Open Night Success

Once again, mid January saw the influx of teachers and pupils into over 20 of our local feeder primary schools.  Armed with comprehensive information packs, as well as a newly edited DVD, the staff and pupils gave a detailed account of the workings of Crumlin Integrated College to an audience of P7’s.  For many pupils, it was a chance to renew old acquaintances from their primary school days!


Following on, the primary seven pupils were invited to ‘Opening Evening’ on Tuesday 24th January.  Craig Price gave an account of the “Journey of a Year 8 pupil” whilst Claire Taylor, relived her five years’ experiences in the school.  Gregory Hamill, now a student at Greenmount Agricultural College, humorously recounted the highlights of his years at the school and Michaela Quinn, a first year student at the University of Coleraine, movingly relayed what the school meant to her – “a home – somewhere that you spend all your life wanting to come back to.” 


Fifteen competent guides escorted parents, pupils and friends around the school where they were given the opportunity to participate in many interactive classrooms.  Thanks, in particular to Mr Tommy Dallas and Lauren McGivern from NEELB Youth Service, Mrs M. Newbigging and Mrs P. Pearce for their help with the Occupational Studies students, Mr PJ O’Hare and Mr J Jones, and other representatives from the GAA, and all staff, teaching and non teaching, and pupils for their help in making this another successful evening in the life of the school.