Overview of pastoral programme – see attached schedule of Year 13 Pastoral Programme
⦁ Sponsored Walk
Year 13 students take part in the annual Assumption Grammar School Sponsored Walk raising funds for the Missionary Sisters in South Africa. In previous years Year 13 pupils have visited Mount Stewart and held their walk in the beautiful grounds of the estate. Students also take part in an education programme run by the National Trust during the day of the walk. This year the Sponsored Walk was held on school premises and Year 13 students participated with the usual enthusiasm.
⦁ Christmas Charity Focus
Each year for their Christmas Charity focus Year 13 students fundraise for Children in Crossfire with a coffee morning. This is a local charity with close links to the school.
⦁ School Council Representative
The Year 13 School Council Representative is Aisling Hill. Aisling is the voice of Year 13, bringing ideas and issues to the School Council during the monthly meetings. Aisling was voted to represent her Year Group by her peers and is fulfilling her role with great tenacity and success.
As part of Assumption Grammar School’s Anti-Bullying and Leadership initiatives Year 13 students are involved as Spirit of Assumption Ambassadors. This very important role enables Year 13 students to be involved in providing pastoral support for younger pupils in the school.
Pupils are encouraged to keep in touch during periods of remote learning and continue to be supported by their Form Teachers and Year Head. Daily contact is maintained through morning registration and pupils keep in touch via Google Classroom.
Girls in Year 13 demonstrate a wide range of talents and abilities including sport, technology, music and drama and high academic achievement.
Two students, Cara Tumelty and Caoimhe Mulholland, Year 13 are involved in the Northern Ireland Under-17 Women’s Football team and have travelled extensively to participate in a number of championships across Europe.
This year two Year 13 pupils, Aime Crumley and Elena Samuel, both studying AS Technology were awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.
A number of Year 13 pupils are actively involved with NICCY and the NI Youth Forum ensuring the voice of young women is heard in our community.