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End of Term
Term will finish on Friday 27th June at 12.30pm. Pupils are not required to wear school uniform.
A-level results are available on Thursday 14th August. GCSE results are available a week later on Thursday 21st August.
The new school year begins on Friday 29th August for Year 8 only. First day of term for Years 9-14 is Monday 1st September.
Please do not forgot to return all library books and pay all fines before the school year finishes.
Goodbye and Good Luck to Year 14
Many thanks to Eamonn Loughran, our guest speaker at Sports Assembly this year. Thank you to everyone who participated this year and well done to all prize winners.
On Friday 23rd May we visited Shane's Castle to take part in the annual Tearfund Walk. We managed to raise a total of £3415. Thank you to those walked on the day and those of you who sponsored the pupils.
Thomas Murphy wins World Cup ball
After many pupils tried and failed to win the World Cup ball, Thomas Murphy (Year 11) won the penalty shoot out with a set of excellently taken kicks. Next week in the Boys' Gym there will be a cross bar challenge and a basket ball competition.
Hospitality Controlled Assessment Practical Exams
Year 11 GCSE Hospitality students have recently completed their meal controlled assessment task where they had to cook a 2 course meal with accompaniments and a beverage. Pupils had to take on the role of a Head Chef in a city centre bistro.
Great performances at NI Football Tournament
Year 10 Artwork
Year 10 pupils display their completed artwork.
Athletics Tournament Success
Congratulations to our Year 8 athletes who participated today at Dunclug's Athletics Tournament. Jade Millar – 1st in 100m/Shot Put, Lucia Bernatova – 3rd in 600m/2nd in High Jump. Jodie Wylie – 1st in High Jump.
BLT Creative Young Citizen Art
Cullybackey College Art students were well represented at the BLT Creative Young Citizen Art exhibition in the Braid Arts Centre. The exhibition was launched this year as a way to celebrate the creativity of the young people in the local schools.
Sports Day a huge success!
Thanks to some great organisation, many talented pupils and super weather, Sports Day 2014 was a total success. Competitors battled out over a range of track and field events to see who would be crowned champion!
Cullybackey Cadets get help from the experts
Camp preparation was the main event when the Irish Guards Recruiting Team visited the detachment. After a spot of drill the Micks showed the cadets how to construct a shelter which will be useful when they camp out in Otterburn this July.
Commonwealth Baton honour for gymnast Rachael
Cullybackey College pupil Rachael Murdock was honoured to be an official baton bearer on the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay around Northern Ireland. She carried out the duty in Coleraine, where she is a member of Valdez Gymnastics Club.
A-level Art & Design Exhibition
On Thursday 29th May, our A-level Art & Design pupils exhibited their recent work. Pupils from St Patrick's also visited - they discussed ideas relating to projects and photographed pieces which they found particularly inspiring.
Talk of The Town - NE Area Company of the Year, 2014
GCSE Art & Design Exhibition
Paul Bell visits Art Department
Year 8 Induction Booklet now available
Wallace's Show Support for Senior Footballers
Our College has recently become the proud owner of new football strips courtesy of the generous support of Wallace's of Ballymena. The senior football team, who have just completed a very successful first season, greatly appreciate Wallace's help.
Pupil work exhibited at Balmoral Show
Congratulations to Year 12 GCSE Art & Design student Chloe Dickey on having her painting selected by the Ulster Young Farmer's Association to be recently exhibited at the Balmoral Show. Well done Chloe - 2nd place overall in the 16 - 18 category!
'Talk of the Town' - Awards Gala Dinner
Having won the Area Company of the Year Award in March, 'Talk of the Town' attended the Young Enterprise Awards Gala Dinner in Belfast's City Hall to find out if they had been successful against the other area winners.
Parents Supporting Success at Cullybackey College
One of our talented equestrians Hannah Thompson is pictured receiving a cheque from Mr Alan Maxwell, chairperson of the school's Parent Teacher Association. It is a real privilege that she will be attending the Windsor Horse Show later this month to compete in the "Prince Philip Cup". The Parents' Association have been very generous to many of our pupils encouraging and supporting their talent whenever possible.
Chloe Irwin in year 10 also received support from the Parents' Association. She has had her talent and dedication recognised recently in the World Irish Dancing Championships in Kilkenny where she was ranked an astounding 19th in the world. Later this month she will take part in the Ulster championships. We wish her all the luck in the world.
Our school foyer was given a face lift recently with the addition of a beautiful new trophy cabinet to display all the trophies and awards that we have gained. It means that any visitors to the school can instantly see how many talented and successful students we have in our school.
UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge
Congratulations to the Year 11 pupils who participated in the UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. Pupils were presented with certificates during assembly. Well done especially to Ryan Lynn, who earned the highest mark across the year group.
Chloe Irwin - 19th in World Championships
Congratulations again to Year 10 pupil Chloe Irwin. After her excellent performance at the Dublin Open, Chloe was recalled to take part in the prestigious World Championships in Kilkenny where she earned an outstanding 19th place. Well done Chloe.
Please check the banners on the right hand side for updates on Summer Term clubs and activities. The newest edition of PE Press is also available under the Links menu.
2014 Finale of the NI Book Awards
Cullybackey College's most eager young readers travelled to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast to attend the Finale of the 2014 NI Book Awards, along with Mrs Taylor and Mrs Hayes. The highly energetic Drama Facilitator, Stephen Beggs, hosted the occasion.
Hannah Thompson - NI honours
After successful trials at Danescroft near Lisburn, Hannah was selected to represent Northern Ireland in the Pony Club Games at the Windsor Horse Show in May 2014. She participated in the "Prince Philip Cup". Well done Hannah!
Success at Girlguiding awards night
At her recent Girlguiding awards night, Year 14 pupil Rachel Gillespie received many awards, including the Millennium Volunteers 200 Hour Award of Excellence, Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Young Leader Qualification. Well done Rachel!
STEM Club Experiments
This month in STEM club we got the chance to try out those experiments that you don't get to do every day in science class. We exploded canisters, discovered how to make secret messages appear and gave ourselves a fright using ghost marbles.
Fundraising for NI Cancer Fund for Children
Over the last three years Hannah Crawford (Year 13) and her brother Matthew (Cambridge House) have raised £2,600 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children by making DVDs of local cultural events.
Budding journalists meet the deadline
School Reporters were treated to a visit from the BBC Media Bus on Wednesday 12th February. The aim? To create a news bulletin in just one school day! Check out the finished product on our School Report page.
Ross shines at 13 in the world of music...
Just at the turn of the year, January 2014, Ross Houston achieved the fantastic result of 92% in his ATCL diploma exam giving his a pass with distinction. To reach this standard is an outstanding achievement for any musician at any stage in their career.