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Monday, 20 December 2010 16:44

Feedback

Feedback

In February 2008, the Northern Ireland Education Inspectorate carried out a successful inspection at Drumragh Integrated College. Their report includes the following strengths:

  • Strong, caring and supportive ethos,
  • High standards attained by the students, especially at GCSE level, Support of parents and governors, and links with agencies in the local and wider community,
  • The dedicated, committed approach of all the staff to the education and well-being of the students,
  • The quality of leadership of the Principal, and both his commitment to and vision for the college.

The report also notes that parents praised the caring ethos of the college, the committed, approachable teachers and the effectiveness and professionalism of the Principal.

Students talked about the excellent relationships they enjoy with their teachers and the secure, inclusive atmosphere. They showed that they know what to do if they have any worries about their well-being.

The report states that students are motivated to do well in their work, and that the college’s strong GCSE performance is well above the Northern Ireland average for non-selective schools.

Copies of the full Crown Copyright 2008 report are available on the Department of Education website, www.deni.gov.uk, or from the Inspection Services Branch, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 7PR.  Click here  to obtain a copy of the report.

 

In addition to the positive feedback above, the college is also proud of the following achievements:

  • The Health-Promoting Schools Gold Award
  • The Eco-Schools Award, bronze level and climbing
  • The Excellence in Integrated Education Award – one of the first two schools in Northern Ireland to achieve this
Monday, 20 December 2010 16:44

Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

We believe in recognising each student’s personal best and regularly recognise students’ achievements, including sporting endeavours, academic excellence, musical talents or commitment to improvement. We celebrate and reward achievement, success and contributions to the college community in a range of ways and at a variety of events throughout the college year.

  • Merit System

In KS3 we offer a merit reward system to encourage students to achieve their potential. Students receive merits in recognition of good work in or outside of the classroom. They can achieve certificates on a rising scale, starting with the bronze award, and these lead to reward trips such as ten-pin bowling or a visit to the cinema.

  • Celebration Assemblies

We believe in celebrating students’ success at regular opportunities throughout the year. Students can achieve certificates and rewards for a range of activities including excellent attendance, great work in subject areas or sporting achievements.

  • Assessment for Learning

Students’ work is regularly assessed using feedback that identifies strengths and successes as well as ways of improving further. The principles behind this approach recognise the need for encouragement as well as helping students to move forward constructively.

  • Celebration of Success Evening

This year as we recognised the achievements of our school community we were joined by Janet Gray, world champion water skier. Janet gave an inspirational address highlighting the importance of belief in one’s own ability to succeed even when confronted with challenged and difficulties.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:43

Parental Partnership

Parental Partnership

Drumragh Integrated College encourages parents’ involvement at various levels of college life. Students learn and progress most effectively when they are supported by a strong home-college partnership.

All parents are strongly encouraged to play an active role in the Parents’ Council. The role of this group is wide and varied:

  • Organising social events for parents, students and the local community;
  • Fund-raising;
  • Discussing some of the college’s policies and practices;
  • Helping with extra-curricular activities;
  • Assisting with special occasions within the college;
  • Exploring ways of making students’ lives better.


The Parents’ Council meets approximately once a month to organise and discuss fund-raising events through the year. In addition the group raises questions and offers suggestions that may help students to enjoy their educational experiences further. The Principal usually attends the monthly meetings and this creates a forum for open and useful communication. The Parents’ Council has raised funds for a variety of causes including providing the college with a minibus, music technology and ICT equipment. All parents are welcome to attend and participate in the group’s activities.

Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their son’s or daughter’s education. Ten ways in which they can do this are by:


1. Seeing that their children attend the college fully and
punctually.
2. Taking an active interest in their children’s school work and
homework, including by checking the Student Planner regularly.
3. Using the Student Planner as a form of communication between home and college.
4. Ensuring that their children take care in their uniform and appearance.
5. Encouraging their children to show respect for parents, teachers
and other students.
6. Notifying the college promptly of reasons for all absences.
7. Contacting the college immediately with changes of contact information, especially telephone numbers.
8. Letting staff know of particular needs or difficulties their children are experiencing.
9. Regular attendance at college functions and parent-teacher consultation meetings.
10. Participating in college fund-raising initiatives and events.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:42

Add Lunch Credit

Add Lunch Credit

The college hope to have this facility available in the near future.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:42

Update My Details

Update My Details

Please note that Drumragh Integrated College will only use this information to update student records. The information provided will not be used for any other purpose.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:42

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Activities

The integrated education experience at Drumragh Integrated College offers the opportunity for young people from different religious and cultural backgrounds to grow together. The college provides all students with the opportunity to succeed and to build long-lasting friendships.

The extra curricular programme of the college includes a wide variety of clubs and activities for all students:

  • Amnesty International
  • Archery
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Cookery Club
  • Critical Thinking Discussion Group
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Formula 1 Schools
  • French Club
  • Gaelic Football
  • Geography Club
  • Hockey
  • ICT
  • Maths Club
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • School Magazine
  • Soccer


Some of these activities are held during the college day, whilst others take place after college. Transport to the bus depot is available for students who wish to remain behind to participate in an after-college activity.

Staff regularly host twilight lessons to enable students to develop their understanding of key topics across the curriculum. The Learning Resource Centre is available after college for students to research topics of interest and to complete homework.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:41

Dates and Events

Dates and Events

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:41

Uniform

Uniform

 YEAR 8 TO YEAR 12 – BOYS

  • Plain White Shirt/Blouse.
  • Boys - School Mid-Grey trousers.
  • Drumragh Integrated College School Tie (longer length only). [Bottle Green/Red/Grey Striped]
  • Black Blazer with School Badge.[Red/Gold/Green/Blue Badge]
  • Bottle Green with Red/Grey Striped V-Neck Pullover.
  • Bottle Green/Red/Grey Striped Scarf [optional]. [School scarf only may be worn]
  • Boys - Grey Socks.
  • College Black Outdoor Coat/Jacket (available in SD Kells).
  • Black Leather Shoes.

YEAR 8 TO YEAR 12 – GIRLS

  • Plain White Shirt/Blouse.
  • Girls - A line mid-grey knee length pleated school skirt (two pleats front and back).  School mid-grey trousers may be worn.
  • Drumragh Integrated College School Tie (longer length only). [Bottle Green/Red/Grey Striped]
  • Black Blazer with School Badge. [Red/Gold/Green/Blue Badge]
  • Bottle Green with Red/Grey Striped V-Neck Pullover.
  • Bottle Green/Red/Grey Striped Scarf [optional]. [School scarf only may be worn]
  • Girls - Green knee length socks.  Black tights may be worn during the winter months.
  • College Black Outdoor Coat/Jacket (available in SD Kells).
  • Black Leather Shoes.

PE

PE Kit may be purchased from the school’s PE Department in September.

There is a strict uniform policy with the PE Department and must be adhered to.  Students must be in full uniform to actively participate in PE lessons.

YEAR 13 TO YEAR 14

Uniform as above - * Tie - Drumragh Integrated College Crested Tie.

JEWELLERY

No jewellery may be worn with school uniform, except for a watch and a single, plain stud earring in the lobe of each ear.

Extremes of hair styling are not permitted e.g. very close shaves, outlandish hair colouring.  All items of clothing must be named.

UNIFORMS CAN BE PURCHASED AT :

  • WATTERSONS,
  • RUSSELLS, J
  • UST KIDZS (Omagh) and
  • IMPRESSIONS SPORT AND FORMAL WEAR (Carrickmore).
Monday, 20 December 2010 16:40

Policies

Policies

Here you will find an up-to-date list of all our Policies.

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Anti-bullying Policy
pdf_icon_002 Child Protection Policy
pdf_icon_002 Behaviour Policy
pdf_icon_002 Drugs Policy
pdf_icon_002 Mobile Phone Policy
pdf_icon_002 Pastoral Care Policy
pdf_icon_002 Uniform Policy

Download the Yr 8 Intake Data Collection Form for Microsoft Word (Electronic Completion)

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Monday, 20 December 2010 16:39

Prospectus

Prospectus



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PROSPECTUS

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