Ballyclare High School
We would like to give your year pupils an exciting opportunity to attend a free educational opportunity at Ballyclare High School. We have been designated as one of the first Digital SchoolHouse hubs in Northern Ireland. This effectively means we have been designated financial support to offer our local feeder primary schools ICT skills set by the Digital Schoolhouse programme. These tie in directly with the Northern Ireland KS2 curriculum of using ICT ie ”Pupils should be enabled to develop Using ICT skills by engaging in meaningful and purposeful activities, set in a range of contexts. They should use ICT to handle and communicate information, solve problems, pose questions and take risks”. Specifically the KS2 Mathematics and Numeracy Theme in the curriculum is specifically covered.
Significant investment has provided the school with superb IT resources which are used to good effect by staff and students to promote independent learning. We inspire and train our teachers to use IT as a vehicle to effectively support active learning strategies, accommodating the different ways in which students make discoveries. Through many awards, such as Best Whole School, ICT Specialist School, ICT Mark, National Training Awards and 3rd Millennium Award, we are proud to be recognised as a centre of ICT excellence within a UK context.
For more details please see Ballyclare High School's website.