Harvest Sale

The highlight of October was our Harvest Sale which took place on Friday 19th October.  There was a vast array of items on sale from toiletries to books, cakes to cuddly toys and harvest sweet hampers.  Pupils certainly enjoyed bagging bargains galore.  Prep 7 did a great job manning the stalls.  We are pleased to announce that we raised a total of £450 for charities to be chosen by the Community Action Group. 

In the lead up to Harvest Sale, there was a collection for the Simon Community Northern Ireland, incorporating store cupboard essentials like tinned goods and toiletries used to fill “Welcome Packs.”  The CAG girls did a fabulous job helping to pack up the goods and load them on to the Simon Community collection van.  Well done girls!

Posted on October 23, 2018 .

International Week of Languages

Our annual “Week of Languages” celebrations took place during the last week of September in Prep and our theme this year was based on “Communication”.

Every pupil had the opportunity to communicate through the medium of Art by creating both a T-shirt picture and a badge featuring a greeting in a different language. All T-shirt entries were judged and prizes awarded at our special Friday assembly. The very creative and colourful winning entries are on display in the Prep Reception area.

In addition to our very own Mr. Tumble and our German language assistants visiting our Junior assembly, we were also delighted to welcome Mrs Laura Bloomer to our final assembly on Friday. She introduced the girls to “Makaton” as a different means of communication.

 Very ably supported by Maggie Irvine in Prep 5, Mrs Bloomer taught the girls a song using Makaton signing and a lot of fun was had by all!

Many thanks to all parents for helping with the usual dressing up and provision of international breaks!

Don’t forget to check out Seesaw for photographs of each class’s individual activities to celebrate our special week!

Many thanks for your continued support!

Mrs Burnett (Prep Languages)

Posted on October 2, 2018 .

Autumn Term Dates 2018

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th August 9am-12noon
Junior Pre-School, Pre-School and Prep 1 induction mornings.

Thursday 30th August 9am-2pm
ALL pupils from Junior Pre-School to Prep 7 in school. Please bring packed lunch (no canteen or After Hours available).

Friday 31st August
Full day for all pupils. After Hours and canteen meals available.

For further details, see our Events Calendar.

 

Posted on June 29, 2018 .

VCB Spring Concert

One of the highlights of the Victoria College school calendar is the annual Spring Concert. This year, the concert took place on Wednesday 25th April in the Ulster Hall and included the Preparatory School choir and orchestra for the first time. The Prep choir and orchestra from P4-P6 performed spectacularly alongside Senior School pupils and were a wonderful addition to the programme. A fabulous and memorable night was had by all in truly wonderful surroundings.  Thank you to Mrs Murray and Mrs Gillian for all of their hard work throughout the year and well done to all of the girls involved.

Posted on May 9, 2018 .

Cross Country Success

Prep 6 team represented prep at the Belfast area heats of the City Council cross country. This was a first experience for the girls but they all performed with great determination. Sophia Young was placed 9th and India Steen 8th out of a field of over 100 runners. The team came 4th overall to qualify for the A final next month. An outstanding achievement.

Posted on April 20, 2018 .

Hockey Success

Prep 7 competed in the Belfast area tournament of the Primary Schools hockey cup. Prep played 6 matches in their section with convincing wins in all. We won the semi-final against Gilnahirk to qualify for the final against Penrhyn. At the end of full time it was 1:1 and no goals were scored during extra time so penalty runs had to be taken. Molly Young, Annie Irvine and Aimee Hilman stepped up to take these in what proved to be a very tense few moments.  At the end of this the score was 2:2 so next stage was sudden death.  Our captain Aimee Hilman agreed to take the first run and with skill and precision took the ball around the keeper to place a beautiful winning goal in the back corner and allow celebrations to begin.  Player of the tournament went to Annie Irvine.

At the NI Schools hockey finals held at Stormont on 18th April, the Prep team finished second in their section and progressed through to the cup.  We met Penrhyn once again (the same team we had played in the Belfast finals) and won 2-0!  We then met a team called Armstrong from Armagh, sadly we lost 0-1.  Prep progressed to the quarter final stage and Armstrong went on to win the tournament.  This is a great achievement from the girls who trained and played well together all year.  Well done girls!

Posted on March 22, 2018 .

Athletics Success

The Prep 7 team competed in the Belfast Indoor Athletics Championships during February and from this 5 pupils were selected by the coaches to represent Belfast in the NI finals. The Belfast team consisted of 10 pupils from across the Primary Schools in the area, so it was a massive achievement that half of the team were representatives from the Prep School. The girls competed in the sprint, distance run, standing long jump and speed bounce events. The 5 girls who were selected were Anna Kennedy, Lucy Ly, Megan Carville, Aimee Hilman and Eva Kelly. Unfortunately, the Bangor team won on the day but congratulations to the girls for such a wonderful achievement at making the area squad.

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Posted on March 22, 2018 .

Netball Success

Well done to the competitive netball squad for a fantastic season. They won 7 out of their 8 league matches, put on a thrilling display of skills during the Belfast finals and narrowly missed out on a place in the Northern Ireland games due to goal difference. Congratulations to all girls involved!

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Congratulations to the Prep netball squad who have been undefeated in the past 7 league matches.  Good luck for the last match and finals tournament.

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Posted on March 8, 2018 .

Belfast Musical Festival Success

Congratulations to our Prep 6 pupil, Matilda who won the Belfast Musical Festival of music, speech and drama for the third year in a row.  What a fantastic achievement.  Well done Matilda!

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Posted on March 6, 2018 .

Victoria Square Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to our Prep 2 pupil, Zahra who won the P1-P3 category in the Victoria Square Art Competition to celebrate their 10th birthday.  Zahra’s artwork will be proudly displayed in the dome for the month of March.

As well as winning a prize for herself, Zahra also won an art workshop with Aly Harte for Prep.  Well done Zahra! 

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Posted on March 6, 2018 .