Welcome to Strabane Academy
It was Aristotle who said that, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
Within these pages we have tried to capture something of the spirit of school life and convey the sense of pride we feel in being part of this community. As you view our website, look out for the many opportunities that we provide which help students develop positive habits for life.
It may be how we extend learning beyond the classroom; through sports, Languages, Duke of Edinburgh, opportunities to travel abroad, practical life skills such as wood working and the culinary arts, work-based learning, leadership opportunities and the school council all of these are enriching on many levels.
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Excellence is just
House Points 2023/24
88%GCSE A* - C
83%GCSE A* - C inc. Eng & Maths
It is great to see our young leaders of the future inspiring change! This is the second NI Youth Assembly ever and we are excited that Portia is embarking on this journey as one of 90 sitting members for the next two years. During this time Portia will have the opportunity to put forward her ideas for how to shape and move NI forward for the betterment of our Youths.
Nicky is a member of the N.I. Youth Consultation Forum which is the reference cohort which the Youth Assembly will refer to in order to bounce ideas of a larger section of the youth populous.
Well done to you both, we could not have selected two better candidates ourselves!
Well done to Year 12 pupil, Portia, as she takes on a role in the NI Youth Assembly. Portia, pictured alongside brother Nicky, attended her first meeting in Stormont at the weekend to get to know her fellow Youth Assembly members. Best of luck, Portia!
Christmas Dinner at The View
KS3- Wednesday 6th December
KS4&5- Thursday 7th December
Congratulations to Emily, Kaela & Abi who all won awards at the Urney GAA club prize giving for ladies youth football. Keep up the good work!
🤩 Liam, Yr8
🤩 Laura, Yr10
🤩 Cian, Yr10
🤩 Georgia, Yr10
🤩 Lily-Rose, Yr8
You won't forgot 'head, shoulders, knees and toes' in a hurry anyway! You were great ambassadors!
Our KS3 pupils were ecstatic when Black Paddy entered the hall, the cheer could be heard from the other end of the school! He spoke of the need to celebrate diversity and love one another, delivered in his unique and entertaining way! He had our Yr8-10s eating out of the palm of his hand. What a legend and it is great to see him getting behind the work of the NWMF to promote equality!
The workshop will contain worked examples, tips, tricks and study advice from some of the highest-achieving HPAT students in Ireland. It will be held in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on Saturday the 6th of January from 11 am - 1 pm.
The event will be particularly useful for anyone applying for September 2024 or 2025 entry.
Event: Queen’s Business School Financial Risk Management (With a Year in Industry) Information Evening
Run by: Queen’s Business School at Queen’s University Belfast
Date: Wednesday 13th December 2023
Where: Virtual event on Microsoft Teams
Who for: Parents, guardians and students in Year 13-14
Why attend: To find out more about this new degree course.
*Register online via this link: http://go.qub.ac.uk/JFjbc
🎅MASHED & OVEN BAKED ROAST POTATOES
SPECIAL DIETS WILL BE CATERED FOR!
🎅DECORATED CHRISTMAS BISCUIT
CARTON OF 125ML RADNOR JUICE
PRICE: £2.80 🤩
There will also be various other lunch options, desserts & drinks available on the day.
KS3 Progress Point 1 assessments began today.
FAO Yr10, be mindful that these assessments will assist in determining what GCSE options are open to you.
We look forward to seeing you and your classmates in the coming months as we visit your Primary Schools and during our Open Night on 25th January 2024.
We agree, ABSOLUTELY!!! 😁
Watch this space as this class show off their manufacturing skills in a festive project over the next few weeks ⛄️ ❄️
Well done to Yr8 pupil, Tommie-Leigh, who as part of ABW decided to design little flyers to hand out to her class to promote Anti-Bullying! This was Tommie-Leigh's way of 'making a noise about bullying' and it was greatly received by her peers! Well done Tommie-Leigh!