Please find below a letter given to pupils today to take home. It contains information about a number of changes brought about by the building projects currently running in school.
CCEA have officially notified the school of the top performers in its recent summer GCE and GCSE exams.
1st place in GCE Music – Thomas Hancock
1st place in GCE Geography – Sophie Sterne
1st Place in GCE Biology – Sarah Cassells
2nd Place in GCE Mathematics – Thomas Hancock
2nd Place in GCE Moving Image Arts – Claire Crawford
2nd Place in GCE History – Sophie Sterne
2nd Place in GCE Art and Design – Alice McCabe
2nd Place in GCSE Geography – Peter Forde
3rd Place in GCE Moving Image Arts – Alice McCabe
3rd Place in GCSE English Language – Peter Forde.
Congratulations to all the pupils and also to the eight departments represented. This adds to the highly successful year that the school enjoyed in terms of examination results at all levels.
Our Kukri shop is now open again for additional orders. It will close again on Friday 4th Sept. Expected delivery time at present for these items will be late October /early November. Please click on the logo on the right hand side of the page and follow the instructions.
Students and teachers at Dalriada School are celebrating the school’s best set of A level results since 2007. An outstanding 80% of Dalriada‘s upper sixth form students obtained at least 3 A*-C grades each, well above the NI average for grammar schools. The results re-affirm Dalriada’s position as one of the leading grammar schools in the province. Special praise has to go to Thomas Hancock who gained 5 A* grades in Further Maths, French, Physics, Music and Mathematics. Additionally Sarah Cassells obtained 3 A*s in Art and Design, Biology and Chemistry.
Reflecting on all these superb results, Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton commented
“I am absolutely delighted with these A level results which our students fully deserve. They have worked hard to earn this success. Our outstanding committed staff have played a big role as have their supportive parents. In addition the young people have somehow found the time to make a huge contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school. I wish our leavers continued success as they embark on the next step of their educational future” Read More
GCSE results are available for collection from the school on Thursday 20th August from 9 am. Results by phone will be available after 11 am through the office. As previously informed all year 12 have been scheduled for an interview with a member of the Careers Department to confirm subjects for the coming year.
If unable to attend your interview in person, pupils must phone and speak to the Careers Department before 2.30 pm.
Please note any results not collected by 3.30 pm will be posted home.
On Thursday 18th June Dalriada Pupils embarked on their annual Dalriada Dander. All pupils in Years 8 to 10 took part in a sponsored 5 km walk around the school grounds. Pupils were raising money towards new ICT equipment for the school. The weather was kind to us and the rain stayed away for the afternoon. This enabled the pupils to enjoy some appreciated refreshments kindly provided by Biesty’s Centra, Ballymoney. During the week the Year 11 pupils contributed to the fundraising by providing delicious buns and treats for sale.
The event was a great success raising a combined total of an amazing £5316.46. Dalriada School appreciates the support of all the friends and family who sponsored a pupil.
There will be an important meeting for the parents of current P6 pupils who wish to transfer to Dalriada in September 2016 on Monday 11 May. The meeting will outline the process for application to take the AQE tests in November 2015. The meeting will also allow parents the opportunity to speak to the Headmaster and other Senior Staff about any aspect of the Transfer process in relation for entry to Dalriada. The meeting will be held in the John Armstrong Hall at 7.30 pm and visitors are asked to use our front Car Park.
For any additional information please contact the school or visit the AQE website
On the 6th Febraury , 7 of us attended a ‘Let’s Talk Politics’ event in Roe Valley Cultural and Arts Centre, Limavady. The event was a great opportunity for young people to get involved and have their say in local politics. We took part in live polls throughout the event which were interesting and engaging but the main activity of the event was so-called ‘Politician Speed Dating’. We sat around tables with groups of people from a variety of other schools from Northern Ireland and had the opportunity to talk to and ask questions to the local councillors. One or two representatives from each party attended including Barney Fitzpatrick from the Alliance Party, Phillip McGuigan from Sinn Fein and Maura Hickey from the SDLP. Overall, we had a fantastic day and the event was very informative, we’ll definitely be getting more involved in politics in the future!
On Thursday 26th February, Year 12 pupils gained an insight into the skills required and the career opportunities in a wide range of STEM professions. Each pupil selected three workshops from a varied menu which included designing new branded merchandise with Partridge-Peartree, discovering more about Concorde from the Aerospace industry, analysing blood samples with the Department of Clinical Chemistry, searching for oil on the North Coast with UUC School of Environmental Science, extracting DNA from fruit and vegetables with the QUB School of Pharmacy, analysing fingerprints with a CSI Officer from the PSNI and drooling over Nutella chocolate cake as well as the endless opportunities to work with pop stars as they listened to local entrepreneur; owner of Ground and LSFX, an international lighting and sound company. A very big thank you to all those who gave up their time so willingly to share their expertise with us.