Ashfield Girls' High School
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In Years 9 and 10 Contact the school for application forms.
Our Rising Star!
Congratulations to Brooke Baine, one of our year 12 pupils, who has been selected to play for the Women’s Under 17 Championship in Football representing Northern Ireland in matches against Austria, Czech Republic and Ukraine.
Posted on the: 14th October 2014
Irish Language Development Officer visits Ashfield Girls’
Year 11 GCSE Learning for Life and Work students completed workshops this week entitled “The Hidden History of Protestants and the Irish Language”.
The workshops were delivered by Mrs Linda Ervine who leads the Turas programme at the East Belfast Mission.
During the workshops, the students had the opportunity to learn more about the history of people from East Belfast and the Irish language.
The Turas programme began with the release of the 1911 census data, which showed that many Protestants who lived in East Belfast in the early 20th century were listed as Irish speakers.
The girls enjoyed participating in the workshops and were surprised to learn that many words they use daily come from the Irish language.
Posted on the: 9th October 2014
Year 14 Applied Business Studies
On Thursday 18th September the Year 14 Applied Business Studies class visited their local Tesco Human Resources Department.
The visit involved a question and answer session with Susan Greig, the Personnel Manager, about how Tesco invests in their people.
The girls also got a quick tour of what takes place behind the scenes within Tesco.
The visit was very informative and the girls have gained invaluable information that will enable them to complete their unit 10 ‘Investing in People’ assignment.
Posted on the: 1st October 2014
Aspiring engineers attended W5
Aspiring engineers attended W5 today to gain an insight into the careers of STEM graduates. ‘Girls into Engineering’ proved to be very inspiring for our students as they got the opportunity to meet and talk with several female STEM ambassadors working in various industries within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Students also undertook some problem solving tasks as well as testing out the new ‘Climit’ climbing structure.
A fun and energetic morning was had by everyone in 10B.
BBC Newsline Report
Posted on the: 1st October 2014
Tech Know Club Grand Final
Pupils from nine schools from across N Ireland came together in Ashfield Girls' High School in East Belfast today to compete in the Tech Know Club Grand Final.
The Computer Programming Competition, organised in conjunction with Ashfield Girls' High, W5, STEMNET and STEM Ambassadors was sponsored by Allstate NI and the aim of the day was for the students to create a game, using Scratch, or an app, via MIT App Inventor on the theme of 'Litter and The Environment'.
For the four weeks leading up the final the students have been meeting as part of a Tech Know Club in their schools, working with a teacher and STEM Ambassador to improve their skills of the different software.
The winning team, Abbey Grammar, Newry received a trophy for their school, individual trophies and a Samsung Tablet each. The runners up received trophies and £40 Amazon vouchers. There were also £10 Amazon vouchers which were given throughout the day as 'spot prizes' and all schools received a certificate for their participation in the event.
Mr McDermott, Head of ICT at Ashfield Girls', said, "This was a wonderful opportunity for pupils from all across the province to work together to improve their skills and knowledge of a wide range of software. It was great to see their competitive streak coming through as they worked collaboratively to strive to win the top prizes. The judging team from Allstate NI, Allen and Overy and Digital Media were extremely impressed by the standard, professionalism and enthusiasm displayed by all participants”
Photo from left:
Mr Gerry Byrne Allstate NI, Sophie McClean (Ashfield Girls’ High), David McDermott, Dohmnall Gregory, (Abbey Grammar, Newry), David Wilson Allstate NI
Posted on the: 26th June 2014