Please see attached flyer for FEEDING CHALLENGES WITH BABIES & CHILDREN Information Morning for Parents & Health Professionals on Wednesday 13th March 10:00-12:30
Our school Young Enterprise Company Classy Crafts recently attended the YE Southern Region Trade Fair at Rushmere. The group worked extremely well together in selling their products.
Their main product this year is Mobile Phone/tablet stands recycled from pallets. The group have been making these fantastic stands since September and have sold around 40 to date. The group have worked through each of the stages, cutting the wood to the right size, sanding to ensure a smooth finish, adding our Classy Crafts & School Logo as well as adding some soft protection for the devices. The Students decided to expand their sales network by approaching two local businesses to become official stockists of their stands.
We are delighted to have Dessie's & The Craic'd Pot (Armagh) on board with us. Our stands can now be purchased from Dessie's & The Craic's Pot for £5 - with all proceeds going to Lisanally School. Both businesses are firm supporters of the school and we are very grateful to them for all their help. Call in to pick up your stand while stocks last!!! Support your local businesses who support your local schools!!!
Please see attached flyer for a Parents & Professionals Information Evening on Wednesday 20th February 2019
Lisanally Special School
Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7.00pm.
Teams of up to 6 people.
£5.00 per person
Light supper provided. Big Raffle.
Proceeds towards Lisanally Special School Trip and Activities
On Tuesday 18th December, the students of the VTU held their annual Young Enterprise Christmas Craft Fair. The Students sold a range of products they have been making and working on in their YE Business Classy Crafts. They made Mobile Phone Holders made from pallets, Log Snowmen, Christmas Decorations, Marmalade, Gift Packs and many more wonderful items. They sold almost all of their stock and made a super profit of £499.70!!!!!!! They will re-invest their money in preparation for the Rushmere Trade Fair in February. Sincere thanks to all of the parents, friends and staff who supported Classy Crafts.
ENERGY OF LIGHT DISCO
FRIDAY 30th November
8.30PM – 10.30PM
(CARER’S GO FREE)
Come along to the monthly Energy of Light Disco’s, a monthly disco for adults aged 15+ who are experiencing limited physical, sensory and or learning ability. DJ Oliver will have you have you dancing to a range of music including pop, country and the very best of dance hits. So come along and enjoy the music, dance and have fun! Carers and Parents Go Free
In October the Staff of Lisanally Special School completed the Navan walk/run in Armagh. Staff raised £1500 in sponsorship from friends and family, this money was then divided between 3 worthy charities, each receiving £500.
Our chosen charities this year were The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Ellen's Journey & Southern Area Hospice. Thanks to the 3 representatives who came in today for the cheque presentation in recognition of the unbelievable work each of the charities carry out.
For us all it is important to remind ourselves from time to time just how fortunate we are, keep up the great work you do!!
Please click the link below to view the December 2018 SHSCT Newsletter in PDF format.
This year Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council are running a unique Christmas experience in Armagh City Centre – Santa’s Magical Workshop. Experience the magic of Christmas as we make our way through the workshop to help the elves visit Mrs Claus in her kitchen and finally meet the man himself, Santa!
This year there will be a series of ‘Quiet Hours’ in the workshop to accommodate young people with autism, sensory and communication or a learning disability. These sessions can be pre-booked, please see details below.
The designated quiet hours are:
Sunday 9th December: 4pm – 5pm
Saturday 15th December: 4pm-5pm
Wednesday 19th December: 4pm-5pm
Santa’s Magical Workshop is located in McCrum’s Court, Armagh.
Congratulations to all our prefects who were appointed at the start of the year. They have a wide range of responsibilities and are working well at helping to improve our school in all areas. Congratulations to Shauna & Ryan who are our Head Girl and Head Boy for 2018-19.
Last week we had a special whole school assembly where we invited Ruby from the Blythswood Care charity to come and speak to students and staff about where the shoeboxes we donate go each year. It was a timely reminder of just how fortunate we are and another opportunity for us to see the fantastic work the charity do each year.
One of our VTU groups visited the Clanrye Group at Slieve Gullion to see the excellent opportunities they have to offer our students for life after Lisanally. We met Sandra & Rachel who gave us lots of useful information about the 3 year course on offer and we also got the chance to tour the facilities and meet some of the young people currently completing the course. It was a super visit and one from which our students and staff members learned a lot. We look forward to linking with Clanrye again in the future and wish them every success in the fantastic work they do.
On Friday 26th March representatives from the school Young Enterprise Company Classy Crafts went to the Titanic Building in Belfast for the Regional Awards. The group had a great day and were delighted to receive the Award for the Overall Area Winner for the Southern Region in the TEAM Programme. They are now invited to attend the NI Awards Ceremony in Belfast City Hall in June. A fantastic achievement which recognises all the hard work this year of our 3 Vocational Training Unit classes. Well Done everyone!!!