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The inaugural Ulster Post Primary school league finals take place on Wednesday 26th at the Garvaghy centre of excellence in Tyrone with St. Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan contesting the A final and St Colman’s, Ballynahinch contesting the B finals

St Malachy’s go into their final having won all of their league games and will face a Dean Maguirc Carrickmore side who will be largely favourites considering their dominance in the Tyrone post primary scene over the past few years.
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Well done to the cast of 'Annie' who performed at the 'Festival of Light' in Newcastle on Saturday 15th November.

The students performed two very well known songs from the show, 'Hard Knock Life' and 'Tomorrow' on stage in front of hundreds of on lookers. Many parents, friends and family were there to support the students who did us proud! 
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                                     Amazing Brains Seminars 2014

Parents/guardians

“I found the evening really informative and I will put lots of the ideas from tonight into practice at home”.
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St Malachy’s hurlers successfully defended their U-16 title again in Cookstown with a hard fought victory over Antrim school, Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballymoney in the final, making it three years in a row as champions.
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On Friday 24th October, five teams
met and played each other in a very successful Blitz Competition at
Ballynahinch RFC
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On Friday 17th October, the Year 12 Logistics and Transport class went on a field trip to Warrenpoint Docks to see the industry at work. 
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Fitness Freddy visited St Malachy's High School for a fitness workout with the Year 8 students and taught them about the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.
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The Year 8 and 9 students of St. Malachy’s were delighted to welcome Patricia Gee from the Environmental Health Office of Down County Council along with former student, Fire Fighter Darren McAllister
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On Tuesday 21st October, John Gilgunn from ‘Whitsitt Safety Services’ visited the school to advise the Construction and Built Environment students from Year 13 and 14 on the current Health and Safety Regulations associated with Construction.

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Hospitality and Home Economics’ students at St. Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan, were recently treated to a fun and creative cookery demonstration by Mrs Patricia Mc Clean from the Livestock and Meat Commission.
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Award-winning author, Sheena Wilkinson, facilitated a creative writing workshop with an A’level English class in St Malachy’s High School. The students must produce a creative writing piece as part of their coursework for English Literature.

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Student Leadership Programme August 2014

We focused on five core skills of leadership – five things that leaders do differently or better than others:
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Mr Des Ferris (Past Pupil and Managing Director of Nature’s Best) held a workshop with a group of year 13 & 14 students on how supermarkets compete with each other. The students gained an excellent insight into the various tasks Des has to carry out in his daily life. The Year 13 & 14 Business Studies students are pictured with past pupil, Mr Des Ferris and their teacher, Head of Business Studies, Mrs Claire Vernon.
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St. Malachy's  High School Art & Design Department Annual Key Stage 3 Award Certificates were presented by Art teacher Mrs M. Reavey, at a recent ceremony in the Department.

The recipients were:
Year 10

Best boy- Tiernan Egan     runner up- Chris O'Connor

Best girl - Saorlaith Rooney    runner up - Nicole Gallagher
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St Malachy’s hurlers successfully defended their U-16 title again in Cookstown with a hard fought victory over Antrim school, Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballymoney in the final, making it three years in a row as champions.

In the final St Malachy’s faced a well organised Ballymoney team who had a large squad of talented hurlers at their disposal and who had a number of convincing wins in the group stages.
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Year 11 & 12 Motor Vehicle studies students at St Malachy’s High School were involved in the ‘Too Young to Die’ workshop on Monday 29th September. Pictured from left are Claire Murphy (BRAKE), Mr Peter Hynes (Head of Year 14), Mrs Joan McCombe (Principal), Mr Keith Faloon (Motor Vehicle Studies) and Tracey Doherty (Road Safety Education officer).
Local Insurance Broker Autoline Insurance Group has once again joined forces with road safety charity Brake to deliver a hard-hitting campaign to young drivers and passengers in a bid to help prevent the number of deaths and injuries on County Down’s roads.
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