Smartie Party 23rd October 2015

Today saw the launch of our charity fundraiser with a whole school ‘Smartie Party’. Our chosen Charity is one that is particularly close to our hearts – Diabetes UK.

Pupils got the opportunity to ditch the uniform for the day and wear their own clothes – so long as they were brightly coloured and matched the Smarties that we ate for break. Pupils and staff got together for a whole school snack to show off their colourful clothes and food. Each pupil left with an empty Smartie tube and a challenge to raise funds for a very worthy cause by filling the tube with 20p coins. Money will be collected after the mid-term break.

Thank you, as always, for supporting Donard School in raising funds for Diabetes UK.

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Visit from Dr Jan van Dijk

Dr Jan van Dijk from Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind recently visited Donard School. Dr Jan van Dijk has been a practitioner, researcher and advocate in the field of deaf blindness for 50 years. Dr Van Dijk shared his expertise and provided staff with an inspirational training on Child Guided Assessment. Staff from the Education Authority (Southern Area) also attended the training event.

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50 Years of Donard School!

Take a walk down memory lane with us while we celebrate 50 years of Donard School! Please click the PDF attachment below.
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