'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Students watching TV

Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

Chloe McIlwaine receiving her award from Dr Clifford Boyd.

Prizes for local students at Stranmillis Universtiy College awards

Two local students, Ellie Boyd and Chloe McIlwaine have been awarded prestigious prizes for outstanding academic achievement from Stranmillis University College at the recent awards ceremony.

Gender neutral uniforms could appear in local schools

Gender neutral uniforms could appear in local schools

Newtownabbey parents could find themselves shopping for a gender neutral uniform this summer if schools here follow the lead of others in the UK, according to a Ballyclare teacher.

Max playing the role of Mr Wright.

WATCH: School bids farewell to retiring headmaster

Staff and pupils at Whiteabbey Primary School came up with an innovative way to bid farewell to their much-loved principal Peter Wright last week.

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

Wilson to raise new school minibus regulation with Transport Minister

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson will be raising the issue of school minibus drivers with Transport Minister Chris Grayling.

Erin English and Natalie Mongtomery at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Glengormley High students help primary school pupils understand the Holocaust

Local primary school pupils are learning more about the Holocaust thanks to two Glengormley High students who are training to be Holocaust Ambassadors.

Lucy and Heather.

Student and tutor receive top accolades

A Ballyclare girl scooped the prestigious Career Ready Student of the Year trophy at a recent ceremony in London.

Queen's University graduate Emma Carson and daughter Amy

Young mother suffering paralysis among Queen’s graduates

A devoted mother who battled neurological illness during her degree will be among the proud graduates from Queen’s University today.

Abbey students celebrate incredible A-Level success.

Local pupils are top in country

A local school has received recognition after its pupils secured the top A Level grades at a secondary school in Northern Ireland.

Staff and students from Rathcoole Primary were presented with the award.

WATCH: Local school receives top accolade

Rathcoole Primary School was recently awarded the PlayBoard TOPS (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) Quality Assurance Award for outdoor play in schools.


WATCH: Hollywood star Liam Neeson praises pupils at local school

Hollywood star Liam Neeson has sent a special message to the students at a primary school in Newtownabbey to tell them how proud he is of them.

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

Hazelwood Integrated College.

School secures dedicated bus service for students

A local post-primary school has secured a dedicated bus service for pupils from Newtownabbey.


Meeting to focus on integrated education

A public meeting hosted by the Integrated Education Fund is set to take place in Monkstown on June 6.

Rathcoole Primary School. Pic by Google.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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