Snow Day!!

It’s that time of year when the weather can disrupt our school day. The file below parents and carers with a simple social story which will help you explain why the usual school routine has been disrupted. If you need to use it in future you can find it on the ‘Resources’ tab of this website under ‘Resources for Parents’.

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Sports Clubs and Activities

Dianne Rollins, Donard’s Physiotherapist has gathered a list of sports clubs and activities for people with disabilities. For more information please choose the ‘Resources’ tab at the top of this page and select ‘Resources for parents’ option.

We hope this will be a useful resource for Parents and Carers.

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The Gathering Drum

A warm welcome to Joe from ‘Gathering Drum’ who took workshops throughout the day on Wednesday 10th of January. Every pupil in the school had the chance to join in at one of these drum circles. A series of drumming days has been planned for the next 8 Wednesdays – They’re already a big hit with the pupils!

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Permanent Secretary for Education visits Donard School

Mr Derek Baker (permanent secretary) and Ms Carla Condell Lockhart had a tour of the school recently. Pupils from Leavers’ Class and Class 12 were delighted to show off their Young Enterprise stall.

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Scrooge – Donard Style!

Senior school pupils have been practicing together and learning about how much hard work it takes to put on a show. Wednesday’s performance of Scrooge certainly taught us that hard work pays off! We hope you enjoyed watching the show as much as we loved performing in it – Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Newry Housing Executive Christmas Party

Classes 5 and 6 joined other special schools and learning support centres in the area for a party, a show and a visit from the big man himself – Santa!

Thank you to the staff there for fundraising all year so we can have this special treat at Christmas – we look forward to it every year!

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Christmas Jumpers for Christmas Dinner!

A deep layer of snow set the scene for the day on Friday 8th December. Those who made it to school showed off their Christmas Jumpers while enjoying Christmas Dinner. The Mayor, Councellor Gareth Wilson, popped in to wish us all a Merry Christmas.

Thank you to all who donated to ‘Save the Children’ jumper day. More than one hundred pounds was raised for this worthy cause.

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety officers from Banbridge fire station made a visit to school. The pupils learned the importance of having an escape plan in place should an emergency happen. They got to explore the fire engine and all the equipment that the firefighters use. A big thank you to our local officers for helping us stay safe.

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