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Ballymena
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Ulster Colleges Senior Camogie St Louis midfielder Maura Downey in action during Monday’s Corn Uan Uladh semi-final win over St Pat’s Maghera in Ballymena. Pic by John McIlwaine Corn Uan Uladh semi-final St Louis Ballymena 4-1 St Patrick’s Maghera 0-3 St Louis Ballymena won the last of their five Corn Uan Uladh titles in 1951 and yesterday they reached their first fin...

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The Raven

6 Dec 2017

Well done to Mr O'Hare and his contributors on issue 1 of 'The Raven', a literary magazine for St Louis'. A wonderful anthology of impressive creative work from our students! ...

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Shoebox Appeal 2017

6 Dec 2017

Once again, the St Louis’ community responded to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal with overwhelming generosity. The school collected 251 shoeboxes filled with presents which were lovingly made up by pupils, parents and staff for the desperately underprivileged in Eastern Europe. The ‘Road of Hope’ charity will deliver these shoeboxes to those trapped in poverty for various rea...

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The winners of this year’s Christmas Card Competition, run by the Art department was won by Anna Neeson in Year 9.  Anna’s design will be this year’s official St Louis’ Christmas card.  Well done to runners up Ciara McCormick in 10 Lisbreen and Aimee Kelly 10 Lisbreen, who all received prizes for their efforts. ...

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World Mounted Games

6 Dec 2017

Year 11 pupil, Brigid Delargy, had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to represent Ireland in the World Mounted Games Championship in Auckland.   After the long journey, the team then had three days to familiarise themselves with five horses which they had never seen before! They had three rounds to get through in a bid to qualify into the ‘A’ final. Incredibly, Ir...

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Two Year 13 students were recognised for their tremendous volunteering efforts at the Credit Union’s ‘First Young People’s Awards’, which was held on Monday 13thNovember at the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena. Daniella Timperley won the ‘Leadership’ award and Ellie Barry was runner up in the same category. The aim of this event was to give recognition to tee...

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On Tuesday 14th November, Year 13 Government and Politics Students, along with our teacher, Mrs Johnson, visited the Parliament Buildings at Stormont to learn more about Northern Irish Politics -one of our AS courses- from the people themselves!   Upon arrival, we were greeted by our host for the day, a bright and bubbly lady named Anne-Marie Fleming. Ms Fleming, a civil servant, gav...

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Our Lady of Fatima

6 Dec 2017

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which has been blessed by Pope Francis, visited Ballymena to mark the centenary of the final Marian Apparition. As well as this there were also statues of the three shepherd children: St Jacinta, St Francisco and Lucia, servant of God. The apparitions started on October 13th, 1917. Parish Priest, Father Paddy Delargy, remarked on the occasion: "Thousan...

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Congratulations to Eabha Scullion in Year 9 who came second place in this year’s Credit Union competition, in the Ballymena area. Eabha created a beautiful painting based on the Theme of ‘Set Your Imagination Free’.  Eabha was presented with her prize in November in the Adair Arms hotel.  ...

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In October, almost fifty Year 13 and 14 Moving Image Arts pupils attended a Cinemagic event in Belfast.  Pupils gained an excellent opportunity to hear and see what it would be like working in the film industry.  The first part of the day was a question and answer session with the well-known production designer David Dowes.  Bowes discussed his time working on the critical...

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