On 31st January this year we hosted a coffee morning for parents and family members to showcase our Scholastic Book Fair. Thanks to two new parents for helping at the fair, Mrs. Bingham and Mrs. Black.
The attendance was good and family members had the opportunity to share experiences and ideas as well as choosing new books to read to their children. Brothers and sisters also attended and loved browsing through the colourful collections.
The book fair raised 438 pounds and the school has 200 pounds to spend as commission.
We also held a raffle for charity which raised 52 pounds and prizes were awarded to Katie Bingham and Aveen O'Reilly.
Last week 3 of our VTU students were invited to C2K in Antrim to be interviewed live online as part of Safer Internet Day 2018. The boys had made an e-safety video using Green Screen to highlight how young people can keep safe while online. They were delighted to be invited to be interviewed and even moreso when they found out they had won a laptop for the school!!!
Great work boys!!
In January 3 students participated in the SRC Skillsbuild Competition in Portadown, with Dearbhail coming 1st in the Catering competition and Finnian coming 2nd in the Horticulture - Well done to all who participated and represented the school. A fantastic Achievement!!
Having considered the Amber weather warning AND the health and safety of ALL pupils and staff Lisanally is CLOSED today, WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2018. Reopens on Thursday 18th. Planned Annual Review Meetings will be rescheduled. Stay safe and warm everyone. Thank you
At the end of November students from VTU 1 & 2 went to Killowen OEC as part of their John Muir Award. The group participated in Climbing wall, low ropes course and Zip Line activities. We had yet another fantastic day. Thanks to the help from all the Centre staff who looked after us so well. The day was tinged with sadness as we were the final group to use the facility as it will now be closing. A fantastic resource that will be sadly missed.
We recently welcomed representatives from the Health & Safety Executive who chose Lisanally for the launch of this year's Farm Safety Calendar. We were delighted to hear that one of our students' drawing had been selected from over 1200 entries to be the picture for the Month of February. Fionnuala received a framed copy of her poster which will hang proudly in school. Well done Fionnuala!!
Congratulations to the 5 students who were awarded their Expedition Certificate in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. The group completed their Practice and qualifying expeditions in September. A special well done to Shivam who in completing his expedition section also achieved the full Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award!!!!
Well done everyone. We were delighted to welcome Edwin parks from the Youth Service to present the awards and also parents who were able to attend on the day.
Our school Young Enterprise Company Classy Crafts held their annual Christmas Craft Fair for staff and parents. There was a great turn and all the hard work by the students of the VTU paid off with very little stock left at the end of it all.
They will now begin preparations for the big trade fair in Rushmere in February as soon as they return after the Christmas Holidays.
John Fields, grandfather of EYP pupil Fiachra, raised a large sum of money by running the Dublin City Marathon and a number of other marathons. Well done on your fantastic achievements and thank you so much for your incredibly generous donation to Lisnally!!
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.