ALC

Camp Camilla 2017

Camp Camilla returns to Lagan College this August!

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

Re: Camp Camilla 2017 (7 – 11 August 2017).

We are delighted to host Camp Camilla, an American style summer camp, again this year. The camp is open to young people aged 10 – 14 (those currently in P6 up to Year 10) and runs from 9am – 5pm Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August.

Click Here for the Camp information flyer!

The camp is not exclusive to Lagan College students, so feel free to spread the word and bring along friends and family members from other schools to join the fun. However, it is worth noting that attending the camp is an ideal opportunity for new students to become familiar with the school site and get to know students due to start or already attending the school.

This year’s camp activities include Ceramic art, Dance, Drama, Music, Stage Make-up, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Science and Technology and Design. All activities are led by experts in their field who hold the relevant qualifications to lead the activity.

A packed lunch is required each day and there will be a tuck shop open at break and lunch times.

If interested, simply complete the registration form (Click Here) or collect a form from Mrs Thomson at the Student’s Entrance and return to Mrs Grant at Lagan College by 30 June to avoid disappointment.

Dance Masterclass.

The camp is also delivering Dance Masterclass sessions for dancers aged 11-16. These sessions can be selected as part of Camp Camilla or selected as a stand-alone activity from 3pm – 5pm.

Monday – Thursday with a final showcase on Friday at 1.30pm, at a cost of £20.

Yours faithfully

Mrs L Grant

Head of Junior School

Help Us To Achieve!

To support our expanded 6th Form proposal, our students created this powerful video for the Minister of Education.

With over 22,000 views within 48 hours of initially being posted on our Facebook page, the message has already garnered incredible support:

This film was entirely the work of our students, with Josh Lynas (Year 12) the directorial and editorial driving force behind the whole project.

Support our proposal for an expanded Sixth Form by contacting Mr Peter Weir, Education Minister, at the Department of Education in further support of our proposal before a decision is made on 24 January 2017 – Department of Education, Rathgael House, Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR or email – dps@deni.gov.uk.

We hope you will support our development proposal for the following reasons:

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable 75% of our own students to have the opportunity to stay on in their school. (Annually 25% of students have expressed a desire to study a highly vocational course at Further Education College or connect with bespoke Apprenticeships and Training programmes.)

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable the school to offer a wider choice of A Level and equivalent level 3 courses to our young people.

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development Proposal would enable 100 more of our students over a 2 year period, to continue to experience our integrated and inclusive school ethos and values- supporting the Government’s shared learning programme.

• Lagan College’s new school buildings opened in 2013 and were purpose built to accommodate over 300 Sixth Form students.
• Lagan College is currently offering 28 Post-16 Courses and our own children would like the opportunity to stay on in their own school and continue to experience an integrated ethos.

• More of Lagan College’s students deserve the chance to stay on at their own school, if it is the young person and their parent(s)/guardian(s) desire.

 

Christmas Chemistry!

Now in our seventh year, we welcomed Primary 5 pupils from St Michael’s, Euston Street and Cedar Integrated for a fun filled morning of exciting experiments.

More photographs available on the Science Blog www.lagancollege.com/science or by clicking the atom icon at the top right hand corner of the main web page.

American Ireland Fund

Lagan College yesterday welcomed Ms Carla Stover from the American Ireland Fund.

Ms Stover is a great supporter and benefactor of Camp Camilla and integrated education and was keen to visit Lagan College as we start our 35th Anniversary!

She is pictured centre along with Mrs McNamee, some of the students who attend Camp Camilla, and Mrs Olwen Griffith from Camp Camilla.

Open Day Ticket Winners!

Congratulations to our ‘Open Day Ticket’ prize winners!

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Collecting their prizes from Principal McNamee today were Pearse Cullen (pictured with his Dad and little brother Reuben) from Cedar Integrated Primary School, and Damian Klos from Holy Rosary Primary School.

 

GL Assessment Results

GL Assessment Results will be posted to home addresses on Friday 29th January 2016. If you have not received your post by 12 noon on Saturday 30th January 2016, the College will be open between 12 noon and 2 pm for the collection of results only.

Please telephone the Office on 028 90401810 (12 noon – 2 pm) for further information.

Thank You – Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock

We would like to extend a special ‘Thank you’ to our friends at Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock, for the invitation to their Remembrance event today.

With support from churches in the Braniel and Gilnahirk areas, and featuring students from OLSPCK, Bloomfield Collegiate, Grosvenor Grammar, Strathern College and Lagan College, the students and staff felt privileged to have be invited and involved.

They were particularly grateful for the gift they received – a reproduction of the scripture given to young soliders as they headed off to war.

Johnny Ball Hosts ALC Maths Event

Lagan College played host to an exciting Area Learning Community Mathematics Event.  Arranged by Mr Kennedy from Newtownbreda High School, students from Lagan College, Torbank School Longstone Special School, Knockbreda High School and Our Lady and St Patrick’s College enjoyed a very entertaining morning.  The very special host was TV mathematician Johnny Ball, who gave a very enjoyable and entertaining presentation on Mathematics.  This iconic figure (to those of us in a certain age group), visits many schools showing students the importance of maths in everyday life and how they can all “achieve by looking for the maths in everything they do”.

Students from Years 8 & 9 enjoyed a very fast paced show which took them on a journey through the history of maths and its impact in almost everything they see and do today. He explored topics like binary numbers, time, speed and distance and area using a range of props and with the help of the audience members.  The students really enjoyed the event and all participated with enthusiasm.

Miss J Atkinson