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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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Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

A controlled explosion was carried out after a Lurgan school called in the PSNI to deal with a dangerous chemical.

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Sinead Hanna with her three-year-old son Shane. She has been fighting for special school nursery place for him since February

Tyrone mum speaks out on fight with Education Authority over ‘special needs’ son

A Tyrone mum has been left despairing at the Education Authority’s refusal to allocate a free place at Sperrinview to her ‘special needs’ son.

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Ampertaine Primary scores top marks

Ampertaine Primary scores top marks as the best performing school in Northern Ireland

Ampertaine Primary School, near Upperlands, has been recognised for its first class achievement in the 2016 Renaissance Awards.

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Plans for Primate Dixon's new nursery

Plans for new Primate Dixon Nursery revealed

Final plans of changes to Primate Dixon Nursery that improve the space for youngsters have been revealed by the school.

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Peter Weir, Education Minister

£1m for schools in Fermanagh South Tyrone

A number of schools in Fermanagh South Tyrone are to benefit from just over £1m investment in their premises under the Department of Education's minor works scheme.
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From left, CHSs Jake Ferguson, Amy McAlister and Denver Black, who put their debating skills to good use

Cookstown High debate Brexit in mock debate at Stormont

Pupils from Cookstown High School joined 27 others schools from across Northern Ireland for a Mock Council of the European Union debate.

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Sandra Overend

Education proposals 'a smokescreen' for rural school closures warns Overend

The Education Minister has been accused of trying to make meagre savings by rationalising small rural schools and dispersing thousands of pupils.

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Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

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'Killer Clown' pranksters have been popping up in Cookstown

Cookstown school locks gates after reports a ‘killer clown’ was on the way

Holy Trinity College in Cookstown has locked its main gate after reports on social media that “a killer clown was going to the school”.

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Dungannon actor James Stockdale joined South West Colleges performing arts students to talk about Cinemagic

Cinemagic actor James Stockdale shares industry secrets with arts students at the Burnavon

Cookstown’s South West College performing arts students were treated to an inside industry view when actor James Stockdale and Cinemagic visited them this week.

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St Patrick's College team Enlighten Hope named UK Young Enterprise winners for their copany selling books that help children understand chemo and radiotherapy

Education Minister praises ‘Enlighten Hope’ students for Young Enterprise win

A group of students from St Patrick’s College, Dungannon, who recently won the Young Enterprise Award for their child friendly cancer books have been congratulated by Education Minister, Peter Weir.

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File photo dated 02/03/12 of an exam in progress

‘Porn lessons’ suggested by teachers union to safeguard Northern Ireland school children

‘Porn lessons’ in Northern Ireland schools could help address young people’s fears of addiction, according to a leading educationalist.

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South West College Dungannon campus

Huge surge in numbers heading for South West College after GCSE

Fewer places at NI universities, higher expectations for those places and £9k fees in England have all played a part in the growing number of students ditching A-levels locally.

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Cookstown High School history pupils visit Stormont

Cookstown High School history pupils visit Stormont

A number of pupils from Cookstown High School travelled to Stormont recently for a tour of the Parliament building.

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More than 10 per cent of teachers left the state sector in 2015.

Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty. But despite those first day butterflies and the new-term excitement, my research has found that many teachers actually find their first teaching job to be much more difficult than they expected.

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Siobhan, Maeve and Mary Mallon celebrating no less than 3 sets of GCSE results with their mum at Holy Trinity College.

Excellent GCSEs for Holy Trinity

The students and staff of Holy Trinity College celebrated another successful year of excellent GCSE achievement with a large cohort of students receiving superb results.

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