September 30 In the Press

Opportunities define who we are, Principal tells Key Stage Three pupils

Markethill High School is a co-educational 11-16 Comprehensive School situated in the town. Since 1959 the school has been educating pupils of all abilities from a wide geographical area.

The principal and Board of Governors gathered this week to host the Keystage Three prizegiving which celebrates the success of its pupils. Principal James Maxwell marked the occasion by encouraging pupils to look for opportunities to get the best out of their education.

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September 29 In the Press

Markethill High School wins International School Award from British Council

Markethill High School is a school which continues to thrive and its most recent accolade is winning the British Council International School Award which was celebrated at the school.

A British Council assessor said: “This is an outstanding action plan and a credit to your school. Markethill High School has clearly demonstrated its continued commitment to embedding internationalism into the curriculum during the years it has been involved in the International School Award.”

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August 20 In the Press

Markethill High School students achieve best GCSE results in the school’s history

The students at Markethill High School have excelled themselves yet again by achieving the best ever GCSE results in the school’s history.

Principal James Maxwell and the Board of Governors have passed on their congratulations to the pupils at the school this morning. More than 80 per cent achieving five or more GCSEs and a record 68 per cent achieving 5 or more A*-C including English and Maths. Here’s the full story:

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February 24 In the Press

Teachers' strike - INTO members will be striking on Wednesday moring for a half day strike action following the results of a ballot before Christmas.

INTO to tell Minister that lack of budget is ‘an unacceptable ransom’ on education

INTO is Ireland’s largest teachers’ union. On Friday, over 200 delegates will be in Limavady for the annual Northern Conference.

John O’Dowd, Minister for Education, is the guest speaker during the public session but he will be hearing from Gerry Murphy, the Northern secretary, who will tell the Minister that lack of budget is ‘an unacceptable ransom’ on education. INTO has started a ballot of its members.

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