Saintfield High School

Email: info@saintfield.saintfield.ni.sch.uk
Telephone: 02897 510356
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Dear Visitor

As Principal of Saintfield High School, I consider it a privilege to be able to lead this thriving school community. The school will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary in 2018; a testament to the enduring role it continues to play within the wider County Down area.

Saintfield High School enjoys a rich history of both academic and personal excellence, embedded in the strong relationships that exist between home and school, and between our staff and pupils.

Ms Watt - Principal of Saintfield High School

The diversity of experiences we provide for all our students is underlined by our strong child-centred provision, and in our high quality practices of teaching and learning. As a school community, each and every one of us shares the aspiration of creating and maintaining a learning environment which fosters and celebrates high standards in every single area of school life.

Our foundations built on firm family and community values are strengthened when we respect and celebrate our traditions, while looking to future to embrace all those opportunities that will ensure our pupils continue to be positive contributors to today's vastly changing society. I am passionate about the future of Saintfield High School, and about inspiring the future of its successes and achievements.

I have always been extremely impressed by the achievements of our young people, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our pupils are inquisitive, engaging, and importantly, proud to be students of Saintfield High School.

Our teachers and members of support staff are equally impressive with their skills, professionalism, dedication and commitment to our boys and girls, providing an exceptional educational experience for all children, with an emphasis on celebrating individual excellence, and on meeting the holistic needs of every child.

At Saintfield High School, we recognise the primary role of parents and carers in educating our young people, and the significant impact your involvement makes upon each pupil. I understand the importance of engaging families in our pupils' overall learning, and have never taken for granted the rich source of information and expertise that our parents and carers bring to our learning community.

I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website and find out more about Saintfield High School. For our prospective Year 8 pupils, please visit our ‘Why come to us?’ section for more details.

Sarah-Lucy Hynds

Principal


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Read on!

Read on!

In December 2017 Year 8 and Year 9 pupils participated in the Cancer Fund for Children’s annual sponsored read. The ‘Read On’ campaign was a huge success, with pupils enjoying a wide range of literature, whilst raising money for an extremely worthwhile cause. Our top fundraising class was 9MU, with Sophie Hamilton named as our top fundraising individual.

On Wednesday 28th March, Sarah Clements from the Cancer Fund for Children spoke to pupils in assembly to thank them for their impressive donation of £1014! A huge well done to all involved. We can’t wait to get reading for such a tremendous cause again next year!

Year 11 Agriculture Farm Visit

Year 11 Agriculture Farm Visit

Mr Geoff Rodgers and Mrs Elizabeth Rodgers of Rodgers Livestock, Ballynahinch hosted a farm visit on Monday 26th March for Year 11 Agriculture and Land Use GCSE students from Saintfield High School. They were accompanied by their teacher Mrs Lynda Jackson. The Rodgers farm is currently being filmed by the BBC series ‘This Farming Life’ to be aired in the Autumn. The film crew followed the pupils on their visit. The tour of the farm proved to be a great learning experience for the pupils as they were able to see at first hand the different breeds of continental beef cattle reared on the farm. The quality of the nutritional feed was explained in detail by Mr Paul Sloan nutritionist of Tullyherron feeds. The benefits of this were evident by the excellent quality of the prize winning animals. In the various pens pupils were able to see the progression from birth to fully sized animals. Animal welfare, husbandry and the breeding programmes on the farm were discussed. Pupils were invited to guess the weight of a heifer and it was explained where the well-known ‘cuts’ of meat would be located on the animal. Throughout the visit the pupils were encouraged to ask questions to improve their knowledge of the beef cattle industry. The class were then taken to the site of the turbine that has been installed on the Rodgers farm. Mr Patrick Flynn of Green Energy explained the benefits of harnessing wind energy to generate electricity and how the use of renewable energy such as wind turbines is a way that many farmers have diversified. The pupils remarked how quiet the wind turbines were up close. The educational tour concluded with very enjoyable ‘home grown’ beef burgers and sausages expertly cooked by Mrs Rodgers (senior). A few of the pupils were then selected by the film crew to give their views on the very beneficial farm visit.

U14 Hockey Team

U14 Hockey Team

Congratulations to our u14 Hockey team, who finished in third place (from a field of twelve) in yesterday’s Blitz Tournament held at Bangor Academy.