Dale Farm and Dunclug College Partnership

Collection of images from Prize Day 2021 where we celebrated the success of so many hardworking, talented pupils.


We also took the opportunity to wish Mrs Smith all the best on her retirement after twenty four years faithful service as Principal's Secretary and Bursar. 


Ballymena Guardian

Congratulations and best wishes to our newly appointed Pupil Leadership Team for the Academic Year 2022/23.


Special congratulations to Joel McGuiness and Lydia Weir on their appointments to the role of Head Boy and Head Girl. 





Head Girl                             Lydia Weir

Head Boy                             Joel McGuinness


Deputy Head Boy             Daniel Graham-McCullough

Deputy Head Boy             Charlie White

Deputy Head Girl             Ella Dunlop

Deputy Head Girl             Lowri Rennie

Senior Prefect                   Emma Erwin

Senior Prefect                   Molly-Jo McCullough

Dunclug College to benefit from Dale Farm community fund


Dairy co-op launches Local Roots Community Support Fund


Dale Farm is partnering with Dunclug College as part of a new community fund launched by the dairy cooperative to support organisations local to its sites across the UK.


Dunclug College is one of three schools to receive £20,000 in funding over a three-year period through Dale Farm’s Local Roots – Community Support Fund. The funding will be used to invest in IT hardware for the school’s sixth form, supporting private study.


Through the new partnership, Dale Farm will also support the careers department at Dunclug with advice for school leavers, skills workshops and facilitating factory visits to give students an insight into careers within food manufacturing.


Barry Spence, Site General Manager at Dale Farm, said:


“As a local, farmer-owned dairy cooperative, Dale Farm has always been rooted in the communities where we operate. Our team members, who work hard to help create our award-winning dairy products, are often recruited from the areas surrounding our production sites. At Dale Farm, we are committed to supporting organisations that enrich these communities and to helping young people fulfil their potential.


“We are delighted to be supporting Dunclug College not just with important funding, but also by working with students to provide insights into the food industry, as they start to think about future career opportunities. We look forward to building on this relationship over the coming years.”


Niall Oliver, Principal, Dunclug College, said:


“We are delighted to be working with Dale Farm to support the skills development of our students. Our school motto is ‘preparing for life’ and by partnering with one of Northern Ireland’s best known food companies, and a major local employer, there are real opportunities for students to gain insights into the world of work as they continue their educational journey and think about their future careers.


“Dunclug College is firmly embedded within the north side of Ballymena, attracting students from across the town and surrounding area. As the College continues to grow, this partnership with Dale Farm will help us to further develop our relationship with the local business community and tap into the resources on our doorstep.”


Jubilee Bake Off June 2022

School Formals Spring 2022

Retirements of Mrs Margaret Smith and Mr Tom Montgomery

The Board of Governors said thankful and best wishes to retirees Mrs Margaret Smith (Principal's Secretary 1997 to present) and Mr Tom Montgomery (BoG, former Member of Teaching Staff).


The work of both is much appreciated and as the cake says "You will be missed"

Sports Day 2022

Congratulations to our newly appointed Pupil Leadership Team lead by Head Boy Alex Dael and Head Girl Hannah Hill.


Our Deputies are Marc Graham, Alysha Millar-Currie, Lewis Frew and Jodie Farquhar supported by the rest of the team Kathryn Peachey, Samantha Brolly, Rachel Hamilton and Aaron Willis.

4C UR Future LIVE

On Monday 20 June, Year 9 students attended the 4C UR Future LIVE Event at the Jim Baker Stadium, Templepatrick. This fast-paced and action-packed day of interactive activities and challenges gave Year 9 Students an insight into the future world of work. 

The immersive experience was divided into Game Zones, with each game specifically created and facilitated in collaboration with local employers. 

The mental, physical, and practical work-based games and skills challenges are aligned with future of work employability criteria, and identify each young person’s natural attributes, talents, and strengths. 

After the event, each young person received a ‘Positive Feedback Profile’ that can be used, along with the content on the 4C UR Future CAREERS PORTAL, to help them make informed decisions that can affect their future, such as their GCSE subject choices, education pathway, and future career interests. 

Year 8 @ Jungle NI

Staff Changes and Progress

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition

Pupil Leadership Team 2021/22

Prize Day 2021

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