St Nicholas’ Primary School to celebrate building’s 20th anniversary

A Carrickfergus school will mark a significant milestone in its history this Friday (May 11).

Julie Lowry, primary five teacher, at Islandmagee Primary School, has been nominated for a Best Teacher award.

Islandmagee teacher in running for top title

Islandmagee Primary School teacher Julie Lowry is in the running for a coveted title in the prestigious Families First Awards.


Who makes the final call if your child's school needs to close due to snow?

Parents are waiting with baited breath to see if schools around Northern Ireland are set to close later this week after the host of weather warnings issues.
Natalie McCollum, winner of Carrickfergus College's Christmas Countdown competition.

Hamper surprise for college pupil

Year-8 pupil Natalie McCollum won Carrickfergus College’s Christmas Countdown competition.

Colin Patterson (Vice-Principal, Downshire School), Harry Coulter and Alan Winsby (Co-Chairmen of the Interim Board of Governors), Hedley Webb (Principal, Carrickfergus College) and Michael Graham (Education Authority).  INCT 47-720-CON

Carrickfergus Academy to operate across split site

The newly-named Carrickfergus Academy will operate across a split site until a new build is available.

Principals of Carrickfergus Model PS, Jennifer Miller (right) and Carrickfergus Grammar School, Kieran Mulvenna, joined Model pupils from Primary 5-7 (from left) Stuart Crooks, Jaye Pollock, Evie Coates and Cameron Fitzgerald, and Grammar year eights, Dylan Sproule and Sarah Boyd to help launch the Northern Area Mental Health Initiative.

Mental health awareness training for children and young people

Children and young people are to be better equipped to deal with mental ill health thanks to a pioneering new scheme.

Video: Life at Carrickfergus Central PS

Carrickfergus Central Primary School have released a promotional video ahead of their open night later this month.

Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

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Anti-Bullying Week call for Carrick schools and youth groups

With only a few weeks to go before Anti-Bullying Week (November 13-17), schools and youth organisations in Carrickfergus are being urged to register online to access a comprehensive free resource pack linked to this year’s theme, ‘All Equal, All Different, All Together’.

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Cool FM DJ helps deliver road safety message at Carrick school

Road safety was in focus during a recent roadshow hosted by Carrickfergus Grammar School.
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In pictures: Prize distribution at Carrickfergus Grammar

The exceptional accomplishments of students have been highlighted as Carrickfergus Grammar School held its annual prize distribution recently.

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Language programme in running for ‘Kids’ award

A language programme for children which runs classes in Carrick has been announced as a finalist in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017.

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Early spring at Carrick Grammar heralds £1800 boost for charity

Students, staff and governors at Carrickfergus Grammar have planted over 1000 daffodil bulbs along the driveway of the North Road school.

Downshire School in Carrickfergus (image from Google)

Final approval for Carrick College and Downshire ‘merger’

Plans to amalgamate two post-primary schools in Carrickfergus have been rubber stamped by officials this week.

Year 14 pupils Ada Lindsay, Emma Baird and Amy Barnes attended the commemoration with principal Jackie Stewart.

Downshire School ‘honoured’ to take part in Battle of Britain remembrance

Downshire School in Carrick was honoured to take part in a service of remembrance at New Cemetery, Islandmagee recently.

Downshire student Courtney Smyth celebrates her A,B,C grades.

Open afternoon will mark 40th anniversary of Downshire School

An open afternoon will take place at Downshire School in Carrick on Thursday September 28, from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm to celebrate the school’s 40th anniversary.

Motorists warned against illegal parking at schools

Motorists warned against illegal parking at schools

Police are advising motorists against illegal parking in the vicinity of Carrick schools.

Downshire pupils Katy McCullough and Rachel Watson pictured with their mums and Year Head Mrs Rodgers. Both girls achieved all top grades, A*-C.

STEM subjects among top performing at Downshire

There were celebrations all round in Downshire School on Thursday as students arrived to receive many excellent GCSE results.

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