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On Thursday 7th May 2015 St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan introduced an exciting and innovative addition to their on-going programme - Literacy Across the Curriculum. This was a highly successful initiative which involved the whole school; students, teachers and non - teaching staff.

D.E.A.R. is classroom time set aside for teachers and pupils to Drop Everything and Read. The goal of D.E.A.R is to encourage independent silent reading for extended periods of time. Pupils chose the book they wished to read based on interest and ability.
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Year 8 students enjoyed a visit and a tour of the Translink Safety Bus on Thursday 30th April. The Safety Bus tours schools throughout N.I. in order to raise awareness about road safety and how using public transport can make a positive contribution to the environment. The bus was brought to the school by Mr Kevin Wallace from Translink. Included with the pupils Reece Doyle, Molly McGarrity and Ben Gribben is Translink safety co-ordinator Susan O'Neill. 
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The Year 10 Newry & Mourne Netball Tournament was held in the Bosco Centre Newry on Thursday 30th April. The Year 10 team from St Malachy’s High School played fantastically and won all of their matches to go through to the final.
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Guest speakers Eoghan Daly and Claire McGeown from The Strategic Road Improvement Team from Transport NI (Southern Division), visited St Malachy’s High School on Friday 1st May. They spoke to GCSE Occupational Studies students about logistics and transport. The students were given some very insightful information for their coursework as they are required to study a local traffic issue. The representatives from The Strategic Road Improvement Team provided some very useful information on the proposed Ballynahinch bypass. Both Claire and Eoghan were very informative and their question and answer session proved very useful for the students. Principal Mrs Joan McCombe is pictured far right with Mr Keith Faloon teacher of occupational studies and co-coordinator of the event.
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St Malachy's High School students visited the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday 24th April as part of their A level Politics studies.  Students also enjoyed some sightseeing and a trip on the London Eye as part of this very successful trip.  The students pictured are Colum Ward, Natalie McCabe, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Nathan Kane, Eanna McCartan, Hugh Doran, Christopher McLeigh, Whitney Leslie, Anna Boyle, Caitlin Owens and Daniel Russell. The students were accompanied by Dr Lorraine O’Neill, Mrs Ciara O’Neill and Mrs Philomena McAllister.
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Another Successful Lenten Campaign for St Malachy’s

 

Students at St. Malachy’s High School in Castlewellan displayed their usual generosity during their Lenten campaign this year. The final total raised by the school this year is £9767.33 and when matched pound for pound by the government this brings the total raised to a staggering £19,534.33.
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Staff and students at St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan wish to congratulate Year 13 student Dearbhla Magee on receiving her Ulster Colleges All Star Award on Friday 17th April at the Elk in Toombridge. Dearbhla plays camogie for the school and also for local club Liatroim and for the county. She is pictured with her proud parents, Declan and Nuala Magee.
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Conor McCarthy from the Down and Connor Living Youth NI Team attended St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan to talk to the current Pope John Paul II  Award students about their experiences to date and alert them to upcoming initiatives and activities happening throughout the diocese. Conor is pictured centre with Year 13 Pope John Paul II Students, Miss Martine O’Reilly (left) and Vice Principal, Mrs Orla O’Neill (right).

 

Further information about the Living youth and the Pope John Paul II Award can be found on the livingyouthni.org webpage or Living Youth NI on Facebook.
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‘The annual Good Friday Fast for Trocaire raised the incredible sum of £3,729.92. St Malachy’s Sixth Form students would like to thank all those who participated and donated money for this worthy cause. A special thanks to the parish of Kilmegan and Maghera for their kind permission to  collect at their Church doors and to Tesco Newcastle for facilitating students to bag pack in their store.’

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“St Malachy’s High School – Supporting Learning Beyond the Classroom”

 

On Thursday 2nd April St Malachy’s High School organised their Annual Easter School and subject specific revision classes in their continued and sustained drive to promote positive educational outcomes for students. Staff and students collaborated in learning opportunities with a focus on study skills and examinations techniques.
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Congratulations to our students who attended the Down District Council’s Inspiring Youth Awards on Saturday 28th March at Downpatrick Racecourse. The cast of ‘Annie’ and Caitlin Turner were finalists in the Entertainment and Arts section whilst Aine McCrickard, Caitlin Rush and Danielle O’Connor were finalists in the volunteering section. The students are pictured with principal Mrs McCombe and past pupil and host of the event, Ryan Hand. Well done to all involved! (Missing from photos, Caitlin Turner)
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LLW GCSE 1 – Key Stage Four Students who obtained A/A* grade in LLW module in March. Mrs Joan McCombe is pictured centre with Mrs Catherine McKeever, Senior Teacher (right) and Mrs Gerardine Maguire, Head of Middle School (left)
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Ryan Hand, a local comedian, TV presenter and past pupil of St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan visited the school on Tuesday 24th March to speak with the GCSE Media Studies class. Ryan gave the students valuable information on how the media industry works and spoke to them about his own business ‘Hand Made Media’.

 

The GCSE media students are pictured with their teacher Media Studies teacher Mrs Maruna Hanna and Ryan Hand.
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Ronan Gribben, a Year 13 student at St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan, took part in the Generation Innovation night at St George’s Market on Wednesday 18th March 2015. He was nominated by his A Level Business Studies teacher, Mrs Claire Vernon for his excellent entrepreneurial skills. Ronan has been developing a new charging device for a smart phone  as part of his A
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Local Drama facilitator and past pupil, Gerard Kelly (centre), is pictured with A Level Drama students and their teacher Mrs Clare Murnin. Gerard spent the day facilitating a variety of Drama workshops for both GCSE and A Level Drama students to enhance their acting skills, stage presence and confidence. The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and will certainly benefit from this experience which will help towards the practical elements of their course.
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The annual Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at St. Malachy's High School. Paulina Rys, Zoe Hilland and Erin O'Neill were among the first to check out the books and to choose some new reading material. They are pictured with school librarian, Mrs Ann-Marie Moran
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