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.
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
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.
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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.