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School Production

We are proud at Park to present a Christmas Production which aims to include as many pupils as possible both on stage and behind the scenes.

The productions aim to develop pupils who are naturally talented in this area and to help raise the self-esteem and confidence of those pupils who take part.

The productions are well supported by parents and outside agencies in the local community.

School Council

Park School has a pupil council set in place which allows representatives from each form class to have an input into the operation of the school. This gives pupils a platform to express and suggest ways to improve their learning environment.

Educational Visits & Community Activties

As part of the teaching programme at Park School pupils take part in a range of activities, outings and visits. These activities are designed to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and independence in each pupil as well as contribute to the learning objectives of the subject. Pupils have opportunities to visit the W5, Aunt Sandra’s, Exploris, Belfast Zoo, and The Ulster Museum among others.

Cinema Trip

Every Christmas KS3 goes on a well deserved trip to the cinema. Pupils and staff settle down with their popcorn and drinks to watch the latest movie to get them in the Christmas spirit!

Hampers

Each year in November the whole school starts to collect food items for our Christmas hampers. Every class puts together at least one hamper for an elderly person who lives in the vicinity of the school.

Over the past few years we have taken the hampers to a local sheltered housing scheme where the pupils have had the opportunity to meet those who have received a hamper.

At Park we feel this not only benefits the people who receive the hampers but also the pupils as they learn the importance of being a good citizen by helping others.

The pictures below show you the hampers that were delivered in December 2012.

Links with other schools

Dissolving Boundaries is an initiative which has been running since 1999. It aims to develop principles of good citizenship through collaborative project work between schools. Park School has been involved in this project for three years with their partner school St Michael’s, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Correspondence between our two schools takes place through a protected website that is monitored by participating teachers and the programme organisers. Pupils also make contact with each other using video-conferencing in the classroom.

Finally participating pupils have the opportunity to travel to a face-to-face meeting with the pupils in the partner school. This has been a very successful, educational and enjoyable experience for all the pupils who have taken part to date.

As well as trips off campus, outside agencies are also invited into Park School to assist with the teaching programme. Examples of organisations that support teaching are the NSPCC, PSNI, Queen’s University, Childline, Helping Hands and Dr Barnardo’s.

Counsellor

Park School are extremely fortunate to have a School Counsellor. Catherine Daly from Counselling 4 Youth attends Park School for a half day on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Referrals can be self referral by the pupil, parental wish or staff concerns. This service is strictly confidential.

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