Saint Catherine’s College recently hosted a Careers Information Convention for staff. The panel of participants consisted of a number of high profile representatives from a range of employment areas including IT, agrifood, media, property sales and management, retail, financial services and recruitment. The Convention offered a unique opportunity for teaching staff to question those from the business and educational sectors on a range of employment issues, not least the personal skills and qualities required of our students for future employment.

Pictured are participants at the Careers’ Convention on Employability Skills held recently in Saint Catherine’s College.

Back Row (L/R) Anthony Moore (Head of Careers/ conference organiser), Geoff Bailey (PWC Accountants), Barry Devlin (Careers Service NI.), Michael McGrath (Trace First Ltd), Conor McNamara (O’Kane Resourcing).

Middle Row (L/R) Aidan McCormick (Careers Advisor SELB), Deirdre McDonald (Principal), Dr Hugh Quigley (Former Deputy Director, European Food Safety Office, Brussels)
Front Row (L/R) Aileen O’Kane (HR Manager, ARGOS, Ireland), Liz Simpson (Careers Advisor CAFRE), Mairead Regan (HR Director, UTV Media)


Armagh pupils first to engage with important new theatre innovation

Pupils from St Catherine’s College, Armagh were amongst the very first to engage with an important new resource about theatre and the performing arts in Northern Ireland.

Drama students from the school had the chance to use an impressive new digital archive produced through a partnership between Ulster Bank and the Linen Hall Library, supported by Arts & Business.

Containing ‘treasures’ dating back to the 1700s, the archive includes some of Northern Ireland’s most prized theatre materials. Some of the original manuscripts, documents and artefacts were also shown to the pupils during the session.

St Catherine’s College is one of 12 schools in Northern Ireland to benefit from the workshops which are intended to support students in their studies for GCSE drama. The school applied for the opportunity and was selected by the library.

John Killen the Linen Hall Library Librarian said: “The digitisation of our Theatre and Performance Arts Archive marks a major milestone in our plan to make the Linen Hall Library’s collections available to the widest possible audience.

The Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution. Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast and one of the oldest in the UK. It is open free to the public, but remains the only library in Ireland that raises a substantial part of its running costs from membership. This year the Linen Hall celebrates its 225th birthday with a year-long programme of talks, performances, exhibitions and publications.

More information about the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive, the primary source of theatrical material from Northern Ireland can be found at




HUG Raffle Prize Winners:

Friday 3rd May 2013


1st Prize Winner: Nya Macari SEAT Ibiza 1.2 3dr 


2nd Prize Winner: Berleen Electric -  4 X All Ireland Tickets (2 Football - 2 Hurling)


3rd Prize Winner: McAnerney's Supermarket -  Dinner Bed & Breakfast for 2 in a Mooney Hotel of your choice


4th Prize Winner: Margaret Jordan -  6 Months Gym Membership Glenavon Spa & Health Club


St. Catherine’s College along with The Donnelly Group have organised a Community-wide draw to raise much needed funds for the Christ the Redeemer Parish in Lanai Saba, Kibera, Nairobi in Kenya. 16 students and 3 members of staff will travel to the Kibera slum in June to help work with local school children and with the development of their new school.



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French Exchange 2013

Saint Catherine’s College GCSE & A-Level French students are pictured here with their “correspondants” from Lycée Saint Paul, Orléans, who spent a week in Armagh in March. The return visit to France will take place in October. Also pictured are teachers of French and English from both schools. The group was invited to join the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Armagh this year to mark the 20th Anniversary of the French Exchange Programme.




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