Congratulations to Prep 6 pupil, Matilda on her recent success at the Holywood Festival Musical Theatre Under 9s Competition. Matilda was the only pupil out of the 25 participating in her category to be awarded ‘Outstanding’. Well done Matilda, Broadway beckons!
Victoria College Prep swimmers represented school at the Swim Ulster gala on Saturday 21st October at Bangor Aurora. All girls swam with enthusiasm and determination and had outstanding results across all ages. Special mention must go to Chloe Young who won a bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle. The prep 6 relay narrowly missed out on medal placings. Congratulations to all who competed.
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!
A big thank you to parents for your kind donations and support – your generosity is very much appreciated.
Our Harvest Sale took place on Friday 20th October. There was a vast array of items on sale from toiletries to books, cakes to cuddly toys. We are pleased to announce that we raised a total of £460 for charities to be chosen by the Community Action Group. Pupils looked ‘spook-tacular’ throughout the day in the wide variety of fancy dress costumes. Well done to the winners!
Victoria College Prep will also remain closed on Tuesday 17th October in line with DE guidance. Prep pupils should return to school on Wednesday 18th October.
The election schedule for the appointment of Parent Governors for the 2017-2021 term of office is outlined below. Further notification regarding the election process will be sent to parents by post.
23 October Election period begins
23-27 October Letters and nomination papers sent to parents
10 November (12.00 noon) Last day for return of nomination papers
17 November Voting papers to be sent out (if voting is necessary)
28 November (12.00 noon) Poll closes
29 November Counting of votes
5 December Announcement made on school website and
via email to parents from Returning Officer.
On Friday 29th September pupils from PS-P7 celebrated our Week of Languages with an array of exciting activities in and out of the classroom.
All P1-7 girls were invited to create a model or picture of a favourite landmark or place of interest and what a response we had! The models and pictures were most imaginative and created so cleverly with a vast selection of different materials. All models and pictures are on display in the Great Hall and our winning entries can be viewed at our display table in the reception area. A big thank you must go to the girls for participating so enthusiastically in this challenge and to the parents for their support and encouragement.
We were also delighted to hear enthralling presentations from the two German assistants in school, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Lili at our special assembly on Friday.
Lots of exciting activities also took place during the course of the week in the classrooms including cooking, baking, singing and Art work. Prep 5 also enjoyed the opportunity for the first time to share their language learning with a Year 11 French class in Senior School.
We very much appreciate your support in helping us celebrate our Week of Languages in school. Thank you!
Mrs. Burnett (Co-ordinator of Prep Modern Languages)
Pupils from Victoria College Senior School and Preparatory School were invited to the MAC Theatre on Thursday 7 September to meet a very special VIP. You may have seen coverage in the newspapers or on local news as HRH Prince Harry spoke with the girls after meeting young people promoting cross-community links in an event organised by Co-operation Ireland. Pupils were impressed with the time he spent talking with them and the interest he took in the links between Senior and Prep School.
A number of past Prep School pupils have been appointed to all of the Senior School Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect roles for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Congratulations to Janie Kennedy (Head Girl), Sarah Johnston (Deputy Head Girl: Senior School), Erin Blundell (Senior Prefect), Emily McQuoid (Deputy Head Girl: Middle School), Charlotte Hill (Senior Prefect: Middle School), Hannah Beattie (Deputy Head Girl: Junior School) and Sophie Lyster (Senior Prefect: Junior School).