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Autumn 2017

Better Together

A School For All Children At Lagan College

As Northern Ireland’s first planned integrated school, Lagan College is very proud to be a co-educational 11-18, all ability school that meets the needs of a wide range of young people from over 50 feeder primary schools.

We are committed to academic excellence and high quality pastoral care, as well as creating and promoting a strong integrated and inclusive ethos based on core Christian values of respect, reconciliation, service and equality. We are very proud to say that we were awarded an astonishing fifth Eco Schools ‘Green Flag Award’ recently and are one of only ten UK ‘Eco Ambassador’ schools.
Learning and developing together is at the heart of what we do. We celebrate effort, achievements and diversity. We provide a range of learning opportunities and educational visits beyond the classroom and offer over 40 different extra-curricular clubs. Alongside All-Ireland level cross-country runners, All-Ireland Basketball Champions, Northern Ireland Hockey Champions, Northern Irish dance champions and successful Football, GAA and netball teams, we believe that we have something to offer all children at Lagan College.

Mallusk Integrated Primary: Child-centred, Engaging Learning and Teaching

Mallusk Integrated Primary is looking forward to another busy year. Last year was very successful, with the children enjoying many school trips and visitors.
The children helped the local community by singing Christmas songs and planting trees in the Community Hub. They raised money for NSPCC, donated shoeboxes to Blytheswood Care and contributed items to the local foodbank. They also contributed their voice to the local campaign against an incinerator in the area.
The Education and Training Inspectorate complimented the school’s ability to challenge and support the children in their learning, the inclusive ethos and the child‑centred, engaging learning and teaching. They commented that the children are friendly, polite, supportive of one another and are motivated to learn.

To find out more about Mallusk IPS, come along to our Open Day on Saturday November 18, from 1-3pm. Visit our school website on  and explore our school page on Facebook.

Braidside Integrated Primary and Nursery School: Looking to the Future

Braidside Integrated Primary School in Ballymena was founded in 1989 by a group of farsighted parents who wanted their children to grow up and be educated together. The school has grown from small numbers in 1989 to maintain an enrolment of over 300 pupils across the primary school and nursery class. Following the retirement of the previous principal, the new Principal, Ms Julie McAuley aims to continue to build a vibrant and enthusiastic school community. The school is all-ability and looks to work in partnership with parents, with a focus on the child. We look to match needs and help children develop to their full potential within a warm and welcoming integrated environment.
Braidside was awarded the Excellence in Integrated Education Award from the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education in 2011.

We are now progressing towards a new permanent building on Fry’s Road, with the appointment of a contractor and construction just around the corner. An exciting time lies ahead!

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