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Weekly Communication Bulletin 24.6.24

Please find below our Weekly Communication Bulletin for Parents and Carers along with other important documents which have been sent out to you via Sims App.

Weekly Bulletin 24th June 2024
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Royal Marine Band Workshop

A number of BSS pupil musicians had the amazing opportunity to take part in an all day workshop run by the Royal Marine Band on Friday hosted by Ballyclare High School. It was a great experience not only to rehearse with the band but to hear about their day-to-day life as members of the Royal Marines and to take part in a concert with them in the afternoon.

The same Royal Marine Band were then playing at Armed Forces Day on Saturday at Loughshore Park in full dress uniform.

ICT for Year 8 Pupils - Bring IT ON

On Thursday morning Gerard from Bring IT ON came in to speak to 60 of our top year 8 ICT achievers about the importance of Digital IT skills. The pupils were exemplary and had great fun partaking in the activities!

SEND Transformation Events

With regard to the planned EA SEND Transformation, further update events are planned with any parents and carers interested in this work. These events will take place online with four options to choose from on the 25th and 27th June. Parents and carers can book the date and time that suits them best by following this link: https://ow.ly/WxXn50SlVH4

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze groups recently battled every weather variation (apart from snow) to successfully complete their qualifying expedition in the Mourne Mountains. Next up are the Silver groups to finish up the school’s hiking season.

Ellie-Mae Competes in the Inter-Schools Show Jumping League

Ellie-Mae Kerr and Jokin' Joe competing for Ballyclare Secondary in the Inter-Schools show jumping league held by Ballymoney High School. Well Done Ellie-Mae!

Football Success for Nibras

Nibras Ouhtit (9O) travelled to Amsterdam with his team, St Mary's FC, to compete in the Euro Sporting Holland Cup. There were over 300 teams from multiple European countries in a wide range of age groups. Nibras and his team came third. Well Done!

Past Pupil Success

We are delighted to see one of our past pupils, Jason Walker, being presented with the Motor Vehicle Apprentice of the Year Award by Workforce Training Services. Well done Jason, keep learning!

Applications for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance

Applications for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance for the upcoming academic year are now open! Click here to apply

Please note, as well as new applicants, parents/guardians of children who are already in receipt of Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance will need to apply again for the 2024/25 school year.

If you don’t already have an EA Connect account, you will need to set one up. This is quick and easy to do, and there is lots of helpful information available on www.eani.org.uk/fsm to show you how.

You will also find details on eligibility and the supporting documentation you will need to upload when making your application.

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