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Student Election January 2017

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Today was our election day……a chance for our Year 8’s to decide on whom they wish to elect as their Year 8 representative.  Each class has already chosen a representative for their class however the Year Representative will sit on the Student Council and have extra responsibility in relation to the views of the entire Year 8 body.

Year 8s listened carefully to the election pitches of each of the five candidates – Ben Robinson 8a1, David McDowell 8a2, Brodie Welsh ...

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Open Night 2017

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On Tuesday 24th January 2017, we had the pleasure of inviting pupils and parents from our wider community to visit our wonderful school.  Our pupils and staff always look forward to this night, as it gives them the opportunity to showcase everything we are about at Ashfield Boys’ – HEART!

Our Head Boy, Sam Kelly and Year 8 pupil, Ben Robinson explained our core values to a packed hall.  Honesty, excellence, attitude, respect and teamwork were all very much on display, ...

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MLAs visit Politics class

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As part of the Government and Politics A’ level course, pupils need to investigate the political parties in Northern Ireland. Pupils each made contact with a political party and invited them in to grill them (over tea, coffee and biscuits, of course!).

They have enjoyed having the opportunity to pose questions ranging from the history of the party to their positions on key issues. It certainly is an interesting time to study politics……… The politicians have literally felt the heat!

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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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