Our very own Aisling from Class 18 will be starring in an episode of Countryfile which will be aired on Sunday 5th November. Aisling is going to be interviewed on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October. The interview is in relation to the YMCA and how Aisling has benefited from this facility. The filming will also include a Ramble taking place in Castlewellan Forest Park which has been organised by the YMCA to raise money for Children In Need. Good luck Aisling we are so very proud of you!
Wizard Of Oz
As part of our CALC (Craigavon area learning community) links St Ronan’s College and Ceara School have been working collaboratively on this project since October 2016. St Ronan’s College pupils have been taking part in the collaborative project as part of their enrichment programme for 6 years, however this year was slightly different as we involved pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. We thought long and hard to come up with a project that would suit the varying needs and ability of all pupils involved. It was a challenge which all St Ronan’s College pupils accepted and excelled at. We hope to continue this link into the future as the experience it brings to all pupils. On Thursday 31st march we performed our sensory production in front on our parent’s, fellow pupils, boards of governors and staff from both schools. Everyone really enjoyed it as a much as we did preforming it. The link was a huge success once again.
Ulster Orchestra Link
Class 18 worked with the Ulster Orchestra, Sponsored by Ulster Carpets to engage pupils in a Performance.
Class 18 worked over Term 2 with the Ulster Orchestra in a variety of workshops and planning days to showcase their work ’13 Stingrays’.
They performed to a whole school audience and members from the wider community were invited and attended.
This Project was hugely beneficial and both pupils and staffs responded to task and actively participated to promote our professional development and pupils subject knowledge along with the softer skills of communicating, problem solving and team work.
Many thanks to the Spar in Mourneview for the very kind donation of £50.
Thank you to the Victoria Supporters Club for the very generous donation of £200.
Many thanks to Tesco for the very kind donation of £300 - which was raised by the male staff getting a leg wax!