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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The Big Christmas Challenge

Every pupil from Donard School took part in The Big Christmas Challenge. Here you can see pupils from Classes 7 and 8 having a go at Boccia and Volley Ball(oon).

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Annual Visit of 4th Year Students from Stranmillis College

Once again the pupils of Donard School enjoyed the annual visit of 4th Year Students from Stranmillis College.   We hope that they were able to see for themselves how privileged we are as a staff to work with such special children and young people - and who knows, maybe they will come and be part of our staff in the future!

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