Thank you for your interest in Parkhall Integrated College. As a caring learning institution we aim to provide an inclusive, child-centered environment in which all students are encouraged to achievetheir full potential and contribute to today's society, irrespective of academic ability, background, race and religion.
We have a strong tradition of being committed to child-centred learning and this encourages us to deliver creative and innovative approaches throughout all aspects of school life. We have the higheststandards and expectations for our students, whether it be nurturing our gifted and talented to aim for academic excellence or fostering more practical strengths in vocational areas.
Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebratethe creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland's six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Now in it's 4th year, the event saw the largest number of finalists to date.
In keeping with this philosophy we welcome boys of all abilities. We work hard to facilitate the transition from primary school to secondary level education for all our pupils. John Baptist de laSalle believed that, in the person of the Lasallian teacher and within the Lasallian community of the school, a remedy was to be found for many of the ills of society. The need for such a remedy is just as evident today.
It has been a busy start to the school year in the Modern Languages Department. We welcomed our new Year 8 pupils into the College and they have all settled very well into their first year of learningSpanish. On the 26th of September we celebrated the European Day of Languages throughout the school. Year 10 pupils lead a special languages assembly. The Year 8 pupils enjoyed a continental breakfast and were joined by P7 pupils from Cranmore Primary School.
Colleges Northern Ireland (Colleges NI) is the membership body (umbrella body) for the six Further Education (FE) Colleges in NI. It was established, originally as the Association of NorthernIreland's Colleges (ANIC), in 1997. Northern Ireland's colleges have been delivering technical vocational education and training for approximately 100 years.
Griffin College, Griffin Training and TrainingShelf for education and training in the evening, day, week-ends, in-company and by distance learning, e-learning and home study, in the UK andInternationally. Facilities Management is a growth area with expanding employment and a recognised qualification in the area is essential. Other course include CAD (computer aided design), architecture, interior design, and lighting design exploration.
A good school is based on strong relationships at all levels and this is an area of real strength within Hunterhouse. Significant improvements have been made to the school buildings and teaching andlearning environment. In recent years purpose built facilities have been added to the school and existing facilities updated and refurbished.
As a school founded on the principals of the Mercy Order, we are inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, who founded the Religious Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, and the teachingand example of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to ensure that each and every pupil in our care is able to reach their full potential and that they have a pathway to success in life.
Laurelhill is a caring College, providing a supportive learning environment in which all are inspired to achieve high standards and to become confident young people taking their place in society. Thisis an all-ability, non-selective, post primary school which has a caring ethos and has a dedicated teaching staff working to ensure that our young people reach the very highest of standards. We prize high achievement and the development of the whole person.