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Contents

Welcome to Campbell College Welcome to Strathearn School Why Northern Ireland? Sixth Form Curriculum

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B

8 10 12 14

Welcome to Campbell College

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C

Pastoral Care School House EAL How to Apply

3 4 5 6

J G

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H L

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T R

Since 2006 boarding has grown from 60 boys to 130 girls and boys enrolled for September 2012.

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How has this notable growth come to pass?

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AERIAL VIEW OF CAMPBELL COLLEGE CAMPUS A Proposed Junior School, Preps 5-7

G Main School Building

M Longfield Changing Pavilion

R Stormont Changing Pavilion

B Junior School Kindergarten, Preps 1-3

H Sixth Form Boarding

N Middle School

S Ten Rugby Pitches

C Junior School Prep 4

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Library

O Fox’s Field

T Astro-turf Pitches

D Tennis Courts

J

Boarding House (open September 2012)

P Sports Hall, Swimming Pool,

U Athletics Track

E Junior Boarding

K Drama Studio

F Netherleigh Lake

L

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Armour’s Court

Squash Courts Q Technology & Design Block

Inevitably, the people who inhabit a boarding community set the culture and define the nature of the relationships enjoyed by everyone involved. At Campbell and Strathearn we have first rate teaching and support staff that know each pupil as an individual and care for them across every step of a school career. Schools with excellent boarding provision are also built on sound principles. The approach to boarding adopted by Campbell

and Strathearn is built on a belief in the virtue and effectiveness of an holistic approach to education; a belief that strong pastoral relationships are at the heart of effective education, and that focusing on individuality within the community leads to self-confident contributors to society.

human, to receive a rounded education, how much richer the sixth form school experience is when it is in the company of pupils from very different backgrounds to one’s own; as you journey across your sixth form career alongside boys and girls from all over the World.

Campbell and Strathearn offer an education that is outward looking and one that prepares young people for the future. To be successful in today’s world, boys and girls need to understand the cultures with which they come into contact. To become more

I extend a warm welcome to you to come and visit our schools and experience, at first hand, a boarding experience that makes young lives extraordinary. Headmaster Campbell College

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Contents

Welcome to Campbell College Welcome to Strathearn School Why Northern Ireland? Sixth Form Curriculum

D

B

8 10 12 14

Welcome to Campbell College

O

F

C

Pastoral Care School House EAL How to Apply

3 4 5 6

J G

P

H L

I

E

Q

N K

T R

Since 2006 boarding has grown from 60 boys to 130 girls and boys enrolled for September 2012.

A

How has this notable growth come to pass?

M

S

U

AERIAL VIEW OF CAMPBELL COLLEGE CAMPUS A Proposed Junior School, Preps 5-7

G Main School Building

M Longfield Changing Pavilion

R Stormont Changing Pavilion

B Junior School Kindergarten, Preps 1-3

H Sixth Form Boarding

N Middle School

S Ten Rugby Pitches

C Junior School Prep 4

I

Library

O Fox’s Field

T Astro-turf Pitches

D Tennis Courts

J

Boarding House (open September 2012)

P Sports Hall, Swimming Pool,

U Athletics Track

E Junior Boarding

K Drama Studio

F Netherleigh Lake

L

2

Armour’s Court

Squash Courts Q Technology & Design Block

Inevitably, the people who inhabit a boarding community set the culture and define the nature of the relationships enjoyed by everyone involved. At Campbell and Strathearn we have first rate teaching and support staff that know each pupil as an individual and care for them across every step of a school career. Schools with excellent boarding provision are also built on sound principles. The approach to boarding adopted by Campbell

and Strathearn is built on a belief in the virtue and effectiveness of an holistic approach to education; a belief that strong pastoral relationships are at the heart of effective education, and that focusing on individuality within the community leads to self-confident contributors to society.

human, to receive a rounded education, how much richer the sixth form school experience is when it is in the company of pupils from very different backgrounds to one’s own; as you journey across your sixth form career alongside boys and girls from all over the World.

Campbell and Strathearn offer an education that is outward looking and one that prepares young people for the future. To be successful in today’s world, boys and girls need to understand the cultures with which they come into contact. To become more

I extend a warm welcome to you to come and visit our schools and experience, at first hand, a boarding experience that makes young lives extraordinary. Headmaster Campbell College

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Welcome to Strathearn School

Why Northern Ireland?

poet C.S.Lewis; Campbell College is fortunate to claim Clive Staples Lewis as one of its former pupils, a lamp-post, akin to that featured in Narnia, stands proudly in the College driveway.

Through Boarding, we are delighted to be able to offer to girls from different cultures, the opportunity to receive an education which prepares them to take up places at some of the top Universities in Great Britain and Ireland.

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We offer a broad range of academic A-levels to a sixth form of over two hundred students. The consistently high level of success achieved by our students keep us ranked within the top 100 UK State Secondary Schools. Through the work of the Careers Department, students receive individual guidance and advice to ensure they are best prepared to secure a University place. Currently Strathearn is undergoing

a £14 million rebuild so that all our students will learn in ‘state of the art’ facilities. Boarding in the sixth form at Campbell and Strathearn is more than achieving good A-levels. It is an experience that prepares students to embrace life and the opportunities offered at a UK University. Situated in the attractive leafy suburbs of East Belfast, our campuses offer a host of sporting and recreational facilities and all within 15 minutes of the city centre and the George Best Airport. The care of all our students is always given first priority and those who are boarding are assigned a personal tutor to ensure they are best supported. In addition, we

actively promote the well-being of our students through sport, music, drama and other activities, helping them develop their individual interests and talents. This complete and rounded education is so important in preparing our students for the next stage of their life. No prospectus can hope to convey the very positive atmosphere that prevails in our school and the quality of the education and relationships which we enjoy. You are very welcome to come and visit us to experience all that we offer. I look forward to meeting you. Principal Strathearn School

Northern Ireland is a region within the United Kingdom, it is part of the EU and it is English-speaking; it is the most successful region in the UK (on a per capita basis) at attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Study in Northern Ireland and you’ll benefit from the same high standards of education as the rest of the UK, but in a manageable, close community. As a country of just six counties and 1.7 million people, Northern Ireland makes the exceptional accessible. You’ll find everything you need for your UK education: daily living, social and cultural life and career development opportunities – all within easy

reach. Significantly, the average age of the population in Northern Ireland is 27, one of the youngest populations in Europe. Campbell College sits peacefully in a 100 acre wooded estate and neighbouring Strathearn School rests in a 20 acre estate of lawns and mature trees in the east of the city of Belfast. The city attracts over 7 million visitors each year, continuing the Lonely Planet’s endorsement of it as being a ‘city on the rise’; allied to this distinction is the fact that Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK and it is the second safest city in the world (United Nations). Belfast rejoices in the fact that the city is the birth place of author and

The equally historic campus of Queen’s University, Belfast is located 15 minutes away in the attractive, leafy suburbs of South Belfast. Queen’s University is a world-class Russell Group University, one of the UK’s twenty leading researchintensive universities, with 77% of its graduates progressing to graduate level jobs immediately on leaving. Campbell College, Strathearn School and Queen’s University are outward looking institutions with international students; Queen’s has 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. Overall, the education system in Northern Ireland focuses on the individual. Become an international student here and you’ll benefit from choice and flexibility, innovative academic work and teaching methods, and valuable links with commerce, industry and society.

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Welcome to Strathearn School

Why Northern Ireland?

poet C.S.Lewis; Campbell College is fortunate to claim Clive Staples Lewis as one of its former pupils, a lamp-post, akin to that featured in Narnia, stands proudly in the College driveway.

Through Boarding, we are delighted to be able to offer to girls from different cultures, the opportunity to receive an education which prepares them to take up places at some of the top Universities in Great Britain and Ireland.

4

We offer a broad range of academic A-levels to a sixth form of over two hundred students. The consistently high level of success achieved by our students keep us ranked within the top 100 UK State Secondary Schools. Through the work of the Careers Department, students receive individual guidance and advice to ensure they are best prepared to secure a University place. Currently Strathearn is undergoing

a £14 million rebuild so that all our students will learn in ‘state of the art’ facilities. Boarding in the sixth form at Campbell and Strathearn is more than achieving good A-levels. It is an experience that prepares students to embrace life and the opportunities offered at a UK University. Situated in the attractive leafy suburbs of East Belfast, our campuses offer a host of sporting and recreational facilities and all within 15 minutes of the city centre and the George Best Airport. The care of all our students is always given first priority and those who are boarding are assigned a personal tutor to ensure they are best supported. In addition, we

actively promote the well-being of our students through sport, music, drama and other activities, helping them develop their individual interests and talents. This complete and rounded education is so important in preparing our students for the next stage of their life. No prospectus can hope to convey the very positive atmosphere that prevails in our school and the quality of the education and relationships which we enjoy. You are very welcome to come and visit us to experience all that we offer. I look forward to meeting you. Principal Strathearn School

Northern Ireland is a region within the United Kingdom, it is part of the EU and it is English-speaking; it is the most successful region in the UK (on a per capita basis) at attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Study in Northern Ireland and you’ll benefit from the same high standards of education as the rest of the UK, but in a manageable, close community. As a country of just six counties and 1.7 million people, Northern Ireland makes the exceptional accessible. You’ll find everything you need for your UK education: daily living, social and cultural life and career development opportunities – all within easy

reach. Significantly, the average age of the population in Northern Ireland is 27, one of the youngest populations in Europe. Campbell College sits peacefully in a 100 acre wooded estate and neighbouring Strathearn School rests in a 20 acre estate of lawns and mature trees in the east of the city of Belfast. The city attracts over 7 million visitors each year, continuing the Lonely Planet’s endorsement of it as being a ‘city on the rise’; allied to this distinction is the fact that Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK and it is the second safest city in the world (United Nations). Belfast rejoices in the fact that the city is the birth place of author and

The equally historic campus of Queen’s University, Belfast is located 15 minutes away in the attractive, leafy suburbs of South Belfast. Queen’s University is a world-class Russell Group University, one of the UK’s twenty leading researchintensive universities, with 77% of its graduates progressing to graduate level jobs immediately on leaving. Campbell College, Strathearn School and Queen’s University are outward looking institutions with international students; Queen’s has 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. Overall, the education system in Northern Ireland focuses on the individual. Become an international student here and you’ll benefit from choice and flexibility, innovative academic work and teaching methods, and valuable links with commerce, industry and society.

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Sixth Form Curriculum at Strathearn School Pupils who are accepted into Sixth Form will be entered for GCE AS level examinations in Year 13 (Lower Sixth), progressing to A Level in Year 14 (Upper sixth). All study a minimum of three subjects: on average 92% study four at AS and 9% study four at A2. 8 periods (35 minutes each) are allocated to the teaching of most subjects. We offer 23 courses some of which are provided jointly with two neighbouring grammar schools (Bloomfield Collegiate and Campbell College) and the South Eastern Regional College (SERC). The AS/A2 subjects offered in September 2011 were: Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Government & Politics, Health & Social Care, History, Home Economics, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish, Technology and Design.

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Destination

2011

2010

2009

Total going on to Higher Education

83%

82%

81%

Further Education

5%

2%

8%

Gap Year

11%

13%

8%

0

2%

3%

1%

1%

0%

Seeking Employment Unknown

2011

2010

2009

78 pupils

76 pupils

79 pupils

1.3%

2.6%

3%

46% (including Oxbridge)

55%

60%

Non Russell Group

54%

45%

37%

Studying Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) subjects

24%

38%

18%

Higher Education total Oxbridge Russell Group

of the following: Tutorial, Careers and ICT. In Upper Sixth, students have one period per week of Careers and one of ICT, if required. ICT taught to Sixth Form is based on the European Computer Driving Licence Award (ECDL). Over 90% of girls complete the ECDL course every year.

Provision for Religious Education Religious Education offered at Strathearn is non-denominational. In Sixth Form Religious Studies is offered as an optional course available at AS and A2 Levels.

Homework Each student in Lower Sixth also has one period per week for each

APPLICATIONS TO UNIVERSITY Most girls apply to university through UCAS at the beginning of their Upper Sixth year. Some take a gap year and request deferred entry. Applications to Russell Group Universities are very popular. On average, 10% of our pupils apply to Oxford or Cambridge each year. In 2011 the destinations of pupils leaving Strathearn School were as follows (2010 and 2009 figures are for comparison):

Homework is essential for all pupils as an important way of

reinforcing the work done in class. Each girl is required to complete homework; this is an integral part of encouraging girls to become increasingly selfreliant learners. In Sixth Form pupils would be expected to spend, on average, 9 - 12 hours per week doing homework, consolidating their learning and engaging in additional subject related reading.

Assessment & Reporting In Sixth Form pupils receive one short report in November / December and one full report in February. There is a consultation evening in February to update parents / guardians/ carers on pupil progress.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO SIXTH FORM PUPILS Music, Drama & Sport All of these activities are embedded into the life of the School, through the taught curriculum and as an important extra-curricular activity. For further details, see our Prospectus, available on the Strathearn School website: www.strathearn.org.uk Clubs and Societies

Music and Drama

Sport

Sport contd.

Community Service

Chamber Choir

Athletics

Hockey

Creative Writing Club

Orchestra

Badminton

Netball

Debating Society

Senior Choir

Cross Country

Tennis

Political Society

Traditional Group

Football

Scripture Union

Gymnastics

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Sixth Form Curriculum at Strathearn School Pupils who are accepted into Sixth Form will be entered for GCE AS level examinations in Year 13 (Lower Sixth), progressing to A Level in Year 14 (Upper sixth). All study a minimum of three subjects: on average 92% study four at AS and 9% study four at A2. 8 periods (35 minutes each) are allocated to the teaching of most subjects. We offer 23 courses some of which are provided jointly with two neighbouring grammar schools (Bloomfield Collegiate and Campbell College) and the South Eastern Regional College (SERC). The AS/A2 subjects offered in September 2011 were: Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Government & Politics, Health & Social Care, History, Home Economics, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish, Technology and Design.

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Destination

2011

2010

2009

Total going on to Higher Education

83%

82%

81%

Further Education

5%

2%

8%

Gap Year

11%

13%

8%

0

2%

3%

1%

1%

0%

Seeking Employment Unknown

2011

2010

2009

78 pupils

76 pupils

79 pupils

1.3%

2.6%

3%

46% (including Oxbridge)

55%

60%

Non Russell Group

54%

45%

37%

Studying Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) subjects

24%

38%

18%

Higher Education total Oxbridge Russell Group

of the following: Tutorial, Careers and ICT. In Upper Sixth, students have one period per week of Careers and one of ICT, if required. ICT taught to Sixth Form is based on the European Computer Driving Licence Award (ECDL). Over 90% of girls complete the ECDL course every year.

Provision for Religious Education Religious Education offered at Strathearn is non-denominational. In Sixth Form Religious Studies is offered as an optional course available at AS and A2 Levels.

Homework Each student in Lower Sixth also has one period per week for each

APPLICATIONS TO UNIVERSITY Most girls apply to university through UCAS at the beginning of their Upper Sixth year. Some take a gap year and request deferred entry. Applications to Russell Group Universities are very popular. On average, 10% of our pupils apply to Oxford or Cambridge each year. In 2011 the destinations of pupils leaving Strathearn School were as follows (2010 and 2009 figures are for comparison):

Homework is essential for all pupils as an important way of

reinforcing the work done in class. Each girl is required to complete homework; this is an integral part of encouraging girls to become increasingly selfreliant learners. In Sixth Form pupils would be expected to spend, on average, 9 - 12 hours per week doing homework, consolidating their learning and engaging in additional subject related reading.

Assessment & Reporting In Sixth Form pupils receive one short report in November / December and one full report in February. There is a consultation evening in February to update parents / guardians/ carers on pupil progress.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO SIXTH FORM PUPILS Music, Drama & Sport All of these activities are embedded into the life of the School, through the taught curriculum and as an important extra-curricular activity. For further details, see our Prospectus, available on the Strathearn School website: www.strathearn.org.uk Clubs and Societies

Music and Drama

Sport

Sport contd.

Community Service

Chamber Choir

Athletics

Hockey

Creative Writing Club

Orchestra

Badminton

Netball

Debating Society

Senior Choir

Cross Country

Tennis

Political Society

Traditional Group

Football

Scripture Union

Gymnastics

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Pastoral Care at Strathearn School

The Sixth Form Boarding Week The school day at Strathearn School begins at 8.45am when pupils register with their Form Tutor. Classes begin at 9.05am after Assembly or Form time, with three teaching periods before break, three periods before lunch (12.50 pm – 1.45 pm), and a further three afternoon periods ending the school day at 3.30 pm. Day

Activity

Time

Breakfast in the Dining Hall with 8.00am School House at Campbell College Travel to Strathearn School Strathearn School places a strong emphasis on the pastoral dimension of education, ensuring that pupils feel valued, included and secure at all stages of their school career. As they grow in maturity they learn to take increasing responsibility for setting and achieving their own personal, social and academic goals. There is a detailed induction programme for all new pupils, which enables them to settle in quickly and confidently. The Year 13 tutorial programme encourages girls to develop the skills of self-assessment, selfevaluation and self-discipline as well as treating others with respect, friendliness and courtesy. The girls in each year group are divided into five Form classes of 20 to 24 pupils and are looked after by a teacher called a Form Tutor. Form Tutors are key people in the Pastoral System and are supported, at Sixth Form, by the Head of Sixth Form, who together monitor their pupils’ academic progress, behaviour and well-being.

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Parents are encouraged to meet their daughter’s Form Tutor each school year, and to contact the School if difficulties arise.

attending to the health needs of pupils when in school; the staff are available from 8.30am to 3.30pm each day. Monday-Friday

Discipline Strathearn School aims to create an atmosphere in which the growth of individual values, attitudes and beliefs is fostered, together with an awareness of personal responsibility and standards of acceptable behaviour. This is reinforced by teaching methodology and the relationships established between pupils and staff, as well as a system of rewards and sanctions. We aim to offer the best possible conditions and facilities for learning and recreation through an active promotion of positive behaviour, good discipline, and a consistent and fair implementation of rules, codes of behaviour and clearly articulated expectations.

Medical arrangements Two qualified School Health Nurses share the responsibility of

Special Educational Needs and Disability Any pupil in Strathearn with special educational needs, statemented or otherwise, has access to the full range of the curriculum throughout her school career. All pupils with special educational needs are integrated into normal classes. There is a close liaison between members of staff, the pupil and her family and outside agencies in accordance with Department of Education procedures. Individually tailored support for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or emotional difficulties is provided, when it can be arranged, by our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, our Learning Support Tutor and a team of Assistants. The school will make reasonable adjustments to ensure no pupil is at a disadvantage because of disability.

Registration at Strathearn School

8.45-8.50am

Assembly / Form time

8.55-9.05am

Lessons

9.05am-3.30pm Break: 10.50-11.05am Lunch: 12.50-1.45pm

Activities, Clubs and Societies Return to Campbell College

3.30-5.00pm

Prep (1)

5.00-6.00pm

Dinner in the Dining Hall with School House

6.00-6.30pm

Prep (2)

7.00-8.15pm

Organised Activity

8.30-9.30pm

Supper

8.45pm

Lights Out

11.30pm

Breakfast in the Dining Hall with School House at Campbell College Competitive sports Saturday

Morning

Lunch in the Dining Hall with School House Organised activity

Afternoon

Dinner in the Dining Hall with School House Organised activity Lights out Breakfast in the Dining Hall with School House Sunday

Supervised activity Lights out

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Pastoral Care at Strathearn School

The Sixth Form Boarding Week The school day at Strathearn School begins at 8.45am when pupils register with their Form Tutor. Classes begin at 9.05am after Assembly or Form time, with three teaching periods before break, three periods before lunch (12.50 pm – 1.45 pm), and a further three afternoon periods ending the school day at 3.30 pm. Day

Activity

Time

Breakfast in the Dining Hall with 8.00am School House at Campbell College Travel to Strathearn School Strathearn School places a strong emphasis on the pastoral dimension of education, ensuring that pupils feel valued, included and secure at all stages of their school career. As they grow in maturity they learn to take increasing responsibility for setting and achieving their own personal, social and academic goals. There is a detailed induction programme for all new pupils, which enables them to settle in quickly and confidently. The Year 13 tutorial programme encourages girls to develop the skills of self-assessment, selfevaluation and self-discipline as well as treating others with respect, friendliness and courtesy. The girls in each year group are divided into five Form classes of 20 to 24 pupils and are looked after by a teacher called a Form Tutor. Form Tutors are key people in the Pastoral System and are supported, at Sixth Form, by the Head of Sixth Form, who together monitor their pupils’ academic progress, behaviour and well-being.

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Parents are encouraged to meet their daughter’s Form Tutor each school year, and to contact the School if difficulties arise.

attending to the health needs of pupils when in school; the staff are available from 8.30am to 3.30pm each day. Monday-Friday

Discipline Strathearn School aims to create an atmosphere in which the growth of individual values, attitudes and beliefs is fostered, together with an awareness of personal responsibility and standards of acceptable behaviour. This is reinforced by teaching methodology and the relationships established between pupils and staff, as well as a system of rewards and sanctions. We aim to offer the best possible conditions and facilities for learning and recreation through an active promotion of positive behaviour, good discipline, and a consistent and fair implementation of rules, codes of behaviour and clearly articulated expectations.

Medical arrangements Two qualified School Health Nurses share the responsibility of

Special Educational Needs and Disability Any pupil in Strathearn with special educational needs, statemented or otherwise, has access to the full range of the curriculum throughout her school career. All pupils with special educational needs are integrated into normal classes. There is a close liaison between members of staff, the pupil and her family and outside agencies in accordance with Department of Education procedures. Individually tailored support for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or emotional difficulties is provided, when it can be arranged, by our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, our Learning Support Tutor and a team of Assistants. The school will make reasonable adjustments to ensure no pupil is at a disadvantage because of disability.

Registration at Strathearn School

8.45-8.50am

Assembly / Form time

8.55-9.05am

Lessons

9.05am-3.30pm Break: 10.50-11.05am Lunch: 12.50-1.45pm

Activities, Clubs and Societies Return to Campbell College

3.30-5.00pm

Prep (1)

5.00-6.00pm

Dinner in the Dining Hall with School House

6.00-6.30pm

Prep (2)

7.00-8.15pm

Organised Activity

8.30-9.30pm

Supper

8.45pm

Lights Out

11.30pm

Breakfast in the Dining Hall with School House at Campbell College Competitive sports Saturday

Morning

Lunch in the Dining Hall with School House Organised activity

Afternoon

Dinner in the Dining Hall with School House Organised activity Lights out Breakfast in the Dining Hall with School House Sunday

Supervised activity Lights out

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Campbell College School House

School House, as the boarding department at Campbell College is known, comprises two self-contained units within an impressive main building catering for 140 boys, and a new boarding house designed, in part, to accommodate girls in the Sixth Form.

engenders respect for individuality and the difference of others. In School House we seek to foster self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance, tolerance and integrity. Above all, however, we want all boarders to be happy during their time at Campbell and Strathearn.

area and television room.

Campbell College is committed to providing a broadly-based education designed to enable all students to discover their strengths, and to make the most out of their talents within Campbell and beyond. It is our belief that the experience of living in a boarding community

Facilities

Welfare

School House is presided over by the Head of Boarding, Mr Bert Robinson, who was appointed from Haileybury School; with ten years experience of boarding in a top independent English Public School, Mr Robinson is responsible for the academic, pastoral and social welfare of his students and communication with parents.

Our modern boarding house is designed to prepare sixth form students for the transition from school to university. The single bedsit is fully equipped with bedroom furniture, study area and en-suite shower facilities. Students also have their own kitchen, dining

Boarding requires a student to take responsibility for their own life and to get on with a community of other people. It also provides a secure base and a focus of loyalty in a large school, as well as an opportunity for exercising responsibility and leadership in a community.

In addition to Boarding Masters/ Mistresses being on duty daily each evening/night, there are Boarding Assistants who assist in looking after the health of the students and the domestic affairs of the House.

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School House students have full use of the College’s facilities, including: basketball court, tennis courts, squash courts, two sports halls, an indoor swimming pool, and two all weather surfaces, library and ICT suite.

House staff create an environment where supervision, care and guidance is exercised in a family atmosphere. The School Doctor visits the College a minimum of three times each week and medical welfare is overseen by the School Matron. The College operates a number of policies and procedures, and they are available for scrutiny by contacting the Campbell College Front of House office. A culture of academic attainment is nurtured in School House as students observe two sessions of supervised Prep each evening. House staff act as academic tutors

and provide a sensible monitoring and reporting system, both with Strathearn School and with home.

Recreation Students and House Tutors discuss a variety of activities and agree a programme of organised activity for School House; the weekly post-Prep programme currently includes football, basketball, shopping trips and use of the swimming pool. The weekend opportunities may include shopping trips, attending Ulster rugby matches, and Belfast Giants games, competing in ten-pin bowling, adventure golf and trips to the cinema.

11


Campbell College School House

School House, as the boarding department at Campbell College is known, comprises two self-contained units within an impressive main building catering for 140 boys, and a new boarding house designed, in part, to accommodate girls in the Sixth Form.

engenders respect for individuality and the difference of others. In School House we seek to foster self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance, tolerance and integrity. Above all, however, we want all boarders to be happy during their time at Campbell and Strathearn.

area and television room.

Campbell College is committed to providing a broadly-based education designed to enable all students to discover their strengths, and to make the most out of their talents within Campbell and beyond. It is our belief that the experience of living in a boarding community

Facilities

Welfare

School House is presided over by the Head of Boarding, Mr Bert Robinson, who was appointed from Haileybury School; with ten years experience of boarding in a top independent English Public School, Mr Robinson is responsible for the academic, pastoral and social welfare of his students and communication with parents.

Our modern boarding house is designed to prepare sixth form students for the transition from school to university. The single bedsit is fully equipped with bedroom furniture, study area and en-suite shower facilities. Students also have their own kitchen, dining

Boarding requires a student to take responsibility for their own life and to get on with a community of other people. It also provides a secure base and a focus of loyalty in a large school, as well as an opportunity for exercising responsibility and leadership in a community.

In addition to Boarding Masters/ Mistresses being on duty daily each evening/night, there are Boarding Assistants who assist in looking after the health of the students and the domestic affairs of the House.

10

School House students have full use of the College’s facilities, including: basketball court, tennis courts, squash courts, two sports halls, an indoor swimming pool, and two all weather surfaces, library and ICT suite.

House staff create an environment where supervision, care and guidance is exercised in a family atmosphere. The School Doctor visits the College a minimum of three times each week and medical welfare is overseen by the School Matron. The College operates a number of policies and procedures, and they are available for scrutiny by contacting the Campbell College Front of House office. A culture of academic attainment is nurtured in School House as students observe two sessions of supervised Prep each evening. House staff act as academic tutors

and provide a sensible monitoring and reporting system, both with Strathearn School and with home.

Recreation Students and House Tutors discuss a variety of activities and agree a programme of organised activity for School House; the weekly post-Prep programme currently includes football, basketball, shopping trips and use of the swimming pool. The weekend opportunities may include shopping trips, attending Ulster rugby matches, and Belfast Giants games, competing in ten-pin bowling, adventure golf and trips to the cinema.

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English as an Additional Language: guidelines for overseas pupils

choice of university in the United Kingdom, China or elsewhere. Girls attending Strathearn have access to a full-time Careers Adviser from 8.30am – 3.30pm for individualised advice with respect to planning their future careers, in addition to their weekly careers classes.

International Issues At Campbell College we are extremely aware of the notable step that it is for an overseas pupil to come to Northern Ireland to study. Our boarding department has hosted overseas pupils for many years, and our boarding staff is experienced and aware of the difficulties and

Assessment and Entry All prospective boarding students have to complete an assessment; for entry into Sixth Form it is at CEFR B2 Level and the writing tasks are slightly longer and more demanding. The assessment will take one hour and is carried out under the supervision of our overseas agents; and once completed it is faxed or emailed to Campbell College for correction. A score of 60% is required for the candidate to be considered.

IELTS In Years 13-14 (Sixth Form), the college offers a preparatory course for the International

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English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. This course is taught on a one-to-one basis or in very small groups, this enables the College to tailor-make the course, focusing on the specific needs of each individual pupil. When ready, the pupils are entered for the exam at Queen’s University, Belfast. Once the desired grade (band) has been achieved, the remainder of Year 14 focuses on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in preparation for university. If the desired grade (band) is not achieved, we continue to prepare for the IELTS exam and in a few cases our pupils have been

referred to the British Council in their home areas for further tuition and support.

Parents of boarders must nominate a guardian as part of the College’s Admissions procedure.

Fees All EAL tuition comes at an additional, annual fee. The College always endeavours to keep this extra fee at a very competitive rate and will be cheaper than if additional EAL support is sought outside the college.

Life after school Campbell College’s EAL Tutor works very closely with the Careers Department and the Boarding Department in order to support and advise all our overseas students regarding

All pupils should have appropriate guardianship arrangements in place to allow them to be hosted outside the College environs during those times when the Boarding Department is closed for holiday, during illness, when residency in a communal environment is not suitable, or for disciplinary reasons. This is an essential criterion for admission.

challenges that face our pupils.

department’s overseas pupils act as mentors to the younger students who have just arrived. Boarding staff and EAL staff make sure on a regular basis that students always have someone to trust and with whom to talk. Students can always contact home via telephone and email. The vast majority of our students from overseas have settled well into the college within the first few weeks and continue to enjoy their time with us.

As part of the EAL tuition all overseas pupils go through a cross-cultural induction programme in which they are made aware of the different ways in which culture shock can affect them when far from home, and we advise them on ways in which they can approach and deal with challenges ranging from strange food to home-sickness. Boarding staff at Campbell College have attended a workshop on culture shock and are taking extra care to look after our overseas pupils. Added to this, a number of our boarding

Campbell College is an accredited International Examination Centre by the University of Cambridge.

Visa to study in the UK We recommend that you refer to the UK Border website www.ukba. homeoffice.gov.uk for the most up-to-date visa information. Parents of boarders must nominate a guardian as part of the College’s Admissions procedure. Student: Year:

Date of Entry:

I declare that I am willing to take responsibility for the above student in the case of illness, holiday or disciplinary reasons. Signed:

Date: Guardian

Contact Details: Name: Address: Relationship with student: Telephone Numbers: Home: Business: Mobile:

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English as an Additional Language: guidelines for overseas pupils

choice of university in the United Kingdom, China or elsewhere. Girls attending Strathearn have access to a full-time Careers Adviser from 8.30am – 3.30pm for individualised advice with respect to planning their future careers, in addition to their weekly careers classes.

International Issues At Campbell College we are extremely aware of the notable step that it is for an overseas pupil to come to Northern Ireland to study. Our boarding department has hosted overseas pupils for many years, and our boarding staff is experienced and aware of the difficulties and

Assessment and Entry All prospective boarding students have to complete an assessment; for entry into Sixth Form it is at CEFR B2 Level and the writing tasks are slightly longer and more demanding. The assessment will take one hour and is carried out under the supervision of our overseas agents; and once completed it is faxed or emailed to Campbell College for correction. A score of 60% is required for the candidate to be considered.

IELTS In Years 13-14 (Sixth Form), the college offers a preparatory course for the International

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English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. This course is taught on a one-to-one basis or in very small groups, this enables the College to tailor-make the course, focusing on the specific needs of each individual pupil. When ready, the pupils are entered for the exam at Queen’s University, Belfast. Once the desired grade (band) has been achieved, the remainder of Year 14 focuses on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in preparation for university. If the desired grade (band) is not achieved, we continue to prepare for the IELTS exam and in a few cases our pupils have been

referred to the British Council in their home areas for further tuition and support.

Parents of boarders must nominate a guardian as part of the College’s Admissions procedure.

Fees All EAL tuition comes at an additional, annual fee. The College always endeavours to keep this extra fee at a very competitive rate and will be cheaper than if additional EAL support is sought outside the college.

Life after school Campbell College’s EAL Tutor works very closely with the Careers Department and the Boarding Department in order to support and advise all our overseas students regarding

All pupils should have appropriate guardianship arrangements in place to allow them to be hosted outside the College environs during those times when the Boarding Department is closed for holiday, during illness, when residency in a communal environment is not suitable, or for disciplinary reasons. This is an essential criterion for admission.

challenges that face our pupils.

department’s overseas pupils act as mentors to the younger students who have just arrived. Boarding staff and EAL staff make sure on a regular basis that students always have someone to trust and with whom to talk. Students can always contact home via telephone and email. The vast majority of our students from overseas have settled well into the college within the first few weeks and continue to enjoy their time with us.

As part of the EAL tuition all overseas pupils go through a cross-cultural induction programme in which they are made aware of the different ways in which culture shock can affect them when far from home, and we advise them on ways in which they can approach and deal with challenges ranging from strange food to home-sickness. Boarding staff at Campbell College have attended a workshop on culture shock and are taking extra care to look after our overseas pupils. Added to this, a number of our boarding

Campbell College is an accredited International Examination Centre by the University of Cambridge.

Visa to study in the UK We recommend that you refer to the UK Border website www.ukba. homeoffice.gov.uk for the most up-to-date visa information. Parents of boarders must nominate a guardian as part of the College’s Admissions procedure. Student: Year:

Date of Entry:

I declare that I am willing to take responsibility for the above student in the case of illness, holiday or disciplinary reasons. Signed:

Date: Guardian

Contact Details: Name: Address: Relationship with student: Telephone Numbers: Home: Business: Mobile:

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How to Apply

An application must be made to Mr Bert Robinson, Head of Boarding, who will consult with the Headmasters of Strathearn School and Campbell College before a place may be offered. 1. Expression of interest in writing to Mr Bert Robinson, Head of Boarding. 2. Meet the admissions criteria. 3. Interview with Mr Robinson and representatives of Strathearn School. 4. Tour of the schools. 5. Completed application form. 6. Satisfactory school report. 7. A good reference from previous school. 8. A copy of your daughter’s passport and, where applicable, Visa to study in the UK. 9. Deposit (non-refundable).

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Telephone

College switchboard (8.30am-5.00pm) +44 (0)28 9076 3076

Fax

+44 (0)28 9076 1894

Email

Head of Boarding Mr Bert Robinson: brobinson317@c2kni.net

Post

Mr Bert Robinson Head of Boarding Campbell College Belmont Road Belfast BT4 2ND Northern Ireland

General enquiries

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How to Apply

An application must be made to Mr Bert Robinson, Head of Boarding, who will consult with the Headmasters of Strathearn School and Campbell College before a place may be offered. 1. Expression of interest in writing to Mr Bert Robinson, Head of Boarding. 2. Meet the admissions criteria. 3. Interview with Mr Robinson and representatives of Strathearn School. 4. Tour of the schools. 5. Completed application form. 6. Satisfactory school report. 7. A good reference from previous school. 8. A copy of your daughter’s passport and, where applicable, Visa to study in the UK. 9. Deposit (non-refundable).

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