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Ardnashee School, Derry

Extended Mid-Term Break

Dear Parent / Carer,

As you will be aware the NI Executive has announced that the mid-term break for schools and other education settings will be extended from Monday 19th October to Friday 30th October (inclusive).

In a letter to schools, the Education Minister, Mr. Peter Weir, has stated that –

“Education settings will be closed to all pupils during these two weeks including for vulnerable children and children of key workers. Schools and other settings will reopen on Monday, 2 November. As this is an extension of the half-term break, it is not intended to be used for remote learning”.

Ardnashee School & College has provided a safe learning environment for all of our children and young people and we are disappointed that our term has been cut short with very little notice. However, we respect the NI Executive’s decision and support all measures that have been put in place to protect our community.

We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school in the new term and thank all of you for your continued support and cooperation at this time.

Mr R. McFeeters (Principal)

Notices

New Guidance Letter.

Firstly, I want to say a huge thanks you to our whole school community for making a very successful return to school possible for our pupils. It has been a real joy to see them settling back into school so well and they have shown remarkable resilience in coping with the many changes to school life.

Unfortunately, as you will all be aware we are now facing a period of time when the Covid 19 Virus appears to be on the increase again. Our goal as a school is always to have our pupils in school and try to keep everyone in our school community safe. With this in mind we are asking our whole school community (pupils, parents and staff) to be particularly careful at this time, both inside school and out in the wider community.

In order to keep our pupils as safe as possible we would ask everyone to pull together and adhere strictly to the Public Health Agency and Government guidance on how to stay safe. As a school community we need to obey the guidance and stick to the rules to try to protect everyone.

Many thanks for your continued patience and support during these very challenging times.

Raymond

 

ASC Restart Programme

ASC Restart Programme

(please click on the link below)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/180z72cQ5123XvztYpjo63gj8GpXG8COm/view?usp=sharing

Restart Information

Click on the link below for the latest information

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OOPkU8ySXL8YDDCpKw0W9GsqV8ays-zn/view?usp=sharing

 

Ardnashee School & College Uniform

 

Year 8 Transition Video

 

Year 8 Transition

Year 8 Transition Information. Please click on link below

Year 8 Transition

 
 

Special Needs Mass and First Communion Update

Earlier in the year parents were given the option to have their child make their First Holy Communion, either at the Special Needs Mass or along with St Patricks Primary School. Because of Covid both of these events were postponed. St Patricks have now released their date (Friday 18th of September). However a date for the Special Needs Mass has not been set yet. We expect this date will be announced soon and will post the details on our website as soon as we have them.

ASC Nursery Graduation

An end of term message from the principal

 

'Lockdown' by Ciaran and Caitlin

 

Lockdown Song

 

Lockdown Song

'Ardnashee Lockdown Song'

Now you've had a listen. We'd love to hear you singing our Lockdown Song

Why don't you get a parent or guardian to record you singing 'LOCKDOWN'

And send it to ardnasheeschool@gmail.com 

 

Ardnashee Challenge be Creative

Dylan
Dylan
 
Bowie
Bowie
 
Bowie
Bowie
 
 
 
Jessica
Jessica
 
Aoibh
Aoibh
 
 
Ciaran's Artwork
Ciaran's Artwork
 
 
 
Ella's Rainbow
Ella's Rainbow
 
Andrew being creative
Andrew being creative
 
 
Niamh's art work
Niamh's art work
 
Isla
Isla
 
Beth's Chick !
Beth's Chick !
 
Beth
Beth
 
Logan
Logan
 

BE CREATIVE!

Send us your amazing photos and videos 

Check out all the wonderful work that has been sent in so far.

You can send your work to either of the following emails:

gkennedy849@c2kni.net or sdeery486@c2kni.net

So get your thinking caps on and get your work submitted

Good luck and stay well

 

Staff Shout Out !!!

 

More Shout Outs!

 

Upcoming Events...

Monday, 26th October 2020
Halloween Holidays
Tuesday, 27th October 2020
Halloween Holidays
Wednesday, 28th October 2020
Halloween Holidays
Thursday, 29th October 2020
Halloween Holidays
Friday, 30th October 2020
Halloween Holidays
 

Max Fashion

 

Free School Meals Application Form

Click on the link from EA (below) to apply for free school meals.

https://freeschoolmealsanduniforms.eani.org.uk/#no-back

Home Learning PowerPoints and Videos for KS3

Home Learning example PowerPoints and Videos for KS3 can be found in Home Learning (password: racecourse) * folder S. McCaul

A message from the Principal to those pupils making their first Holy Communion

 

Grace gets involved in a street fitness class

A video of Grace exercising with her mum and younger brother, in her front garden during a street fitness class. This video has since went viral with over 7,000 people viewing it on twitter.

https://www.derryjournal.com/sport/football/liverpool/liverpool-fc-stars-send-heart-warming-message-brave-derry-youngster-2847181

 

 

Ardnashee Bag Company presents - The Buddy Bag

 

Transition Class - Memories 2019 - 2020

 

Making the Headlines

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Ryan is dancing through the isolation. Click on the link below for the full article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/52113263/coronavirus-down-s-syndrome-and-dancing-through-isolation#

 

Message from the Orthoptic (Eye) Dept, Altnagelvin

If your child was to have their glasses or vision assessed at school in April, this did not take place due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Once we are back to normal the assessment will take place. Until then, if you have any concerns regarding your child’s glasses or vision, please contact me on 028 7161 1424 where you can leave a message and I will get back to you.

Stay safe and hope to see you again soon.

Lisa

Ardnashee Easter Rap

 

Eggs for our NHS Heroes

Ardnashee donates easter eggs to nhs workers
Ardnashee donates easter eggs to nhs workers
 

Young Enterprise NI

 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Ardnashee School and College is a controlled school for children and young people aged between 3 and 19 years, living in Derry and  the surrounding district.  The school provides a 16 year continuity of education and pastoral care for pupils with learning difficulties and associated disabilities.  There are places for up to 270 pupils.  High staffing ratios and excellent teaching facilities mean staff can promote a high standard of learning.

Our school web site allows us to share the work we are involved in as a school community and to show the positive and varied contributions our pupils are making, not only to Ardnashee School and College, but to their families, communities and their city......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Information on the Covid-19

Ardnashee Prospectus

When a Child is Born