SPECIAL year has begun at Dunmurry High School, with the new
year 8 students proudly displaying the new school tie, which had
been introduced to mark the school's 40th anniversary.
Established in 1968 the school has been a key
provider of education in the Lisburn and Belfast area.
The school has long been acknowledged for its
educational initiatives are is recognised for meeting the needs
of all of its students while at the same time ensuring it plays
a prominent central role in the community. Mrs Tina Corken, the
fourth Principal in the history of the school, said: "The
outstanding achievements of our students in both academic and
vocational courses continues to make me very proud to be
associated with the school."
A programme of events has been planned to
celebrate the special anniversary. Outstanding musical
productions have long been associatied with Dunmurry High and on
November 18 and 19 Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
will be performed followed by a Christmas Service of
Thanksgiving on December 17. A stall reunion is planned for
March 27, 2009 and the school will host an 'open house' on the
evening of June 17, 2009. Former students and their families and
current students will be able to take a nostalgic stroll through
the school, view photographic exhibitions, participate in
activities and enjoy a BBQ.
Mrs Corken added: "We anticipate that there
will be a lot of interest in these events.
More details are available by contacting the
school on 9062 2828.
"We would also like to make our archives
available to any class or year group who are considering holding
a reunion. We would be very interested to hear about these."