Last week, the Senior Management met with the School Council. Communication Officers and representatives from each Year Group presented ideas that have been raised in weekly meetings. Ideas discussed included canteen, sport, clubs, uniform, school environment, buses, IT provision and curriculum.
StartFragment The Chemistry STEM activity involved making bath bombs and bouncy balls from common household substances. We used baking soda and citric acid (kettle descaler) and baby oil to make the bath bombs, we gave them nice colours with food colourings and pleasant smells using essential oils. We made bouncy balls out of custard powder, pva glue and Borax(washing powder) It got very messy and the lab still smells of lavender! The students were brilliant, so enthusiastic
StartFragment Our Prefect Team recently led our school in our annual Catholic Caring campaign. The school is now in its 30th year of supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas campaign. Every year, each tutor group raises money and buys a range of toys and clothes so that local children can have the opportunity to share in the spirit of Christmas by opening presents on Christmas morning. Every tutor group also creates a luxury festive hamper that will be given to local famil
StartFragment Over 140 Rathmore musicians performed in a truly magical School Carol Service held on Sunday 11 December in the historic St. Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street. The Senior Choir, Girls’ Choir, Junior Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Strings and Symphony Orchestra all featured in the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which retells the Christmas narrative through sacred music and readings. This was a very special occasion and our students were a real credit to the Sc
StartFragment On Wednesday 23rd November, four Lower 6th students: Lara Mc Glinchey, Lucy Marron, Jane McWilliams and Grace Magee took part in the 'Soroptimist' Public Speaking competition in Hillsborough. The Rathmore girls did extremely well taking 2 out of the 4 commended spots. Grace Magee placed 2nd speaking on ‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’ – W B Yeats, and Lucy Marron was highly commended speaking on ‘Freedom of the press is a preci
StartFragment STEM club this week investigated The Senses. The pupils looked specifically at taste and carried out a practical investigation using small sweets. Each pupil tried to work out the flavour using all relevant senses – taste, sight and smell. The pupils were then asked to hold their noses and close their eyes when eating the sweets. Without the use of the nose detecting smell and the eyes detecting colour some of the pupils found it difficult to correctly identify
Bar Mock Trial On Saturday 19th November a team of 16 sixth form students participated in the Bar Mock Trial. The event took place in Belfast Courts of Justice. During the trials, the students took on the roles of Prosecution Barristers, Defence Barristers, Witnesses, Jury members, Court Clerks, Ushers, Court Reporter and Artist (see list below). The event was a great experience for those students who are interested in studying Law at university or those students who have an
On Monday 28th November the Senior Debating team participated in their third debate as part of the Concern Debates programme. The Motion before the House was ‘International Agreements on climate change are a load of ‘hot air’.’ Grosvenor Grammar were proposing and Rathmore Grammar were opposing. After an interesting and thought-provoking debate Rathmore emerged victorious. Well done to students involved from both teams for all their hard work and enthusiasm. Team Captain: Don