St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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Past Pupil Profile

14 Oct 2019

Current Job & Location: Global Audit & Risk Director (GAR), Europe and Africa for Diageo. Based in London when not travelling (one week per month). You may not have heard of Diageo but hopefully you will have heard of some of our brands: Guinness, Smirnoff, Baileys and Johnnie Walker to name a few! I lead Diageo's GAR agenda for Africa and Europe and have a team of eight people who...

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Split the Pot Winner

11 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Orla McAtamney who was the winner of the recent ‘Split the Pot’.  She is pictured receiving her cash prize from the competition organiser, Maria McAleese.   The draw was towards Maria’s fundraising efforts for Friends For Romania.  Well done Maria and Orla! ...

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Congratulations to Maura Downey and Caoimhe Molloy who have been recognised as Ulster College’s Camogie All Stars this year.    Maura plays her club camogie with Ahoghill and this is her second All Star.  Caoimhe plays for Dunloy and wins her first All Star award.   The girls will be part of the Ulster College’s All Star team which will take part in the ...

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The CEIAG department was delighted to welcome back our past pupils Daire, Adam and Conn from PWC to talk to our students about the alternatives to university. All three young men are successfully carving out a career for themselves with this global company and were very willing to announce the benefits of choosing such a route to our sixth form.   A position on the Head Start School and c...

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Mr Quinn and his band of merry helpers raised a huge £490 from their crepe and bun sale! Sincere thanks to everyone who helped and supported this great cause!        ...

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Poetry in Motion

3 Oct 2019

Poetry fever is sweeping St Louis! Year 8 students took part in the Poetry in Motion programme on National Poetry Day. Our A level pupils made the pilgrimage to Heaney heartland and enjoyed the unforgettable experience of site-specific poetry readings. To top it all off, our Year 8 pupils will take part in a head to head, reciting their own poetry exploring this year’s theme of ̵...

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Book buzz

2 Oct 2019

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and to develop a whole school reading culture. Year 8 students get to choose their own free book to keep from a wide range of titles and genres which have been chosen by a panel of experts.  In St. Louis we work hard to develop a love of books and reading throughout...

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I was the only pre-cadet from Northern Ireland (ages 13 – 14) to receive a medal, which was a shock because I was one of the youngest girls going! I was only hoping to place in the top ten! It was a hard competition against girls of many different nationalities. I fought in a group of 17. The event took place on Saturday the 28th of September. I had five fights and I lost my first...

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Over my summer I spent 3 days with two class mates (Luke and Enzo) in Queens University, Belfast. This experience allowed me to enjoy a two night stay in Queens halls of residence, allowing me to develop my independence.  During the engineering experience I challenged to build planes and bridges out of a specific number of resources. Adding to the challenge, we had to buy our resources and ma...

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This week, we celebrated the European Day of Languages with many activities, including a special assembly, quizzes, a céilí, a treasure hunt around the school and different language taster lessons. Some sixth form French students also taught some French to pupils in St.Colmcille’s Primary School. Lots of fun was had by all! ...

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