Saintfield High School

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

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.

Sentinue Northern Ireland Robotics Workshop

Sentinue Northern Ireland Robotics Workshop

Thank you to Sentinus NI who came in to school yesterday to host a terrific Robotics Workshop with our Year 10 pupils.

U16 Hockey Team League Runner's Up

U16 Hockey Team League Runner's Up

A huge well done to our u16 Hockey team, who finished as runners up in the North Down Hockey League. The final match of the season was yesterday against Lagan and finished too close to call, with our team unlucky to lose on penalty flicks. Congratulations to Bethany Peters of 11AT, who was awarded the title of Player of the Match.

Year 12 raise £535.32 for the Child Brain Injury Trust

Year 12 raise £535.32 for the Child Brain Injury Trust

Congratulations to the Year 12 pupils who during their recent Charity Ball raised £535.32 for their chosen charity, the Child Brain Injury Trust. Natalie Robinson the Regional Co-ordinator from the charity was presented the cheque during an assembly held to inform the pupils as to what their money raised will go towards! A massive well done to the Year 12’s on raising a fantastic amount for such a worthwhile charity!

PTA Upcoming Events

PTA Upcoming Events

Kildare Shopping Trip: Saturday 28th April 2018 - £25 per person

Zumba: Tuesday 15th May 2018, 7-9pm £3 per person

If you are interested in any of these events, please send in money with your child for the attention of Mrs Kathy Roy

U16 Hockey Team Blitz Runner's Up

U16 Hockey Team Blitz Runner's Up

Congratulations to our u16 Hockey side, who finished in second place at the North Down Blitz Tournament held at Bangor Academy yesterday

SOS Pancake Sale

SOS Pancake Sale

We are pleased to support SOS Bus Northern Ireland here at Saintfield High School. Mrs Roy (with some eager volunteers) raised money today through a great pancake sale at break time.

U14 Hockey Match Results

U14 Hockey Match Results

Our u14 Hockey team played out a spirited and hard fought 0-0 draw Lagan College earlier this afternoon. Well done to the players from both teams for such a competitive match. Sarah Gibson (10DE) was selected as player of the match by the team’s coach, Mrs McMordie.

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