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Limavady High School Prospectus 2022

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Limavady High School is a controlled co educational school which offers a comprehensive education to all children living in Limavady town and the wider Roe Valley area The catchment area extends from Coleraine to Derry Londonderry and beyond The school has high expectations for all its pupils and has an expertise within the staff to challenge and support all levels of ability The school is well known for excellent pastoral care high quality teaching and learning support and pupil support Limavady High School is a forward thinking school meeting the rapid changes which are taking place across the education system Limavady High School Irish Green Street Limavady County Londonderry BT49 9AN Telephone 028 777 62526 Email info limavadyhigh limavady ni sch uk Website limavadyhigh co uk Facebook facebook com limavadyhigh Twitter twitter com limavadyhigh Instagram instagram com limavadyhigh Leadership Team Mr D Mornin Principal Miss L Fisher Vice Principal Pastoral Mrs S Rosborough Vice Principal Curriculum and Standards Mrs H Kingston Learning Support Co ordinator Mrs J Calvin CEAIG VEP Co ordinator FSME Enrolment 810 Age Range 11 18 Foreword I can t remember the number of times I ve visited Limavady High School but it is many What I do remember is a school that cares for every single pupil and encourages them to achieve the best that they can do Limavady High School is a forwardlooking school that has always been committed to innovation Later this academic year the school will add to its already fine tradition of educational leadership in Northern Ireland when the new facilities in the Shared Education Campus with St Mary s will open This will be the first Shared Education Campus in Northern Ireland and will be a guiding light for others to follow It is not surprising that Limavady High School is first out of the blocks The school has been a leader in Shared Education for years and is widely known for its strong collaborative links with its neighbouring schools This reputation also extends beyond Northern Ireland as the school has attracted international visitors from Israel North Macedonia and Kosovo and from the cities of Jerusalem and Los Angeles These visitors attest to the strong confident ethos in the school and seek to learn from its example for practice in their own schools across the world I have known and worked closely with past Principals Mr Reilly and Mr Dunlop each of whom was an inspirational leader The same is true of the current Principal Mr Mornin who has built on the strong foundations left by his predecessors and taken the school to new heights of achievement Like any successful school Limavady High School has a clear set of values at its heart it is inclusive committed to excellence and challenges every pupil to fulfil their potential Last September Limavady High School was named Pastoral School of the Year at the National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education an outstanding and thoroughly deserved accolade The supportive environment it provides allied with a proud record in academic achievement community involvement and sporting success ensures that Limavady High School provides all round support and encouragement for every pupil everyone involved with this wonderful school past present and yet to come should feel rightly proud Professor Tony Gallagher PhD FAcSS Queen s University Belfast

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PRINCIPAL S WELCOME Welcome to Limavady High School an all ability 11 18 co educational controlled postprimary school situated in the beautiful Roe Valley in the North West of County Londonderry Northern Ireland We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about what makes our school such a special place to be In 2021 we had the opportunity to celebrate our diamond anniversary commemorating 60 years of service to the families and pupils who have attended this highly thought of school Over our 60 year history the school has developed an excellent reputation in supporting valuing and challenging our pupils to succeed I hope that by taking the time to read through this prospectus you will develop a flavour of the exciting and challenging work that takes place within the school and what it is like to be part of the LHS Family As Principal I believe that Limavady High School provides a first class environment for all our pupils to learn grow and develop into well rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to the local and wider community We are in the process of completing an 11m build which will further develop the excellent teaching resources at our disposal MISSION STATEMENT At the heart of Limavady High School lies the Christian belief that each individual is unique and valuable Our mission is to provide a secure caring happy and challenging learning environment in which all individuals are encouraged to respect others and develop to their maximum potential as members of the school and wider community Our ever changing curriculum guarantees every single pupil a pathway to success This innovative curriculum along with the hard work of our pupils and staff has led to outstanding results with 97 of pupils achieving 5 or more A C grades at GCSE and 88 achieving 3A C grades at A Level Both well above the Northern Ireland average for like schools We are a family school and are very proud of our strong ethos and values The school motto Making Connections Shaping Futures embodies everything we aim to achieve We are an inclusive school committed to fulfilling our pupils potential both inside and outside the classroom The school aims to create a secure caring happy and healthy environment with high expectations enabling all pupils to grow not only academically but socially spiritually and personally Such growth will be nurtured through the promotion of the school s core values and pupils will be encouraged to work hard and be kind Our well established pastoral care system is based on this firm belief and principle enabling us to get the best from our pupils This is one of the many reasons why we were recently recognised as the 2021 Pastoral School of the Year at the UK wide Pastoral Care in Education Awards In addition to this prospectus the school s website and social media platforms will provide you with a wealth of information about the school our curricular offer and the excellent opportunities that are open to every pupil who wishes to be part of the LHS family Yours sincerely Mr D N Mornin B Sc Hons P G C E P Q H N I Principal

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CURRICULUM Key Stage 3 At Limavady High School our Key Stage 3 curriculum provision meets the statutory requirements set out in the Northern Ireland Curriculum using Mathematics and ICT whilst developing thinking skills and personal capabilities Key Stage 3 classes are mixed ability and named after the school s Core Values We believe that every pupil can achieve excellence All pupils have Personal Development on Friday period 1 The Personal Development Curriculum is designed to help pupils gain the skills knowledge and understanding they need to lead healthy independent lives and to become informed active and responsible citizens Subjects English Music Home Economics Maths I C T Learning for Life and Work French Spanish Geography Personal Development History Science Religious Education Art and Design Technology and Design Physical Education Moving Image Arts Drama I really enjoy going to Limavady High School It s so much fun with all the new subjects and being able to move around the school The teachers are very nice Megan Year 8

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Post 16 Provision Key Stage 4 At Limavady High School we offer a broad and exciting Key Stage 4 curriculum Pupils have the opportunity to choose a range of subjects appropriate to their interests career aspirations and abilities We currently offer a range of qualifications including GCSE and Vocational Qualifications Core Subjects English Mathematics I C T Physical Education Non Exam LLW Non Exam Religious Education By working closely with our partners in the Roe Valley Learning Community we are able to offer Limavady High School pupils a broad range of A Level or Level 3 courses Pupils can choose to study subjects offered in St Mary s Limavady Limavady Grammar School St Patrick s College and North West Regional College Timetables are co ordinated to allow pupils to move seamlessly from one institution to another Sixth Form at Limavady High School is an exciting place to work and learn Our pupils achieve fantastic results and progress to a range of destinations including further and higher education employment and apprenticeships Sixth Form pupils take an active role in school life through prefect opportunities peer mentoring and student leadership Key Stage 4 Options Science Double Art and Design History Science Single Drama Geography Technology and Design Moving Image Arts Home Economics English Literature Art Graphic Products Spanish Child Development I C T Sports Studies French Music Health and Social Care Performing Arts Health and Social Care Double Religious Education English Literature Physical Education G C S E Biology Home Economics Business Studies Catering Princes Trust ACHIEVE Engineering Chemistry Horticulture Healthy Living Applied Science Physics Technology and Design Applied Science Religious Education Physical Education Music History Moving Image Arts Health and Social Care Single Construction The pupils are courteous and articulate and display a positive disposition to school life Product Design Business Studies Maths Politics French Child Development Comments from the Inspector s visit March 2017 Digital Technology Spanish Life and Health Science Sport Occupational Studies Business and Services Design and Creativity Technology and Innovation Subjects Offered

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Literacy and Numeracy At Limavady High School we believe that pupils literacy and numeracy skills are the key to educational progress Our Literacy and Numeracy Policies outline the strategies and approaches which are used in order to ensure that each child becomes equipped with the necessary language knowledge understanding and skills to give them the best opportunities in life Our classrooms are active fun and secure learning environments which cater for the needs of every individual child Through a range of Leadership opportunities such as the School Council Anti Bullying Ambassadors and Bus Mentors the pupils have opportunities to develop their wider skills and capabilities and to contribute to the improvement of their school Comments from the Inspector s visit March 2017 We have many initiatives aimed at developing the literacy skills of all pupils For example Bedrock to promote vocabulary skills and identify underachievement sponsored reads for local charities DEAR Drop Everything and Read sessions and Book Club A Key Stage 3 Shared Education Public Speaking Competition and numerous other events and competitions are run throughout the school year Numeracy includes essential skills such as solving problems understanding and explaining the solutions making decisions based on logical thinking and reasoning and interpreting data charts and diagrams To support and reinforce the learning of these skills pupils take part in a range of mathematical activities These can be carried out within Maths classes through the use of My Maths software as part of a Maths Fun Day on line competitions and activities involving to recognise Pi Day It is also important that pupils are able to transfer skills learned within Maths to other subjects Staff are able to highlight the mathematical content within their subject and present it to the pupils using an appropriate method Our aim is to equip pupils with the ability to cope confidently with the demands of further education employment and adult life

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STEM SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS There are job opportunities across all occupational areas in Northern Ireland but there is a higher demand in occupations relating to Science Technology Engineering and Maths STEM As the world becomes increasingly technology dependent it is anticipated that the range of businesses emerging around the STEM areas will grow significantly This will require pupils to get a good education in STEM subjects At Limavady High School we believe in taking a child centred approach to special educational needs recognising the importance of getting to know our pupils as individuals with their own personalities interests strengths and areas of challenge We strive to provide the best possible educational experience for all our pupils regardless of their need With this in mind Limavady High School puts a focus on giving pupils access to information and events to both increase their knowledge of and their interest in this area Work has been developed to involve the wider community including parents partner schools local businesses and a range of providers Local primary schools are also supported in their delivery of the STEM curriculum It was great to see how science is taught at University and to use all the different equipment they had I really enjoyed my day Year 10 pupil commenting on the Science Day in QUB In addition to after school computer and science clubs and the provision of a wide range of STEM subjects within the LHS curriculum a number of events focusing on STEM are held each year Our Learning Support Coordinator manages and co ordinates all matters relating to SEN provision including interventions and support programmes working closely with pupils parents subject teachers the VP Pastoral Heads of Key Stage and the HOY team as well as with a wide range of Outside Agencies The Learning Support Teacher provides additional teaching in literacy and numeracy offering focused programmes of support and a team of Classroom Assistants provide additional adult support both inside and outside of the classroom Pupil voice is important to us as is open and honest communication with parents We believe in working together to ensure that our pupils are helped to overcome their difficulties so that they can achieve success and be happy in school My Classroom Assistant helps me with my work and she even comes to homework club with me If I am ever feeling worried or upset I know that I can talk to her about it Brooke Year 10

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PASTORAL CARE SEN HUB Pastoral Care in the school monitors the academic and behavioural progress of each child The Heads of Key Stage Heads of Year and Form Tutors work together to develop a sound understanding of and a close relationship with each pupil Our SEN Hub offers tailored support for our pupils in a nurturing safe and supportive environment The Pastoral Care provision in Limavady High School develops our pupils as individual young people as well as learners As a school we strive to create an ethos and the conditions which promote our Core Values Respect Integrity Personal Responsibility Fairness Teamwork and High Expectations Our Wellbeing room improves mindfulness enhances learning and improves fine gross motor skills through a range of scheduled and self directed activities Pupils participate in therapy tasks or adult directed play which helps develop their Emotional intelligence skills and builds emotional resilience Our Pastoral Team work together to develop a sound understanding of and a close relationship with each pupil Each Head of Year oversees the pupils in their particular Year group and is always glad to discuss academic progress as well as emotional well being The school welcomes contact with parents and sees good communication between home and school as crucially important We seek to work in partnership with parents for the benefit of the child discuss school issues and every Form Class has its own pupil representative Pupils are involved in policy reform decisions and once a week the Principal and Vice Principals meet with pupils to ensure that our young people are central to self evaluation and improvement As well as the normal reporting system the school operates an incentive scheme to encourage pupils to uphold and promote the school s ethos Success in the scheme leads to the presentation of Bronze Silver and Gold Star Awards at the end of the year In Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to gain the Excellence Award which may lead to becoming a Prefect in Year 12 This is just one of the ways in which our Promoting Positive Behaviour system is supported The Vice Principal Pastoral Care and Learning Support Coordinator are also the Designated Child Protection Teachers in school They work closely with a range of agencies to ensure that our pupils are happy safe and protected both inside and outside of school One such agency is the school s counselling service Familyworks which provides specialist support available to all pupils upon request A range of strategies are in place to ensure that our pupils are listened to and to encourage them to play a central role in the life and work of the school The School Council and a Student Leadership Team meet on a regular basis to In 2021 Limavady High School won The National Award for Pastoral Care in Education Pastoral School of the Year The Sensory room allows our pupils who struggle with sensory overload to relax in calming surroundings develop their sensory awareness and focus on their wellbeing It encourages independence in regulating emotions The Breakfast Hub and the Lunch time Games Hub support our pupils who face challenges with communication and social skills allowing pupils quiet time but still encouraging social interaction turn taking following rules etc developing social skills and well being Joshua Year 8 I really like to be in a room where there are not a lot of people I like being in the Wellbeing Room because it helps to calm me down during a very stressful day I enjoy the Bubble Machine and love sitting in the big comfy chair it really helps me to chill out Daniel Year 8 I like to go to the Wellbeing Room because it relaxes me and makes me feel less anxious I like playing with the putty and sitting in the big rocking chair Grace Year 8 It s like walking into wonderland a place where you can relax and escape from reality Sophie Year 9 It is a place of happiness and comfort where I can relax and not worry It helps me control my feelings and I can let myself be me

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CORE VALUES PUPIL VOICE We believe that we can best achieve our school aims through the promotion of our agreed core values Respect Integrity Personal Responsibility Fairness Teamwork and High Expectations Each year in September pupils nominate two class representatives School Council elections take place to appoint the year group representatives The main role of School Council Members is to represent their year group and be a voice representing the pupil body They do this by raising issues and concerns at each monthly meeting as well as giving their year group feedback about what has happened at each meeting It is important that pupils feel that they have a voice that they are listened to and our school council is very active in engaging pupils in all aspects of school life School council helps our young people to It gives me time to be able to think away from crowds and noise It is calming serene and relaxing It s a place where I can make friendships Alex Year 8 Enjoy and feel empowered by their education Feel that their school responds to their needs Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them Have a say about decisions and play an active role in making their school a better place Develop active life skills through participating School Council members are also Anti Bullying Buddies They wear a specially designed badge so that pupils can easily recognise them and are fully trained in their role by external agencies

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SCHOOL DAY School Meals The school day beings at 8 55am with assembly or form class Each period lasts 35 minutes with double periods for practical subjects There is a morning break of 15 minutes and a single lunch of 40 minutes Lunch times are closely supervised by teaching and support staff with a variety of lunch time clubs for pupils to avail of Lunches are served in the school canteen which operates on a cafeteria basis using digital imaging Money may be loaded via the parent app or loading notes at the designated locations in the building Each pupil will have their finger print digitally imaged or given a unique code when they enrol in school At present a substantial meal can be purchased for approximately 2 80 Pupils who are eligible for free school meals should apply via the Education Authority website Pupils are also permitted to bring a packed lunch into school The school day ends at 15 20 All the PostPrimary schools in the Roe Valley Learning Community attempt to co ordinate timings to facilitate movement between sites Pupils in Years 8 12 are not permitted to leave the school grounds at break or lunchtime and are supervised by members of staff Students in sixth form are permitted to leave the grounds during lunchtime This is in recognition of their increasing maturity Timings of the school day may be revised and amended from time to time Transport I love going to the canteen It has a great range of food and gives us plenty of healthy options for our break and lunch Robert Year 10 Children are entitled to free transport if they live more than three miles from the school all distances measured by the shortest route The EA pays Translink for each annual bus ticket and these are issued to those entitled to them on the first day of the autumn term Children therefore may travel without a ticket on the first morning When an annual bus ticket is lost the pupil is expected to pay 20 00 for a replacement This charge is made by Translink and not the school

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CAREERS Limavady High School provides a comprehensive and high quality programme of careers education information and guidance which is not limited to specific careers and employability lessons Links to the world of work are actively identified by subject teachers The focus of Careers Education at Key Stage 3 is to equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge to self evaluate formulate realistic action plans and develop an awareness of careers within our local area and further afield In Year 10 all pupils have a careers interview with a member of the careers team to enable them to make choices about their GCSE courses based on their progress aptitude and career plans At Key Stage 4 the main focus is on making plans for post GCSE choices with consideration of academic and vocational courses in Sixth Form and Colleges of Further Education Pupils have opportunities to learn about the world of work through a work experience placement in Year 11 In addition they study how to prepare CVs fill in application forms and present themselves effectively at interview Each Year 12 pupil has an individual interview with the Careers Adviser from the Careers Service NI In Sixth Form the focus is on making informed and appropriate choices about post 18 career pathways and includes work experience in Year 13 Pupils can self refer for further guidance from the Careers Adviser as needed Year 14 pupils attend Open Days and receive guidance in making applications to universities and to higher education courses in local colleges Alternatives including apprenticeships and other vocational routes are also discussed ASSESSMENT REPORTING A range of assessment tools are used by subject teachers to monitor pupil progress provide feedback and implement appropriate support and intervention Pupil tracking occurs at key points through the Praise No Concern Concern system Formal winter and summer examinations take place in all key stages annually All pupils will receive a written annual report however parents are welcome to request a progress report from the Head of Year at any time At the end of Year 12 all pupils will receive a Progress File outlining major achievements including extra curricular participation and successes which may be presented to prospective employers or enhanced if the student proceeds to further education What does high quality learning and teaching look like in Limavady High School Everyone shows RESPECT Learning supports INDEPENDENCE All pupils are CHALLENGED All pupils are ENGAGED All pupils make good PROGRESS The Learning Environment reflects the LEARNING

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KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS Limavady High School takes great pride in being one of the first schools in Northern Ireland to implement research informed Knowledge Organisers with all pupils in Key Stage 3 The Knowledge Organiser sets out the important useful and powerful knowledge for each subject on a single page Pupils follow a weekly timetable and through regular retrieval practice and selfquizzing develop their core subject knowledge UNIFORM The wearing of school uniform is expected as an integral part of school standards It is considered that this promotes a positive attitude and good habits in the preparation for the world of work Our school uniform and PE kit can be purchased from a range of local suppliers in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough A full list of school uniform is available on the School Website and Pupil Information Booklet

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SHARED EDUCATION Over thirty years experience of shared education makes Limavady High a model of excellence for schools in Northern Ireland and abroad Limavady High School and St Mary s Limavady have a long history of sharing over the past thirty years The strategic aims of this sharing are that it meets the needs of and provides for the educating together of all pupils in the Roe Valley from different sectorial identities and ethos Being part of this programme has delivered educational benefits to our pupils deploying resources efficiently and effectively and promoting equality of opportunity good relations equality of identity and respect for diversity I like seeing inside a different school and meeting old friends from Primary School again Bronagh Year 8 The partnership was successful in securing substantial investment from The NI Executive which has enabled us to build a state of the art STEM centre on our site and a Sixth Form Centre including Careers and Employability on the St Mary s site Both of these facilities will enable all our pupils to avail of opportunities which will enrich their educational experience Pupil Shared Ambassadors are involved in decisions regarding the Shared Campus representing the school at Shared Education events and designing the SERV badge Limavady High School also plays a vital role in the Roe Valley Learning Community RVLC Limavady High School ensures joint delivery and sharing best practice through shared curriculum choices shared careers activities shared development in the use of ICT and shared enrichment activities that underpin and nurture friendships across all schools I really enjoy shared classes because I get to meet new people and make new friends We get to have fun mixing with pupils from other schools and religions Max Year 8 Sean Year 8

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ARTS Our school has a long history of success with the arts It is evident from first entering the building that the arts occupy a special place in Limavady High School This is something of which we are very proud and endeavour to build on year by year Drama is offered from Year 8 building on pupils skills of communication teamwork and expression At Key Stage 3 pupils also study Art and Music and are given the opportunity to explore Moving Image Arts in Year 10 enjoyed collaborations with a number of choir specialists over the past few years Additionally we offer opportunities for pupils to perform informally in lunchtime concerts always a highlight for staff and pupils alike At GCSE pupils from the partnership schools within the Roe Valley Learning Community can also avail of our facilities as we offer a variety of shared subjects where pupils can learn together on our campus This partnership is continued at A Level For over a decade we have welcomed pupils from other schools to our A Level Performing Arts and A Level Moving Image Arts classes Our departments are well resourced with pupils allowed to borrow a wide range of film making equipment At A Level our pupils continue to produce great results with many going on to pursue media production and performing arts courses at third level Our tradition of promoting the arts really comes to the fore with our bi annual school show Staff and pupils work together to put on such spectacles as Oliver and School of Rock Playing to packed audiences our cast and crew never fail to impress For many this is the highlight of their school year allowing pupils to showcase their many artistic talents Art is also an area of excellence as evidenced by the outstanding GCSE and A Level material displayed throughout our corridors Additionally we have been extremely proud of the exam results in this area and have a large number of pupils who continue with their study in this field post A Level Our Music Department continues to go from strength to strength and has

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SPORTS We encourage all our pupils to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and sport enabling them to establish a healthy and active approach to life Alongside their timetabled Physical Education which is compulsory for all pupils we offer a wide and varied programme of extra curricular activities including traditional sports for both boys and girls Delivered by our enthusiastic and experienced staff there is something for everyone Sports Clubs include Football Rugby Netball Hockey Running Surfing and Cricket Our after school sports allow pupils to compete in local regional and national competitions and we have established strong links with local clubs allowing pupils to continue along their sporting pathway All pupils have the opportunity to try out for school teams and we believe that through sport pupils can develop the core values of Respect Teamwork and Fairness We operate a House System and Inter House Competitions run throughout the year allowing all pupils to compete in a wide variety of enjoyable activities As well as our team games we hold a Swimming Gala Cross Country Championship Year 8 Games Morning and a Sports Day At the end of the summer term we celebrate all of our pupils successes at our Sports Prize Giving Facilities include 2 Football Pitches a Rugby Pitch a Hockey Pitch an Assembly Hall and Sports Hall new 3G Outdoor Area and Indoor Outdoor Fitness Suite Boys and Girls Changing Facilities with showers EXTRA CURRICULAR We have a wide range of activities and lunch time after school clubs which operate at a variety of times throughout the year It is hoped that parents will encourage participation in at least one of these Art Club Badminton Book Club Cricket Citizenship Club Cooks Club Dance Drama Bowling Golf Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Bronze Silver and Gold British Red Cross First Aid training Gymnastics Hockey Interact Club Music Netball Rugby Scripture Union Soccer Table Tennis an annual Ski trip and educational visits The school operates a supervised Homework Club in the school library and study centre from 3 20pm 4 30pm on four afternoons each week I love doing my homework in the Library after school There s always someone to help if you get stuck or confused David Year 9

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Youth Club Limavady High School is in a very fortunate position as it has the capacity to offer extra curricular youth provision via the long established Youth Club First opening its doors in 1963 thousands of young people have passed through what has become one of the most successful youth organisations in the North West Proudly serving the Limavady Community for over 50 years Limavady High School Youth Club is committed to providing a caring and friendly environment where young people learn to value and respect each other and are challenged to reach their full potential through active participation The Youth Club welcomes all Limavady High School pupils to join one of the clubs that operate over 3 evenings per week on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the weekends to facilitate Limavady Youths Football Club Activities for our groups can range from canoeing cultural evenings ghost walks guest speakers wall climbing discos to pizza parties In addition to this Youth Club members also have the opportunity to work towards accredited awards and recognised qualifications Highlights over the past few years have included educational visits to Bulgaria and Africa which enabled our Youth Club members to become involved in very worthwhile charitable work Another feature of the Youth Club is to facilitate young members to avail of the prestigious Millennium Volunteer award for 200 hours service Limavady High School PTA presents a Monday 4th June at 7pm Entry 2 per person Open to Year 8 10 Crackey s BBQ Choo Choo serving burgers for 4 50 FREE ICE CREAM for every colour run finisher The Parent Teacher Association within Limavady High School is growing in numbers and is a vital source of support to the life of the school Members meet montly to share ideas comment on school plans and debate a variety of school related issues We are also keen to raise funds for school initiatives for example the hampers portals and online fitness classes New members are always welcome Each year the PTA raises money for a chosen charity through the infamous Blue Lamp Disco

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SCHOOL PERFORMANCE 55 of our GCSE pupils achieved 7 or more A C grades including English and Mathematics 88 of our sixth form pupils achieved 3 A C grades The NI Average for similar schools is 58 8 97 of our GCSE pupils achieved 5 or more A C grades The NI Average for similar schools is 79 7 88 of our GCSE pupils achieved 7 or more A C grades 94 of our sixth form pupils achieved 2 A C grades

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW We re very proud of all our pupils and what they can do when they reach their full potential Here are what some of our past pupils have been getting up to If you d like to find out more about our past pupils and what they ve achieved since leaving LHS please check out our school website Rebecca Rainey Midwife Rebecca is a past Head Girl who studied Midwifery Sciences BSc Hons at QUB for 3 years After qualifying last year she is currently working in Altnagelvin Hospital as a registered midwife She absolutely loves every minute of being a midwife and it is such a privilege to be part of such a special moment for each family she meets Thomas Campbell Moore Plant Maintenance Engineer Thomas did GCSEs and A levels in Limavady High School before securing a 4 year apprenticeship in Plant Maintenance with White Mountain Quarries As well as theory work in the South Eastern Regional College in Lisburn his employer provided additional on site training to allow him to operate large quarry based equipment Thomas successfully completed his apprenticeship in May 2020 Caroleena Smyth Neonatal Nurse After completing GCSEs and A levels at Limavady High School Caroleena graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Paediatric Nursing from QUB Since qualifying she has have worked as a neonatal nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Altnagelvin hospital She says that this is a very rewarding and fulfilling job and it is a privilege to care for sick and premature babies Lucinda Smyth Primary School Teacher After completing A Levels at Limavady High School Lucinda attended Belfast Metropolitan College for two years to complete a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies She then completed a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis University College Belfast and a Primary PGCE at Strathclyde University Glasgow She is currently a P2 teacher within Glasgow City Council Peter Semple Lecturer Having left LHS in 2004 Peter secured employment and an apprenticeship with Donnelly Taggart After completing a range of qualifications including a Level 5 in Automotive Management he secued full time employment with the NWRC and has since completed his PGCFE Olivia Smyth Nursery Assistant Having left Limavady High School Olivia completed a HND in advanced practice in working with children and families at North West Regional College Londonderry She is currently working as a nursery assistant at Kidz Montessori Day Nursery while she also completes her final year studying for a degreeBen Carmichael in Early Childhood Care Health and Education at Letterkenny Institute of Technology Ben Carmichael Electrictrician Ben is currently in his final year of a 4 year Electrical Installation Apprenticeship with C E Electricals As well as on the job training he completes his theory work in the Greystone Campus of the NWRC He totally recommends an apprenticeship and particularly enjoys the sense of achievement and the responsibility he is given

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LIMAVADY HIGH SCHOOL Irish Green St Limavady BT49 9AN 028 777 62526 info limavadyhigh limavady ni sch uk www limavadyhigh co uk

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