Three teams competed in the NI Schools Netball Finals on Friday in Lisburn Racquets, our Juniors, Inters and Seniors. The girls were a credit to their coach Laura Montgomery and the school, they showed great skill and determination to be successful in all three finals. All their hard work paid off, we are all very proud of you and your achievements!
Rathmore's English Department recently celebrated Book Week and a range of speakers came in to address the pupils and hold workshops. Writer Bernie McGill led a workshop with a group of Year 13 English Literature students. Pupils enjoyed the process of being guided through a series of activities to develop their writing skills and produced some lovely work. Bernie also give a fascinating presentation on her life and work to a group of Year 8 pupils. Former member of Rathmore
Our Junior, Inter and Senior Netball teams are competing in the NI Netball Schools Finals tomorrow, Friday 29th March. All teams have worked tirelessly all year with Coach Laura Montgomery and have fought off some stiff competition to reach the finals, and deserve every success. All the very best of luck ladies! Junior Team Names: Brianna Armstrong, Eimear Magee, Erin Kerr, Emma King Foy, Cara Low, Fay Powell, Clare Glover, Ciara Young, Eva Kerr Woodrow and Olivia Crilly. In
Recently our Year 9s took part in a Ceili to raise money for Trocaire. They really enjoyed the experience and there was a lot of talent on display! Many thanks to Miss Bell, Miss Wright and Miss Hunter for organising the event and teaching the groups so well!
Recently the A2 German class (Anna Lavery, Ciara Burns, Jemma Campbell and Louise McNicholl) participated in a German Debate at QUB. The motion was "should childcare be free for working parents?" Our team argued for the motion and the team from Methodist College Belfast argued against it. The team from Rathmore did a sterling job on the day, firmly beating MCB and coming 2nd overall. A very big ‘well done!’ to the girls in the Rathmore Team, whose success was a result of many
Recently, a group of girls from Year 11 and 12 who study Technology and Design or Computing were invited to the Belfast Metropolitan campus at Titanic to celebrate women into engineering. They participated in workshops that involved the use of 3D printing facilities, gas engineering and fitting, sports analysis tracking, use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. These workshops were informative in the promotion of these industries as potential careers but also encouraging
Congratulations to our Year 13 Debating team who were presented with their Concern certificates at assembly. The team have worked tirelessly all year researching, writing speeches and perfecting their rebuttal skills, winning 3 out of 4 debates. They competed against 134 schools across Ireland and we are delighted that they have finished in the top third of the League Table. The team includes Flynn Ryan, Patrick Rogan, Katie Boyle, Matthew Colquhoun, Charlie Kelly, Matthew Mc
On Thursday 7th March our musicians showcased their talent at our annual Spring Concert. It was a very successful evening and we are very proud of the standard reached by our dedicated musicians and choirs. Special thanks to Ms O'Neill, Mrs Agnew, Mrs Galway and the peripatetic staff for prepping the students so well and being so generous with their time.
Our Chamber Choir recently were runners up in the BBC School Choir of the Year heat. Many hours of rehearsal time went in to preparing such a high quality performance and the sense of teamwork was evident. It was wonderful to see pupils from each year group representing the school in such a prestigious event. The standard of performance on the day from each school was very high and our choir gave a performance to be proud of. Thanks must go to Mrs Agnew for her tireless commi
Congratulations to our Year 10 pupils, Olivia Crilly, Eva Kerr-Woodrow and Sarah Morrison, who won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Federation of University Women Public Speaking Competition. The final took place on Saturday in Trinity College, Dublin. After Rathmore successfully won the Queen's University Heat in February, we competed against the winners of University of Galway, University College Dublin and Trinity University. The girls had 30 minutes to prepare a two mi