Thank you to all those who returned their booking forms and 1st deposits for the 2017 Ski Tour. Below you will find the suggested payment dates when paying in instalments. The dates that must be adhered to are the 2nd Deposit by Friday 8th April and the Final Balance by Friday the 4th of November.
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Ulster University’s Parents Information Event is being held on Saturday 16 April 2016 www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevent
This event is aimed at parents and guardians of Year 12 and Year 13 students. Students are also welcome to attend along with their parents/guardians.
The event will provide an excellent opportunity to find out about applying to university. It will include: course options, the UCAS application process and campus developments.
We would encourage parents and guardians wishing to attend, who have not yet book to take the opportunity to sign up, as there are very limited places remaining and the registration will be closing soon.
Oliver Jeffers (born 1977) is an artist, illustrator and writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He went to Halewood College (an integrated secondary school Belfast), then graduated from Belfast Art Collage (University of Ulster) in 2001.
He is widely known for his picture books for children. How to Catch a Star was his first book in 2004 and debuted to critical acclaim. He follow this up a year later with Lost and Found, this won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal 2006.
Here is a list of Oliver’s picture books. How many have you read?
- How to Catch a Star (Philomel, Jun 2004)
- Lost and Found (Philomel, Dec 2005)
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Philomel, 2006)
- The Way Back Home (Philomel, 2007)
- The Great Paper Caper (Philomel, 2008)
- The Heart and the Bottle (Philomel, Mar 2010)
- Up and Down (Philomel, Dec 2010)
- Stuck (Philomel, Nov 2011)
- This Moose Belongs to Me (Philomel, Nov 2012)
- The Hueys series (Philomel)
- The New Jumper / The New Sweater (May 2012)
- It Wasn’t Me (Jan 2014)
- None the Number (Jul 2014)
- What’s the Opposite? (Jan 2016)
- Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters (Philomel, Oct 2014)
For more information about Oliver’s work check out these sites:
If you would like to know more about working as an illustrator have a look at this page: National Careers Service – Illustrator
Why don’t you have a go yourself at being an illustrator. Watch this video then get your paints out.
Our Moving Image Arts pupils are again working hard to complete their movies for this years exam series. As a little boost and also to share their talents with a wider audience we have decided to release one movie a month from last year’s submissions. Also keep a eye out for the odd special release from the MIA Archives.
This months release is “Baby Doll” by Gage McAlister.
The talents of Dalriada’s young artists were recognised by the Coleraine Art Society at their Student Art Competition held in the Riverside Theatre. Our winners were: Jade Houston (1st 14-15 age category), Hannah Bradley (2nd 16-17 age category), Claudia Byers (Special Commendation) and Sophie McPherson (The Colonel Clark Salver for best work in the exhibition). Well done girls.
A ski tour to New Hampshire in the USA has been organised for our current year 8 and 9 pupils. It will take place during the February 2017 half term break, departing on Saturday the 11th of February and returning one week later. There are a limited number of places available so book yours early. Booking forms and other information can be obtained from Mr. Bradley on Monday 4th January 2016.
You can also download the booking form here.