th December 2019

By Ballyclare High School on 2 December, 2019

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Badminton news

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Badminton: Ulster Schools’ Year 8 Round Robin: BALLYCLARE defeat both RBAI and Coleraine Grammar to qualify for Finals. @BallyclareHigh

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Bookpeople Fundraiser

By Ballyclare High School on 29 November, 2019

  ‘Black Friday’ is upon us once more don’t forget ‘The Big Book Boost’ (earning commission for our library) with The Bookpeople. Today they have 25% off with the code MEGA25. Just add Ballyclare High into the box at check out.

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Match Report: Saturday 23rd November v Friends

By Ballyclare High School on 28 November, 2019

The first quarter began quite slowly in the 1stXI match, although both teams managed a number of attacks. On one of these occasions the Ballyclare attacking play was broken down, which led to a counter attack by Friends who scored the first and only goal of the match. With greater pace in the second half, […]

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Annual Carol Service 2019

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Former pupil’s success

By Ballyclare High School on 26 November, 2019

  Congratulations to former pupil Lezley-Anne Hanna  (nee Wallace) – former pupil  who has been made a Professor of Pharmacy at QUB. Lezley- Anne teaches across the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programme and contributes to postgraduate courses. She has won five university educational accolades, is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a […]

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Bar Mock Trial

By Ballyclare High School on 25 November, 2019

Congratulations to the Bar Mock Trial team for attaining joint-second in the competition at the Royal Courts of Justice on Saturday.  Last year’s winning team, Banbridge Academy were also second in the competition. The Ballyclare High School team once more benefitted from the excellent advice and mentorship of barrister Lee Brown, a past pupil and […]

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Year 8 Globes

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8L voted for their favourite globe this afternoon 1st place Luke Beattie 2nd place Billy McFadden 3rd place Ezra Stewart   Well done to all ( that includes mums and dads!) a lot of time and effort was put into them, we think they look brilliant!  

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An Evening with Tech in Computing@ QUB Computer Science Department

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We are delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting an Evening with Tech in Computing @ QUB on Wednesday 27th November 2019 in the Computer Science Building, Belfast. An Evening with Tech is for anyone interested in tech including parents/guardians, aunts/uncles, brothers/sisters, grandparents of pupils as well as pupils who are interested […]

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Ballyclare High School Year 12 pupils taking part in Kindness at Christmas initiative

By Ballyclare High School on 21 November, 2019

This year, Year 12 pupils have been invited to demonstrate care and kindness for others by taking part in our Kindness at Christmas collection for the Simon Community. The Simon Community is a charity whose number one aim is to end homelessness in Northern Ireland.  We want to encourage pupils to donate items that can […]

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Save the Date

By Ballyclare High School on 20 November, 2019

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Match Report: Saturday 16th November v Sullivan

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The 2AXI began their match with a good level of intensity and put early pressure on the Sullivan goal, a shot from Jen Lamont heading just wide of the goal. Ballyclare secured the lead before half time with a nicely worked move which Leah Wilson pushed into the net to finish. Adding a second half […]

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Year 11 Art Work

By Ballyclare High School on 18 November, 2019

    Year 11 pencil tonal studies of the artist Chuck Close’s portraits.  

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Bursary Award

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Congratulations to Lucy McCammond who has just been awarded a law bursary from Professor Roderick Paisley. Lucy is currently studying Law at Aberdeen University. Professor Paisley recently visited school where he was hosted by the Careers Department.

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Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

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This is CRY’S raising awareness week and as a school we feel very strongly about the lack of opportunities for our young people to be screened ahead of time to prevent a sudden death. Every week at least 12 young people, apparently fit and healthy young people, die of undiagnosed heart conditions. In our eyes […]

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Top fundraising school 2019

By Ballyclare High School on 15 November, 2019

  Ballyclare High School pupils received a trophy from the NI Cancer Fund for Children for being the top fundraising school in the province in 2018-19. Last year pupils in the junior school took part in ReadOn, a sponsored reading week, and collected the magnificent total of £6500. This money is used to provide practical, […]

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NI Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition

By Ballyclare High School on 13 November, 2019

Well done to our NI Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition team 2019. Leah McDonald and Jessie Kennedy were awarded  1st and 2nd place and Kathryn Coombs was 4th. All the best to Leah as she progresses to the NI final in February!  

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Geography fieldtrip to Italy an explosive success!

By Ballyclare High School on 12 November, 2019

A group of 25 A level pupils headed to Italy on 26th-29th October accompanied by Mr Whincup, Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Ellison. The pupils enjoyed a trek to the crater of Mt Vesuvius and explored the town of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in AD79. They also enjoyed a drive along the Amalfi coast, stopping […]

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Scott Marshall awarded first place in NI in A Level Government and Politics by CCEA

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We are delighted to be able to announce that Scott Marshall has been awarded first place in NI in A Level Government and Politics by CCEA. Congratulations to Scott for a superb achievement. Scott is now studying Law at Durham University. We wish him all the best for the future.

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Asda Bag Pack – Saturday 14th December

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Can you spare an hour or two between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 14th December to help bag pack in Asda. Please email Mrs Wallace on jwallace273@c2kni.net if you can volunteer your time. Pupils in Years 8-12 welcome to help if they’re accompanied by an adult; pupils in Years 13/14 able to help without adult […]

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Christmas Trees for sale!

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In order to raise funds for sheltered bag racks in our playground, the PTAFA will have a selection of Nordman Fir Trees for sale (trees supplied by NI Farm Forestry.) Trees range from 4ft-7ft and are priced from £25-45. They are available to pre-order online until 25th November and you will receive 10% off if […]

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Great Opportunities at PwC

By Ballyclare High School on 11 November, 2019

Opportunities for Year 13 and 14 at PwC   PwC currently have a Spring 2020 School Leaver role available for those who have already achieved their A-levels or equivalent. This role is for those who would like to join us as a trainee accountant in our Operate: Compliance Operations team in Belfast this March 2020. […]

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Ulster Schools’ Champions of Champions Badminton Tournament

By Ballyclare High School on 8 November, 2019

  Ulster Schools’ Champions of Champions Badminton Tournament, National Badminton Centre, Lisburn. Ballyclare High School players competed well in singles and doubles events. Best performance was from Minor Boys doubles pair Isaac Shiels and Ryan McCauley, semi-finals.

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