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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.

 

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Thank You David Meade!

A special ‘Thank You!’ to David Meade for officially kicking off our 35th Anniversary celebrations.
The entire school was enthralled, bamboozled and highly entertained for the whole afternoon!
And ‘Thank You’ also to Ulster Tatler for the great pictures – look out for lots more in a future edition!

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Year 14 Visit University Open Days

As part of their Careers programme in school, all of our Year 14 students went to visit our two local universities at the end of last week.

On Thursday we went to the Ulster University campus, and on Friday it was the turn of Queen’s University Belfast in the morning and then on to Methody in the afternoon for their Higher Education Convention.

These Open Days are a real help to our students who are making their decisions about courses this year and completing UCAS forms.

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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.

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Happy 35th Birthday Lagan College!

On this day 35 years ago, 28 brave students arrived at the opening of Lagan College under armed guard, despite great opposition from many quarters.

Today, almost 1300 students and over 150 staff arrive at Lagan College for their first proper day of the school year.

We would not be where we are now without the hard work, determination and perseverance of our founding parents, supporters, staff, students, governors, financial backers, All Children Together, and everyone involved with the foundation of Lagan College.

This year we will host numerous celebrations, and will be unveiling a number of projects directly related to celebrating our history in detail, but for today – Thank you all!

Oh, and Happy Birthday to us!

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Best Ever A-Level Results!

Congratulations to Lagan College’s Year 14 students who have achieved the best A-Level results to date with 68% of students achieving 3 A-Levels at A* – C grade, and 91% achieving 3 A-Levels at A* – E grade.

A big ‘Thank You’ must go to all their parents/guardians, teachers and support staff who encouraged, supported and cared for them along the way. It has been a joy and privilege to watch you grow and develop into beautiful young men and women.

Take care of one another as you fly our school nest. You will be missed!

Mrs A McNamee

(Full image gallery coming soon!)

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Good Luck Matthew!

Good luck to our Olympian past pupil (and former Head Boy) Matthew McGovern as he begins his Rio 2016 campaign today!

Matthews first three races are at 17.05, 18.05 and 19.05, and everyone at Lagan College will be cheering him on!

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World Challenge 2014

In July nine Lagan College students spent a month on expedition to Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam, a mixing pot of diverse cultures and environments. From lush deep jungles, ancient temples and fascinating history to soaring mountains, to bustling cities and stunning coastlines were found on this fantastic expedition to South East Asia. 

Recruiting for Mexico 2016!

A World Challenge Parents information evening is scheduled for Tuesday 21st October, 18:30-20:00 in the multi-purpose hall. Please feel free to attend this meeting if you would like more information on the expedition to Mexico in July 2016.