Please Support Baby Katie

Please suport little Katie Darragh who is fighting Leukeamia. Her parents, Glen and Victoria Darragh, former pupils of Magherafelt High School, will shortly be taking Katie, who turns one in June, to Germany to receive treatment through a clinical trial and are hopeful that this will help Katie fight this horrible cancer.

If you would like to donate money to Katie's appeal, please either click on the link below or send in your donation with your son/daughter to school any day this week. Collection buckets will be passing around the school to help support the Darragh family at this very difficult time.

Our thoughts are prayers are with Katie and her parents!


Year 8 Netballers Win NEEBSA League

Similar to their Year 9 counterparts, the year 8 team have also had a fantastic seaon, winning all their matches to earn a place in the NEEBSA league finals held in Magherafelt High School on Monday 24th March 2014.

Year 9 Netballers Win NEEBSA Netball League

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.

Purple Patch Interview Skills Coaching

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.

Belfast Marathon Fun Run

Miss Alexander will once again lead her 'fun-running' troupe down to Belfast for the annual Belfast Marathon 'Fun run' which takes place on the May Day bank holiday, Monday 15th May.

Miss Alexander, Head of Home Economics in the school, is passionate about running, and is regularly dons her running gear for a 'wee' run (10K!) after school. No stranger to Marathons, Miss Alexander was delighted at the level of interest shown by the students.

"Each year the numbers participating from Magherafelt High School have grown and hopefully it provides students with an interest in going to do a full Marathon some day later on in life."

With over 20 students and staff taking part in what is being billed as the largest Belfast Marathon to date in terms of the numbers of runners, it will surely be a fun day out if nothing else.