St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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On the 9th December 2016 I was fortunately granted the opportunity to travel to Newcastle in order to strengthen my knowledge of the coastal management topic of my GCSE Geography course. Whilst in Newcastle we examined the local coastal defences and mapped land use in the town. The trip was enjoyable and was immensely useful as it has made it significantly easier to remember my GCSE case st...

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Year 10 pupils last year were invited by Fr Paddy Delargy to create illustrations for his current book : ‘Praying to God our Father’. Pictured are Ms Pickering, Mrs McAuley who supported the project and a selection of pupils who participated in the project at the launch of the book, Ballymena Parish Centre, Tuesday 13th December....

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St Louis Grammar School New Centre of Excellence For the Creative & Expressive Arts Completion February 2018   ...

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Congratulations to Eoghan Daly who has been selected as a QUB Future Stars All Star! This QUB programme identifies elite athletes at a young age and supports a training programme to develop their sporting talents. Over the next two years Eoghan will receive specialist guidance on nutrition/diet and sports skills as well as careers guidance with a progression route to a QUB field of study. ...

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On Monday 7th November, St Louis’ Grammar waved a fond farewell to 291 shoeboxes in aid of the local charity ‘Road of Hope’. This well-known charity provides the most important gift of all to thousands of children in deprived countries; the gift of happiness. Here at the school, one of our classrooms became quickly transformed into a replica of Santa’s Grotto as stud...

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Year 14 Applied Business Studies students are currently running mini enterprise companies in school.  This year, there are three enterprise groups selling various items.  The groups include ‘SLG Connected’ who are selling personalised hurling and camogie balls, ‘Adventurous’ selling chocolate advent calendars and ‘Hydrate’ selling foldable water ...

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Lots of sixth form students in St Louis who study Business Studies / Economics are participating in the IFS Student Investor Challenge this year.  The IFS Student Investor Challenge is a game which consists of online trading – students work in teams to invest a virtual £100,000 on the Stock Exchange between October 2016 and January 2017. The challenge gives students th...

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Based on recent statistics released by UCAS, it has come to light that St. Louis is in top 3 feeder schools to Queen’s University, Belfast. Last year 77 pupils went on to study in Queen’s University Belfast, across a range of disciplines. 55 went on to study at the University of Ulster and the remainder went to a range of universities across the UK, the most popular city being L...

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Multiple Mini Interviews are becoming a favoured method of selection for many universities across the UK. Students applying to Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science could find themselves facing an interview situation with up to 12 mini interviews including a variety of role play stations. The prospect would seem daunting to most. On the evening of Thursday the 17th of Novembe...

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St. Louis were fortunate enough to host the Deloitte Bright Spark event and invited Ballymena, Antrim, Newtownabbey, Larne and Ballymoney schools in to share the experience. Deloitte arrived in force with 15 staff members to present their school leaver opportunities and then broke out into networking sessions where pupils were able to ask their burning questions. If successful, a Bright Sp...

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