News Archive January 2016

YEAR 13 ‘NEXT LEVEL’ PROGRAMME

Posted on 12th January 2016

As part of the Pastoral programme and to help pupils focus on their mock exams, the Year 13 pupils attended a seminar on ‘Mood Matters’. The Mood Matters programme is an educational programme, developed and delivered by two staff members from the charitable organisation ‘AWARE’. This was an excellent information session that incorporated basic cognitive behavioural therapy concepts. Pupils were reminded that our thinking and behaviour can affect how we feel physically and emotionally.

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THE ‘NEXT LEVEL’ WORKSHOP

Posted on 12th January 2016

To further help Year 13 pupils prepare for their Mock exams they attended the ‘NEXT LEVEL’ workshop on the 6 January 2016. The Next Level was a 3 hour, activity based, highly motivational programme that aimed to deal with the step up to Sixth Form and the additional input required by our pupils. It placed a strong emphasis on the students learning to think, act and study independently. 

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Drive for Results

Posted on 12th January 2016

To complement the mentoring that took place on Mentoring Day (26 November 2015) students also took part in an Amazing Brains workshop called Drive for Results. The idea was to launch the revision process in preparation for the Year 11 mock examinations in January. Students were given a learning guide which focused on revision strategies and time management. The workshop lasted all morning and students were given the afternoon to use some of the strategies to start their revision. The workshop also placed strong emphasis on motivation by illustrating to students the importance of what they are preparing for.

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ST MARY’S SUPPORT MARIE CURIE

Posted on 12th January 2016

Congratulations to our Year 13 pupils who participated in the ‘Fundraising My Way’ campaign. They raised money through selling produce during the school musical and selling school merchandise to the school community. £350 was raised for their much needed resources.

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FOCUSED ON OUR FAITH

Posted on 12th January 2016

St Mary’s welcomed the Adoration Sisters of Belfast to our school on Monday 11 January.  Sisters Moira and Martina gave very powerful, inspirational testimonies about their journey of faith, encouraging our students to deepen their own faith by spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Both Sisters focused on the consecrated life and the upcoming year of Mercy and it was a spirit filled encounter.  We hope to follow up the talk by making Eucharistic Adoration a focus of our faith programme in 2016.

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SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Posted on 14th January 2016

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