Music Therapy at Donard

Donard welcomes Caolan Flynn to the team. He is our new Music Therapist and brings music and joy into our school every Tuesday when he arrives with his bag of instruments.

Music Therapy primarily helps our pupils improve their wellbeing in areas such as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development and social skills.

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Sports Day 2017

Donard School held it's Banbridge-themed Sports Day on Wednesday 7th June. The pupils were divided into 7 teams with pupils from across the School represented in each team. After a parade of teams Classes 1, 7 and 8 kicked off proceedings with a wheelchair dance to the 'Happy' music from Despicable Me, assisted by their very own Minion Staff. A range of games and relay races were enjoyed by all the pupils, and everyone left with a medal to celebrate their achievements. As usual the pupils made us very proud, and all the cheering Mums, Dads, family and friends helped to make our 2017 Sports Day one to remember. Thank you to all who organised the day (especially Mrs Goss), and to Banbridge Leisure Centre Staff for their assistance.

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Holy Communion and Confirmation in St. Teresa's Church

9 pupils from Donard celebrated the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in St. Teresa's Church Banbridge. They all looked fabulous and we were very proud of them all. Thank you to our Choir who also took part.

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THANKS! - David Meade Fund-Raising Night

The pupils and Staff of Donard School would like to thank Mr David Meade for a very entertaining (and perplexing!) fund-raising night in the Parish Centre, Banbridge. We very much appreciate his support for our School. Staff in School are still trying to work out the number grid! Final total raised to follow.

Inter-Schools Formal

The Inter-Schools Formal is one of the most anticipated events in the Senior School Calendar. Our pupils really look forward to getting all 'glammed up' and putting on their finery. I'm sure you will agree that they all looked sensational! Even though our mode of transport did not befit our glamorous appearance, we were all very glad to sit down and rest our weary feet at the end of a night of socialising and dancing. Thank you to all the fabulous Staff who attended to make sure that our pupils had a safe and wonderful evening. Thank you also to Rathore School, Newry for organising such an enjoyable evening.

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SRC Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all the pupils in Class 11 and Leavers who recently attended the SRC Awards Ceremony to receive their certificates for completing Entry Level Occupational Studies. Apologies to those pupils whose photos are missing - you were so quick the photographer couldn't get your picture taken!

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Brothers and Sisters Visit School

On Thursday 30th March the brothers and sisters of our pupils had the opportunity to visit School to learn about and experience some of the activities that are available to our pupils across the breadth of the School. It was a fun and informal evening topped off with pizza and buns. We hope all those who attended had an enjoyable evening and will consider joining us for future events.

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David Meade "Mindreader LIVE" - Fundraiser on 19 May

Many thanks to Mr David Meade for freely giving of his time to help raise much-needed funds for our School. In supporting this charity event you will be enabling us to provide resources for all our pupils, as well as having an entertaining and fun evening too.

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