Saintfield High School

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SAINTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS AFTERNOON TEA FOR PREFECTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST

SAINTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS AFTERNOON TEA FOR PREFECTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST

As a huge thank you for all of their hard work and commitment to the school, Saintfield High School’s team of eager and enthusiastic Prefects for the current academic year (2017/2018) enjoyed afternoon tea with their Principal, Miss Sarah-Lucy Hynds, and special guest, previous Principal, Ms Vivien Watt.

A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all before the Prefects tenure came to a close, to make way for a new cohort. Ms Vivien Watt retired from the post of Principal of Saintfield High School at the end of 2016 and current Principal, Miss Hynds, stated that ‘it was an absolute honour to welcome Ms Watt back for our farewell to the Prefects, and the boys and girls really appreciated her attendance, since she had the privilege of watching the pupils grow and mature from Year 8’.

Ms Watt is pictured beside the plaque which hangs proudly on the side of the school’s Sports Hall in recognition of the time she served as Principal from 2004 – 2016.

Year 11 and Year 12 GCSE Timetables 2018

Please see the attached link for Year 11 and Year 12 GCSE Timetables and Year 12 Revision Classes Timetable. Good luck!

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Year 9 Football Team - North Down Runner's Up

Year 9 Football Team - North Down Runner's Up

Commiserations to our Year 9 team, who lost in the final of the North Down Schools’ League. The boys can be very proud of their performance. Congratulations to Bangor Academy who ran out 3-0 winners.

PTA Kildare Trip

PTA Kildare Trip

Staff, parents, and friends of the school enjoyed a great day out to Kildare Village on Saturday, raising money for the school’s PTA in the process. Thank you to all who contributed.

Saintfield Community Variety Show

Saintfield Community Variety Show

Saintfield High School was absolutely delighted to host a community variety show on the evening of Friday 27th April 2018 in collaboration with the Wednesday Welcome Club from Saintfield Parish Church. The school has organised an annual variety show for several years now but was very pleased to be doing so in a partnership for 2018. The positive relationship between the local post-primary school and the community club was made possible through ‘Linking Generations’, part of the Beth Johnson Foundation charity, which seeks to promote intergenerational practices in local areas. Earlier in the year, pupils from Saintfield High School used their ICT skills and expertise to deliver iPad training sessions to local residents, which was a great success. Last Friday evening saw the children from Saintfield High School showcase a range of talents alongside members from the local community. There was a variety of performances, including: Saintfield High School’s choir and band, award-winning piper Amanda McIlveen and highland dancer Rebekah Keery, Irish dancers Heidi and Josie Carter, local singing group ‘Harmony’, pianist Michael Harris, Hungarian folk music from violinist Anita McNair, and singer Sionan Mullen accompanied by Geraldine Hanna and family. A wonderfully collaborative evening was enjoyed by all, bringing together the whole community through promotion of the arts. All funds raised on the evening were in aid of Saintfield High School’s PTA organisation and the Wednesday Welcome Club. The variety show continues Saintfield High School’s priority target of continuing to foster links with the local community for the benefit of everyone.

Thank you very much to Mrs Kittle, mother of Year 9 pupil Seth, who very generously donated an alto saxophone to the school’s thriving Music Department recently.

Year 9 Football Team Success

Year 9 Football Team Success

Congratulations to our Yr9 football team, who reached the North Down Schools’ Cup final following a thrilling 5-4 semi-final victory against Priory College last Thursday. Our goal scorers were Thomas Crawford, Ewan McCoubrey and, with a magnificent hat trick, Toby Carinduff! Mr Elliott picked out our goalkeeper Kobi Dunn as the Man of the Match. Congratulations boys, and good luck in the final!

Shared Education Project

Shared Education Project

Thank you to St Mary’s Primary school who visited our school on Friday as part of a Shared Education project. Pupils worked with our Yr8s to create film trailers using iMovie. A great time was had by all!

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.

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