The students of the junior school today sent off their Christmas Shoeboxes to Blytheswood. These will be distributed to young people as far away as Bangladesh and Countries throughout Eastern Europe. Pictured are representatives from each class, Jacob our Charities Rep and Mrs Evans who coordinates the shoebox appeal each year. Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who contributed to the Shoebox Appeal this year.
We were delighted to welcome Stevie McGeown as our guest speaker at our Senior & VTU Prizenight. A fantastic array of awards were presented to students. Awards were presented for completing 3m swimming distances to completing the full Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and lots of achievements in between. Photographed are our main prize winners who were all recognised for their particular achievements this year!!
Well done everyone!!!
Our VTU Department, friends and families came together to celebrate with our leavers who will be moving on from Lisanally this year. Seven of our young people will be moving on and following a range of new adventures in their lives. We wish them and their families all the very best and look forward to welcoming them back to Lisanally soon. Best of luck to Ryan, Ursula, James, Andrew, Aoife, Michael and Paul.
Our Bronze and Silver Award Duke of Edinburgh Groups headed off to Peatlands Park and to Slieve Gullion for some training walks in preparation for next year. We got great weather again and completed some work on our map skills and route planning. A great achievement by all!! On to the next challenge!!
The Students of VTU 1 & VTU 2 came together to receive their awards at Newry SRC. They worked hard all year and each received their certificate I their respective Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2 Food Studies Awards. Well Done everyone and thanks to all the tutors at Newry SRC for their help and support over the year.
On the 1st June we had our Green Flag Assessment for our third Green Flag. We welcomed John Paul from Eco-Schools who met our Eco-Team and had a tour of the school to see all the great work that's taking please right throughout the school, water butts, bug hotels, wildflower garden, bird boxes, Young Enterprise, paper recycling, bird watching and power saving fortnight. John-Paul was especially impressed with our Rubbish Orchestra which took place last week.
Well Done Everyone!!!!
Ability matters Belfast are holding a Kids Mobility and therapy Equipment Day in July - See the attched PDF for more details.
Today we were delighted to welcome volunteers from Irwin M&E Ltd who spent all day working in our sensory garden and courtyard. The volunteers worked hard and the improvement in such a short space of time was amazing!!!
Thanks so much to all the volunteers, we were very lucky to have you visit our school today!!!!
Last Thursday 18th may 14 students from the VTU attended the Young Enterprise Awards 2017. Having Been named best Overall Team in the Southern Area, Classy Crafts progressed to the NI Awards. We had a great night and everyone looked superb. It was another late night but well worth it as Classy Crafts won the Award for Best Product in the TEAM Programme for 2017!!!!
Well Done to everyone involved and to those students who represented Lisanally so well on the night!!
On Thursday 17th May staff and students from Lisanally attended the annual inter region Special School Formal. This year Rathore hosted the event which wss held at the Canal Court Hotel. We had a fantastic evening at the James Bond Themed Formal, which had everything from a "mocktail Bar", CaricatureArtist, Aston Martin Car and Photo Booth.
Everyone had a superb night and could have danced on into the small hours!!!!
Thanks to Philip Clarke who took lovely photographs of the students before we departed from school, to Slanes coaches for getting us all safely there and back and to Rathore for organising such a great night.
Thanks also to the large number of staff who gave up their own time to support and attend the formal!!!
Today the whole school came together for an Easter Bonnet Parade. We had our Parade and then came together in the hall for a whole school break and disco. A fun morning before students finish for their Easter Holidays tomorrow.
On Wednesday 8th March we enjoyed a fantastic turnout of parents for the launch of our borrowing system in the New Library.
Parents were shown a range of reading materials which they can borrow from our library.
Reading materials ranged from books for very young readers through to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for the Primary school and some texts suitable for teenagers and older pupils. We also have a section for students, teachers and parents who want to research about special needs.
On Wednesday 5th April a group representing Classy Crafts attended the Young Enterprise Awards held at Titanic buildings in Belfast.
They had a great day participating in a quiz before the awards ceremony. We were delighted to receive the Award for the Highest Sales in NI in the TEAM Programme. Classy Crafts were then named overall winners I the TEAM Porgramme for the Southern Region. They now progress to the NI awards which will be held at a Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 18th May. Well done everyone and thanks again to our Business Adviser Dessie Feeney.
The Junior Choir participated at this year's Portadown & Newry Music Festivals. They sang two songs 'The Music Man & Mr Noah built an Arc'. At Portadown they won their category and came home with a cup!! Well done everyone!!!