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The Wallace High School

The Wallace High School is a co-educational grammar school in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:28:40 +0000


Term One for Year 8 has flown in!

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:28:40 +0000

(image) It’s hard to believe that over four months have passed since what will eventually become the class of 2024 entered the gates of Clonevin Park. Shining faces were mirrored in equally shining shoes as our Year 8 pupils embarked upon their Wallace life. Their very first day was spent in splendid possession of the school …

QUB Maths Competition for Schools 2017

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:29:55 +0000

(image) On Friday 8th December Year 14 mathematicians, Erin McCandless, Hannah Patterson, Peter Scott and Beth Taylor accompanied by Mrs Elliott, ventured to The Queen’s University of Belfast to compete in the QUB Maths Competition for Schools. Despite the freezing temperatures and the blanket of snow, all four students trudged towards the train station in high …

Art Showcase

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:38:20 +0000

(image) The Art work shown here is a celebration of the hard work and artistic endeavours of the GCSE and A-level Art pupils of summer 2017. Their work shows great diversification in terms of media, subject matter and techniques. Many were highly experimental and innovative showing a great personal connection with work. Please find below: textiles; …

The “Write” stuff

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:58:10 +0000

(image) The English Department has had a busy and successful academic term, with a host of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Staff were thrilled to hear that Lucy Watson, currently reading English Literature at The University of Glasgow, was placed third in Northern Ireland in her A Level. Head of Department Gillian Weir commented, “It has been …

Wallace boys’ hockey update

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:36:33 +0000

(image) The Wallace High School boys’ hockey 1st XI returned from the recent Irish Schools’ tournament unbeaten but having narrowly failed to reach the semi finals. Wallace has a proud record in the tournament in recent years and travelled South with the knowledge that they reached the final on the last occasion that the competition was …

Red Carpet Success

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:48:14 +0000

(image) It was a proud moment for Wallace High School’s Moving Image Arts Department as two students, Kate McCandless and James Beckett, both won awards at the prestigious CCEA MIA Showcase. Kate’s film, Harboured, a psychological thriller about a young girl held captive, achieved third place in the best A2 film category; James’s film, Intruder, a …

Queen of the numbers

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:58:08 +0000

(image) Former and current Countdown stars Carol Vorderman and Rachel Riley may need to look to their numerical laurels as Wallace can boast of our very own mathematical prodigy. What is the probability of coming first in GCSE Mathematics? Well, given that Anna topped the GCSE candidature of 21,643 the answer is an amazing 0.0000462! Anna …

The Pudsey Games

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:55:10 +0000

(image) Our recent Children in Need fundraising activities have raised almost £800 for the annual BBC Children in Need extravaganza. A packed Assembly Hall watched an excellent film by Year 14 MIA student Stephanie Scanlan which featured 10 intrepid Wallace teachers and pupils bouncing it out in the Great Space-hopper Challenge. Actually sourcing the space-hoppers became …

History Came Alive! Berlin / Krakow Trip 2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:52:50 +0000

(image) “Memorable beyond words” was the general conclusion regarding this recent trip. Led by Head of History and Politics, Mr Neil Armstrong, supported by his departmental lieutenants Miss Frey and Mrs Young and the “stellar” assistance of Mr Alexander, Miss Pascoe, Miss Howard, Mrs Kinahan and Miss Stevenson, seventy-one Wallace students spent half term seeing history …

“Fall Forward”

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:37:22 +0000

(image) Wallace Principal, Mrs O’Hare, looked to Hollywood for the closing remarks of her Senior Prize Day report. Quoting the actor Denzel Washington she suggested that his words epitomised the culture and essence of 2017 in Wallace: “Life will never be a straight path. Never be discouraged, never hold back. Accept new views, be open to …