Congratulations to Carter (9SH) who won the Senior section of Castlereagh Borough Council’s ‘Environmental Youth Speaks’ competition this morning and now goes forward to the next stage. Congratulations to Amy (9BKT) who also took part. Both students also received a goody bag and certificate. Well done!
Year 13 Debating and Public Speaking team enjoyed success at the BPW Northern Ireland Final on Saturday 7 February 2015. Jack Rainey won the award for ‘Best Chairperson’ and lifted the trophy. Well done, Jack!
Even though it was still dark on the morning of 21st January 2015, History students could spot our very dapper, knowledgeable and eccentric guide for the day. This was Clive Scoular, a local historian. His bright red outfit lit up the dark morning but his anecdotes proved to be even more illuminating!
Clive took the class in the footsteps of the insurgents of the Easter Rising, 1916. He began, as James Connolly began, outside where the Liberty Hall once stood. Connolly reportedly told the stunned Volunteers, “We could all be dead in 10 minutes!”
In a brilliant whirlwind of a tour the students were taken to the key strongholds taken in that Easter week including: The GPO, South Dublin Union, The Royal College of Surgeons, Boland’s Mill, St Stephen’s Green and the Four Courts.
Some of these places are were open to the general public, like the Royal College of Surgeons, and it was here that rooms had been preserved exactly like they had been in 1916: a bullet indent in a door, a rebel’s graffiti scratched into the wood.
The day finished at Collins Barracks which has an excellent museum of the period including a piece on the UVF, written in Irish. This teacher thought that was very Lagan College! The Barracks also housed the newly restored Asgard yacht that was used in the gunrunning for the Irish Volunteers.
It was fascinating trip and has proved very helpful to our understanding of this crucial period of our history.
Thanks to Clive Scoular and the Year 14 History class for making it such an enjoyable experience.Mr P Mulholland, History Teacher
Lagan College is open as normal today.
Lagan College is closed today for health and safety reasons.
We hope to resume tomorrow, but please keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter for further information.
GL Results will be issued on Saturday 31 January 2015 by Royal Mail post. In the event that your son/daughter does not receive the outcome of the GL assessment by midday, please feel free to telephone the school office on 028 90401810. The College will be open from 12 noon – 2 pm for the collection of results only.
GL Special Provision
You may be eligible to complete a GL Special Provision form (SP1) and attach it to your child’s Transfer Form if your child has:
1 Received at least half or his/her education in primary school outside Northern Ireland;
2 Transferred from a school outside Northern Ireland
3 Been unable to sit the GL Assessment or Supplementary Assessment due to serious medical problems
Lagan College will only accept GL Special Provision Forms received by Wednesday 4 March 2015 before the Transfer process begins. GL Special Provision forms will be considered by Lagan College’s Board of Governors for any child making an application to the College if the form is attached to the Transfer Form. Please consult with your child’s Primary School Principal or Mrs McNamee, Principal of Lagan College, if you require advice.
Ski Trip Parents Meeting – Thursday 8th January, 4pm, Multipurpose Hall.
Attendance is vital for receipt of information packs, insurance forms and policy information.
Please see the links below for trip information.