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Rathcoole school to stage 50th birthday festivities

Rathcoole Primary School is set to mark a major milestone with celebrations taking place at the school on Friday, May 26.

Education
DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Head Boy, Jack Lewis and Head Girl, Katie Shearer at Ballyclare High School.

Foster engages with politics students in Ballyclare

Arlene Foster paid a special visit to Ballyclare High School on Tuesday, May 9.

Education
Roy Beggs

Monkstown centre closure ‘concerning’

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has expressed concern over plans to close the only remaining Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) provision in Monkstown.

Education
Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

Education
A fun day marked the launch of the new app. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Fun days mark launch of joint new local heritage landmark app

Family fun days were held at Carrick Museum and Antrim Castle Gardens recently to celebrate the launch of a ‘Kids n Castles’ app.

Education
Books

Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Hewis Shek, Tia Monnely, Lara Adams and Zac McFerran.

Picture Special: King’s Park pupils enjoy World Book Day

There was plenty of colour as students and staff at King’s Park Primary School recently celebrated World Book Day.

Education
Parents are continuing to call for a dedicated bus service.

Group vows to continue fighting for bus service

A campaign group calling for a dedicated bus to transport pupils to Hazelwood Integrated College from Rathcoole will continue to push for the service.

Transport
Ben Malcolmson, William Humphrey, Noreen McClelland and Claudia Marshall.

Expansion at school welcomed

Hazelwood Integrated College recently unveiled a new Sixth Form common room in their temporary accommodation on the old Cedar Lodge site.

Education
DUP leader Arlene Foster. Pic by Press Eye

Glengormley pupil calls for Irish Language Act

A local primary school pupil has written a letter to Arlene Foster ahead of the Assembly election, calling for an Irish language act.

Education
Local students help develop online safety system

Local students help develop online safety system

A group of Ballyclare High School pupils have created an innovative online reporting system, which they have called ‘StepUp’, which stands for Safety Through Empowering Pupils.

Education
Call to address internet safety

Call to address internet safety

A local teacher has backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.

Crime
A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
News
The winning team from Glengormley Integrated Primary School.

Newtownabbey schools qualify for NI final

A total of 21 Schools from the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area took part in the local heat of the Northern Ireland Primary School Road Safety Quiz, on Monday, January 23 at Mossley Mill.

Education
Andrew Barkley.

Andrew praised for top A Level mark in Northern Ireland

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2016 geography examinations.

Education
A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

Lifestyle
Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee will be hosting its annual Inter Primary Schools Quiz in Mossley Mill on Monday, January 23. INNT 02-819CON

Pupils to compete in road safety quiz

Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee will be hosting its annual Inter Primary Schools Quiz in Mossley Mill on Monday, January 23.

Transport
Cars were parked on the footpaths around Ballyclare High School. INNT 02-823CON

School ‘understands residents’ frustration’ after parking problems

A local principal has responded to claims made by a political representative who described parking issues close to two school open nights as ‘absolute mayhem.’

Transport
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr John Scott launched the WorldHost Food Ambassador Programme with Daniel Harvey (Daniels at Tweedies), Louise McKinstry (Tourism NI) and Danny Kinahan MP. INNT 02-820CON

Training course available to tourist industry staff

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, in association with Tourism NI, are offering an opportunity for frontline staff in the local tourism industry to take part in an accredited and recognised training course.

Business
School registration closing date nears

School registration closing date nears

Parents and guardians are reminded that the closing date for applications for admission to pre-school and primary schools is noon on Wednesday, January 11 2017.

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