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Connected Learning Days – Building Apps with Knocknagoney & Victoria Park PS

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Over the past three days (Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th January 2017), P7 pupils from Knocknagoney Primary School and Victoria Park Primary School have spent time in the ICT department at Ashfield Boys’ High School.

The pupils came here to design and build their very own app, download the completed app and then take their app home on their very own Ashfield Boys’ pen drive. I think it is fair to say – mission accomplished!

A big thank you to the teachers, ...

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Ashfield’s Got Talent 2016

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It was the day we were all waiting for – Ashfield’s Got Talent 2016.  The boys packed the hall, the music was on, lights set, our judges:  Simon “Brady” Cowell, David “Forbes” Walliams, Cheryl Rosato and Amanda “White” Holdon took their seats, Mr “Ant&Dec” McKnight had the mic and Mr “The Voice of the Show” Markwell were all in place – all we needed now – were the acts!

We had everything from singing to drumming and dancing to piano playing ...

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Christmas Carol Service 2016

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The annual Christmas Carol Service is a highlight of the Ashfield Boys’ High School calendar, especially as it’s the only time that we can gather our whole school community together in the beautiful venue of St Mark’s Church.  As always, our fabulous band showcased their multiple talents – brass septets to traditional hymns – a fantastic range on display!  The music and traditional readings, delivered beautifully by all our readers created a festive ambience and mood to get everyone into ...

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BBC Super Assembly

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What an opportunity………we had the pleasure of welcoming owner and head chef of James Street South, Niall McKenna along with the BBC crew of the Make it, Super Assembly.  Our Year 13 and 14 Hospitality students, under the expert guidance of our Home Economics department whipped up a fantastic lunch for our guests and we had a packed audience in our assembly hall ...

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Charity Spin for Zakky Brennan at Ashfield Boys’

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Skills NI – Careers Event

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All pupils in years 12, 13 and 14 made the trip to the Titanic Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 8th November 2016 to attend the Skills Northern Ireland careers and skills event.

The event aimed to bring students and young people together to gain vital information about work, training and learning outside of school and college.  They were able to ask lots of questions and talk to people on the stands to find out more information and gain a useful insight into their preferred ...

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First step of our School App launch is underway…

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The first stage of launching our first ever school App has begun.  The App Club members and teacher in charge (Mr Lowe) have submitted the completed App to Apple where they will verify and test that the App is fully functional before making it made available in their App Store.

This process should only take a couple of weeks to complete.  It all depends on how ...

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Prize Day 2016

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On Friday 28th October 2016, we had our annual Prize Giving distribution.  Our prize winners received their awards in recognition of their achievements from our honoured guest, the Minister for Education, Peter Weir MLA.

Minister Weir urged our pupils not to miss any opportunities and congratulated our whole school community on its continued excellent provision.  Our Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to attend, ...

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Ashfield Boys’ Peace Pledgers

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On Tuesday 13th September 2016, Ashfield Boys’ were invited to Parliament Buildings to deliver our peace pledge to the First Minister and deputy First Ministers.  Our Head boy, Sam Kelly escorted Rhys Jenkins, Year 9 Student Council representative along with Mrs Kerrigan.

Our peace pledge was designed around our core values – HEART.  It will feature in the ‘Amazing the Space’ event, a youth led peace building initiative at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 21st September 2016.  This ...

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Our School App is launching soon….

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The App Club at Ashfield have been working tirelessly over the past year to develop and launch its very own school app.  Now that the app has been developed and is going through its final stages of testing, we are very close to the launch.
The team included: Owen Kelly (Strategic Planner), Craig McCord (Design Team), Travis Lord (Design Team), Zach Norwood (Design Team), Josh Thompson (App Development) and Tiago Marques (App Development), with the club being run by Mr Lowe.
We ...
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