The annual prize distribution at Magherafelt High School was held on Wednesday, 20 September 2014. This event recognises and celebrates the successes and achievements of our pupils' across all year groups during the last school year and in particular acknowledges the excellent results obtained in GCSE, AS and A2 examinations in 2014. The guest speaker was Mr Lyle Watters, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Ford of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who is a former pupil of the school. We would like to extend our thanks to Mr Watters for taking the time to attend our prize distribution and congratulate all our pupils', past and present who were awarded prizes at the event.
A group of 14 pupils' from our A Level Product Design 3D Technology and Design class visited Moyola Precision Engineering, Castledawson on Monday, 22 September 2014. The visit included an introductory talk on the role of an engineer and the type of work they do at their Company before receiving a guided tour of the workshop floor and meeting engineers and CAD designers who produce work for companues such as INVISTA and Bombardier. The group thoroughly enjoyed their visit and would like to thank Moyola Precision Engineering for their information and hospitality.
While many of us were sitting around a table eating our cornflakes and contemplating whether or not to go for the second bowl, twenty enthused and clearly fit students, accompanied three members of staff (Mrs Wishart, Mr Campbell, Miss Alexander and Mrs T Wilson), were about to set off on the Belfast Marathon Fun Run- nothing fun about it if you ask me!
Mrs 'Play 9 in defence' McAleece and Mr 'Play 9 up front' Charles chaperoned our young year 8 and 9 girls football starlets to the Coleraine 7s tournament on Monday (16th June). Although both team didn't quite make it to the final, they hopefully got the 'buzz' you feel when playing in any kind of tournament.
Magherafelt High hosted the NEBSSA Netball League finals on Monday 24th March.
Similar to the victorious Year 8 netballers, the year 9 netball team have also had a very successful season, winning all their section matches to reach the finals. The team faced Ulidia Integrated (Carrickfergus) in the NEELB final and naturally the girls were a little anxious as they hadn't played them before but had reports on how good a team they were.
On Wednesday 12th March 2014, Year 13 students from Magherafelt High School, Sperrin Integrated, St Mary’s Grammar, Rainey Endowed and St Pius X College attended a training workshop for writing effective Personal Statements by understanding their competencies and selling points.
Personal Statements can make or break a student’s opportunity to gain a place on their course of choice. This workshop provided students with the tools to prepare memorable Personal Statements to give them every opportunity to gain University places.