Parent Governor Voting

The Parent Governor vote has been extended until Friday 4th September.

Further details are available on the voting portal:

Parent Governor Voting


** Please note that you must rank all candidates (numbered 1 to 7) in order for the form to submit properly **



9SH Literacy Workshop with Tony Bradman

Read the winning story – Our Secret Bunker (Oran Devin)

Read the Runner-Up – THE BLOOD CULT (Darragh Sloan)

9SH were given the fantastic opportunity to participate in an author workshop at the Ulster Rugby Kingspan Stadium on Tuesday 19 May.  The event was organised by Booktrust (in conjunction with the Education Library Service and the Arts Council).

9SH were introduced to the author, Tony Bradman, and his books through an on-line programme delivered through a Fronter Room.  They were able to ask Tony questions and include their opinions of his novels they had read during English classes.  Moreover, pupils were invited to enter a creative writing competition with the chance to win tickets to see an Ulster match!

After a tour of the stadium, including the new Nevin Spence Education Centre, pupils were introduced to Tony, who told them about his life, career, motivation, co-writing with his son and the secrets to writing a good novel.  He emphasised the key aspects of suspense and surprise, using examples from his favourite films: ‘Alien’ and ‘School of Rock’.  Tony also gave plot tips, explaining to 9SH how to leave vital clues, disguised in plain sight.  Member of 9SH asked Tony questions, for example, what was his favourite novel and how many had he written.  Tony promoted his new novel, ‘Anzac Boys’ and explained how his interest had been sparked by his great uncle being evacuated to Australia during the war.

Prize Winners

At the end of the workshop, the winners of the creative writing story were announced.  Katie Nelson was third.  The runner up was Darragh Sloan, for his story: ‘The Blood Cult.’   Darragh was presented with a certificate and signed copy of one of Tony’s books.  The overall winner (not just in 9SH but overall from the 4 schools involved) was Oran Devlin, for his story: ‘Our Secret Bunker.’  Oran was also presented with a certificate, in addition to two tickets to see an Ulster Rugby match.

It was a fabulous afternoon and Ms Bell is now expecting amazing creative responses from 9SH next week!

Ms M Bell


US Ambassador Visits Lagan College

The U.S. Ambassador to the U.K, Matthew Barzun, along with representatives from the US Consulate, visited Lagan College on Monday to meet with Year 11 students and discuss their views and perceptions on US politics.

The Ambassador first met with the Principal and Senior Prefect Team for a brief introduction to Lagan College, before continuing on to speak to Year 11. Ambassador Barzun was very forthcoming and did not shy away from any difficult topic, engaging the students in issues as diverse as ISIS, Foreign Aid, Equality Law and Area 51!

Thank you to Ambassador Barzun for taking the time to visit Lagan College.


Year 8 Science Visit to Titanic

Dr Mc Connell and Miss Wells accompanied Yr 8 students to Titanic Belfast on 13th May. They had a fantastic visit with an ‘Exploring the Depths’ workshop followed by a tour through all nine galleries which also included the Shipyard Ride!

Plenty of pictures are available on our Science blog – click the atom icon at the very top right of the site, or visit