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GCSE joy after another round of great results

Last Thursday’s rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of young people celebrating their success at GCSE level. We visited some of our local schools on Thursday morning to share in their achievement. Our first stop was St Rose’s Dominican College where newly appointed Principal Michele McGurran was celebrating with her new charges. “I did […]

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A-Level joy for youngsters as results come in

THERE was an air of jubilation in West Belfast last Thursday morning as thousands of pupils received their A-Level results. The Andersonstown News was there to capture the atmosphere as nervous and excited pupils learned how they did after two years of hard work. First stop was St Dominic’s Grammar School for Girls as pupils […]

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Huge disparity in absenteeism between rich and poor areas

SCHOOL absenteeism in deprived areas of South Belfast is eclipsing that in more affluent parts it has been revealed, prompting an MLA to demand “immediate intervention” from the Education Minister.

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Lessons learned from cross border cooperation

You could have predicted it would come from John O’Dowd, couldn’t you?

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Grammar schools open doors to working class primary kids

Several South Belfast schools have joined up for a unique project that sees primary schools and grammar schools combining to promote learning in working class areas.

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Our schools and pupils excel with top GCSE results

WEST Belfast schools and pupils are celebrating after another round of top GCSE results. As the envelopes were being peeled open last Thursday

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