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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

'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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thousands of school pupils are awaiting exam results

EXAM RESULTS: Advice available for A-Level and GCSE students

A dedicated examinations advice helpline has been set up to provide guidance to students who are expecting A-Level and GCSE results.

The St Patrick's College team are the first from Northern Ireland to win the Young Eterprise UK title in 20 years

Dungannon school win UK enterprise title and Disney creativity award with kids books on cancer

A Dungannon school is celebrating unprecedented success in the final of a major national competition in London on Thursday night.

Mr Henry retires from Cookstown's Holy Trinity College with a new No 1 Tyrone top

Holy Trinity College bids farewell to ‘legendary’ teacher Mr Henry

Holy Trinity College has said goodbye to one of its “best teachers” this week when Mr Henry decided to put away the books after 40 years.

Navy helicopter visits Cookstown Primary School

Royal Navy chopper ‘Sea King’ swoops in for visit with Cookstown school children

Children at every school in Cookstown were treated to a visit from a Royal Navy helicopter, when it landed in the grounds of Cookstown Primary School on Tuesday.

Education Minister, Peter Weir

New education minister sounds death knell for Draperstown’s Altayeskey PS

Just two months after taking office, Education Minister, Peter Weir, has approved a proposal to close Altayeskey Primary School in Draperstown.

Quality of education at Draperstown Irish school has improved

New leader improves Naíscoil na Speiríní

Naíscoil na Speiríní in Draperstown has shown a marked improvement since an inspection in December 2014 concluded that the quality of education provided at the school was inadequate, according to the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).

Queen's University Belfast

Her Majesty honours Queen’s University with first Regius Professorship in NI

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first ever Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen.

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