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Cullybackey College Christmas Fair and Prize Draw
The Christmas Fair which was held on Tuesday 3rd December was a great success. Many thanks to all those who attended and supported this event. Don't forget, the Prize Draw is still running, with the closing date Tuesday 10th December. Fantastic prizes are on offer including a signed Northern Ireland Jersey, a signed Ulster Rugby Jersey, Beauty Treatment Vouchers, Belfast Giant Tickets, High Street Gift Vouchers, Signed Boxing Gloves and much more … Raffle tickets only £1 each and on sale each lunchtime in the Senior Locker Bay. If you are not in, you cannot win!
Rotary Club Appeal
The old and needy depend on us for Christmas hampers. Please bring in a non-perishable food item to support the Rotary Club. This should be given to your Registration teacher on or before Wednesday 11 December, 2013. This food will be given to the elderly and less fortunate in our local area. Support in recent years has been excellent, so we thank you in advance!
"Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar"
Congratulations to Jack Warren of 8A1 who was the winner of the School Council's "Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar" competition. He won the sweets after guessing the closest to 258 - the number in the jar. Well done!
Pupils pen their way to poetry success!
9A3 became the nation's new poets when they entered 'The Power of Poetry' competition, a poetry writing event open to all schools across the UK. The pupils worked tirelessly at perfecting their poetic structure and technique.
Mixed results for netball teams
Year 10 - 11 girls have had a busy week, with matches against St Patrick's and Slemish. The Year 11 team faced a very strong Year 12 team from St Patrick's and lost their first game of this season. They bounced back though to defeat Slemish!
Year 11 Zumba!!
The Year 11 girls are enjoying doing zumba and dance in their PE programme. This is a great way to relieve stress and keep fit!!
Year 10 study the River Maine
10A1 have been studying the topic of Rivers and Coasts in their Geography lessons and to help us understand it even better Mrs Parker took us on a walk along the Millennium Path beside the River Maine.
NI Book Awards
Five of the school's keenest readers made their way to Victoria College, Belfast, on Friday 22nd November to attend the annual Northern Ireland Book Awards, accompanied by Miss Neely and Mrs Hayes, the school librarian.
High standard at Ulster Schools' Swimming
Rachael Lennox and Katie Morrow recently competed at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre within the Ulster Schools' Swimming - Grammar Schools Gala. The competition brought together some very talented swimmers and competition was intense.
Rugby training attract huge numbers
Year 8 and 9 boys turned out in huge numbers last week for what was the first of many training sessions at school. The pupils arrived on a bitter cold day to be put through their paces with the help of Tom Wiggins (Rugby Development Officer).
PTA Bag Packing Fundraiser
On Friday 15th November and Saturday 16th November a hard-working and enthusiastic team of pupils, parents and staff took part in assisting with bag packing in the TESCO store in Ballymena. The group raised the amazing sum of £1067.
Ulster Schools' Show Jumping
Cullybackey College show jumpers competed at round two of the Ulster Schools' Show Jumping League at the Knockagh Equestrian centre on Sunday 17th November 2013. The trio modelled their new kit and saddle cloths.
Good performance at NI Indoor Football Tournament
Brandon makes his mark with the Guards!
It was far from a dog's life for Cullybackey teenager Brandon Lynn as he swept to victory as Best Cadet in the 2013 Irish Guards Military Skills competition. The annual challenge, affectionately know as the 'Mini Micks', tests Cadets in a variety of skills.
Geography field study at Magilligan
Our A level geography class are studying plant succession. This is the study of how living and non-living environments change as they go through each stage of succession. The field trip was a success as it helped us fully understand this process.
Year 9s suffer defeat against Slemish
The second half of Year 8 A3-5 Girls have now started their swimming lessons at Seven Towers Leisure Centre. The 'Friday Swimmers' are now being put through their paces at the leisure centre after completing a six week block of netball at school.
Cullybackey defeat Lady of Lourdes
Cullybackey played their second game in a week and spirits were still high after a comfortable win against Magherafelt. Cullybackey brought the momentum from their last game and were in cruise control from the start.
Entertaining draw in local 'derby'
The senior football team made their second appearance of the season against a strong Ballymena Academy team on Tuesday 12th November. This came off the back of a fine victory over Dalriada before half term.
Year 10 hockey team earn draw against local rivals
The Year 10 hockey team played their first match of the season against rivals Dunclug. The team contained a mix of old and new players. Despite playing on a thick gravel pitch the team joined forces and finished with a draw.
Music Department trip to Loughan Campus
Once again a group of pupils and musicians from the Music Department travelled to the Loughan Campus of Castle Tower School to take Morning Assembly. This is a trip we make 3 times a year and is one of our favourites.
Ski Trip 2015
Preparation has already begun for our ski trip to Alpe D’Huez (France) in 2015. The approximate price of the trip will be £900, dependent on numbers. This price will include a return flight, six four hour lessons, a six day ski pass, seven nights full-board accommodation, plus the hire of all necessary ski equipment (except ski clothing). Click the link to download more information.
Irish Dancing - Success at Leinster Interpros
Congratulations to Chloe Brown and Jemma Stewart who performed exceptionally well in the Irish Dancing Ulster Provincial Championships in Letterkenny over half term. Chloe (Year 8) was placed 1st in the heavy jig and 3rd in the reel and Jemma (Year 12) was the overall Ulster champion. Well done girls. Chloe Irwin, Cathy Reid, Megan Ross and Lauren Kernohan also participated to a high level for the Seven Towers School of Irish Dancing.
A Day at Cullybackey College
After another year of excellent results from the Hospitality Department, we are delighted to hear of the individual success of Esther Blair, who was placed third in all of Northern Ireland in this GCSE examination. Well done to everyone involved!
Cullybackey College Examination Success
Cullybackey College is rightly proud of its Year 13 and 14 students who have just received their AS and A2 results.
Outstanding performances at A2 were achieved by Jessica McCombe (A,A,A,B), Sam Linton (A*,A,C), Thomas Gordon (A,A,C), Andrew Acheson (A,B,B), Andrew Wallace (A,B,C) and Ryan Bonar (A*,B,E). We are delighted that most of our students have successfully gained entry to their chosen higher education courses.