Hunterhouse College fosters a strong sense of community between staff and pupils, reflecting the school motto ‘Una Crescamus’ – ‘Let us grow together’. Throughout their time at Hunterhouse pupils will experience inspiring teaching, strong encouraging peer support and committed pastoral care. The school is unique in its delightful natural setting, child-centred environment and the warmth of pupils and staff.
Friday 9th January 2015: 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Saturday 10th January 2015: 9.30 am – 12.00 noon
On Wednesday 22nd October, Hunterhouse College Senior Debaters travelled to The Queen’s University of Belfast, to compete in the Northern Ireland south regional qualifying rounds of Debating Matters. There were eight schools competing for the prize of representing Northern Ireland in Scotland in the next round of the national competition.
The motions for debate focussed on the closure of public libraries, sportspeople as role models and whether the United Kingdom should finally exit the European Union. After some excellent debates, Hunterhouse College overcame Cross and Passion School, Ballycastle and The Royal School, Armagh to win the final. The Hunterhouse team consisted of four girls from Year 13: Lois McCulla, Lauren Farrell, Hannah Chambers and Caitilin Grimley. All four girls now get an all-expenses paid trip to Edinburgh to compete against the Scottish finalists in the spring.
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Hannah Chambers, Caitilin Grimley, Joel Cohen (Chairman), Lauren Farrell, Lois McCulla
I was invited on two occasions as Guest of Honour by my Principal from my old grammar school, Hunterhouse College, to give a motivational speech to the girls on their Junior and Senior Prize Giving, along with their parents/guardian, teachers and the Board of Governors. My speech was about my journey, fundraising and not giving up on your goals.
My Mum recorded my speech from the Junior Prize Giving and I thought it would be nice to share with you on my blog.