***Attention all New 2020 Year 8 intake ***

New information has been added to your Year 8 section on the website

  • Our induction presentation is now available for parents to view.
  • Our Virtual tour created by our pupils is now available for pupils to view.
  • FAQ’s have been added to Q&A section for our new pupils.

Sign in details are as noted in the packs you received from the school.

We hope you enjoy and we look forward to meeting you all in August!

Information regarding online lessons

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope that you and your family are keeping well.

On behalf of everyone at the High School, I want to personally thank you all for your assistance with online learning since the middle of March. It certainly has been a difficult and trying time for us all and l realise that this has not been ideal. I wish to inform you that the setting of work will now cease from Friday 19th June. The last week of term will be a consolidation week for your child to get caught up on any outstanding work and for them to take part in our virtual Sport’s Day challenges. It will also allow staff time to prepare further for online lessons next term. I will send further information out at the beginning of July concerning our return later in the year.

Wishing you all well and stay safe.

S Fleming

Familyworks School Counselling Service

How to Refer to Familyworks School Counselling Service

Familyworks Helpline Phone Number

  • To refer as normal through the key contact in your school.
  • To refer through the referral form on our website https://familyworksni.com . The referral form will then be forwarded to the school counsellor and the key contact.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school counsellor or the Regional Manager for your area:

Regional Manager for Greater Belfast, Newtownabbey and Ballymena:

Norman Foote  - 07896 014026

Deputy Regional Manager for Newry, Mourne, Ards and North Down

Vicky Sherlock -  07896 014320

Regional Manager for Fermanagh, Tyrone

David Pinder – 07896 015663

Deputy Regional Manager for Derry and North Coast

Marietta Duffin – 07896 004709

Regional Manager for Special Schools and ICSS Mainstream Lisburn, Antrim and Ballyclare

Linda Jayne Elliot – 07896 014974

Deputy Regional Manager for Lisburn, Antrim and Ballyclare

Ruth Anderson – 07845 645544

AWARE - Connections Challenge for young people aged 6-18

AWARE NI are delighted to launch the ‘Connections Challenge’ for young people for the purpose of reporting on young people’s lives during COVID-19.

Please see below/attached details in relation to the challenge.

This has been and continues to be a very challenging time, especially for children & young people. We want to invite you take part in our C.O.N.N.E.C.T.I.O.N.S challenge to encourage you to think about what this experience has been like to live through and to promote connections at a time when these are harder to maintain than ever.  The challenge is for children & young people aged between 6-18.

Read through the questions in the attached Connections Pack and type your answers in the boxes provided on the form. Then email the form back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher! Responses will be used anonymously for the purpose of reporting on young people’s lives during COVID-19.


Connections Pack Final Download

Zoom meeting between pupils and the Minister of Education

Congratulations to Amy Jones Year 13 pupil who was involved in the first ever Zoom meeting between pupils and the Minister of Education, Peter Weir.  6 pupils from other schools took part in the question and answer session with the Minister and Amy asked a number of questions about what it would be like returning to school again in September during the pandemic.  Well done Amy in keeping the Minister on his toes and trying to give us some idea what it might look like in September.