Ashfield Girls' High School
Challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future
ICT Excellence Awards 2015
Schools from around Northern Ireland were invited to apply for the Capita and C2K ICT Excellence Awards 2015.
We were delighted to be awarded Runners Up in Category 1 ‘Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Technology’, at the inaugural Inspire Conference on Tuesday 17th November, at the impressive Titanic building.
The awards celebrate innovative and collaborative use of technology in schools and the positive impact on students. Our communication with parents, our innovation with iPads and the positive impact technology has had on teaching and learning and attendance were commended by the panel of judges.
Posted on the: 20th November 2015
As part of the Year 14 A2 Travel and tourism course the y14 students must plan and organize an Adventure Tourist activity within N.Ireland. After careful consideration and presentations the group decided to go to Eddie Irvine Sports in Bangor to experience Karting and Laser combat on Wednesday 21st October.
All the class were assigned different roles in the planning process. The girls thoroughly enjoyed both activities, and realized the importance of planning an event and the importance of working as a team.
The girls will now begin to write up an evaluation on their roles and the activity.
Posted on the: 3rd November 2015
Senior School Prize day
Ashfield Girls’ High School continues to maintain its long school tradition of rewarding Years 11-14 young achievers at the Annual Senior School Prize Day.
It is a day when former pupils return to the school to demonstrate to the next generation what they have achieved, and what can be achieved, from the platform of an excellent school and education.
Parents, governors, friends, former staff, local dignitaries and staff packed the Hall to watch with pride as Year 13 received their GCSE Awards, whilst many pupils from Years 11-14 were presented with special awards for outstanding work in their subjects; exemplary attendance, or for their superb contribution to the community or extra-curricular life of the school.
This year a new award was presented to Megan Wilson, Head Girl, by Artemis for a pupil who has excelled both academically and in their contribution to school life. Megan was stunned when she not only received a silver cup, but an IPAD Air.
The school was delighted to welcome Dr Clare Mangan, Regional Managing Director of the Education Authority, Belfast Region to present the awards.
The whole event was complemented by the moving rendition of ‘You were loved’ by the school choir and Emma Dallas’s powerful performance of “Secret love” from Calamity Jane.
It is always a joyful event and wonderful to see so many pupils achieving the success they deserve.
Posted on the: 21st October 2015
To be or not to be?
On Thursday 15th October, GCSE English Literature students were thrilled to be counted amongst a global audience of 225,000 viewing the fastest selling show in British theatre history, ‘Hamlet’, streamed live from London’s Barbican Theatre to cinemas around the world, including our very own Movie House in Belfast.
Supported by a strong cast and spectacular staging, Benedict Cumberbatch proved to be the star of the evening, eliciting laughter, pity and even a few tears with his powerful performance in the title role. Shakespeare’s celebrated play, despite being over four centuries old, totally gripped pupils and staff, prompting much debate over Hamlet’s famous dilemma, ‘To be or not to be?’.
Posted on the: 21st October 2015
Let them eat cake!
A delicious treat or two was available at our annual staff and Sixth form Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 25th September.
Pupils in Year 13 and 14 had the opportunity to sit down with staff and enjoy a relaxing coffee and cupcake to raise vital funds for this very worthwhile charity, who have supported many families within school.
We are delighted to have raised £415.16, with Belmont House coming out on top in the charity House Competition.
Posted on the: 7th October 2015
Current House Points
Last update: 12th Nov 2015