Let's Talk Politics
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:26


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!

A Year 12 pupil.

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STEM Ambassadors visit Dalriada
Monday, 09 March 2015 11:16

stemfeb2015 2On 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 selstemfeb2015 1ected 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.

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Dalriada 1st XV Winners Again
Thursday, 05 March 2015 22:36

altDalriada's 1st XV picked up their second major trophy in two years when they convincingly beat Rainey Endowed School at Ballymena Rugby Club in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Bowl Final 31 points to 15. Captain Michael Finnerty led from the front scoring a hatrick of tries. Dalriada took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first ten minutes running in two excellent converted tries. From that point on Dalriada were able to control the game and despite Rainey rallying and scoring an excellent try Dalriada's pressure defence forced another score when a mistake at the line out close to the Rainey line allowed Dalriada to go into half time 19 - 5 up.

 

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IT Sentinus Roadshow
Friday, 27 February 2015 09:34

On Friday 20th February, the IT department enjoyed a full day of the Sentinus 'IT Road Show'. This was aimed at our KS4 students to promote an interest in IT, Computer Science and Software Development as a possible career choice amongst students.  Specifically, the programme was designed to give pupils an opportunity to work on key skills including teamwork and problem-solving.

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Dalriada 1st XV into Another Final
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 21:49

altFor the second year running Dalriada 1st XV have made a major Schools’ final after beating Banbridge Academy on Saturday 19 points to 11. Three second half tries turned a half time deficit into a final position where Banbridge had to score twice to win the game.  The final will be played on Wednesday 4th March at Ballymena Rugby Club where the opponents will be Rainey. A big support is required if the Dalriada boys are to land another trophy for what could be the second in two seasons.

 

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Year 12 Parents Information Meeting
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:33

 

At 8 pm on the evening of Monday 2nd March a meeting for the Parents of our current Year 12 will be held in the John Armstrong Hall.

At 7 pm there will be meeting for Parents and pupils who are not currently enrolled at Dalriada but would like to enter Dalriada School in September 2015 into the Sixth form. For the Parents and Pupils of Year 12 students not currently at our school the meeting will inform you of the criteria for entry into Dalriada's Sixth Form. In addition we will outline  our expectations for being a Sixth Former in Dalriada, covering how we regularly review performance, the privileges, how we support students and the resources provided throughout the two year course. In attendance at this meeting, will be teachers of some of the new subjects that we offer in our sixth form. At the end of the meeting  you will be able to speak to these teachers individually.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please phone the school on 276 63066 to confirm your attendance.

In the meeting for our current Year 12 Parents, it will also cover what options year 12 pupils have available to them post GCSE results. With A level study at Dalriada being one of these options, we will outline to you the entry criteria for our Sixth form. The other options available, will also be presented along with relevant information around choosing suitable courses at A level. In addition as part of the presentation, we will also outline detail around our expectations of being a Sixth Former in Dalriada along with some pointers to help Parents support their sons/daughters through the period leading up to their GCSE exams in the summer.

All year 12 students have received a letter from the school outlining the details of their meeting on Monday 2nd March. Please return asap, the tear off slip on the bottom of the letter, indicating for us whether you will be in attendance or not.

 
Important Change of Date for Evening of Music
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 21:59

The Evening of Music, one of Dalriada's major school events has moved from its original calendar date. The event will now take place on Wednesday alt18th March and not as scheduled on Wednesday 25 March.

Details of tickets sales will be released shortly.

 
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