Friends of Dunclug College
The school community really missed having an opportunity to share in a Christmas Message. So the Pupil Leadership Team got together, and thought, if you can’t come to us… we can share a message with you!
Please enjoy our ‘Christmas Voices’!
Prize Giving Dec 2020
Year 14 pupils arrive for their first day of the new term!
Great discussions taking place at our KS3 Parents' Consultation Day!
A fantastic turn out - thanks to all parents for attending.
Seminars facilitated by 'NSPCC' and 'Love For Life - Face to Facebook'
Promoting Online Safety and Safer Internet Day
CITB NI Launch 1st Event of Apprentice Week!
On Monday 3rd February Chief Executive of CITB NI, Barry Neilson, with his team, launched the 1st Event of Apprentice Week at Dunclug College in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Radius HA and CFM (Combined Facilities Management). This was an extremely informative launch - pupils attended seminars throughout the day gaining insight about careers in the construction industry and various pathways available to achieve individual goals!
P6 Robotics - Sentinus
P6 pupils participate in SENTINUS Robotics! Pupils had the opportunity to experience programming, developing their Literacy and Numeracy Skills including Teamwork, Communication and Self-Management. Supported by Yr11 pupils, currently studying GCSE Engineering.
Young Engineers in the making!
Digital Media & Virtual Reality Event
On Friday 17th January Year 10 pupils participated in a Digital Media Event sponsored by Young Enterprise and Mid and East Antrim Council. Pupils had the opportunity to experience Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and how to use a Sphero! Groups had to identify a problem that could be solved using digital technology.
The Winning Group!
Naomi Turtle, Leah Scott, Sophia Frew, Anna Service, Anna Francey, Amy Barr and Emma Houston.
Some of our competitors really excelled yesterday in the Sportshall Athletics finals at the Meadowbank Arena, Magherafelt. Ben McCormick 9LW and JJ Ross 9ET were part of the winning Under 13 Boys’ team and have now been selected, together with other team members from a selection of other schools in the Mid-Ulster area (Rainey Endowed; St.Mary’s Grammar School; St.Pius X College; Magherafelt High School), to represent Ulster at the UK finals in Sheffield during April. These two boys, in particular, made no small contribution themselves to the overall team success, with JJ winning the Shot Putt event outright, and Ben collected two medals for his performances in both the 4x1 lap relay (Bronze) and the 8 Lap ‘Paarlauf’ (Silver) – this was a two-person event involving running 4x2 laps. Erika Carp 8LT also did exceptionally well – she won the Vertical Jump competition and also had a very ‘gutsy’ run in the 6 lap race, to hold onto the silver medal at the very finish. They were absolutely super, together with Hope Morrow 8NM and Anna Service 10SD (silver medal in the Girls’ Under 15 ‘Paarlauf’).
This Molly a Labrador golden retriever cross. We donate monthly to her training and living costs as it takes £55000 to support her over her lifetime. Training will take one year and there are currently over 3000 people waiting for a guide dog. In the UK one person loses their sight every hour.
Congratulations to the students who were successful in becoming members of the School Council for 2019/2020.
There are three councils in the College, Junior, Middle and Senior. Each group represents form classes in each year group and meet regularly to discuss issues and topics brought forward by peers.
Good luck to all our new pupil leadership represetatives.