The College community was delighted to welcome our Year 12 and Year 14 Leavers back to receive their GCSE and A Level certificates on Thursday 26 September 2017.
In addition, we also celebrated pupils for their a*- c performance in Year 11 module results and top performance in AS results.
Our guest of Honour, Koulla Yiasouma, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) spoke eloquently about the achievements of our students. “I hear people so often say ‘children and young people are the future’ but I believe, that you are the present and should be recognised now for the contributions that you make for yourselves, your family, community and society. You should be extremely proud of the high standards that you have set not only for yourselves but also for others who will follow. But, today is not just about celebrating you (the young people), although you deserve the biggest cheer, but also all the teachers and the staff at the school and your parents and carers, brothers and sisters because make no mistake, none of this would be possible without them. Behind every young person’s achievements there is an exhausted and very proud group of adults”.
Senior Prizegiving is an opportunity for staff and pupils to come together as a school community to celebrate the outstanding success of our school. Mrs Anderson said “The strength of our school lies in excellence, aspiration, and diversity – it is our integrated ethos, our sense of belonging, our compassion and our capacity to care for young people that has made this school the success story it is today – we are what we repeatedly as an integrated school and a driver for change. As an all ability school we pay tribute to our gifted and talented pupils, as well as those students who have had to overcome barriers to learning. We commend you the pupils for your resilience and determination to be the best you can be and continuing to develop the emotional resilience and growth mindset of our young people remains a key priority for us as a school in moving forward”.
Congratulations to all our students. We wish our Year 12 and Y14 leavers the best of luck and look forward to hearing about your continued success. Keep in touch!
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