Rathmore's Year 13 and 14 Art students braved the cold weather as they received a guided tour around Belfast's Cathedral Quarter. During the tour they discovered the hidden gems of Belfast's prevailing urban art scene.
Congratulations to 57 of our Year 9 and 10 students who were recently presented with their gold, silver and bronze awards which they won in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Thomas Graham, Rosaleen Hamilton and Niamh Plumb did extremely well and achieved merit awards. They have been invited to take part in the next round of the competition and we wish them well!
Congratulations to our AS German pupil, Katie Boyle who won a place at the 'Peacing It Together' youth seminar, organised by UK-German Connection and NICILT. The three-day seminar will be attended by young people from both Northern Ireland and Germany, and will explore themes surrounding growing up in a post-conflict society and creating a shared future. Viel Glück, Katie!
Rathmore have launched their CPR awareness campaign today – “Without CPR the chances of surviving cardiac arrest are zero. When the stakes are this high, don't think twice, just try”. Year 13 Biology students will raise awareness of the importance of CPR through presentations in Assemblies for Year 8 up to 14. By June 2019, Mr Graham and the Biology department hope to train up to 1300 students and staff on how to effectively carry out CPR. The students will be taught in the f
Many thanks to Mr Ian Collen, Director of NICILT, who addressed our Year 10 - 14 German pupils on the importance of studying German and languages in general. The talk was highly informative and gave our pupils great insight into both studying German and future careers using the language. (NICILT- Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching & Research)
On Friday 5th October we hosted a coffee morning in aid of Friends of the Cancer Centre. It was a very enjoyable morning. Our students and staff generously supported this wonderful cause by donating and supplying buns and cakes. A big thank you to Mrs Lavery and the Prefect Team for organising it.
"May the church be the place of God’s mercy and love, where everyone can feel themselves welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel.” Pope Francis On Thursday 4th October, we celebrated mass to formally welcome our Year 8 pupils to our Rathmore community. The mass was celebrated by Fr McGrady and we prayed for all our Year 8 pupils to feel settled and happy in their new school.
Our Year 10 students recently completed a Forensic Science Workshop where they were able to solve one of Australia's most notorious murder mysteries. Students were able to analyse blood and DNA samples, as well as piecing together individual alibis alongside material evidence. The students really enjoyed this thought provoking and interactive workshop, with quite a few students now seeking to pursue CSI type careers.