News and Events

GCSE Geography Fieldtrips                                       Posted Jun 21 2018

Over the last week GCSE Geography pupils have visited the Enler river to carry out primary data collection for their Unit 3 examination that will take place at the end of Year 12. Pupils measured the width, depth, velocity and bedload size at 5 sites along the river stopping for some lunch at a famous fast food outlet. Back at the College, pupils will be completing the final aspects of their geographical investigations to make sure they're fully prepared for their exam. Pupils enjoyed the day out of the classroom and appreciated the opportunity to study Geography as was originally intended - out in the field.

CPR Day                                                                  Posted Jun 21 2018

On Monday 18th June the college had a special day when all  pupils from Years Eight to Eleven (approx. 450 pupils)  learned some techniques which could be used to save lives in an emergency situation,  including how to give chest compressions and rescue breathing. The training was delivered by Mr P Ferguson who was assisted by  Mrs C Cully and Mr A Norrie, both of whom are First Responders in the local area. Overall the day was a tremendous success, and hopefully this event will be repeated annually.  

Register to Vote Online                                             Posted Jun 21 2018

Posted on behalf of Virginia McVea, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

For the first time in Northern Ireland you can register to vote online at You can use your smartphone, pc or tablet, wherever you are and it will only take you a few minutes. Young people who will be 18 before December 2019 can apply and can then vote once they are 18.


You can find a helpful video and guidance on application on the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website at or send queries to


Contact us directly at if you are interested in working for us at elections or securing an ID card.  

North Down Athletics                                           Posted Jun 21 2018

Well done to the Glastry Girls Athletics Team who took part in the North Down Athletics Championship in Bangor recently.  Although there were no prize winners on this occasion, the girls very much enjoyed competing and had a great day.

Glastry Pupil Scores in International Football Tournament 
                                                                                                              Posted Jun 21 2018

Mason Munn, a Year Eight student at Glastry recently returned from an international football tournament in France, where he was a member of the County Down Select Squad. The 8-a-side tournament took place in Nantes and thirty-six teams competed for the title. Mason’s team finished 6th out of 36 teams – a major achievement considering the quality of many of the teams participating.


Mason was the team’s goalkeeper and the highlight of the tournament for him was scoring a penalty against a French team. Mason continued ‘goalies don’t normally take penalty kicks at the end of a match, but I did this time, and it was fantastic to knock the ball into the back of the net as the first goal of five penalty kicks.’


Glastry wishes Mason every success with his football in the future.

NSPCC Childhood Day Campaign                               Posted May 23 2018

At Glastry College we are delighted to be supporting NSPCC Northern Ireland with the launch of their Childhood Day Campaign.  Last year we supported their Hoodies for Childhood Campaign and raised a substantial amount of money thanks to the support of you as parents and our pupils.   


Friday 1st June is International Children’s Day and NSPCC Childhood Day.  We are very keen to support Childhood Day when we stand together in solidarity with anyone who speaks out about child abuse and we would be keen for you to get involved and show your support.  We have been working with the NSPCC to plan activities around Childhood Day and we are eager to play our part by  encouraging students to speak out and ask for support when they need it.


This year the NSPCC are providing pupils with the opportunity to buy a ‘Childhood Day’ pin badge which costs  £2 to support their fundraising efforts.  These bespoke badges will be on sale in Glastry College from Tuesday 29th May.  Please help us to support this campaign, to protect childhoods and prevent child abuse, by encouraging your child to buy and wear a pin badge throughout the month of June. 

Year 8 Boys Reach Football Final                               Posted May 23 2018

Congratulations to Glastry Year Eight Boys’ Football team on reaching the North Down Schools Final. Unfortunately the boys lost 2-0  to a very strong Bangor Academy side. The boys can be very proud of reaching the final and played with skill and commitment during the match.

Year 8 Shared Education Beach Clean                        Posted May 23 2018

Year Eight  participated in a very successful beach clean on Tuesday 15th May 2018 as part of the Shared Education programme. Together our three schools, St Columba’s, Strangford College and Glastry College, collected 355 kgs of rubbish. We were joined by a school governor from Strangford College who assisted in weighing our bags. The pupils were thanked for their valuable contribution to preserving their local area by locals and also by workers from Ards and North Down Borough Council who were present on the beach. Pupils worked together to bring even the heaviest pieces of litter back to the car park be collected by the Council. 



One of the prizes for the weirdest item went to Rhys from Glastry who found a rusty letterbox on the beach- yuck. The prize for the most rubbish collected went to pupils from all three schools in Team 3 who as a team collected 175kg. This included a rotten lobster pot and a broken bike.


One of the highlights was to see pupils reconnect with their friends from other schools on the Peninsula and work together. Well done everyone.

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