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VIDEO: Famous past pupils and Frank Mitchell feature in amazing Holy Trinity College promo

Famous past pupils, an envious list of extra circulars and even a special mention from Franks Mitchell are some of the highlights of Holy Trinity's smashing school promo video.

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Pictured watching a demonstration at Cookstown Open Night.

Bumper crowd at Cookstown

A school serving the whole community with traditional values and a commitment to preparing young people for life in a rapidly changing world was the theme of the annual Open Night at Cookstown High School on Tuesday, January 17.

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Slievegallion gets an 'outstanding'

Magherafelt pre-school gets 'outstanding' report from inspectors

A pre-school in Magherafelt has been given the thumbs up for its work from the Education and Training Inspectorate.

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Weir opens new extension at Kilronan Special School. Pic: Michael Cooper

Minister opens new £530k extension at Kilronan special school

Education Minister Peter Weir was in Mid Ulster today to open a new £530k extension at Kilronan Special School in Magherafelt.

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Ending free school transport would hit Mid Ulster hard - McGlone

Ending free school transport would hit Mid Ulster hard - McGlone

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has criticised Education chiefs following reports that the Education Authority are considering ending free school transport.

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A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

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CHS welcomes new VP Mr Stephen Thompson

Cookstown High School welcomes new vice principal

Staff and pupils at Cookstown High School welcomed a new vice principal with responsibility for pastoral care at the beginning of the new term.

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Linda Dillon, MLA

Mid Ulster MLA calls on DUP minister to reconsider decision to scrap Irish bursary

Mid Ulster Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has said an attempt by a DUP minister to roll back on Líofa bursaries is another example of the DUP’s arrogance and disrespect for Irish culture.

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Back Row: Benjamin Sidor Friends' School, Peter McCreesh St Louis GS; Conall Coyle St Patrick's Academy; Ryan Mulholland Cullybackey College, Oran Harkin, St Joseph's Boys', Mark McAlister and Cain Duckworth Friends' School. Middle Row: Cormac Quinn St Patrick's Academy and Meabh O'Faolain St Patrick's Academy, Abbi Taylor Bloomfield Collegiate College, Cara Coyle St Patrick's Academy, Emma Rose McEldowney St Colm's HS, Ciara McAuley St Mary's GS, Kymberley Douglas Fort Hill Int College, Zachary Duckworth Friends' School. Front Row: EA Board Members Sr Chris Hegarty and Rosemary Rainey pictured with Dr Clare Mangan EA Director of CYPS, Sharon O'Connor EA Chairperson and Pat Carville Chair of CYPS Cttee.

Celebration of full attendance at school

Pupils from 14 schools across Northern Ireland were honoured at a special event on Friday 16 December 2016 to celebrate the completion of their school journey without missing a single day.

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Lissan Primary School joined by Churchtown Primary School. Pictured: Yvonne Fleming with Mrs Donnelly P1, P2 teacher at Lissan PS,  Mrs Sloan P1, P2 and P3 teacher from Churchtown Primary School and Head Teacher of Lissan PS  Mr Terry Mc Kenna.

Local Maghera author reveals Weatherbies series to Lissan

Maghera based wife, mother, childminder and author, Yvonne Fleming has released her first illustrated children’s book from The Weatherbies series named, ‘Sammy Sun Is Coming Out To Play’.

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St Mary’s Grammar Magherafelt wins ‘ICT Excellence’ award

St Mary’s Grammar Magherafelt wins ‘ICT Excellence’ award

Capita Managed IT Solutions and the Education Authority’s C2k Service have announced that St Mary’s Grammar in Magherafelt is one of the winners of the second annual ‘ICT Excellence’ awards.

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Holy Family, Magherafelt

The Waterbus rolls into Holy Family Primary in Magherafelt

Everyone’s favourite travelling classroom, the infamous Waterbus, recently paid a visit to Holy Family Primary School in Magherafelt.

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Ronan McGuckin (centre) is presented with the First Trust Bank award by Karen ONeill watched by Mike Pogue, Ulster University Business School.

Maghera student celebrates success at Business School

Ronan McGuckin, a former pupil at St Patrick’s College, Maghera, has won a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

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Mid Ulster District Council is supporting a food bank appeal this December to help those less fortunate in the area in the run-up to Christmas.

Support those most in need this Christmas

Mid Ulster District Council is supporting a food bank appeal this December to help those less fortunate in the area in the run-up to Christmas.

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A group of 22 Year 13 pupils from Cookstown High School, accompanied by Mr L Forbes and Mrs M Hogg, will travel to the Brasov region of Romania.

School Aid Romania 2017

During the week of the February 4 to February 11, a group of 22 Year 13 pupils from Cookstown High School, accompanied by Mr L Forbes and Mrs M Hogg, will travel to the Brasov region of Romania.

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Rainey Endowed School Magherafelt

Rainey Endowed is Northern Ireland Secondary School of the Year

Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt has been named as the Northern Ireland Secondary School of the Year by The Sunday Times Parent Power School Guide.

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Pupils celebrate at University

Pupils celebrate at University

Cookstown High School pupils Nicole Glasgow and Jenny Crozier participated in a recent celebration event held in the Queens University of Belfast’s Whitla Hall for pupils involved in the Sentinus IT Bursary Placement Scheme and the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme.

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Polli:nation, a joint project between Orritor, Donaghey, Moneymore and Phoenix primary schools. Pictured is Orritor pupils.

Schools selected to save pollinating insects

Pupils from Orritor, Moneymore, Phoenix and Donaghey Primary Schools are buzzing with delight having recently discovered that they have been chosen to help to protect the dwindling population of Britain’s pollinating insects.

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Almost three-quarters of secondary schools in the UK use surveillance software.

Surveillance software installed on secondary school pupils’ own devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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