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.
The information highlighted below is further listed in the attached letter, which includes a permission slip for pupils wishing to make use of the Learning Resources Centre on Friday 7th November.
Also detailed are arrangements for the PTA AGM and procedures for Parent Governor Elections
- The half term holiday which runs from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October is followed by a School Development Day on Monday 3rd November. All pupils will then return to school on Tuesday 4th November.
- Our Year 12 Progress Event will take place on Thursday 6th November from 4.30 to 6.30 pm.
- Friday 7th November will be an Assertive Mentoring Day for pupils in Years 11 to 14.
Arrangements for the Assertive Mentoring Day are as follows: pupils in Years 11- 14 will have a Progress Review Meeting with their Form Tutor at which they will discuss targets for the remainder of the term. All pupils in these year groups will be given a scheduled meeting time before they depart for half-term break. Pupils in Years 8 -10 will not be in school on this day and should use the time to prepare for November assessments.
Please note the following in relation to Friday 7th November:
- The school buses and minibus will operate as normal
- Pupils should attend interviews in school uniform
- Soup and sandwiches will be available in Redwood for those pupils present in school over the lunch period
- The Learning Resource Centre will be open all day for use by pupils in all years. If you would like your daughter to make use of this facility I would ask you to complete the relevant section of the letter attached below.
I would ask that all parents /guardians complete the acknowledgement slip below and ask their daughter to return this to her Form Teacher by Wednesday 22nd October.
Tickets are now on sale for Hunterhouse College’s production of High School Musical. The performance runs from Monday 17th November – Wednesday 19th November (matinee and evening showings on Tuesday 18th). Follow the link to the Island Arts Centre Box Office to book your ticket!
The Performing Arts section of our website has been updated with various information related to High School Musical and other upcoming events so please check it out under the Extra Curricular Tab.
Included is a cast list and the nights the students will be performing on so family and friends can check which night their budding stars will be taking to the stage.
The Performing Arts Rehearsals Schedule for the Autumn Term is now also available. Interested pupils can find details here
On Thursday 2nd October 2014, representatives from Years 8 -14 met with the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, Patricia Lewsley-Mooney. The Commissioner outlined the work she has undertaken throughout her time in office, before asking pupils to suggest issues which they felt were important to young people living in Northern Ireland today.
The main thrust of the discussion revolved around the prevailing atmosphere of stereotyping and stigmatisation which teenagers continue to experience in society. The Commissioner will use the information provided by Hunterhouse College pupils to develop a final message to the First and deputy First Minister concerning how best to promote the rights of children and young people in Northern Ireland.
Dr. P. Johnson
Dr. P. Johnson