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St. Genevieve’s High SchoolSt. Genevieve’s High Schoolest. 1966Ut sint unumProspectus

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Our Core ValuesOOur fundamental task is to release the potential in each girl entrusted to our care by making them aware of their unique gifts and talents and by giving them the opportunity to use them. Our patron, St. Genevieve, embodied the values of justice, forgiveness, and fairness. In our school we seek to apply her values and to create a stimulating experience of learning through which our students will be afrmed and will be able to develop themselves both academically and as individual persons. ■ We are a Catholic School and our mission statement is ‘Realising Potential Together’. ■ We are committed to the Faith and to developing the ‘whole person’.■ We are an inclusive community and we embrace difference with tolerance and respect.■ We value each of our students and we strive to meet their needs by providing high quality learning and teaching.■ We value our parents and guardians as key partners in achieving our mission.■ We seek to promote a learning culture based on aspiration and afrmation.■ We strive for excellence and continuous improvement in all we do.FAITHRESPECTCOMMUNITYFAIRNESSFORGIVENESSENDEAVOUR

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Principal’s Welcome St. Genevieve’s High School is a dynamic and vibrant learning community and our St. Louis ethos permeates all aspects of school life, making us a caring and happy community in which all of our girls can ourish. We value each pupil, recognising the dignity and unique nature of each individual. We strive for the highest standards of achievement in all that we do. Pupils and teachers enjoy being part of a supportive community which encourages high aspirations and seeks to bring out the best in every individual. As a Catholic School, we work to build upon the values of home and we foster a strong sense of faith in all our pupils. We encourage every pupil to play a part in helping others - in school, in their local community and in places in need throughout the world. Their educational experiences are eclectic, broad and diverse to ensure each child can fulll her academic and personal potential.Our girls are excellent ambassadors for the school at all times, demonstrating outstanding behaviour and enthusiasm for their learning.I hope you enjoy learning more about our school through reading this Prospectus. You may also visit our website and please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.Ms Jackie BartleyPrincipalSt. Genevieve’s High Schoolest. 1966Ut sint unum1

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Realising Potential Together through...Outstanding Pastoral Care Pastoral Care System Continuity of pupil care is ensured by the Head of Year and Form Teacher Teams progressing through Key Stages with their student groups and delivering the Personal Education Programme weekly. This consistency of care allows students to be fully supported when transitioning from Primary School and between each Key Stage. The Pastoral System aims to promote the personal and social skills of each student through supportive and structured enrichment programmes, providing opportunities for students to achieve while recognising and rewarding success along the way. Student Care The St Genevieve’s community is committed to ensuring that all students feel safe and cared for while at school. We strive to provide a calm and respectful environment where students’ views and opinions are valued. Students are encouraged to consult members of staff about any personal concerns they may have. All safeguarding concerns are dealt with by the designated staff identied below, and where necessary, with external agencies. School programmes are designed to promote good physical, mental and spiritual health and ensure that all students are able to fully access the curriculum in order to full personal potential.The Designated Teachers for Child Protection are:Mrs Z McMahon Designated Teacher for Child ProtectionMs J Bartley PrincipalMrs N Carr Vice-Principal (Pastoral)The Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection is:Mrs T Craig Learning Support Co-ordinator‘When I rst came to St Genevieve’s I was mostly worried about getting lost and being late for classes. But for the rst month we had guides to help us. St Genevieve’s looks quite big, but as you get used to the school, you will easily nd your way around it. It is a really great school.’ Marysia O’Reilly, Christ the Redeemer2‘All the teachers are very nice and they will help you if you nd things difcult’. Lily Trainor, Year 8

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Realising Potential Together through...Our High ExpectationsOur ABC Expectations In St. Genevieve’s we operate a positive, child-centred approach, and classroom management reects the policy of encouraging pupils to recognise the importance of developing self-discipline, self-respect alongside respect for others, the school community, and their environment. The St Genevieve’s community aims to promote high standards with respect to attitude, behaviour and courtesy and this is expressed through our ABC Expectations. The Pastoral Team works closely with students and parents to promote these expectations, offering support and guidance. In line with our discipline procedures, parents will be informed of all incidents causing concern and any sanctions employed. ‘Always listen to your teachers and write everything in your homework diary and you’ll have no problem being organised’. Emma Bickerstaff, St Theresa’s P.S.3AttitudeBehaviourCourtesy

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We encourage our students to wear their school uniform with pride, encouraging identication with our school ethos and promoting our high standards both in school and in the wider community and our school motto ‘Ut sint unum’.Compulsory uniform to be worn every day in KS3 and KS4■ St. Genevieve’s Tartan Skirt ■ White open-necked blouse■ Royal blue pullover with crest■ Royal blue school blazer■ Black shoes■ Navy tights■ School scarf (optional)Compulsory uniform for Years 13 & 14 ■ Navy school skirt■ Blue open-necked blouse■ Navy school blazer with crest■ Navy school pullover with crest■ Black shoes■ Navy tights■ School scarf (optional)Our Uniform Code of Conduct In the interests of health, safety and appearance, students are not permitted to wear boots, platforms, sandals, canvas shoes or heels higher than 3cms. Make-up may not be worn to school and extreme hair styles and colours are not permitted. Nail extensions, gel nails and/or nail polish should not be worn. Jewellery is limited to a watch and one stud in each ear lobe. All other forms of body piercing pose a risk to the health and safety of students, particularly during P.E. and practical lessons, and are not permitted.The Senior Leadership Team will monitor all aspects of uniform and will notify students and parents regarding inappropriate uniform.Compulsory P.E. Uniform to be worn during P.E., extra-curricular activities and sporting events■ Navy leggings or track bottoms■ Navy half zip or hoodie■ Blue + yellow PE top■ Blue + yellow PE shorts and socks (optional)■ P.E. Trainers (no converse)Uniform4

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Realising Potential Together through...Our PartnershipsExternal Agency SupportPastoral and academic programmes are supported and enriched by our long-standing partners within the local community including Secondary School Support Services, Education Welfare Services, Youth Justice, West Belfast Area Learning Community, Family Works Counselling Services, Police Service for Northern Ireland, Amazing Brains and Young Enterprise. These organisations and agencies assist us in developing and supporting our pupils and realising their potential.Our Partnership with Parents We value our relationships with parents and recognise that parental co-operation and support are integral to pupil success. We expect parents to ensure that their daughter adheres to the school rules and policies, attends school on time and participates in all aspects of school life. Parents will have the opportunity to meet their daughter’s teachers at the Annual Parent Teacher Meetings for each year group. In addition, parents are invited to attend support and curriculum events throughout the year. An annual pupil report will be issued to parents at the end of the school year and an interim pupil prole, highlighting pupil attainment, will be forwarded in Term 2. Regular up-dates and reminders on school procedures will be sent to parents/guardians through the school app and a copy of all our school policies can be viewed on our website or obtained on request from the Vice-Principal (Pastoral Care).WBALC As a key stakeholder in Education and Training in West Belfast, St. Genevieve’s is an active participant in the West Belfast Area Learning Community, sharing good practice and experience and promoting and meeting the needs of our learners through consultation and collaboration.Local Businesses Local businesses are a great support to the school by sponsoring school-focused charities and through providing opportunities for work placement for our Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students. They also share their experience and expertise with students at Mock Interviews and Careers talks.5

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Vibrant relationships with our local primary schools are key to a smooth and enjoyable transition for our Year 8 students. Our feeder primary schools are involved in scheduled activities in Years 6 and 7 to introduce the girls to the world of opportunity St. Genevieve’s can open up for them. We continue to explore ways in which we can strengthen the links between our school and our local feeder primary schools, thus ensuring a comfortable and happy move from primary to post-primary school.ST. ANNE’SPrimary School & Nursery UnitRealising Potential Together through...Our Local Primary schools76

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In St. Genevieve’s we are fully committed to supporting our Year 8 pupils in their transition to post-primary education. We are with them every step of the way on their journey. We do this in a number of ways:■ Visits to the primary seven classrooms in our feeder primary schools by our KS3 Director of Studies to meet the students and their teachers, where academic progress is ascertained and any pastoral concerns highlighted. ■ CAT4D Testing to ensure accurate and appropriate class placement, consolidated by Progress Tests in English and Mathematics.■ Our outstanding pastoral care system with specic Form Teacher, Head of Year, Key Stage 3 Director of Studies and Pastoral Welfare Ofcer.■ Orientation day with Form teachers.■ Year 9 class guides for the rst fortnight of the school year.■ Dedicated restaurant at break and lunch for Year 8 only.■ Induction Day with Young Enterprise – ‘Your School, Your Business’.■ Buddy and Mentor systems in place alongside, KS5 Class Prefects for each year 8 class.■ Year 8 Mass where parents can meet Year 8 Form Teachers.■ Curriculum evening for parents of Year 8 students, promoting strong parental partnerships.■ Continuation of the Accelerated Reader Programme.■ Extra-curricular Activity Fair.■ Homework Club.‘St Genevieve’s was hard at the start, but as time went on it became less difcult because of all my teachers boosting my condence and my new friends helping me. I also joined some afterschool clubs which made me really condent.’Hannah Crane, St Josephs Crumlin‘I was really nervous starting St Genevieve’s, but with all the teachers and making new friends I have settled very easily.’Niamh O’Reilly, Holy Child‘St Genevieve’s has been a life-changer. The work is harder but there are always people there to help me and I’m all good now.’ Jessica Doone, Holy EvangelistRealising Potential Together through...Our Year 8 Experience7

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RationaleIn St Genevieve’s meeting the learning needs of each pupil is at the centre of all curriculum planning. We wish to give each girl the opportunity to understand her potential and to develop it to the full. While aiming for high academic standards, we understand the importance of building self-condence in our pupils so that they can put their achievements to good use and capitalise on all the talents God has given them. The curriculum offered at KS3 is fully informed by the statutory requirements of the NI Curriculum. The curriculum offer at KS4 fully meets the requirements of the Entitlement Framework. In 6th Form the curriculum offer is broad and balanced and is intended to prepare each pupil for adult life and life-long learning. The 6th Form curriculum is planned in partnership with De La Salle College.Realising Potential Together through...Our CurriculumOur Junior Curriculum - Key Stage 3In the Junior School, Years 8-10, all pupils follow a common curriculum. All pupils are given the opportunity to study Irish and French. In Year 8, pupils are placed into one of three Attainment Bands based on analysis of performance data which includes the Transfer Report from their Primary School and in-house testing. The function of banding is to support differentiated learning. Each pupil’s progress is monitored by their Head of Year and, on the basis of recommendations from Class Teachers/Form Teachers and Heads of Departments, placement of pupils within the year group is reviewed and may be changed. The core subjects in Key Stage 3 are Religious Education, English, Mathematics. Table 1 below outlines the other subjects currently studied by pupils in this Key Stage.‘St Genevieve’s was scary at rst. But after a few days I made new friends. We also have an amazing drama department.’ Clodagh Maguire, St Oliver Plunkett.‘Some subjects might be new but they are easy to pick up as the teachers explain everything so well’.’ Katie Marie Hughes, St Kevins PS.“I love how supportive the teachers are. I used to struggle with Maths but my Maths teacher, helped me and now I y through the subject.’ Rosa Brown, St John the BaptistAreas of Learning Key Stage 3Science and Technology Science TechnologyEnvironment and Society CareersGeographyHistoryICTThe Arts ArtDramaMusicPhysical EducationModern Languages FrenchIrishLearning for Life and Work CitizenshipEmployabilityHome Economics Personal and Social EducationPhysical Education Physical Education9

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Our Senior Curriculum - Key Stage 4 The course of study offered to pupils in Years 11 and 12 is delivered as six core subjects and four optional subjects. The curriculum offer is a mix of General and Applied Subjects. A rigorous options process allows parents and pupils to make informed choices together. The aims are that pupils work to their strengths identied and developed in Key Stage 3 and that they can maximise their success at GCSE level. Key Stage 4 Compulsory Key Stage 4 Optional Subject OfferReligious EducationEnglish LanguageMathematicsLearning for Life and WorkCareers EducationPersonal and Social EducationPhysical Education Art & DesignBusiness StudiesBusiness & Communication SystemsChild Care and DevelopmentDigital Technology (IT)DramaDouble Award Science English LiteratureFrenchGeographyHealth and Social CareHistoryHome Economics IrishMoving Image ArtsMusicOccupational Studies in CareOccupational Studies in HospitalityOccupational Studies in Technology and Inno-vationPhysical Education Single Award ScienceTechnology and Design10‘There’s a great music department and I play the violin.’

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Sixth Form Curriculum (offered in consortium with the WBALC)GCE AS/A2 LEVEL LEVEL 3ArtBiologyBusiness StudiesChemistryDrama and Theatre StudiesEnglish Literature FrenchGovernment and PoliticsHistoryHome EconomicsInformation & Communication Technology IrishJournalismMathematicsMedia StudiesMoving Image ArtsMusicReligious EducationSociologyTravel and TourismChildren’s Care, Learning and Development Health and Social CareSports StudiesCambridge Technical Certicate in ICTLEVEL 2Children’s Care, Learning and DevelopmentCreative Media ProductionFood and Cooking Skills Health and Social CareGCSE EnglishMathematicsCORE STUDIESReligion and Moral EducationCareers EducationPersonal/Social EducationPhysical EducationIn Sixth Form a wide range of General and Applied subject choices is offered to students. Some courses are delivered through collaboration with De la Salle College. With the exception of a programme of Religious and Personal Education all subjects are optional. Option blocks are arranged to maximise exibility of choice for students, i.e. individual courses may be the result of combining A-Level subjects with an Applied Course, a Level 3 course, GCSE subjects, or vocational subjects. Alternatively, any of these courses may be taken in isolation. The key aim of curriculum planning in Key Stage 5 is to facilitate student progression in their chosen career pathway when they leave school. Our Sixth Form Curriculum - Key Stage 510 11

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Information TechnologySt Genevieve’s is a school where staff have the tools that enable them to be 21st Century Professionals and where the learners can develop the 21st Century digital skills they need to become digital citizens, workers and makers. IT permeates all aspects of the school curriculum.Our IT vision is:To realise the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning, teaching and assessment so that our pupils become engaged thinkers and active learners, able to participate fully in society and the economy.The use of technology underpins the school’s vision, enabling the school to achieve its goals through:■ A school community that learns and explores in a changing digital world■ Digital resources that empower students and teachers to meet and exceed their goals■ A well-resourced school with over 1000 devices to unlock the creativity of all of our pupils■ Departmental IT strategies that support the school’s digital vision■ Learning beyond the walls of the classroom using G-Suite12Information Technology, Literacy and Numeracy are core aspects of the curriculum which are integral to the delivery of every subject at each Key Stage

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LiteracyLiteracy skills are essential for our young people to realise their potential in school and enjoy fullling opportunities throughout life. In St Genevieve’s all teachers view themselves as teachers of literacy, sharing the responsibility of helping our pupils develop the literacy skills they need to develop knowledge and understanding, and to communicate their thoughts and ideas. Every subject provides a range of opportunities to acquire, develop and use the necessary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We regard ourselves as A Reading School and all KS3 pupils are enrolled in the Accelerated Reading programme and have access to an attractive and well-stocked library. Reading mentoring projects are offered to help support struggling readers. Writing Skills are supported in Years 8 and 9 through targeted small group intervention in our Write Now programmes. By working together to promote literacy, we recognise how these basic skills underpin all learning and are a basic requirement for our girls to realise their full potential.The use of literacy underpins the school aims by:■ Assisting pupils to communicate effectively in speech and in writing■ Maintaining high standards of literacy across the curriculum and school;■ Making use of opportunities to include literacy in the teaching of all subjects;NumeracyNumeracy skills are also essential for our pupils to realise their potential across the curriculum and to give them the ability to cope condently with the mathematical demands of adult life, employment and further education. Students are able to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world and to use mathematics to help them in their routine of daily life. Various subjects use and engage with mathematics in ways that help develop relevant numeracy skills which meet the needs of the individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reective citizen.St Genevieve’s Mathematics Department encourages students to nd well-structured, logical solutions to mathematical problems and to write mathematics formally and informally to suit their needs and requirements in school and outside of school in everyday life. The use of numeracy underpins the school’s mission statement and helps our students realise their potential through: ■ Maintaining high standards of numeracy across the curriculum and school;■ Making use of opportunities to include numeracy in the teaching of all subjects;■ Assisting the transfer of students’ knowledge and understanding of numeracy between all subject areas.13

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Our Louis Ethos ‘Ut Sint Unum’We recognise the uniqueness and dignity of each individual and attempt to develop and realise potential so that each child can become a well-rounded contributor to our community and society as a whole.14

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Our Louis Ethos ‘Ut Sint Unum’We recognise the uniqueness and dignity of each individual and attempt to develop and realise potential so that each child can become a well-rounded contributor to our community and society as a whole.14 15

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In St Genevieve’s we understand that all of our pupils have different needs and these are met in a variety of ways.The Learning Support Team are a dedicated team comprising of our Learning Support Leader, Assistant Learning Support Leader and Our Learning Support Assistants.Educational needs of pupils are met in the classroom in the following ways, depending on the needs of the child:■ Small class placement■ Extra Literacy/Numeracy support■ Specialist peripatetic support on a one-to-one basis■ Specialist behaviour support■ Classroom assistance support■ Physical, visual and auditory consultations with specialists and outside agenciesWe encourage our pupils to engage actively in their own learning, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills to be independent and lifelong learners.We are proud of our Louis tradition and ensure we meet our mission statement of ‘Realising Potential Together’ by working tirelessly to ensure we meet the additional learning needs for our pupils. We understand and value the parent and pupil voice and work together with our pupils and parents to meet specic learning requirements. We value pupils and parents being fully involved in writing the Pupil Learning Plans where these are required. St Genevieve’s is a happy school where the staff work hard to assist our pupils to achieve. This culture of teamwork means that our pupils’ needs are at the centre of all that we do. We are fortunate to have an Accelerated Reading Room as well as an established and popular Homework Club to assist our pupils on a daily basis. As well as helping pupils who have specic learning difculties, we also extend the learning of our gifted and talented pupils so that they too realise their full potential.Realising Potential Together through...Meeting Individual Educational Needs‘Pupils and teachers are very kind and caring and always willing to help you’. Eve Quinn, St Annes16

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The most powerful resource in the classroom is something collective: it is the diverse imaginations, observations, opinions, hopes and dreams of our students. By empowering our students, we engage them further in their learning. By empowering our students, we provide a more democratic learning experience. By empowering our students, we utilise the most powerful resource in the classroom.Here in St. Genevieve’s High School we empower our students through the learning experience and by giving them a voice through forums for student feedback, including participating in the Student Council. Heads of Year and subject teachers also often consult ‘pupil voice’: the student body is integral to decision-making in the school.Run by the Key Stage 5 Student Leadership Team, the Student Council in St Genevieve’s allows students to share ideas, interests and concerns with their teachers and the Principal. The Student Council is a representative body comprised of students chosen by their classmates to organise extra-curricular activities and to participate in the governance of the school. The student council, in conjunction with the KS5 Prefect System and led by the Head Girl, is the main forum for student voice in Saint Genevieve’s.Realising Potential Together through...Empowering Our StudentsStudent Leadership RolesOur mission statement is ‘Realising Potential Together’. In St Genevieve’s, we believe that our KS5 students should have the opportunity to participate actively in school life by taking up roles and responsibilities throughout the academic year in order to contribute to the effective running of the school and to achieve our mission statement. These roles include Head Girl & Deputy Head Girl, and a Student Senior Leadership Team, Buddies, Mentors and Prefects and they enable our students to develop their personal condence and interpersonal skills and to participate in the sort of leadership opportunities which prepare them for life after school.Skills DevelopmentSt Genevieve’s offers a wide range of activities and opportunities which help develop the skills that employers are seeking, such as communication and presentation skills, teamwork and time management. Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and to explore their interests and create broader perspectives. In KS5 these include sports coaching and mentoring, voluntary work both inside and outside school, working as Literacy and Numeracy Mentors. 17Caoimhe MaguireYear 12St. Genevieve’sSt. Genevieve’sHigh Schoolest. 1966High SchoolUt sint unum“Realising Potential Together”Student Council 2021-22Cliodhna DonnellyYear 10Cassie McDonnellYear 8Bethany MervynYear 12Catherine AllisonYear 10Aoife FloydYear 8Paula GrahamYear 11Aoife DaveyYear 10Aine GrahamYear 8Lucy FeganYear 11Summer ToalYear 9Eimhear McCabeDeputy Head Girl (KS4)Rachel CoxYear 10Caragh McMullanYear 9Eve McAuleyDeputy Head Girl (KS3)Niamh KennyYear 10Grace TaggartYear 8Alyeah Fanning-LydonHead Girl (KS3)SStt.. GGeenneevviieevvee’’ssHHiigghh SScchhoooollest. 1966Ut sint unum“Realising Potential Together”Student Leadership Team 2021-22Head Girl Alyeah Fanning-Lydon Deputy Head GirlKS3 and Student Council Eve McAuley Deputy Head GirlKS3 and Student Council Eimhear McCabe Senior PrefectLiturgy and Fundraising Kirsten GouldieSenior PrefectLiturgy and Fundraising Emma McCusker Senior PrefectEnvironment/Eco Schools and Promoting STEM subjects Eireann Kavanagh Senior PrefectExtra Curricular Activities Jenny Curran Senior PrefectAwards and Celebrating Success Rachel O’Neill

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Extra-curricular activities in the school are regarded as a valuable means of broadening curriculum experience and promoting the development of positive attitudes. Pupils are encouraged to join societies which will enhance skills already acquired in the classroom. The extra-curricular life of the school embraces a range of activities covering academic, athletic, religious, sporting and cultural interests.Realising Potential Together through...Extra-Curricular Activities‘This school is amazing and friendly. I wasn’t intending on joining a club but my friend persuaded me to join the Athletics team. It’s so much fun and I’ve became a much faster and better runner.’Sophie Fusco, Cranmore PS‘I play the trumpet and it’s a lot of fun. You have a laugh while you learn.’Mia Joy – St Oliver Plunkett P.S.1918

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‘The school is so much fun! There are lots of activities to do both in and after school. There are a wide range of musical instruments that you can learn how to play. Everyone is so kind and if you have any problems there is always someone to talk to.’Sophie Murney, Our Lady Queen of Peace1918

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AimsThe Physical Education Curriculum is designed to develop and encourage an appreciation of physical exercise and to promote the physical health and social and psychological development of our students, assisting them to realise their full potential. The P.E. curriculum and programmes for sports and games aim to:■ Make pupils aware of the benets of exercise and a healthy lifestyle■ Develop sporting skills■ Foster an awareness of teamwork■ Promote self-disciplineWe have excellent indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including:Realising Potential Together through...Our Sporting ExcellenceIndoor OutdoorSports Hall 5 tennis courtsGymnasium A Gaelic football pitchFitness Suite A Camogie pitchSpin Studio A Soccer pitchAn all-purpose sports pitchA six lane running area20‘I enjoy moving around different classes. I also enjoy the Running Club.’Aoife Magill, St Pauls

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Sporting activities are provided through the P.E. programme and extra-curricular activities. KS3 and KS4 pupils enjoy one hour of P.E. per week with the opportunity to participate further in sporting activities after school. P.E. is also offered as a GCSE and A Level option, offering enhanced opportunities for outdoor activities and further skill development.KS3 students participate in:AthleticsHigh jump, shot put, discus, sprinting, long/ middle distance running and relays.DanceCreative dance, national and modern dancing, step aerobics and aerobics, salsa, cheerleading and hip hop.GamesNetball, volleyball, basketball, hockey, badminton, tennis, soccer, Gaelic football, camogie, tag rugby and rounders.Gymnastics and sports acrobaticsFitnessFitness assessment, running, circuit trainingSwimmingFront crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and introduction to water polo.The broad range of sports and activities on offer promote both teamwork and individual skill development. Through the delivery of extra-curricular activities, the Physical Education Department fosters and promotes ‘mass participation’ in a variety of sports in addition to providing a platform for the development of excellence. This is evident in recent sporting successes including:Signicant AchievementsThere was an absence of organised school sport due to Covid, but we celebrated several AMAZING achievements of our current and past pupils across a variety of sports. Olympian – Boxing: Michaela Walsh (past pupil)Michaela Walsh is an Irish elite boxer, x13 Irish Champion and Commonwealth medal winner and past pupil of our school. She competed in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 along with her brother Aidan.National Squad – Soccer: Sisters Kirsty And Caitlin Mc Guinness (past pupils)Kirsty and Caitlin Mc Guinness play on NI Senior Ladies Football Squad who made history by qualifying for the Euros. Kirsty was also BBC Women’s Premiership Player of the Year. National Squad – Basketball –Erin Maguire (current pupil/ Year 14)Erin Maguire played on U20 Irish Basketball Squad for European Challenge (only 2 Northern players made the Irish squad). Erin won a scholarship for basketball in USA.World Champion –Teen Crosst – Cassie Copeland (current pupil /Year 10) Cassie Copeland was crowned World Champion in the Teen Crosst Finals in June.Ulster Champions – Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football – Aine Tubridy + Rebecca Hemsworth (past pupils)Aine Tubridy and Rebecca Hemsworth, our past students were part of the successful Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football Squad who became Ulster champions.Indoor OutdoorSports Hall 5 tennis courtsGymnasium A Gaelic football pitchFitness Suite A Camogie pitchSpin Studio A Soccer pitchAn all-purpose sports pitchA six lane running area

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In St. Genevieve’s we pride ourselves on our care for others. This permeates all aspects of school life and reects our school ethos in which the uniqueness of each individual is valued. Realising Potential Together through...Our Care for OthersIn School - Buddies and Mentors Our more senior students care for our younger girls and help to ease their transition into their new school life by acting as Buddies to those students who are shy, lacking in condence or struggling with the transition. They listen to them, share their own experiences and are a friendly face!We foster a ‘can do’ approach in St. Genevieve’s and literacy and numeracy mentors help students on a more academic level, particularly focusing on reading, writing and mathematical skills. Under teacher guidance, KS5 students regularly engage on a one-to-one level with younger girls. This is a mutually benecial relationship as the sixth formers develop their maturity and interpersonal skills while the junior students not only improve their literacy and numeracy skills but also begin to grow in condence and self-belief.Local and Parish Involvement Students are encouraged to get involved in parish initiatives – Children’s Liturgy, Faith Friends, GIFT programme, SEARCH programme, Louis House team - and working with the local primary schools e.g. for European Languages Day and in faith development with those preparing to receive the sacraments of penance, the Eucharist and Conrmation.We encourage our students to be other-directed and focus on raising awareness about the plight of others and fund-raising for various charitable projects closer to home. Marie Curie, Action Cancer, The Northern Ireland Hospice and Children’s Hospice have been some of the charities supported in the last year. Students also engage in purchasing presents for disadvantaged children and collecting food for hampers for the needy and elderly at Christmas.Nationally - St. Louis Links On a national level, St. Genevieve’s is only one of the Louis schools in Ireland and we foster that sense of identity in our pupils. We work closely with the Louis Network linking with the other Louis Schools throughout Ireland, promoting the values of equality, diversity, and interdependence and the ethos of the founder of the Louis order, Louis Bautain and our patron saint, St. Genevieve.22

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Globally - Ajosepo The St Genevieve’s school community has been fund-raising for St Louis Sisters’ projects in Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia over the last 20 years.In 2010 it was decided to focus on a small number of projects in Nigeria that could evolve over time. We came up with the Nigerian word AJOSEPO as we felt that its meaning embodied our goal: ‘Working together in friendship and as equals’.Currently St. Genevieve’s continues to support projects in Africa through■ Funding for the outreach centre for disabled children in Oka, Nigeria■ Provision of resources for the St Louis Primary School in Ondo■ A feeding project for the Holy Saviour Kindergaarden in Dawhan, Ethiopia23

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St. Genevieve’s is a true community school, situated in the heart of West Belfast. The family of St. Genevieve’s extends beyond us into the community around us, with our girls participating in local business, cultural and caring initiatives. Many of our past pupils have been welcomed back to work in the school as teachers and in other capacities. The signage in the school is bi-lingual in recognition of the pivotal role the Irish language plays in our heritage and identity. The school choir performs for the elderly and inrm in local nursing homes in addition to having a presence at local businesses and seasonal events.We are proud of our well-established intergenerational project between the school’s students and the residents in nearby Conor House. Afternoon tea takes place weekly and other projects have involved arts and crafts, digital technology, painting and knitting.We also place an emphasis on shared education and collaborative learning and believe that the local environment has a key role to play in developing the thrust of this.Realising Potential Together through...Our Sense of Community24

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LessonsCareers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is available to every student in St Genevieves careers lessons are timetabled for students from Year 10 to Year 14. In Year 8 and Year 9, Careers lessons are delivered through the Employability module of Learning for Life and Work. Pupils are prepared for the career decision-making process and they have the opportunity to explore interests, discuss their aptitudes in depth and receive advice on possible career paths. These lessons are taught by teachers who are specialists in this area. In addition, pupils also begin a Personal Career Plan (PCP) in Year 10 and develop this through to Year 14.InterviewsThe Careers Adviser and Careers Teachers are available for one-to-one or group interviews. In Year 11, each student also has the opportunity to participate in a ‘mock interview’ with a visiting employer. The interview simulates a real situation and interviewers make constructive comments in their feedback which is of great value to pupils in their preparation for their real job interviews.Work ExperienceIn Year 12, pupils take part in a week-long Work Experience programme sampling work in many career areas. Pupils are fully briefed before the placement and participate in a follow-up programme on return to school.Vocational CoursesStudents studying vocational courses also have the opportunity to take part in a Work Experience/Work Shadowing Programme in their chosen eld.SpeakersVisiting speakers from Q.U.B., Ulster University, St Mary’s University College, John Moore Liverpool, BMC, SERC and Scottish Universities address the students in Sixth Form. In addition, a range of guest speakers address a number of careers in engineering, IT, nursing and social work.SuccessesFormer pupils have graduated from a range of Universities including Ulster University, Queens University and St Mary’s University, Belfast. Past pupils have successful careers in many Realising Potential Together through...Our Careers Advice and Guidanceareas of employment including Law, Accountancy, Education, Business and Medicine. 25

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School PrayerLord, bless all the pupils and staff in our school. Help us grow in faith together as a Catholic community by following the example ofSt Genevieve, who lived by the values of love, courage and charity. May we be one with her and Christ Jesus. Amen.26 27

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27Stained glass window St Genevieve’s is a Catholic school within which Religious Education is seen not only as a discrete subject but also as a Cross-Curricular Theme.Junior SchoolIn Key Stage Three (Years 8, 9 and 10) Religious Education is combined with a programme of Personal Education - the two usually being taught to a particular class by the same teacher who may also the Form Teacher for that class. All junior classes are following the “Fully Alive” series, endorsed by the Diocesan Advisers. This series delivers the full Catholic syllabus and fulls the demands of the Revised Curriculum.Senior SchoolIn Key Stage Four (Years 11 and 12) all pupils will follow the CCEA GCSE or the OCN specications in Religion.Sixth FormIn sixth year, pupils can enter for AS or A2 Level Religious Education, in addition to the normal Religious Education class, which is compulsory for all pupils. Sixth form AS and A2 students will be given the opportunity to visit Rome.Prayers and AssemblyPrayers are said each morning at the class registration or a year group assembly conducted by the Principal or the Head of Year. Each pupil in Year 8 will be given a school prayer booklet.MassThere is a Mass/Service for each class or year group throughout the year and also at the end of the year for year 12, 13 & 14 pupils.RetreatsThroughout her school career, a pupil will be offered opportunities to participate in either school-based or off-site retreats.Liturgical CalendarSchool Assemblies are co-ordinated to t in with the Church Liturgical Calendar. The spiritual aspect of the school is addressed both through the Programmes of Study for Religion and by the many liturgical experiences offered to the pupils throughout the year. A paraliturgy is held for the whole school at Christmas and Easter.Chaplaincy ServiceVarious Chaplains regularly visit the school to provide support for class teachers and to engage in Religious Services, Masses and Liturgies. We are grateful to priests from the local parishes for providing this service.Our links with the St Louis Order are fostered through the engagement of the facilities offered in St Louis House. Sister Anne regularly assist with Retreats, Liturgies.Realising Potential Together through...Our Spiritual Dimension

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Music, drama, sport, Irish language, community endeavour and top candidate performances at GCSE are only some of the achievements we are celebrating in St. Genevieve’s. So, to our students, we salute you and to our marvellous teachers, we say thank you.St. Genevieve’s High School Performance Statistics 2020-2021GCE A Level 3 A* - C 77%2 A* - E 99%GCSE 5 A* - C 74%5 A* - C including English and Maths 63%7 A* - C including English and Maths 56%Realising Potential Together through...Celebrating our Success28

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My name is Kellyann Nugent and I got 5 A* and 4 A grades in my GCSEs. I am now studying 4 A Levels in Politics, History, English Literature and Chemistry. I hope to study Law in Queens Univeristy as I would like to become a barrister/solicitor.My name is Zena McLaughlin and I git 5 A* and 3 As and a B in my GCSEs. I am studying 3 A Levels in Maths, History and Media Studies. I hope to study Accountancy in Queens University as I would like to become an Accountant. ClassicationSt. Genevieve’s High School, Belfast, is a non-selective all-girls’ post-primary 11-18 Catholic Maintained School.Transport LinksSt. Genevieve’ s is in a prime location, situated on the main Stewartstown Road in West Belfast. The school can be reached easily on foot and it is accessible by local taxi, bus and train. The Metro bus, Ulsterbus and the Glider system all pass directly in front of the school and a scheduled bus service to and from Crumlin and Glenavy is also available. Finaghy train station is a ten minute walk away.Admissions CriteriaThe EA Belfast Region supplies a copy of its booklet ‘Transfer Information and Admissions Criteria for Post-Primary Schools – A Guide for Parents’. Details of the School’s Admissions Policy are contained in this publication.Voluntary Donations to School FundsA voluntary contribution of £25 per pupil to school funds is requested for the academic year 2021-2022.Class OrganisationKey Stage 3 pupils are organised into bands according to their attainment in the ‘CAT4D’ test, which measures potential. This may be reviewed after completion of the Progress Tests in Maths and English early in Term 1 or upon the recommendation of class teachers. Students with additional educational needs are placed in smaller classes where additional support is provided to enhance their learning.School Policies and DocumentationParents / Guardians may obtain a copy of any relevant document relating to their daughter upon making a request in writing. School policies and procedures are available on the school website – – though hard copies are also available from the school upon request.Additional Information about Our SchoolThe School DaySt. Genevieve’s High School operates a two-week timetable cycle. The school day commences at 8.50am and ends at 3.15pm, except on a Tuesday where an earlier closing at 2.15pm facilitates extra-curricular activities. The following day operates for Year 8 pupils.8.50am – 9.00am Pupils assemble in Form Rooms9.00am – 9.10am Registration and Morning Prayer with Form Teachers, either in class or Year Assembly9.10am – 10.10am Period 110.10am – 10.25am Mid-Morning Break 10.25am – 11.25am Period 211.25am – 12.25pm Period 312.25pm – 1.05pm Lunch1.05pm – 2.05pm Period 42.05pm – 3.05pm Period 53.05pm – 3.15pm Registration in Form Rooms28 29

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Trench House, 87 Stewartstown Road, Belfast BT11 9JP Telephone: 028 9092 5670Principal: Ms Jackie Bartley BEd, PGCE, MSc, PQH(NI)“Realising Potential Together”nd us on facebook