Year 10 – After Star Test 4

For the second time this week we had an assembly that was all about celebrating success! This time it was the turn of Year 10. Mrs Cordner and Mr Whitehead took time out in the middle of all the exam preparations to praise and reward year ten pupils for their engagement with Accelerated Reader.

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Year 10 transfer exams? Too busy to read? Too much revision to do? Stop right there!

Now is one of the best times to make sure you’re getting your daily reading for pleasure.

The benefits of daily pleasure reading are huge:

  •  You’ll almost certainly reduce stress.
  • Being carried away into the world in a book helps you take a break. It gives what you’re learning a chance to consolidate and settle.
  • It will help you get to sleep more quickly if you use it to calm your mind before bed.
  • Daily reading for pleasure in teenagers is associated with higher grades and greater success.

Read what you want, something you can get carried away by, something that will let you escape for a while to another world.  it’s medicine for the soul.

  • Reading for pleasure is not a luxury:
  • You’ll come back feeling better and better able to face exams!
  • Read to relax!

Good Luck to all our year ten pupils in the exams next week!exam-advice.jpg







Year 8 – After Star Test 4

This morning, year 8 pupils spent assembly time celebrating success! Mrs Blair and Mr Usher were keen to let pupils know that they were very proud of ALL the achievements and highlighted just a few that have been documented on the school’s Facebook site.

The main focus was the year group’s great progress with Accelerated Reader program since September and an amazing number of pupils were rewarded. We sincerely hope this love of reading continues.

Well Done Year 8!

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Teachers need rewarded too!


Mrs Doogan presents gifts to the winning form teachers

For engagement with the Accelerated Reader programme, we reward our pupils with the teacher forfeits but what about the form teachers who encourage them? Well, we thought they needed a small treat too! Well done to the form teachers of 8CB, 9A1 and 10A2.


(Many thanks to Oasis Beauty Clinic, Portadown for donating vouchers).

Four Houses compete with AR

2222.jpgschombergTo coincide with the Six Nations we held our Four House AR Championship. The winning house was Schomberg. 

The winning house gains twelve points towards the grand total at the end of the school year.