Ashfield Girls' High School
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Cooking up a storm
Friday morning called for a treat to round off a hard week of examinations.
Mr Cuttle and Mr Osborne rose to the challenge to cook up a feast of bacon butties and fried eggs.
It was great to see staff and pupils enjoying breakfast before a well-earned Bank Holiday weekend. £100 was raised for the Nepal Appeal.
Posted on the: 22nd May 2015
A Fond Farewell…
Who would have thought that 5 years could fly by so quickly? Coming into school shy, nervous but eager to start their secondary school careers at Ashfield Girls’, the Year 12 class of 2015 finally bade a fond farewell to their friends and teachers at a special leaving ceremony, attended by pupils, staff and parents. We took a trip down memory lane, revisiting many special memories and achievements, as letters written to our Principal by the girls when they were in Year 8 were read out. A few very ambitious young ladies entered Ashfield Girls’ and no doubt will do both our school and their parents proud!
The event was not just a sad occasion. It culminated in the celebration of many achievements, acknowledging excellent attendance, special contributions to school life, through our Principal’s Award and also through the presentation of the pupil progress files. We wish the Year 12 class of 2015 every success with their current examinations and hope to welcome many familiar faces back into Sixth Form in September.
Posted on the: 21st May 2015
Ashfield Girls’ Giving Globally
In September 2012, Ashfield Girls’ High School set out to raise £10 000 to build an Education and Livelihood Centre in the Philippines as part of a three year project with TEN Foundation. The new centre will educate local children who have not had the privilege of attending school and will also provide employment skills to adults, helping them find work and support their families.
Over the past three years, Ian Campbell, CEO of TEN Foundation, has been a frequent visitor to Ashfield Girls’ regularly updating pupils on the living conditions in the Philippines and in particular the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in December 2014.
Having participated in a wide range of fundraising events including bun sales, sponsored walks, non-uniform days and talent competitions, pupils and staff of Ashfield were delighted to present Ian and TEN Foundation with £10 000 in a special ceremony on Wednesday 6th May.
Having surpassed their first target, the school has now committed to help support TEN Foundation with a scholarship programme, by raising £1000 per year to support TEN Foundation and educate a young person at the Education and Livelihood Centre.
Posted on the: 15th May 2015
Year 10 Crumlin Road Gaol Visit
On Friday 17th April some Year 10 pupils Crumlin Road Gaol. They were taken on a tour of the Prison and found out historical information about the prison building and the prisoners who once lived there.
It was fascinating to see what life was like for a prisoner and to be taken on the exact route that many of them travelled years before.
Some of the places that they visited in the Gaol included the Governor's Office, the cells and the tunnel between the prison and the old courthouse.
This visit was especially interesting as pupils have been studying Crime as part of their Life Skills programme.
Posted on the: 21st April 2015
Youth Homelessness Matters Day
Congratulations to Zara Janahi whose poetic talents were celebrated in Stormont on Youth Homelessness Matters Day. Having studied the work of the Simon Community in Learning for Life and Work, Zara and her class explored the theme of homelessness through poetry in English lessons, creating their own poems for the Simon Community’s Hidden Homelessness Poetry Competition.
Zara was delighted to be shortlisted as one of the top ten finalists and joined budding poets from Belfast Royal Academy, De La Salle College, Hazelwood Integrated College and Victoria College at an award ceremony at Stormont on April 15th. After being presented with a framed copy of her Highly Commended poem ‘Out of the Fog’, Zara enjoyed a guided tour of the Great Hall and Assembly Chamber – and even took the opportunity to try out the First Minister’s chair for size!
Zara and Jim Dennison, Chief Executive of the Simon Community
Posted on the: 21st April 2015