St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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Art Exhibition

30 Mar 2017

A group of year 10 pupils, plus Chris Donaghy, yr 11 attended an exhibition of work in The Oriel Gallery, Clotworthy House, Antrim. They have been working on a project for the Braid Health and Care Centre, Ballymena and some of their work was on display. It is part of a Creative collaboration between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Northern Health and Social Care ...

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The St. Louis debating team were sadly defeated in the semi-final stages of  the NI Schools’ Debating Competition 2017. On Tuesday the team came up against Belfast Royal Academy, opposing the motion that our liberal elites have lost legitimacy by ignoring the fears and aspirations of ordinary people. Both teams performed extremely well, questioning issues such as the ri...

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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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Junk Kouture Finals

7 Mar 2017

Well done to our art and design pupils Ruairi McLarnon, Caitlin Reid, Sandra Janik and Odhran Logan whose designs were successful in reaching the Ulster final in this year’s Junk Kouture Final.  Pupils have made their creations this year from floor lining, binder twine, zips, hair dye tubes, scrap fabric, tin cans and foil plates. Through creating these designs pupils ar...

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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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