St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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Bring IT On

15 Mar 2017

We welcomed Donal O'Hanlon from Bring It On to talk to our year 13 students studying an A level in the ICT field. Donal gave an insight into new opportunities for pupils who aspire to follow a career in ICT. He provided information about the skills requirements and career opportunities with the IT sector in Northern Ireland and demonstrated the variety and attractiveness of a caree...

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  Many thanks to Katrina Turner who spoke to our year 13 Health & Social Care students about her journey with breast cancer. Katrina was diagnosed last October and has dedicated her time since to spreading awareness to both men and women. The pupils are looking at how ill health effects both individuals and their family and they found listening to Katrina's story very in...

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Book Fair 2017

6 Mar 2017

Scholastic Book Fair is a wonderful reading event held in St. Louis library on an annual basis for everyone to enjoy and to develop a life-long love of reading. The Book Fair has over 200 top children's titles from over fifty publishers, carefully chosen to reflect all tastes and abilities. With books starting from only £2.99 plus exclusive titles that you won't see in the shops or at any...

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On Wednesday 1st March Liz Brown from the LMC gave a demonstration during our Home Economics classes on Northern Irish approved meat.  She demonstrated how to prepare and cook Tikka mince, grilled lamb chops with mint and fruity couscous and Hoi sin beef with rice noodles.   We were also informed about storing, preparing and handling the different cuts of meat.  Value for...

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YPI

6 Mar 2017

Nine groups of students from Year 10 battled it out on Friday last 3 March in the final of the YPI charities event with the winning group receiving £2000 for their chosen charity. All the groups presented excellent pitches for their respective charities and the preparation, enthusiasm and commitment to their individual causes was admirable. After deliberating for some time due to the ...

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World Book Day!

27 Feb 2017

World Book Day on Thursday 2ndMarch had lots in store for St. Louis’. The day kicked off with all year 8 in fancy dress as their favourite characters from their favourite novels. We had lots of colourful, exuberant smiling faces. Registration was replaced with a special assembly for year 8 and then the whole school took park in ‘Drop Everything and Read.’ Period two saw ...

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St Louis’ GS 2-8 St Ciaran’s Ballygawley 0-17   St Louis’ MacLarnon Cup squad’s hopes of reaching a first senior final in almost 20 years were dashed on Saturday afternoon in Ballinderry.  Their opponents St Ciaran’s Ballygawley were formidable opposition and while St Louis’ held a slender lead at half time, the Tyrone side created and convert...

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Congratulations to Aisling Laverty who was shortlisted as one of only four students in Northern Ireland for The British Education Awards (BEA). The BEA have been established to promote excellence in British education. This award recognises the value and importance of education and learning as the foundation to a good quality of life and for future success. The BEA identifies and celebrates...

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Romania 2017

20 Feb 2017

On Sunday 12thFebruary, 36 students and 5 St Louis’ staff travelled to Brasov for the school’s annual winter Friends for Romania trip.  Once again the St Louis’ students had undertaken a massive fundraising programme and their efforts was used to purchase essential items for all the children’s homes, centres and schools they visited throughout the week. It wa...

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On Thursday 10thFebruary 22 sixth year students facilitated by Miss Bigmore received the Pope John Paul II Award. The Pope John Paul II Award is dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II whose love of young people was so profound. The Pope John Paul II Award will enable the pupils to become more actively involved in the life of their parish and community. Religion is not jus...

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