Principal looks back on a year of great success

Pictured, from left, at Belfast High School's annual prize distribution are Mr Brian Roden, chairman of the Board of Governors; Emma Heron, Head Girl; Mr Philip Crawford, guest of honour; Matthew Kingston, Head Boy and Mrs Lynn Gormley, principal. INNT 43-507CON
Pictured, from left, at Belfast High School's annual prize distribution are Mr Brian Roden, chairman of the Board of Governors; Emma Heron, Head Girl; Mr Philip Crawford, guest of honour; Matthew Kingston, Head Boy and Mrs Lynn Gormley, principal. INNT 43-507CON
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Principal Lynn Gormley welcomed pupils, parents, staff and governors to Belfast High School’s annual prize distribution on Monday, October 21.

Guest of honour at the event, which took place at University of Ulster, Jordanstown, was Mr Philip Crawford, a former teacher at the school who is now Creative Learning Co-ordinator at the Lyric Theatre and Artistic Director of Happenstance Theatre Company.

Presenting her annual report for 2012/13, Mrs Gormley reflected on another year of outstanding academic success, highlighting the “exceptional” results attained by pupils at GCSE, AS Level and A Level.

“These magnificent results were achieved by the sheer hard work done by pupils and teachers as well as the support of parents and governors,” she commented.

Mrs Gormley praised the school’s varied and successful programme of extra-curricular activities, highlighting notable achievements in music, art, Young Enterprise and various sports such as rugby, hockey and athletics. She also mentioned the valuable community and charity work being carried out by the school’s students.

Thanking the Friends of Belfast High School, the Old Girls’ Association, Board of Governors and the Senior Management Team for their continuing hard work and support, the principal went on to outline plans for future developments at the school.

“We continue to foster intellectual, social and emotional growth in our young people and offer innovative, effective teaching in a well-resourced learning environment. The school continues to move from strength to strength,” Mrs Gormley added.

• See prize winner pictures in this week’s Times (October 31 edition)...