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Our new Year 8 take part in Barclays LifeSkills session

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To say that I am the Head Boy of Ashfield Boys’ High School not only fills me with pride but also disbelief – especially when I think of the progress that I have made since the beginning of my Ashfield journey.!

In Year 8, I had no awareness of my capabilities and no sense of direction or understanding of what I was good at.   It would be fair to say, that I was a shy and anxious pupil.  However, from day ...

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World YMCA Challenge 2018

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Every year the World YMCA sets a challenge for every YMCA around the world to work together to do something big to celebrate the YMCA’s birthday.  This year YMCA celebrate their 174th birthday and to celebrate Ashfield Boys’ pupils and staff (174 of them in total) ran a distance of 1 mile to contribute to YMCA’s cumulative target distance ...

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Business in the Community Annual Gala Dinner

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On Thursday 24th May our Head Boy, Connor Moss and some staff were invited to the Business in the Community Annual Gala Dinner at the Waterfront Hall. 

Connor and Mrs Kerrigan informed businesses about Barclays LifeSkills and our school involvement with this business led project, both within enrichment for our ...

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Employability Link with Mount Charles

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Through Employment East we have established an employability link with Mount Charles.  Mount Charles was founded in 1988 by former pupil, Mr Trevor Annon.  Mount Charles currently employees around 2000 employees and offers a range of services including catering, cleaning, vending, security and support services.  Our Year 9 employability classes have been finding out more about Mount Charles and the range of employment options available at Mount Charles from their Human Resource Advisor, Patricia McErlane.  We are very grateful for ...

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WW1 Battlefields Tour for Jay

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The past came powerfully and poignantly to life for Ashfield Boys’ High School student Jay Martin recently as he made a pilgrimage to the World War 1 battlefields of Belgium and France.

A hundred years after the guns fell silent, 15-year-old Jay, a Cadet Lance Corporal with the East Belfast Detachment Army Cadet Force,  joined Cadets from across Northern Ireland to learn about the unprecedented loss of life in ‘the ...

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Y9 pupils begin their Queen’s Junior Academy journey….

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Yesterday, Harvey, Charlie, Ben and Jonathan (Y9) spent the day at Queen’s University Belfast as part of their induction day following their successful applications for the Queen’s Junior Academy.

The boys had a tour around the main Queen’s facilities, including the Film Theatre, Students Union & Elms Village, gaining some insight into life at the university.

From year 10, they will begin the academy to ...

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Come to the Credit Union!

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The Credit Union in school is open every Wednesday (Week B) from 8.30am

What is the Credit Union?

Well, the Credit Union is a bit like a bank in which you can borrow money from them, if you’re an adult (18+) then all you need to do is setup an account and you can borrow for a new computer, car or a holiday!

Why go to the Credit Union?

If you decide to join up ...

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East Belfast Job Fair 2018

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Are you ready to get hired?

Kick start your career at the Employment East Belfast Jobs Fair – connecting local people to great employers! Come alone and meet nine local employers with job vacancies.

The fair takes place on Thursday 7th June 2018 between 10am & 1pm. at the Skainos Centre (Baskin Room), 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF.

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Year 12 Employability skills

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On Wednesday 18th April our Year 12 pupils had the opportunity to develop and enhance their employability skills.  They participated in mock interviews, aptitude testing and received invaluable advice from a range of industry experts on how to present themselves in the job application process. 
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Ashfield Boys’ High School win Techknow challenge 2018

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A team of young coders from Ashfield Boysí School have scooped the Techknow challenge 2018. The event was launched in November 2017 and is available to every post primary school in Northern Ireland.
The teams consist of four students and one teacher who were this year given the challenge of creating a website based on one of UNESCOís Sustainable Development Goals, Affordable and Clean ...
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