Primary 7 Parents – New Admissions for September 2022

Dear Primary 7 Parents Principal, Miss Mary McHenry and Assistant Principal, Mrs Ellen Smyth will be available tomorrow, Saturday 21 May from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, to take calls regarding admissions queries. Please contact us at the school number: 02890325631

Quarry Safety Campaign – Stay Safe, Stay Out!

As the warmer weather approaches, please share this important information at home.

Post 16 Options at St. Louise’s

Current Year 12 students are now in the process of considering their subject choices for Post 16. We would encourage parents/carers to spend time going through the Post 16 Options booklet with their daughter/son and help them to make this important decision as they move to the next stage of their education. Any pupils wishing … Continued

Wishing our staff, pupils, parents and carers a restful Easter break. Please see end of term arrangements.

Year 12 Queen’s Academy

Year 12 pupils enjoyed participating in a Maths Masterclass facilitated by the Queen’s Junior Academy at Queen’s University, Belfast. Pupils excelled in responding to challenging maths questions. They also enjoyed meeting new peers and soaked up the university atmosphere on the QUB campus. A brilliant opportunity for our Year 12 pupils who are currently considering … Continued

Minecraft Easter Camp

Please find details below on a FREE Minecraft Camp that is being delivered on behalf of Belfast City Council over the Easter holidays. Tech Connects, a 2 year Belfast based project aimed at providing children and young people with opportunities to access creative technology and build positive relations with others, has launched, with an exclusive Minecraft Makers camp taking place, in Belfast, … Continued

GCSE Options Booklet now available!

Attention all Year 10 pupils and parents/guardians of Year 10 pupils. Our Year 10 cohort will soon be making their GCSE subject choices. Please spend time reading through the Options Booklet to ensure you are fully informed about each subject before making your final choices. Your subject teachers and the teachers of new subjects are … Continued

AAIS Art Exhibition

The Education Authority Autism Advisory and Intervention Service Art Exhibition are delighted to host an art exhibition to showcase the creative talents of our young people. The theme of the exhibition is What Autism means to me: Creative Voices and the exhibition features over 100 pieces of artwork from autistic pupils from post-primary schools throughout N. Ireland.  The … Continued

St. Louise’s Lenten Campaign

Please find below the go fund me link for the Daughters of Charity working in Ukraine. We know that everyone is feeling the squeeze of rising costs of living, but please give if you can.  Can I encourage you to use the power of social media and share the link with your family and friends. … Continued

21st Century Girls – STEM Careers Event

If you are a girl who is interested in a future career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) please take time to read the attached document and sign up to some of the virtual events that will be taking place over the next few months. The STEM job market is growing and there are … Continued

An important St. Patrick’s Day message from QUB, UU, Belfast Met and the PSNI


Mid-Term Break

We wish all students and staff a restful break. All students will return to school on Tuesday 22nd February.

Key Dates for Admissions Sept 2022

Springvale Learning – Paid work placement opportunity for 14-15 year olds

A new programme has been set up aimed at people within the West Belfast area who are under 16, to offer them a paid 6-month work placement Saturday job in local businesses, with the possibility of a permanent position to stay employed after the 6 months. The programme aims to get young people engaged in the … Continued

Catholic Schools Week 2022

Our students have been engaging in Catholic Schools Week activities this week. This morning all students had an opportunity to reflect on the key messages during a thought provoking assembly delivered by Sr. Anna. The assembly can be watched using the link below:

Catholic Schools Week 2022

St. Louise’s win 1st prize in The National Gallery Ireland Art Competition!


New Beginnings 2022

Take 5mins with Sr. Anna to reflect on what has gone and make plans for what lies ahead.

Sausage Roll Success!

This term, St Louise’s Home Economics staff, assisted by Mr Woods, have been busy making and selling sausage rolls in a bid to raise money for the Cancer Fund for Children and Macmillan.  Mrs. Therese Moore who organized the event was delighted with the final total raised which was just over £3000.  This will be … Continued

Virtual Work Experience at CAFRE

Join a LIVE Virtual Work Experience event with five Food Specialists based at Loughry Campus next Tuesday 14th December from 10.00-11.00am. This session promises to be both informative and festive whereby pupils will have the opportunity to learn about the study and career pathways that some scientists, technologists and business-focused people have taken to lead to CAFRE. … Continued

CPR and DEFIB training

Congratulations to Hannah (Yr9) and Cliodhna (Yr11) who completed a CPR and DEFIB course with JMD Training on Friday 3rd December. Well done girls!

History Makers

Congratulations to our first ever U14 Boys Gaelic Football team who represented St. Louise’s today in an Ulster Colleges Blitz. The boys were a credit to their families and the school and showed great determination during the tournament. 

Females of the Future Event – PWC

There is a fantastic ‘Females of the Future’ event with PwC taking place on Tuesday 30th November 5pm – 6pm exclusively for females in Northern Ireland. This session is going to be all-around female empowerment in the workplace, diversity and inclusion along with a brilliant skills workshop to help you progress your career after school. If you are interested in … Continued

Kainos – Interested in a future in IT?

Attention female students aged 14-19! Kainos are running a 3 day programme (Tues 30th Nov – Thurs 2nd Dec) that will give you insight into what it’s like to work in IT. If you are interested read the information below and complete the online registration.

Computing Parents’ Evening at QUB

If your son/daughter is interested in studying Computing, Queen’s University Belfast are offering an opportunity for you to meet staff, students and employers virtually on Thursday 2nd December 7-9pm.

Are you interested in Fashion and Sustainability?

Junk Kouture is a student-centric platform for creativity and sustainability that enriches the world’s youth through a recycled fashion competition, which is open to 14 – 18 year olds. The Junk Kouture programme is a greatenrichment opportunity for students who are then able to put their experience on their portfolios, CV’s or UCASapplications for university. … Continued

Future Hollywood Star

We are extremely proud of our Year 9 student, Niamh Dornan Mackin, who stars in the upcoming psychological thriller ‘Here Before.’ The film had its Belfast premiere on Saturday 13th November. It has been reviewed by the Hollywood Reporter as being a ‘distinctive and impressive debut’ for famed director Stacey Gregg. We are absolutely thrilled … Continued

Yr 8 Gaelic Success!

Congratulations to our Yr8 girls Gaelic team on their success in the Antrim Schools Gaelic football Blitz today. They were victorious in all their matches with wins over, Blessed Trinity College, St.Dominic’s, Colaiste Feirste, Rathmore, FortWilliam and St.Genevieves. 

Out of This World!

We are so proud of Erin, Carys, Caragh, Clara and Emma who recently competed in The World Irish Dancing Championships in Killarney. Their hard work and dedication to their sport saw them come back to Belfast with three World Globes and lots of medals between them. A special well done to Caragh who is in … Continued

Ulster Boxing Champion at 31kg

Well done to Robert from 9B who is now the Ulster Champion at 31kg. He now looks forward to the All Ireland series in December. Congratulations and best of luck!

Yr 8 Hurling Success!

St. Louise’s year 8 hurlers took to the playing field at Woodlands today to represent the school at Gaelfast’s Super Hurling Games. The boys competed well with the hurling strong holds of Colaiste Feirste and Our Lady of St. Patrick’s Knock. They saved the best performance until last, with a convincing four point win over … Continued

A great opportunity to have your say!

Happy Mid-Term Break!

QUB Engineering Parents’ Evening

Queens University be holding Engineering Parents’ Evening online on Thursday 11th November, 6.30 – 8.30pm. This event is suitable to Y11-14 pupils and parents of pupils who are studying or are interested in studying Maths, Science or Technology. For further information and to register please follow the link below.

Taekwondo Champion!

Congratulations to Zoey Kerr (8L) who won gold in the Brussels Open in Belguim this month for Taekwondo. This win allows her to compete in more G1 competitions and with future wins, could allow her to compete in the Olympics. We are very proud of Zoey and her achievements! 

Harvest Festival

A huge thank you to all of the Year 8’s and their families for their generosity with the sweets donation. St John’s church had tasked Year 8s with donating sweets to their Harvest Festival and the spirit of giving was strong! The Harvest Festival takes place Thursday 21st a October at 7pm in St John’s. Any St … Continued

Congratulations to our U16 Girls Gaelic Football Team!

Congratulations to our U16 girls Gaelic team on their success in the Ulster U16 football championship today. They were victorious in all their matches with wins over St. Killians, Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College Knock, Edmund Rice College and Blessed Trinity College. They now go onto the quarter final stages of the cup competition. The … Continued

8B’s Pumkin Art

8B completed some fantastic chalk drawings of pumkins in Art class. Well done 8B! To see their wonderful work please click on the link below.

St. Louise’s gets Social Media!

We are are very excited to announce that we will be launching a St. Louise’s Facebook and Twitter page in the coming weeks. This is going to be an excellent way for us to showcase all the wonderful things that go on in St. Louise’s to parents, the community and the wider world. Our Facebook … Continued

Sentinus Research Academy 2022

The Sentinus Research Academy offers students the opprtunity to experience real research and development projects hosted by local companies and organisations. Projects will be carried out virtually from the end of June 2022 with some visits to project hosts’ sites. This opportunity is validated by universities and professional organisations. Subjects areas included are: Science Social … Continued

Online Career Event – Law/Business and Technology Insight Event

A Virtual Insight Evening will be taking place on Thursday 14 October with Charles Russell Speechlys. This is open to all Year11-14 students who are considering a career in Law, Business or Technology. Law Virtual Insight Evening:  ·         Thursday 14th October 5:00pm – 6:30pm ·         Partner welcome talks  ·         An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work … Continued

Ulster Schools Quarter Finalists

After 4 years of playing as the combined West Belfast Gaels we have now re-established ourselves to be able to compete in the Ulster Colleges competitions as St. Louise’s. This has taken a few years due to Covid but we are delighted to be competing as a school team again. We now await the winners … Continued

3 Day Virtual Work Experience – St James’s Place

This 3 day virtual work experience event will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th October (9am-4pm each day) and is open to all Yr12, 13 and 14 students who are interested in a Business/Finance career path. Places are limited. You must register for the event by clicking on the following link:

St. Mary’s University College, Belfast – Virtual Open Day

St. Mary’s University College will host a Virtual Open Day on Monday 11th October at 7pm. Any post 16 student who is interested in a career in teaching must register online for the event on St. Mary’s website

Happy World Teachers’ Day!

Happy World Teachers’ Day to all the teaching staff in St. Louise’s. To celebrate, 8A along with their form tutor, Mrs McAfee have put together a touching and inspiring video.

Halloween Holidays

Dear Parents and students. Students will have Halloween holidays from school from Monday 25th October and will return on Tuesday 2nd November. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Halloween break!

Celebrating the Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul

Please download the presentation below in honour of St Vincent de Paul st-vincent-de-paul-presentationDownload

Health and Safety Notice – Nut Allergies

Dear parents. Please download the letter in the link below containing important information regarding nut allergies in school.

Free School Meal Payments

Families who received free school meals during this school year (1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021), are entitled to a School Holiday Food Grant Payment over the summer holidays. The first of three payments will be made into bank accounts on 7 July. Please be advised that families receiving the holiday food payment still … Continued

Season of Creation – St Peter’s Cathedral – 1st September

The season of Creation with its theme “Restoring our common home” starts to-day Sept 1st.  The season in our diocese is being launched this evening in St Peter’s Cathedral at 7pm. You are invited to participate via Zoom Church Services. Anna DC

Blessing of Year 8 School Bags – St John’s Church – Tuesday 31st August


Attention New Year 8 Parents and Students

New year 8 students will return to school on Wednesday 1st September – this is an amendment to the original letter. You will receive letters in the post outlining details within the next few days.

Students Celebrate Excellent GCSE Results

Congratulations to our students on achieving excellent GCSE results. Thank you to our staff and parents who supported the students. We wish our students every success as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.

Music Tuition Year 8 Intake Music Form We are currently working through the options for Music lessons for the coming year. At the moment the lessons will be face to face, however, we may have to move to online lessons depending on advice from the PHA. A shared lesson of 30 minutes costs £6 per student, … Continued

Guidance on Appeals Following Issue of Examination Results

Dear parents and students. Please find in the links below guidance on the appeals process following the issue of examination results. This includes: Our school policy CCEA student advice JCQ student advice ( English / Welsh Wellbeing and Support Guide – CCEA Could you please note that all requests should be made to our Examinations … Continued

Students Celebrate Excellent A’Level Results

Congratulations to our students and staff on achieving outstanding A’Level results. We wish our students great success and every good wish as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.

Return to School

Dear parents and students. We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer break. Please download the letter below regarding return to school information for all students

Attention School Leavers

What’s next for your students? Well done to all year 13’s on completing their A Levels! We really hope they went well. However, if they did not go as planned, our team are here to support students with their alternative options. Please email:  Job Ready Event – 18th August 2021    Whether you got … Continued

Attention School Leavers – Opportunities with Almac

For students who have received A Level and BTEC results and aren’t going to college or university, Almac Pharma Services’ new Trainee Production Operator program is an excellent opportunity for them to the kick start their career within a growing global organisation! Opportunities start in September with a beginning salary of £8.91/hr which increases after … Continued

Applications to Sixth Form

Dear parents and students. Applications to our Sixth Form will open on Thursday 12 August. Please contact reception on 02890325631 to book an appointment or email for the attention of Mrs C McCann. 

St Louise’s Dance Showcase – Coming Soon…

St Louise’s Dance department is very excited to announce the premiere of our 2021 showcase, SLD ON SCREEN!!!    LIVE STREAMED TO YOUR LIVING ROOM ON WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE AT 7.30PM . You can have a sneak preview by clicking on the link to the trailer below: Make sure to tune in with your family … Continued

Year 8 Students visit St James’ Community Farm

Our year 8 students have been down on the farm this week, enjoying feeding and cuddling the cute clientele of St James’ Community Farm. We are so lucky to have this wonderful facility on the doorstep of St Louise’s! Speedy the turtle has been a particular favourite of our students. Enjoy our gallery of pictures.

Charlie Mackesy Project

The corridors of St Louise’s have been transformed with the fabulous art work of our Key Stage 3 students. They embarked on a project to explore the work of the inspirational Charlie Mackesy and the corridors have been adorned with their wonderful interpretations of his creations. Download the link below to view!

Art and Design Exhibitions

Please download the links below to view the fantastic work of our Art and Design students. Art and Design Moving Image Art and Photography

Year 8 Students enjoy Orienteering Day

Our year 8 students enjoyed an Orienteering event day today. Congratulations to all our worthy winners pictured in the Gallery and thank you to the P.E. department for organising the event!

Year 12 Students complete Financial Awareness Course

St Louise’s has been working in conjunction with the Consumer Council to improve student awareness of issues relating to finance. Consumer Council CEO, Noyona Chundur,  presented Year 12 students with certificates and rewards for completing the Financial Awareness Course.

Year 11 Young Enterprise Day

On Monday 14th June, Year 11 students had the exciting opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Success Skills Programme. Throughout the morning, students learned how to complete a CV and application form, how to correctly prepare for interview and how to use the STAR technique effectively in an interview to land their dream job! … Continued

Primary 7 Parents

Dear Primary 7 Parents Principal, Miss Mary McHenry and Transition Co-ordinator, Mrs Ellen Smyth will be available tomorrow, Saturday 12th June from 9.30 am – 2.00 pm, to take calls regarding admissions queries. Please contact us at the school number: 02890325631

CCEA Guide to Post-Results Service

Students and parents,  the CCEA guide to the Post-Results Service for Summer 2021 is now available.  You can access them now at: 🔎

Ulster University Community Scholarships

Attention post 16 students! Please find information regarding Ulster University Community Scholarships in the link below

St Louise’s Uniform Exchange

Dear parents and students. Please download the information in the link below in relation to our Uniform Exchange initiative.

Quarry Safety Campaign Message

Re: Quarry Safety Campaign “Stay Safe Stay Out”  Dear parents and students Tragically, over the past few years a number of young people have been killed or seriously injured after entering disused or working quarries and got into difficulty in deep cold lagoons or on the steep rugged quarry faces. With warm weather and the … Continued

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Louise de Marillac – 9th May

GCSE Photography Exhibition

Congratulations to our very creative and talented GCSE Photography students. Please enjoy an exhibition of their work by following the link below:

GCSE Art and Design Exhibition

Congratulations to our very talented and creative GCSE Art and Design students, you can enjoy an exhibition of their work by clicking on the link below

SRC Big Apprenticeship Event

SRC’s Big Apprenticeship Event is Going Online for 2021!  Launching on 27th April 2021 there is something for potential Apprentices, Parents/Guardians, Education and Employers! (Click the image to book your place Now!) So what can you expect from ‘The Big Apprenticeship Event Going Online for 2021!’ Pre-recorded Panel Discussions, you will hear from: Business, Councils … Continued

Important update for parents and students – Qualification Procedure Days

Dear parents and students. Please download the link below to view an important update regarding Qualification Procedure Days

Happy Easter – Return to School Arrangements for Years 8 to 11

Dear parents and students We would like to wish you a safe and peaceful Easter. We look forward to welcoming back all students to school on Monday 12th April. Please download the link below for further guidance.

Passion Service

Dear parents, students and staff, as we prepare for Easter please take time to view our Passion Service by following the link below:

Lenten Campaign – Go Fund Me Page

Dear parents, students and staff. Thank you for your most generous donations so far, we have raised a tremendous – £1940 which is an additional £505 from last week. Please help us to reach or even exceed our target of £2000 by making a donation if you have not done so already. You can donate … Continued

Lenten Reflection – A Message from Sister Anna

Dear parents and students, please find in the link below a message from Sister Anna

Attention Year 12 and Post 16 Parents and Students

Dear parents and students, please find in the link below important information from the Principal regarding return to school arrangements.

St Patrick’s Week Arrangements

Dear parents and students, please find in the links below important information from the Principal regarding St Patrick’s week and return to school arrangements.

Virtual Law Work Experience Opportunity

Hello students aged 16 to 18. Please see below details about an exciting opportunity to take part in a virtual law work experience with Browne Jacobson in the Easter holidays. Browne Jacobson are a top 50 law firm with offices all over the UK and revenues of £50million. These two days in the Easter Holidays … Continued

Return to School Arrangements – Letter from the Minister

Dear parents, please find in the link below a letter from the Minister regarding return to school arrangements.

CCEA – Centre Determined Grades Advice

Dear parents and students. Please see below latest guidance from CCEA regarding Centre Determined Grades for GCSE, AS and A’ Level.

‘The Masked Reader’ – Can you guess who is behind the mask?

Dear parents, students and staff. The staff of St Louise’s had some fun in celebration of ‘World Book Day’ by reading excerpts from their favourite books in the style of ‘The Masked Reader’. Download the link below and see if you can guess the identities of our masked readers!

Motivational March – Workout Sessions – Autism NI

With the current lockdown in Northern Ireland making so many people feel deflated, drained and unmotivated, Autism NI is offering ‘Motivational March’ workout sessions to improve mental health and physical well-being for our parents, supporters, and anyone else who wants to join us for a fun workout!  The workout sessions will be fun, interactive, and … Continued

Important Letter from the Principal

Dear parents. Please fin in the link below a letter from Ms McHenry regarding return to school for Years 12 to 14.

Our Shining Star – Michael Maxwell – To feature in upcoming CITV series

Year 8 student, Michael Maxwell has been selected to star in an upcoming CITV series – ‘Makeaway, Takeaway’ which will be aired next autumn. Filming took place last Friday with renowned presenter Bec Hill. The staff and students of St Louise’s College are delighted for Michael’s success.  Since joining us in September, Michael every day … Continued

Lenten Prayer from Sister Anna

Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below a Lenten Prayer from Sister Anna

Aspiring Apprentices – Construction Industry

Are you aged 16-24 and thinking about joining the construction industry, want an apprenticeship but not sure where to start?Apprenticeship Connect (NI) – find, match, hire could be for you. Download the link below for further information.

Text A Nurse Service

Dear parents and students. Please download the link below regarding the Department of Education’s ‘Text a Nurse’ service.

Be Cyber Aware

Dear parents and students. Please download important information in the links below regarding advice on staying safe online.

Ash Wednesday

Dear parents, students and staff. We extend a blessed Ash Wednesday to you all.

Mid-Term Break 15th – 19th February

Dear parents and students. We wish you all a happy and restful mid-term break. We commend you for all your hard work at home and look forward to welcoming you back online on Monday 22nd February

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February

Dear parents and students, Tuesday 9th February marks Safer Internet Day. Please download the flyer in the link below with suggestions on how you can ensure your children are using the internet safely.

Amazing Brains – Seminar for Parents

Dear parents. Thank you for attending the seminar with Roisin McFeely from Amazing Brains on Thursday 4th February, it was great to see so many of you there. We hope you found it useful and informative in helping you to support your children at home. Please find in the link below a copy of the … Continued


Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below information relating to alternative arrangements for CCEA GCSE, AS and A’Level qualifications.

Parentline NI – Top Tips for Talking

Dear parents and carers. Please download the link below for information on sessions for support in developing speech and language.

Zoom Meeting for Parents – Thursday 4th February @ 6.30pm

Dear parents, Roisin McFeely (Amazing Brains) will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday 4th February at 6.30 pm. The workshop aims to support parents by sharing strategies to help keep children motivated, focused, and organised in their learning during lock-down. Year teams will forward you a link to the Zoom meeting should you wish … Continued

The Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2021

Dear parents and students, we are delighted to announce that St Louise’s has been awarded – The Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2021 Distinction. We pay tribute to the Religious Education department and all those who contributed to securing this wonderful accolade for our school.

Today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week

  It is imperative that children are encouraged and supported to look after their mental health, not just for this week but every single day.   Here are 5 tips for how you can improve your children and pupils’ wellbeing   Step 1. “Teach them to be themselves” -Helping children to realise their strengths is … Continued

EA Literacy Support Service for Parents

Dear parents, please find in the link below information from the EA regarding supporting your children at home with literacy.

Catholic Schools Week

Dear parents and students. As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, please download the link below to view a very powerful presentation from Sister Anna Catholic Schools Week

Children’s Mental Health Week Challenge – 1 – 7 February 2021

Dear parents and students. Now more than ever we need to be protecting the mental well-being of our young people. Please find in the link below details of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Challenge. We will be hosting a number of activities next week to promote positive mental well-being. – Kind Regards Declan 

Understanding Apprenticeships – Virtual Event – Wednesday 3rd February

Dear parents and students. Please download the link below containing information regarding Understanding Apprenticeships Virtual Event on Wednesday 3rd February

St Louise’s 4 Week P.E. Challenge – Let’s Get Moving

Hello parents and students. As we navigate these challenging times it is important that we are looking after our physical health and well-being. In light of this we would like students – Years 8 to 12 and parents to get involved in our 4 week P.E. challenge. Please download further information in the links below. … Continued

Reflection from Sister Anna

Dear parents and students. We hope you are continuing to keep safe and well. Please find in the link below a reflection from our school Chaplain, Sister Anna

Important Update from the Minister Regarding GCSE, AS and A’Level Examinations

Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below an important update from the Minister of Education regarding GCSE, AS and A’Level examinations.

Important Update Regarding EMA Payments

Post 16 students in receipt of EMA payments please note, week ending 25th December and 1st January are official school holidays and therefore are not eligible for EMA payments.  Week ending 8th January is the first week for payment in 2021, attendance will be recorded through online learning lessons. You must be registered in subject … Continued

Remote Learning Guidance

Dear parents and students. Remote learning for all students will commence from Thursday 7th January 2021. It is vital that all students log on at 8.55 from tomorrow morning and follow their normal school timetable. Please download the guidance on remote learning in the links below. Please email us with any queries or concerns.

Important Update from the Principal

Dear parents and students. Please download the letter in the link below from Miss McHenry regarding return to school information.

Merry Christmas

Dear parents, students and staff. We wish you all a happy and blessed Christmas. All students will return to school on Wednesday 6th January 2021. If there are any changes to this arrangement we will inform you via text and on our website. Take good care of each other and stay safe.

Lifeline Helpline

Dear parents and students, please find in the link below information about the Lifeline Helpline should you require support over the Christmas period Lifeline helpline | Lifeline: Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your … Continued

Changes to GCSE and A’Level Examinations

Dear parents and students. Please download and read the link below containing important information about changes to GCSE and A’Level examinations.

MYON Christmas Reading List

Hello students. Please find in the link below our MYON Christmas Reading list with recommendations to keep you busy over the festive period. There will be prizes for students who have engaged the most after Christmas!

Carol Service

Dear parents, students and staff. Please enjoy our Virtual Carol Service in the link below. Wishing you all a happy and blessed Christmas.

NICCY – Recruitment for new Youth Panel Members

The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) is seeking new members for her NICCY Youth Panel.  This is a group of young people who advise the Commissioner on key issues and assist her in the work of safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people. It is really … Continued

Sharing Smiles at Christmas – Year 12 LLW Project

Sharing Smiles at Christmas Year 12 Learning for Life and Work students have been learning about social responsibility and how young people can contribute to society as part of their GCSE studies.  Miss Cushnahan’ s year 12 class wanted to give back to their community and decided upon a project they have entitled; ‘Sharing Smiles … Continued

Important Letter for Parents – Health and Safety Update

Dear parents, please download and read the letter in the link below containing important health and safety information.

First Week of Advent Reflection

Dear students, parents and staff. Please find in the link below an Advent Reflection from Sister Anna

National Youth Choir Workshop – Thursday 3rd December

Dear students and parents Please find in the links below a video message containing important information about exciting opportunities to work with the National Youth Choir. Please watch the video message and complete the application form attached in the link below: Google form to be completed by those students wanting to participate:

Service of Remembrance

Dear parents, students and staff Please find in the link below a video presentation of our Service of Remembrance, compiled by Sister Anna and Miss McHenry. We remember and pray for those in our school community who have been bereaved

Anti-Bullying Week

Hello parents and students. Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. As part of Anti-Bullying Week 2020, NIABF is running our annual creative arts competition for children and young people.  All entries should be submitted with one of the following titles: A. United Against Bullying B. We Are All a Piece of the Puzzle C. … Continued

Christmas Card Competition

Attention Key Stage 3 students! Please find information in the link below regarding an exciting Christmas card design competition! Get creative!

Read and Write Software

Hello students, parents and staff. Please find below information on the benefits of the Read and Write Software which is available to all students and staff in school.

A Message from our Head Girls

Hello students. Please find in the link below a video message from our new Head Girls.

Two Minute Tales Competition

Hello students. Please download the links below for information on the exciting BBC Two Minute Tales – short story writing competition.

Return to School

All students will return to school tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd November

Remote Learning Guide for Students and Parents

Dear students and parents. Please find in the link below a guide for you in relation to working from home.

Free Online Sessions for Parents

Dear parents of children with ASD Please see below an overview of free online sessions, delivered through Parenting NI, which commence the first week of November.  “These sessions are for parents who have teenagers and look at strategies to support parents especially in this difficult time.

Amazing Brains – Weekly Planners

Hello students and parents. Please find in the links below a copy of the Amazing Brains Weekly Planner to help you plan for study and leisure during the mid-term break. Please also find a video tutorial for parents on how to use the planners Planner Parent Video

Important Update from CCEA – Science Examination

Dear parents and students, please find in the link below an important update from CCEA regarding scheduled November Science examination

Harvest Festival – St John’s Church – Thursday 22nd October – 7 PM

Important Update from Miss McHenry

Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below an important update from Miss McHenry

Contact Us

Dear parents and students. Please contact us at the following email addresses should you require anything over the mid-term break:

A Prayer For November

Dear parents and students. We wish you a blessed break. Please download our message from Sister Anna.

Halloween Safety Message

Dear parents and students. We would like to extend our gratitude to you for your support and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. We wish you a happy and safe Halloween break. Please download our Halloween Safety message in the link below.

Winter Coat Event

Over the summer, the West Belfast School Uniform Project provided 157 families, approximately 450+ children with items of school uniform for the new school year. Thank you for your support in promoting and signposting families to the scheme as well as providing donations of uniforms. We were blown away by the support and the incredible … Continued

Tech Connects – Digital Arts Academy – Halloween Week – 26th – 29th October

Hello students and parents. Please click on the link below to find out about this 4 day creative programme for 6 to 12 year old students.

Year 12 Students enjoy Tree of Knowledge Workshop

Our year 12 students attended the Tree of Knowledge workshop last week with life coach, Ben Best. They explored career goals, aspirations, creative and critical thinking and the power of a positive mindset. This experience will no doubt be very useful for our year 12 students as they prepare for their GCSE examinations.

Important Update on Delivery of A’Level and GCSE Qualifications – 2020-2021

Dear parents and students. Please download a letter from the Minister regarding delivery of GCSE and A’Level Qualifications.

Remote Learning – How to Access Google Classroom using a Computer

Hello students and parents. This video focuses on Remote Learning using a Computer:  The key focus here is: How to access files, emails and download Office 365 as well as using Google Docs and uploading on GC. 

Free School Meals Food Box

Hello parents and students. Please download information on free school meals food boxes contained in the link below.

Important Update for Parents and Students – 6th October

All students will return to school tomorrow, 7th October, with the exception of those students who have been contacted today by year teams via telephone and email and advised to self-isolate. Please email if you have any queries.

Important Message for Year 11, Year 13 and Year 14 Parents

Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below an important update from Miss McHenry.

Important Update for Parents and Students

Dear parents and students. All students must remain at home tomorrow, 6th October. All students must continue to work remotely via Google Classroom. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Important Update for all Parents and Students

Please find updated information from Miss McHenry. It is vital that all parents read the letter attached in the link below.

Important Update for Parents and Students – 4th October

Dear parents and students. Please find in the link below an important update from Miss McHenry regarding Covid.

Important Message for Parents and Students

Dear parents and students. Please download and read the letter attached in the link below containing important information regarding Covid.

Amazing Brains – Study System Video Tutorial

Hello parents and students.  We continue to work in partnership with Amazing Brains to provide the most outstanding Study System resources for our students.  Please download the link below to view a video tutorial on the Amazing Brains Study System.

Year 8 Students Participate in ‘Tree of Knowledge’ Workshop

Year 8 students had the privilege of attending the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ workshop this week with Ben Best whereby they explored their dreams and aspirations and participated in a range of team building activities. The students thoroughly enjoyed working with Ben as part of their ongoing induction programme.

Education Restart Posters – How Can You Keep Our Schools Safe?

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Year 11 enjoy Amazing Brains Workshop

Year 11 have enjoyed attending Study Skills workshops with Amazing Brains this week. Students have revisited how to create Syllabus Maps and Connection Cards that will aid their revision during GCSE study. We can’t wait to see the terrific outcomes of the hard work they will do with their Study System!

Education Restart – Information for Parents and Carers – Letter from the Chief Medical Officer

Hello parents and carers. Please download and read the most recent information from the Chief Medical Officer.

Important Message for Year 8 Parents

The Amazing Brains Parent Power workshop scheduled to take place on Tuesday 8th September has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will post on our website a video tutorial of the Amazing Brains Study System in due course.

Music Tuition

Please download and complete the Google Form attached in the link below for music lessons.

Translink – Important Message for Parents and Students

“Safety is our top priority and we are doing all we can to make services safe for everyone.” “As our vehicles now carry fewer passengers in order to keep all passengers safe, schoolchildren should make use of the additional dedicated school services we have added to the network since 1st Sept. We have extra staff … Continued

Message for Parents – School Routines

Hello parents. Please download the information contained in the link below regarding school routines and procedures.

Important Health and Safety Notice for Parents

Hello parents. It is of the utmost importance that you read and adhere to the important health and safety information contained in the link below.

Important Information about Our New School Day

Hello parents and students. Please download in the link below important information about our new school day.

Important Update on Face Coverings in School

Dear parents Following Minister Weir’s announcement yesterday on the use of face masks in schools, we request that all students wear a face covering on corridors and other communal areas of the school, with effect from Tuesday 1st September. We thank you for your co-operation with this matter. Please see the link below for further … Continued

Important Information Regarding Students’ Packed Lunch Bags

Student Lunch Bags Hello parents and students. We are requesting that students bring their lunch in disposable bags on a daily basis as opposed to lunch boxes or cloth bags. We thank you for your co-operation with this matter.

Year 8 on their First Day

Welcome to all of our new Year 8 students who started their journey in St Louise’s today. We wish you a safe, successful and happy time with the St Louise’s family. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 1st August from 8.55 to 3.00 and everyday thereafter.

Information Regarding Music Tuition

Hello parents and students. Please download the information contained in the link below regarding important changes to music lessons.

Attention Year 8 Parents and Students

We are looking forward to welcoming our new year 8 students on Wednesday 26th August. Year 8 students should arrive 10 minutes before their start time on Wednesday morning, 8A to 8F at 9.20, 8G to 8L at 11.20 – they should assemble in the Bus Park in the Senior School where they will be … Continued

Translink Guidance

Hello parents and students. Please follow the link below for information and guidance on frequently asked questions in relation to returning to school.

Education Restart Information

Parents and students. As we embark upon our return to school, it is imperative that we all take responsibility for staying safe and doing what we can to stop the spread of Covid 19. Please download the advice attached in the link below.

Advice on Car Sharing

Hello students and parents. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our students as they return to school. Please download the advice on car sharing flyer in the link below. Post 16 students must not car share. It is imperative that we all act sensibly and do what we can to protect … Continued

Congratulations to our GCSE students!

On behalf of the St Louise’s community, we would like to congratulate our students as they receive their GCSE results and wish them continued success on the next stage of their educational journey.

To all Year 13 and 14 students – Important Examination Information

At 4 pm yesterday, Education Minister, Mr Weir announced that CCEA should ensure that all AS and A2 students receive the highest of either their teacher assessed grades or the grade already provided.  New AS and A2 results will be issued in due course by CCEA. You may wish to defer any appeal until the … Continued

Attention Year 14 Students – Issue of Results – Advice and Guidance

Hello Year 14 students. Please read the letter attached in the link below with guidance for issue of results on Thursday 13th August. Please also find links to support and advice from CCEA.

A Special Message for our Year 8 Students

Hello year 8 students. We wanted to give you a special presentation to conclude your school year. Please click the link below. Enjoy, take care and have a lovely summer.

Summer Greetings to all our Students, Parents and Staff

We would like to wish our school community a very happy and safe summer holiday. Please take care and stay safe in all that you do. We will continue to update you with plans in relation to return to school.

A Summer Message from the Drama Department

Hello students. Please find in the link below a video message to you from the Drama Department. Enjoy!

Important Message for Year 8 Students

Hello all Year 8 students.  Please find attached your weekly Year 8 team message.  Please download and read all of the slides in the link. year 8 team message 24 june

Message for Year 9 Students –

Hello all Year 9 students.  Please find an important message from the Year 9 team.  Please download and read all slides in the link. Year 9 Team Message 24th june

Important Message for Year 12 Students

Hello Year 12 students.  Please find in the link below an important message from your year team. Year 12 Team Message 24 June

Important Message for Year 10 Students

At Texthelp, we want to ensure that every student has the essential literacy skills to read, write, and communicate with confidence and independence.

Message for Year 11 Students

Hello all Year 11 students.  Please find a message from your Year 11 team.  Please download and read all of the slides in the link. Year 11 Team Message 24th June

Attention Students – Year 11 to Year 14

Hello students. As soon as it is safe to do so, ScreenWorks will return to delivering meaningful work experience for young people. Until then, we invite your students to take part in ScreenWorks Online – a series of free weekly videos and exercises aimed at young people aged 14-19. Each video will explore a different job role, hosted by an … Continued

Thank you

Thank you from the St Louise’s community for the beautiful mass celebrated this morning by Father Dallat from Loughinisland. Thank you to Sister Anna for her readings and for representing our school at the mass. Thank you also to Ciara, Stephen and Niall for providing the beautiful music. What a beautiful and fitting way for … Continued

Employability Skills Virtual Classroom – Year 10 – Year 13 Students

PwC’s all new Virtual Classroom We’re really excited to launch our new Virtual Classroom – a programme open to all students between Years 10 and 13. The programme combines both live and pre-recorded sessions which will provide students with an insight into PwC and an opportunity to develop their employability skills. They’ll also have the … Continued

Mass for Students and Staff – Friday 19th June – 10 am

Fr. Ciaran Dallat is going to offer mass on Friday 19th June at 10 am for staff and students.  The mass can be watched online at the following link:

History of Art Competition – ‘Write On Art’

Attention Year 11 to Year 14 students. Please have a look at this competition and get entering!!! This is an opportunity to combine your literary Skills and passion for art. To enter ‘Write on Art’, simply choose one artwork featured on the Art UK website and write about it – this is an opportunity to … Continued

Queen’s University Social Sciences Summer School

To: Parents/Guardians of Years 12 and 13 students Is your son/daughter thinking of studying social sciences at university? Queen’s University Belfast is running an online Social Sciences Summer School in August, where students can learn more about important and interesting topics such as families, religion, crime and deviance, social inequality, ethnic diversity, politics and more! … Continued

Congratulations Katie

Year 10 student Katie Robb entered the Young Writers  ‘SOS Spine Chillers’ creative writing competition and we are delighted to announce that her work will now be published. Katie has also been shortlisted for the final of the competition which will be announced in the Autumn. Please find Katie’s story in the link below.

School Holidays 2020 – 2021

Hello parents ans students. Please find in the link below an overview of our school holidays for 2020 – 2021

Universities Fair – Wednesday 17th June – 12.00 – 18.00

We’ve brought together over 100 universities and colleges from across the UK for our ground-breaking Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17 June from 12:00 – 18:00, to allow you to easily explore all your choices in one place. Exhibitors include Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester Met, Loughborough and many more. Just one week left until our spectacular Virtual … Continued

Mindfulness Video from Miss Catherine Wells

Hello students and staff. Please find in the link below a mindfulness and meditation video from our Occupational Therapist, Ms Catherine Wells.


Please find in the links below important guidance on how to nurture your child’s mental health through play, an important document particularly for this time. An Arabic translation is also included.

New Admissions – Post 16 Applications

If you are interested in applying to our Sixth Form, please complete the application form attached in the link above and email back to us.  Attached also is out Post 16 Options Booklet to help you with your choices. NEW ADMISSIONS FORM P16 2020-21 POST 16 SUBJECT OPTIONS BOOKLET 2020

Prayer for a relative of our school community

A relative of our school community is seriously ill in hospital.   We ask you to pray the Our Father for her recovery and for the support of her family. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done  on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us … Continued

Ignite International Leadership Programme

Attention students aged 16 – 18. George Best Belfast City Airport in partnership with the award winning Youth Charity Cinemagic have developed an International Youth Leadership programme for young people aged between 16yrs – 18yrs.  The year-long programme will provide potentially life-changing opportunities for 100 young people over a 5-year period with 20 young people … Continued

Connections Challenge from AWARE

Hello students. This has been and continues to be a very challenging time, especially for children and young people. We want to invite you take part in our C.O.N.N.E.C.T.I.O.N.S challenge to encourage you to think about what this experience has been like to live through and to promote connections at a time when these are … Continued

Aware – Mental Health Awareness Video

AWARE is delighted to announce the launch of our fourth video in our series of mental health awareness videos. This video explores the key mental issues affecting young people today. This guide shows you how to recognise signs of poor mental health and provides self-help tips and ideas to improve your well-being.

Queen’s University Belfast Medical School Open Day – Monday 15th June

Attention students. Please find attached a link for an online QUB Medical School Open Day which will take place on Monday 15th of June. We would encourage you to attend, particularly if you are interested in studying medicine.

Quarry Safety Campaign “Stay Safe Stay Out”

Dear parents and students. Please download the letter attached in the link below regarding a quarry safety campaign.

Year 8 New Admissions Update – Important Information for Parents

Year 8 New Admissions Update Please note that the Education Authority will prepare and issue notification of placement letters on behalf of all schools to parents and guardians for receipt on Thursday 4th June 2020. St Louise’s will operate a help-desk for parents on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June from 10.00 am – 3.00 … Continued

Feast of Pentecost – Sunday 31st May

Compassion, mercy, forgiveness and a hope for justice for all are gifts we ask from the Spirit who blows among us strongly today. On each inbreath, pray‘Come, Holy Spirit’, live in me and in all of usas you lived in Mary and the apostles. Please find a reflection from Sr Anna as we celebrate the Feast … Continued

Queen’s Update for Parents and Students

Hello parents and students. Please find in the link below an important update from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Important Information Regarding Malaga Trip

I hope I find you safe and well? The Art and Design department, together with the Geography department, are scheduled to take an educational trip to Malaga, Spain, in February 2021. We are hoping that the trip will go ahead as planned but at present we are unsure if this will be the case. Some … Continued

Important Message for Photography and Moving Image Arts Students

Hello students. Please find attached in the links below imprtant information regarding arrangements for the return of photography equipment currently on loan. It is vital that these items are returned to the school so that the Photography and Moving Images department can check and service equipment to continue to facilitate students next year when school … Continued

Announcing Art Book Cover Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the school book cover competition. The entries were outstanding in terms of quality and creativity. Congratulations to our winners: First place – Ayaana Tuansi – The Life of Pi Second place – Natasha McGreevy – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Joint third place -Rosie Douglas, Year 8 … Continued

Family Works Helpline

Hello parents and students. We hope you are keeping safe and well? Please find attached in the link below information about the Family Works Helpline if you are in need of support.

Aware – Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARE have some exciting news! In celebration of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we are launching a free online version of our Living Life to the Full well-being programme as well as launching further dates for our popular free Mindfulness sessions! Living Life to the Full (18+) The six-session programme uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts to help you … Continued

Life Drawing – As Art and Design Students with BBC4 Arts Channel

As part of National Drawing Day, St Louise’s’ AS Art and Design students participated in a live life drawing class with the BBC4 arts channel. This was a fantastic class and a great opportunity to interact and connect with the students together in a live stream, which the class really enjoyed and benefited from. Please … Continued

National Drawing Day – Saturday 16th May – Our Wonderful Student Work

On Saturday the 16th May, the National Gallery of Ireland hosted National Drawing Day. St Louise’s signed up to take part and set the KS3 students a task to complete a piece of art inspired by the work of Claude Monet. The children had  a choice of any medium and were encouraged to be creative. Congratulations … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Psychiatry

Today’s video comes from another member of our Board of Governors, Dr. Janine Lynch. Janine is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Belfast Trust. Janine specialises in perinatal and postnatal care. She discusses how adaptability, resilience and leadership are some of the key skills/qualities needed for her role.

Safer Schools App

Dear Parents and Carers,In these unprecedented times, we know everyone is spending more time online at home, including our children and young people. The Internet provides many benefits in keeping us all connected; however, for our children and young people especially, this can present more significant risks.The online world can be a bit overwhelming at … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Graphic Design

Hello students. Today’s video and task comes from the very talented Dominic McAfee, a Graphic Designer. Dominic discusses a typical day, the software he uses and the types of products/designs that he creates. Dominic discusses the key skills/qualities required be a good Graphic Designer which include a love of art, a keen eye for detail, … Continued

Art Book Cover Competition for Key Stage 3 Students

Hello Key Stage 3 students. Please note that the final submission date for entries for the Book Cover Competition is Monday 18th May so get drawing! Mrs Robb is most impressed with the fabulous entries so far.

Careers Video of the Day – Software Developer

Hello students. Today’s video and task comes from Andrew Caruth, a Software Developer. He is also a Chief Technology Officer and an Executive Director. Andrew discusses how communication, critical thinking and passion are critical to be a successful Software Developer. He describes Software Development as an ‘exciting career’ and a career that you can progress … Continued

English Language Course for Parents with limited English

International house will offer a free English language class for parents from the 22nd -26th June, 2 hours per day. FSCN work closely with International House Belfast, who provide ESOL training for adults with no or limited English Language. Sophie Cocault from International House has facilitated a Certificate in English Language (CELTA/P) for us, training Teachers and Classroom assistants to … Continued

A Video from Catherine Wells – Occupational Therapist

Our Occupational Therapist, Catherine Wells, has compiled this video with practical advice, thinking strategies and activities on how to control worry.

AWARE Video – 10 Things You Can Do To Feel Better

Hello students, parents and carers. AWARE are delighted to release our third awareness video entitled ’10 things you can do to feel better right now.’ To view this video visit the following links and as always feel free to share with others. Youtube

EMA Applications Process – 2020/2021

Year 12 parents and guardians can now make an application for Education Maintenance Allowance by using the following information.  Please note for new applications the student must have a personal bank account set up before applying.  Due to the current restrictions, it would be advisable to set up using an online application process which does … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Podiatry

Today’s video comes from Gerardette, a Podiatrist and West Belfast Business Owner. Gerardette talks about a typical day for a Podiatrist. She explains that successful Podiatrists should be caring, organised and should continue to learn throughout their career by engaging in professional development.  She also describes some of the benefits of being her ‘own boss.’ … Continued

Important Message from CCEA – Summer Awarding

CCEA Regulation has announced that it’s appeals public consultation period for Summer Awarding 2020 is now officially open and closes on Thursday 21 May 2020.  For further information please click on the following link: CCEA Appeals Public Consultation Information

Advice for Students on Managing Time

Hello students. We hope you are continuing to keep safe and well? Please find in the link below guidance from the Bloom project on managing your time during this period. Please ensure that you have established a daily routine that suits you and your family and contact us if you need anything at all.

Careers Video of the Day – Accountancy

Today’s video and task comes from a member of our Board of Governors, Mr. John O’Rourke. John speaks about his career in Accountancy. He discusses subject choices at A-level and the requirements to study Accountancy at university. John outlines the key skills required for a career in Accountancy which include analytical skills, time keeping and … Continued

A Video Tribute to our Year 14 Students

 Hello Year 14 students.  The staff of Saint Louise’s have put together this video tribute for you as you say goodbye to us and look forward to the next stage of your journey.  Enjoy!

May the Month of Mary

Hello students, staff, parents and carers.  This month we honour Mary who followed the will of God throughout her life.  Please view the video in the link below as we prepare to dedicate the month of May to Mary.

May Reflection – Befriending Social Distancing with Pope Francis

Hello students.  Please find in the links below a message from Sister Anna – Befriending Social Distancing with Pope Francis. may 8th Reflection 3 Read more                                                                                                   

Clap for Carers

Thank you to all of our wonderful participants who shared videos and pictures for our Clap for Carers video.  Thank you once again to all of our wonderful NHS and other front-line workers for the tremendous job you are doing.  Please enjoy this uplifting video tribute to you all, compiled by Mrs Hogarty, as we … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Make-Up Artist

Hello students.  Today’s video and task comes from Debbie McKernan, a Make-Up Artist and Business Owner makeupartistbusinessowner    

Saint Louise de Marillac 1593-1660 Happy feast day Saturday May 9th.

Please find in the link below a message from Sister Anna as we celebrate the feast day of Saint Louise de Marillac, the patron saint of our school. Saint Louise de Marillac – 1593-1660  Happy feast day – Saturday May 9thHave an enjoyable day – Sister Anna DC Why is Saint Louise important? Our school … Continued

Important Message from CCEA for Year 11 and Year 12 Students

CCEA have recorded two more episodes in their podcast series of interviews between CCEA CEO, Justin Edwards, and Wendy Austin.  Today’s podcasts are for the attention of Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Careers Video of the Day

Hello students.  Today’s video and task comes from another extremely talented past pupil, Colleen Monaghan.  Colleen is a Product Manager at Hocoma.  She works on developing machines that help people recover from serious injury.  Colleen tells us that she is ‘very honoured’ to have the opportunity to speak to our students. productmanager

Guidance for Parents for Supporting Students at Home

Hello parents.  We want to ensure that parents who cannot access information readily or who may find it difficult to support their children’s education at home during this time are supported as fully as possible. Attached is a list of online resources available for support.

Careers Activities for all Students

 Careers activities for all pupils:  Young Enterprise usually visit our school to deliver fun activities to help you make informed choices about your future careers. Now that the school is closed, they are providing free online resources with new and exciting content to support learning at home  Their resources are for schools, parents and young people of all ages. … Continued

Important Message for Year 14 Students

The CCEA podcast series, ‘Conversations with Justin Edwards and Wendy Austin’ continues with Alternative Awarding Arrangements for A2 Level.  The latest episode is available  CCEEA website: Post 16 Students who have received offers from Queen’s University, please check  the following virtual events to give you an insight into life as an undergraduate.  Undergrad Offer-holder … Continued

Monthly Literacy Power

Exciting literacy news for Key Stage 3 Students – Launching Thursday 7th May: ‘Hello students.  How well do you use punctuation?  You will be set a punctuation challenge every month to help you develop your punctuation powers. You can access the challenge through your year group’s English Google Classroom.  The programme will focus on a … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Nursing

Hello students.  Today’s video and research task comes from Catherine, a Respiratory Nurse who works with patients suffering from lung conditions e.g. COPD and Asthma.  Catherine explains that Nursing is a varied profession which can lead to a range of nursing careers in different areas.  Catherine discusses the Six Core Values of Nursing.  She concludes … Continued

MYON – Parents’ Guide on how to Access MYON and AR Bookfinder

Hello parents.  Please find in the links below: Parents’ guides to myON and AR. Parents’ guide to myON – Parents’ Guide for AR Bookfinder –

Spotlight Showcase – A Beautiful Performance from our talented Dance Students

Last Thursday, the dance department should have had our annual showcase at Island Arts Centre.  This is a major event in our departmental calendar and something that all our students look forward to very much. We recognise that for our senior students in particular, the showcase is such an important milestone in their St Louise’s’ … Continued

A Message for Year 13 Students

Hello Year 13 students.  CCEA have launched a new podcast series focusing on this summer’s alternative awarding arrangements.  In this first episode, broadcaster Wendy Austin and CCEA’s CEO Justin Edwards discuss AS level. It’s available here:

Careers Video of the Day – Social Sciences

Please read here the Accelerated Reader end of term results for KS3 classes. 

Our Rainbow Children – An Uplifting Video starring our Rainbow Children

As we embark on a new month, please find attached in the link below an uplifting video starring our ‘rainbow children’.

A letter from the Principal

Hello parents.  Please find attached in the link below an important letter from Ms McHenry. 1 May 2020 Letter from Principal                                                                     … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Wedding Planner

Hello students LOVE IS IN THE AIR…  Today’s video comes from Gemma.  Gemma is a Wedding Planner and business owner of Confetti Co.  Gemma talks about the physical work involved in wedding planning.  She highlights the importance of organisation, creativity and patience.  Gemma encourages students to consider subjects such as Art & Design, Technology & … Continued

Women’s Aid – You are not Alone

Hello parents and carers.  Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid have launched their poster campaign ‘At home should not mean at risk’.  More details are available on their website

Meaningful May – Action for Happiness Calendar

Principal’s Address 4.30pm and 6.30pm

Primary 6 and 7 boys and girls are welcome to attend

Important Careers Message for Year 11 Students

Year 11 Careers Notice Normally at this point in the year we would be busy preparing for your work experience placement which was due to take place after your GCSE module exams. Unfortunately given the circumstances we cannot do this yet, however in the meantime you can watch Miss McGlinchey’s daily careers talks from professionals … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Solicitor

Hello students.  Please find attached our video from solicitor Ciara Liddy  and the research tasks. solicitor tasks 30 april

Online Resources to Assist Families during Covid 19

Online resources that may assist families and pupils during Covid-19  Hello parents and students.  The Department has collated a range of online resources which are intended to be helpful to families and pupils during the Covid-19 situation.  Please follow the link below. 

Deo Jugiter Intentus – A Special Song from our staff to you

Hello to all our students, staff, parents and past pupils.  Our talented staff have put together a special song for you to lift your spirits in this unusual time.  You may recognise it and please join in!!! Deo Jugiter Intentus Completed.mp4    

Mindfulness and Art

In this current global crisis, we may be feeling anxious and unmoored. Many people find it easier to cope with this uncertainty by keeping busy, embarking on new self-improvement regimes that offer the comforting illusion of control in an unpredictable world. Others may find solace in the opposite, using this ‘downtime’ to withdraw and reset. … Continued

Literacy News for Year 8 Students

BBC Young Reporter is helping young people share their stories of how coronavirus is impacting on their lives. The project offers 11-18 year olds across the UK the chance to report with BBC programmes and platforms. A special online uploader has been created to enable young people to contact the BBC securely by text, video or using … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Research Scientist

Hello students.  Today’s video comes from Caoimhe, a Research Scientist and Mathematician for NASA.  Caoimhe tells our Year 10 students that Maths is ‘the foundation of everything.’  She explains how Maths is ‘extremely versatile’ and mentions her research on improving blenders and their ability to make smoothies as well as the aerodynamics of the football … Continued

Careers Video of the Day – Irish Language Project Officer

Hello students.  Please find in the links below today’s careers video and task which comes from Irish Language Project Officer, Cuisle.   Cuisle tells us that she finds sharing a language with others extremely rewarding as, ‘people go from having no engagement with the language to immediately wanting to find out more.’  She also highlights the … Continued

For Year 11 Students

Hello Year 11 students.  Please download the important letter in the link attached below. Year 11 Letter 27th April  

Careers Video of the Day

Hello students.  Please find in the links below today’s Careers video and task which comes from –  the very talented Sorcha McGlinchey, an Animator and Designer for Paper Owl Films. Sorcha is a past pupil of St. Louise’s.  She discusses the importance of empathy, passion and communication. animator tasks 27 april