The School buildings have recently been modernised and the new facilities have some of the most up-to-date technology and equipment.
Part of our modernised I.T. and Science Blocks.
Our facilities include...
A Design and Technology centre incorporating System Design and Multi Material Workshop;
A Lecture Theatre with video conferencing and sound editing suites;
Information Technology suites with access to the internet;
A Music Suite with practice facilities;
An Assembly hall, Gymnasium & Sports/PE changing areas;
Twenty three general classrooms;
A well stocked library with Internet facilities;
Four Home Economic rooms;
Three Art rooms with photography dark room and pottery area kiln;
Multi Gym equipped with treadmill, step machine and Sky TV;
A Careers / Sixth form Centre.
Ballyclare Secondary is a co-educational school for 11-18 year olds which was established in 1961. At present the school has 960 pupils and a teaching staff of 64. The growth in the number of pupils attending the school has been such that the school buildings were enlarged and modernised in 1993.
The Philosophy of the school is based on the belief that every child, regardless of intellectual ability or social background should have a rewarding educational experience.
The School Provides...
An atmosphere in which pupils can acquire a reasoned set of values, attitudes and beliefs which will enable them to make a valuable contribution to the society in which we live;
A caring and stimulating learning environment where each child is valued as an individual;
Opportunities to appreciate human achievement in Art, Music, Literature and Sport;
The skills necessary for life in a highly technological society;
An orderly yet relaxed atmosphere in which to work;
A positive ethos.
The schools curriculum is broad, balanced and progressive. It is designed to enable students to meet the demands of the workplace. The requirements of the curriculum are met through the following areas of study and contributing subjects;
|Area of Study
||Listed Contributing Subjects|
||English, English Literature|
|Science & Technology
||Science, Technology & Design|
|Environment & Society
||History, Geography, Business Studies, Home Economics|
|Creative and Expressive
||Art & Design, Music, Media Studies, Physical Education|