Final Farewell to our Wonderful Builders!

Monday 10th April was the final farewell to our wonderful builders. Pupils from across the School took part in a special Assembly and even taught Dessie, Ian and Francey some Makaton. Three mini look-alike builders presented some gifts. Thank you to all those who helped to build our extension over the past 1 1/2 years and particularly our three long-termers for all your hard work and 'craic'!

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Junior School Explore Tractors

The pupils in Junior School had the opportunity today to see and explore two tractors brought to School as part of the new topic 'The Farm'. The modern tractor was very big, but that did not stop many of our pupils getting up to sit in the cab. Class one listened to the engines revving and to the sound of the noisy horn. Connie was also able to say 'Hello' to Holly the dog who loves to sleep in the tractor.

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Farewell to our Builders

We cannot quite believe that the builders are moving off site after becoming very much a part of the Donard Community. They have been so easy to work with and have taken a genuine interest in the pupils. We will miss them all very much, and thank them for all their hard work to make our School look so good.

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Interactive floor!

We have a new piece of equipment in School which operates rather like a giant Ipad on the floor. It is fully interactive and pupils are able to do all sorts of exciting things just by moving or targeting a shape. Class 1 were first to try it out, and the other Classes in School are looking forward to using it when we get our new ICT Hub set up in the near future.

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Cross Cultural musicians and dancers

Classes in Junior School enjoyed a visit from some Cross Cultural musicians and dancers.

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The pupils at Donard love music, especially when they can join in! The musicians were sponsored by Banbridge Council, so many thanks to all involved.

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Mr Daniel O'Donnell visits Donard School!!

We had a very special visitor in School yesterday - Mr Daniel O'Donnell! Here you can see Daniel and the welcoming Committee.

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Daniel took time to shake hands with the pupils and have a wee chat with them.

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Carol Service in Ballydown Presbyterian Church

We had our Carol Service in Ballydown Presbyterian Church on Thursday 15th December. Every pupil took part, and it was indeed a very special celebration of Christmas. Thank you to Reverend Rutherford for once again allowing us to make use of your Church.

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