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Mid Ulster District Council Civic Awards

Representatives from St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley are pictured at the Civic Awards with nominating Councillor, Councillor Sean McGuigan.


The ceremony took place at the Events Space at Hill of The O’Neill, Dungannon and was hosted by the Chair of the Council, Councillor Córa Corry. The evening recognised a wide range of success most notably in the fields of sport, theatre, dance and education.


The school won the 2021 - 22 Post-primary category in the Capita ICT Excellence Awards. A prestigious award in recognition of the high standard of remote teaching and online learning provision implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.


This award celebrated St Ciaran’s effective use of digital technologies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to transform students’ educational experience and improve the engagement and achievements of teachers and learners and improve learning and wellbeing.

It also recognised the excellent use of digital technologies in relation to leadership, learning, teaching and assessment, wellbeing, e-Safety and teacher professional learning.


Principal Paul Lavery said, “I am very proud of how my staff responded to using education technology to ensure learning continued during the pandemic, the resilience of our pupils and the support of all our school community.


“I wish to congratulate Head of ICT, Mrs Donnelly for leading this initiative and the staff, parents and pupils who were involved in the application and judging process.”