Year 11 Moving Image Arts students participated in the Digital Youth Event on Tuesday 27th Feb 2018. This event gave students the opportunity to speak to digital professionals around internships, careers opportunities, placements and offered careers advice to young people in a variety of fields, including animation, gaming, digital marketing and cyber security. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Clare Dumigan from South Belfast Partnership Board for the invite to the event and we look forward to attending next year’s event. Pictured are Niall from Double Jump Studios, Claire representing Women who Code and Rapid 7 and also Italic Pig.
Throughout 2017-18 the Year 8’s, with the help of Corrymeela, have had a wonderful time exploring their identities and those of others within their class and community. It all began in October when they went to Belfast Activity Centre to have fun getting to know their class, form teacher and Hedley, a leader from Corrymeela. The fun activities included games, a climbing wall and ‘the leap of faith’ which allowed them to support each other and to learn how to work as a team.
Each form class then spent two days at the Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle during which they began to explore cultural identity, living in a diverse society and what it means to be part of an integrated school.
The programme concluded with a half day workshop where the pupils discussed what they had learnt about being good leaders in a growing diverse community.
Here are a few thoughts about the programme from the Year 8’s:
‘We had so so much fun that will not be forgotten. My favourite part was identifying each other so we get to know each other. I learnt that we can work together if we want, we can plan together and do it without ruining it.’ - Ahmed
‘My favourite part was the pillow teamwork game because it was fun. The things we learnt about, that team work is important and I learnt more about my friends.’ - Rio
‘In Corrymeela we played outdoor activities such X men and team building games. I learnt that everyone is different and don’t judge people for the way they look’ - Mya
‘I learnt more about my classmates and I learnt teamwork is very important. I also learnt more about what Corrymeela does. I enjoyed Corrymeela very much.’ - Jiwoo
‘I learnt that when you are a team together everyone achieves more. I also learnt that some of my friends are mad’ - Kai
‘Corrymeela was great. The activities were great fun. The rooms and staff were great. Jumping off the leap of faith was amazing at the Belfast Activity Centre.’
The Belfast Activity Centre was really fun. My favourite part was the leap of faith.’ - David
This programme was sponsored by the Belfast City Council Good Relations Programme. All the Year 8’s would like to thank them for their very kind contribution. This would not have been possible without their generous support.
Malone College is very proud of the highly talented Sophie Earley. Sophie is only 11 years old, yet she recently won gold medals in the All Ireland Under 15 and Under 18 Table Tennis finals. Congratulations from everybody at Malone College- you are a fantastic role model and example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination!!
Delighted with our inspection report. Well done to the whole Malone Community
The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) carried out a follow-up inspection of Malone Integrated College in January 2016. The ETI carried out an interim follow-up visit in October 2016 and a second follow-up inspection in April 2017.
The full report can be viewed HERE
We are delighted that Miss Thompson has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Pearson Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School. Miss Thompson has been chosen due to her commitment, enthusiasm and vision as principal of Malone College. This is one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the UK and the finals will be broadcast on the BBC in October. Good luck from everyone at Malone College!!
We are very proud of our fantastic table tennis team after their recent successes. The teams, who are coached by Mr O’Connor , have recently won the Under 19 Ulster Championship, Under 18 Ulster League and Under 14 Ulster League. Thomas Earley was the Ulster Under 18 champion defeating twin brother Zak in the final. Drew Dunbar won the Bronze medal in the Ulster Under 14 event. Congratulations on your achievements and good luck in the All Ireland Finals in Dublin!!
U19 Team Won the Ulster Championship
U18 Ulster League Win
U14 Ulster League Win
Ulster Individual Championship
U18 Individual Champion
Thomas Earley (Gold)
Zak Earley (Silver)
Drew Dunbar (Bronze)
The U18 ulster championship team will now go to Tallaght, Dublin to compete in the All Ireland Finals on the 27th of April.
A former pupil of Malone College, David Jackson, has been dazzling the public and judges alike following his appearance on the hit TV programme ‘The Voice’. David’s rendition of ‘All I Want’ by Kodaline had three of the judges turning to battle for his talents. David has gone on to rack up over 750 000 views of his performance on Youtube following his success on ‘the Voice’. He went on to thank Mrs Mitchell, his music teacher at Malone College, on his Twitter account for all the support and encouragement she gave him throughout his time at Malone College. We wish David the best of luck on the Voice and his future musical career.
Malone College are delighted after the success of Aisha Mohamadalnajjar in her recent GCSEScience module. Aisha is a young teenager who fled the war in Syria and arrived in Belfast in December of 215. Aisha arrived at Malone College with no English, but had a strong desire to learn. Twelve months later Aisha achieved an ‘A’ grade in her GCSE Science module. Aisha attended English and Science revision classes and the hard work paid off. Aisha has ambitions of being a doctor and, with her hard work and dedication, she has every chance of achieving this goal!
Malone College are proud to be the first school in Northern Ireland to collaborate with the Belfast School Pastors. The idea is similar to the objectives of the ’Street Pastors’ - to care, listen and help - this time in a school. School pastors visit Malone College at lunch times to get alongside pupils to listen and provide positive adult role models. They help the students to stay safe and offer advice and guidance on study and home life. The School Pastors have been a very welcome addition and developed positive relationships with Malone College students.
Year 12 students at Malone College helped to raise over £150 for Cancer Research recently. As part of their Leisure and Events Management course the students decided to organise an event that would benefit a very worthwhile charity. The Year 12 students contacted ‘Race for Life’ and, after a lot of hard work and marketing, the students organised our Year 8 students to complete the Race for Life around Musgrave Park, Belfast. The money raised will be presented to Action Cancer and we’re very grateful for the generosity of our students, staff and family support.
Malone College are pleased to be part of the Sport Changes Life programme. The primary goal of the Sport Changes Life foundation is to provide an opportunity for raising the aspiration of young people in the UK and USA so that they can live out their dreams and guide them as sport changes their lives. Sport Changes Life works with young people find a path to a brighter future with the help of our international student-athletes, the Victory Scholars.
The hard work and dedication of two teachers from Malone College was recognised at the Aisling Blackboard Teaching Awards. The prestigious award ceremony was held at Stormont Buildings on Friday 27th January. Teachers from throughout the Greater Belfast area were nominated before the finalists were invited to the Aisling Blackboard Awards. The two teachers awarded were Miss Cuffe and Mr English. Mr English is the Head of Careers and Miss Cuffe is the head of English at Malone College.
On Friday 27th January 2017, the Belfast Media Group will host the 5th Annual Blackboard Awards, recognising the quality of our schools, and awarding the best of our classroom assistants, principals and teachers.
Teachers and principals who have been transforming lives will be celebrated in an upbeat event highlighting their hard work and accomplishments.
Belfast School Pastors is an exciting new project in conjunction with Malone Integrated College.
The idea is similar to ’Street Pastors’ - to care, listen and help - this time in a school. School pastors will go into the school at lunch times to get alongside pupils to listen and provide positive adult role models, and as ‘salt and light’, be a blessing to the school
Marie Louise Anderson has been short listed for a #BlackboardBelfast award.
In seeking a recipient for The Shared Future award, we wanted to identify not only an exceptional educationalist but someone who also beats the drum for cultural equality. In Marie Louise Anderson, we believe we have found that person. Maths Teacher at Malone Integrated College, Marie Louiseis deeply committed to her job, and the aspirations of all her students.
Read the full article here.
Year 8 Malone College pupils, along Cranmore and Oakwood Integrated Primary schools pupils have taken part in ‘Exploring our Traditions’. The aim of this program is to help pupils explore the two main traditions within NI .They were encouraged to think about their own identities and investigated some of the symbols that might cause controversy. The pupils went on a bus trip visiting the wall murals from both sides of the community. Along with three local artists they created their own murals about their self-identities and the integrated identity in Northern Ireland.
Our students and staff had a great time meeting the ice hockey team from Northeastern College, Boston on Wednesday 25th November. They then got to watch the Festival of Ice at the SSE Arena on Friday 27th November. Thanks for the gifts and a great day out!!
Our History students had a fantastic time during their recent trip to Berlin. The trip included a guided walking tour, visits to the Reichstag Building, Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the Brandenburg Gate. We also went to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, theTelevision Tower, Olympic Stadium and still had time for some shopping and the Christmas markets- not bad for three days!! Thanks to our great students for making the trip so enjoyable and we look forward to returning next year!!