Saintfield High School

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

Open Night 2018

Open Night 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to your Open Evening on Tuesday the 23rd January it was a great success! Some snaps from our very successful Open Evening can be found in our ‘Gallery’

Action MS

Action MS

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Action MS appeal this year. We raised an impressive £2587.50. Our top fundraisers, Nathan & Rachel, attended the charity’s annual luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast.

Parent Panel Meeting

Parent Panel Meeting

Members of our Parent Panel met with Mrs Bradley & Mrs Derby earlier this week. Amongst the topics under discussion were the school’s pastoral provision and fundraising ideas.

Substance Abuse Workshop

Substance Abuse Workshop

Constable’s Phil Quinn and Gemma McGrogan, give our Senior School classes a talk on ‘Substance Abuse’

Saintfield generations link up with IT!

Saintfield generations link up with IT!

Saintfield High School has been the place to be over the last 11 weeks to learn how to get online! The school had been keen to develop intergenerational and community activities and eagerly got involved in the ‘Digital Age Project’. Monday afternoons saw pupils from Year 11 volunteer to stay behind in school each week to help a group of older learners from the local Saintfield Parish Church’s ‘Wednesday Welcome Group’ become more confident in using technology and see how it could be applied to their everyday lives. A few other local over 55’s took the opportunity to join in the sessions and one is now a new Wednesday Welcome group member! Pupils acted as ‘tutors’ teaching individuals on a one to one basis using The Digital Age Project IT ‘toolkit’. This free, easy to use resource can be downloaded by any individual or organisation from www.digital-age.org.uk. This project was set up and co-ordinated by Linking Generations NI with sessions overseen by Paul O’Hare, computer tutor for partner organisation Ignite IT. It aimed to bring generations in communities together in order to build positive relationships and enable older participants to develop their digital and online skills.
Pupils commented that it was very satisfying sharing their IT knowledge with others and seeing individuals become confident in using websites and apps relating to their specific interests. They said they had enjoyed meeting the older learners, the sessions were good fun and they found it interesting swapping life stories, adding that they had gained patience and confidence in their own abilities with some stating they would like to work with older people as a career. Older participants commented that it was a happy, relaxed group with polite, enthusiastic and helpful pupils and most felt they had gained confidence in using their iPads and tablets. Working at their own pace proved to be a great way to learn in an informal supportive environment. The school intends to continue to develop their links with the Wednesday Welcome Group and to reach out to elders in the local care home.

Poetry Aloud

Poetry Aloud

On 7th November this year, four of our very talented Year 8 pupils, Rachel Beattie, Hannah Coffey, Stephanie Patterson and Mark Tate, participated in Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Aloud competition. Each of the pupils recited two pieces of poetry in front of an audience of almost one hundred pupils, as well as teachers and a panel of judges. Our Year 8s did us proud, and Mrs Artt was overwhelmed by their performances!

Year 8 Musical Instruments

Year 8 Musical Instruments

The year 8 pupils have been making musical instruments for assessment and there were some outstanding entries. All of the pupils featured here are category winners but first prize goes to Diesel Taylor for his incredible handmade Violin and 2nd prize goes to Max McVeigh for his perfectly machined flute with third going to Daniel Skelly for an amazing full size Lambeg Drum. I’m sure these boys will be ideal technology students later on in their school life, if their standards are so high in year 8! Well done to all.

Check you our ‘Gallery’ for more photos!!

Ulster Rugby Shirt Winner Thomas McCartney

Ulster Rugby Shirt Winner Thomas McCartney

Saintfield High School student Thomas McCartney is presented with a signed Ulster Rugby shirt, which he won after entering a competition at the Huhtamaki food stand at the Titanic Centre, from company official Jill Sloan.

Children in Need Talent Show 2017

Children in Need Talent Show 2017

Congratulations to all those who took part in our Children in Need Talent Show! Our winner was dancer Beth Scott with the runners up being the School Band. Our grand total raised was £1042… absolutely fantastic! Well done everyone.

Year 8 Rugby Team

Year 8 Rugby Team

Well done to our Yr8 Rugby Team, who finished as runners up in a Blitz Tournament held at the High School, Ballynahinch, today.

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