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A Parents' Guide to Facebook
Click here to download a fully updated version of A Parents' Guide to Facebook (pdf). It's designed to help parents understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. The guidebook is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.
The new term commences on Friday 28th August for Year 8 and the Year 14 prefect team. For the remaining pupils, term commences on Tuesday 1st September. Don't forget that Monday 31st August is a school holiday!
Cullybackey College Celebrates Examination Success
Staff and students at Cullybackey College were able to breathe easy this week as the much anticipated GCSE results were received by the Year 12 students. Mr D. Donaldson, the College Principal noted: "The proportion of students to achieve 5 or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C is 54% and the number of pupils to achieve 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths has risen again for the third consecutive year, by 3% to 39%."
Sixth Form Study at Cullybackey College
In September the College will continue to offer opportunities for students to take a wide range of Applied and Academic A Levels. Click here for more information.
Tearfund walk raises an amazing total
On Friday 15th May we visited Shane's Castle to take part in the annual Tearfund Walk. We managed to raise a total of £4605. Thank you to those walked on the day and those of you who sponsored the pupils.
For those who missed it this year....
Year 8 enjoy end of term trip
On Wednesday 24th June, Year 8 pupils went on their end of year trip to Dundonald Ice Bowl. They spent the day 10 pin bowling and ice skating. Thankfully no one injured themselves and a few future skating stars were born!
Classic Irish Drama Stirs Hearts of Young Dramatists
Four budding performing artists from the GCSE Performing Arts Class at Cullybackey College recently travelled to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, for The Lyric Theatre and The Abbey Theatre’s Production of Sean O’Casey’s Shadow of a Gunman.
Maths Fun Day
Friday the 19th June 2015 saw the Cullybackey College's annual Year 8 Maths Fun Day. This is a day where pupils are enabled to experience the application of maths to solve problems and apply their knowledge and understanding to logic.
Cullybackey College now offering piano lessons
Have you always wanted to learn the piano but have never got the chance? Now you can have the lessons in school, during school hours, without having to organise transport. Click here to download more information.
A fond farewell to Cullybackey College Leavers
Cullybackey College said goodbye to their Year 14 students at a special assembly on Tuesday. The event gave both students and staff an opportunity to say farewell and reminisce about their times together over the past seven years.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Success
Two cadets from the Cullybackey Detachment, (Irish Guards) were recently presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Well done to both boys, Alex Fleming and Tyler Murray for their dedication and achievement.
Year 8 Learn How to Save Lives with "Heartstart"
The Cullybackey and Ballymena area is a much safer place to live now that Year 8 have learned how to save lives in an emergency situation. All Year 8 pupils have taken part in training with Mrs Patton and Mrs Armstrong.
The Big Bang Inspire Me Roadshow
On Thursday 30th April Year 9 pupils put their creativity and scientific skills to use designing wind turbines, a solar powered desk fan and an eco-friendly home during The Big Bang Inspire Me Roadshow.
Hockey tournament a great success
Cullybackey College hosted the annual Primary School Hockey Tournament on Tuesday 9th June 2015. Six local primary schools took part - Carniny, Buick Memorial, Randalstown, Clough, Ballykeel and Camphill.
Pupils enjoy Art College life
Y13 Art & Design students got a taste of Art College life when visiting the Belfast School of Art's Degree Show. From Fine Art Painting and Printmaking, to Fashion, Ceramics, Architecture and Textile Design.
It has been another busy week in the HE Department, with Year 11 GCSE Hospitality students completing their meal controlled assessment task. They had to cook a 2 course meal with accompaniments and a beverage.
On Wednesday 10th June we welcomed Rodney Moore, a past pupil and mixed martial arts champion to present prizes to all of our sports winners. Well done to all pupils who have participated fully throughout the year, both in and out of school.
Records Broken At Cullybackey College Sports Day
Thank you to the PE Department for organising another successful Sports Day. Well done to all who participated! Thanks also to the spectators whose cheering helped competitors achieve a number of personal best performances!