Integrated Education brings children and staff from Catholic and Protestant traditions, as well as those of other faiths, or none, together in one school. Integrated Schools differ from other schoolsin Northern Ireland by ensuring that children from diverse backgrounds are educated together every day in the same classrooms.
The College is recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence' following achievement of Specialist School status in May 2007. At present we are one of only 34 secondary / grammar schools in NorthernIreland to have achieved this prestigious designation. Specialist schools must be outward looking, collaborative in their focus and take forward a community dimension, linking with other secondary and primary schools, businesses and the local community.
Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebratethe creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland's six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Now in it's 4th year, the event saw the largest number of finalists to date.
Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College is a controlled secondary co-educational day school in the South Eastern Education & Library Board area, accepting pupils in the 11 - 18 age range. Specialistschool status was awarded in 2008 recognising outstanding progress made by the school.
St Columbanus' College is a well established and successful 11-19, all-ability, co-educational, Catholic College, which serves Bangor, Groomsport, Donaghadee, Holywood, Newtownards and Comber. We areproud that our school attracts people of all religious denominations and is a community where diverse beliefs and cultures fuse together to form a vibrant college where the academic, pastoral and spiritual growth of our students are valued equally.
The Change Makers project, running in 10 schools across Northern Ireland, is designed to embed community relations and develop in every teacher and pupil the confidence and capacity to engage with anddevelop understanding of those perceived as "other" so that as a society we can move to a place where we are at ease with difference.
Griffin College, Griffin Training and TrainingShelf for education and training in the evening, day, week-ends, in-company and by distance learning, e-learning and home study, in the UK andInternationally. Facilities Management is a growth area with expanding employment and a recognised qualification in the area is essential. Other course include CAD (computer aided design), architecture, interior design, and lighting design exploration.
We have a strong tradition of being committed to child-centred learning and this encourages us to deliver creative and innovative approaches throughout all aspects of school life. We have the higheststandards and expectations for our students, whether it be nurturing our gifted and talented to aim for academic excellence or fostering more practical strengths in vocational areas.
As a school founded on the principals of the Mercy Order, we are inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, who founded the Religious Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, and the teachingand example of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to ensure that each and every pupil in our care is able to reach their full potential and that they have a pathway to success in life.
Thank you for your interest in Parkhall Integrated College. As a caring learning institution we aim to provide an inclusive, child-centered environment in which all students are encouraged to achievetheir full potential and contribute to today's society, irrespective of academic ability, background, race and religion.