Staff Wellbeing Training

Following workshops for the parents the staff have had the opportunity to access Mindfulness training with Anne Costello. It was a great success and heightened the importance of wellbeing across the school. The staff particularly enjoyed our session on ‘How to get a Good Night’s Sleep.’

Here are some apps and books about this:


  • Calm – Mediate Sleep Relax
  • Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
  • Headspace – Meditation App


  • Why we Sleep – Mathew Walker
  • Mindfulness and Sleep – Anna Black


Siblings Bowling at Sheepbridge

The siblings had a great time bowling at the Sheepbridge in February. There was great competition and lots of ‘strikes’ on the scoreboard! We enjoyed our tea and had special cupcakes made by the Rosehip Bakery. Our next trip will be to the cinema.

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Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Rushmere

Well done to all the pupils from Leavers' Class and Class 12 who took part in the recent Cross Border Trade Fair in Rushmere. The pupils enjoyed the experience of up-styling tins and jars. They were rewarded with a healthy overall profit which they used to buy a celebration lunch!

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Titanic Project

Classes 9 and 11 have been learning together about The Titanic. The highlights of the project were a trip to the Titanic Museum in Belfast and Tea Party back in school. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the project!

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Parent Programme for Mindfulness


There has been a good response to our Parent Programme on Mindfulness. We are delighted that in total 12 parents from our school and Edenderry Primary have availed of this opportunity. The programme is still running and parents have reported great enjoyment and benefit from the sessions.

One parent commented,

“It has been a great opportunity for parents to share the good and bad times that they face. It is good to know you are not on your own and it has provided me with a great support network and strategies to help me”.

We hope that parents continue to enjoy this programme over the coming weeks.

A big thank you to Bannside Church who have provided us with a quiet and relaxing environment for our training.

Siblings Yoga

A big thank you to Sarah Lennon our Yoga teacher. The siblings had a great session learning about breathing and relaxation techniques. The siblings were great at maintaining their balance to complete different postures. The siblings also enjoyed playing listening games with the singing bowl and they faced different physical challenges aimed at helping them to learn to work in teams.

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Anyone Fancy a Cuppa?

Coffee Morning

Parents and Professionals Autism Information Evening

The five Southern Region Special Schools have worked together to offer this Autism Information Evening. Guest speakers are Dr. Rita Jordan and Ros Blackburn. You are cordially invited to join us on 20th February at Armagh City Hotel.

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New ‘Changing Places’ Bathroom

Great news for parents and pupils - Another Changing Places facility has been opened in Northern Ireland! The business which went the extra mile to make its premises fully accessible is the multinational group IKEA.

It comes after Victoria Square and Castle Court shopping centres also installed the facilities which provide more space than a standard disabled toilet and offers room for a wheelchair user and two carers, with a height-adjustable bed and a hoist.

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Staff Training Day- 15th February 2019

Dear Parent

Re Staff Training Day- 15th February 2019

I write to advise that school will now be closed for pupils on Friday 15th February 2019 to allow for essential staff training.

Mid-term Break for pupils will be over the following dates:

Friday 15th February to Wednesday 20th February 2019 (Inclusive)