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Building Inspiring Caring At Blackwater Integrated College

The Blackwater Student Council, a representative body which is voted in by all of the students at the college, has met with South Down MP Margaret Ritchie. The current council recently elected have already met with the college Principal and Vice Principal to discuss new initiatives in the College and…

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Blackwater GCSE Art Coursework Exhibition In St Patrick Centre

GCSE pupils from Blackwater Integrated College will be displaying their artwork in the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick on 3 June at 7pm.  The exhibition is free to attend, and the pupils would greatly appreciate the support. Pictured are pupils (l-r) Leah Lowry, teacher Miss Laura Jones and Amy Kahla.

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Blackwater Swimming Duo Honoured With Downpatrick Lions Shield

BLACKWATER Integrated College in Downpatrick received a plaque last year  from Downpatrick Lions to mark their fortieth anniversary to commemorate volunteer work and charitable activities by the pupils. The plaque is to be given to pupils in the school who engage in charitable activities, community initiatives etc. It has been awarded this year…

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Blackwater Integrated College Hold P7 Day

ALMOST 220 P7 pupils descended on Blackwater on Tuesday 14 January 2014 to partake in the annual P7 day. “Following closely on the heels of the College’s Open Night, a number of our feeder schools are invited to bring their P7 pupils into the College for a look around.  This enables…

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Blackwater Integrated College Open Night Is Great Success

DR OLWEN Griffith, Principal of the Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick, was delighted with the turnout on the annual open night (Thursday 9 January 2014). In addressing parents and future pupils, Dr Griffith said: “Blackwater is an integrated, all-ability and co-educational college. “Integration means respecting yourself and others, even when…

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New Vice Principal For Blackwater Integrated College

Blackwater Integrated College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Stephen Taylor to the position of Vice Principal, commencing in the 2013-2014 school year.  Mr Taylor has been with the College since its inception in 2008. Mr Taylor has performed a number of additional roles in the College including…

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Blackwater College Raises Funds On Jeans For Genes Day

BLACKWATER Integrated College made a human DNA strand to raise funds for Jeans for Genes Day. Pupils at Blackwater Integrated College swapped their uniforms on Friday 20 September. The students made donations in order to wear their jeans to school, as well as creating a human DNA strand in the playground. Jeans…

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Blackwater College Open Night Draws Large Crowd

A large crowd packed into the main hall in Blackwater Intergrated College to listen to the Principal’s address during the annual open night. With a catchement area covering the wider Downpatrick area, the school has a strong integrated community ethos and with the full development of the pupil at its…

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Blackwater Integrated College Celebrates Achievement

SPEAKING at the recent Celebration of Achievement, Blackwater Integrated College Principal Dr Olwen Griffith said that the College had recorded some significant experiences in the past year. These were the  the College’s first production, ‘Cinderella’, which played to packed houses in January; participation in KEY and LET programmes with Young…

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