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  • Shimna Chooses Love

    Shimna's Amnesty International group spent their meeting this week buying items for refugees ahead of winter. £200 has been raised selling refreshments during our Sports Day and the students were unanimous in their decision to support refugees through the charity, 'Choose Love'. Winter clothes, hot meals, sleeping bags and a tent were among the items purchased on Thursday. The group is looking forward to a year of campaigning and fundraising.

  • Shimna hosts competitors from Junior Inter-Regional Orienteering Championships

    Over the weekend the College hosted 169 competitors and 40 adult coaches, all taking part in the national Junior Inter-Regional Championships. The event, which takes place once every twelve years in Northern Ireland, had to be rescheduled at short notice due to the royal funeral. When we were approached, we were only too happy to oblige by opening up our facilities and providing makeshift overnight accommodation in the Assembly and Sports Halls. The competitors were representing the 12 regions of British Orienteering, including Northern Ireland. The teams from GB flew in on 10 flights to both Belfast airports, with the NW England team coming on the Stena ferry. The overall winners of the weekend were Scotland, with Yorkshire and Humberside second and NW England third. The Alistair Scott Ceilidh Band provided Saturday evening entertainment in the Sports Hall. This meant that around 100 campbeds were carried outside for the ceilidh and carried back in afterwards in time for lights out at 22:30! The championships were a great success and there was a wonderful atmosphere on site. Organiser Stephen Gilmore from Lagan Valley Orienteers wrote, “Many, many thanks for the use of Shimna Integrated College over the past weekend, especially at such short notice. We had really positive comments from the team mangers. Thanks to the assistance of Robbie and Margaret the event not only happened, but with quality accommodation and perfect breakfasts as well.”

  • Key Stage 3 achievers off to a flying start

    Mr Pagan writes: "Lovely to spend Friday break in the company of our Key Stage 3 students who earned the most achievement points since the start of term. Looking forward to this becoming a regular feature across the year."

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  • Extra Curricular Activities | shimnacollege-1

    Extra-Curricular Activities From Circus Skills to Spanish Club, Duke of Edinburgh to Dungeons and Dragons, there's a wealth of exciting activities available to Shimna students this half term as part of our extra-curricular offering. Whether you wish to save the world during break or work on your fitness after school, there is an activity for you!

  • Shimna Integrated College | Home

    Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Mourne mountains, Shimna Integrated College is an inclusive, all-ability school at the heart of the community in Newcastle. Founded in 1994, we have a proven track record of excellent value-added success at GCSE, A Level and BTEC. With our commitment to outstanding pastoral care and extra-curricular activities, education at Shimna is child-centred, holistic and focused on building positive relationships. Play full video Latest Shimna News Shimna Integrated College Service of Reflection at St. John's Church 28 Post not marked as liked Shimna Integrated College A Level Spanish is a piece of cake 145 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Shimna Integrated College Shimna Integrated College’s Resilience Programme: finding Lost Voices 176 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 Shimna Integrated College Shimna Integrated College pays its respects on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 238 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 1/33 Upcoming events Check out the calandar for 2022/23 Shimna Integrated College does it again with record breaking GCSE results ​ With over 80% of year 12 students awarded five or more GCSEs at A*-C, Shimna Integrated College celebrates the release of today’s results. ​ As a non-selective college, many subject department’s statistics are comparable to the best selective schools in the country with Further Mathematics achieving a 100% A*-C pass rate, English Literature an impressive 99% A*-C grade and Digital Technology at 98%. ​ “We are delighted with these results,” says Steve Pagan, Principal of Shimna Integrated College. “Our students have shown tremendous resilience, tenacity and perseverance in the face of two years of Covid disruption and uncertainty.” ​ “I would like to thank the entire Shimna team who worked tirelessly to ensure these children were given the best possible support and guidance.” ​ “As an inclusive, all ability Integrated school, the results are staggering,” says Karen Caulfield, Vice Principal. “We compete favourably with selective schools and show that with a child centred, caring approach, all students can thrive and achieve success.” ​ Special guest Michael Crossan, Examinations Manager at CCEA joined in with Shimna’s celebrations today. “It was a joy to be at a school with such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and to be able to join in on the celebrations with everyone. From talking to the students and parents it was very clear that they hold the school in great regard and genuinely enjoy their time there.” ​ For further information, please contact Communications Co-ordinator Stacey Wilkinson at or Tel: 02843726107 Shimna students achieve record examination results ​ Year 14 students at Shimna have today received their A Level and BTEC examination results. They reflect many exceptional achievements and include a number of College records: ​ 18% of students achieving three or more A*-A grades 37% of grades awarded at A*-A One in eight of all grades awarded at A* 58% of grades in A Level Mathematics at A*; 56% at A* in A Level Chemistry 63% BTEC Distinctions in Sports Studies; 54% BTEC Distinctions in Health & Social Care Overall, highest percentage of students achieving A*-C in all subjects ​ The Principal, Steve Pagan, said: ​ “On behalf of my staff, I congratulate all of our Year 14 students on making it through two incredibly tough years. Due to the pandemic, this year group missed out on the experience of completing their GCSE studies in the exam room. The students have then had to cope with intermittent disruption to their Sixth Form studies caused by Covid.” ​ “Today’s results are a vindication of their resilience and perseverance. Equally, they are a tribute to the dedication of Shimna staff who have continued to provide high-quality teaching and pastoral support, both in class and online over the past two years.” ​ “We take immense pride in our commitment to all-ability education and are delighted to see extremely positive outcomes across 22 subjects, covering both A Level and BTEC qualifications. We place high value on attainment but, of course, the true test of these results is the value that has been added in terms of progress since each student joined Shimna.” ​ “It is heartening to see that almost all of our students who applied to university have gained their place, especially given the increased competition this year. Our team is now working with a small number of students who just missed their offers to find places in clearing.” ​ “As well as breaking a number of College records, this year group has been the largest to complete Sixth Form studies in our history. We look forward to building on their success.” Shimna builds on its future Shimna Integrated College in Newcastle has announced the construction of its new school building is due to commence this summer. The £19 million project will deliver modern, energy efficient premises and facilities which will support the education of students across South Down well into the future. Locally based construction company Glasgiven Contracts Ltd will deliver the building project providing a boost to employment within the local area. The Glasdrumman company has extensive experience in delivering high-quality educational buildings. Principal Steve Pagan said: “This is a tremendously exciting step for the staff and students of Shimna, as well as our wider community. We have been providing excellent educational opportunites at Shimna for almost 30 years and look forward to the next chapter, developing our inclusive, all-ability school so that it is best in class... Click here for the full story

  • Job Vacancies | shimnacollege-1

    Job Vacancies Food Service Assistant We require a Part-Time Food Service Assistant, 5 days per week, hours tbc Closing date: Monday September 26 at 1:00pm Download application pack ​Shimna Integrated College is an integrated, academically excellent, all-ability, student centred and parent-friendly school. ​ CVs are not acceptable and applications should be made on the form provided. If you have any further enquires please contact the college’s finance and personnel coordinator, Karen Maguire at . Shimna Integrated College is a grant-maintained integrated, all-ability, co-educational,11-18 college established in 1994. ​ Shimna Integrated college is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Posts involving work in educational institutions are subject to the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 ​

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