School Enhancement Programme - Donate now

With excitement mounting ahead of our grand opening, we are delighted to post the first official pictures of our outstanding new facilities.

The Big Build Giving Wall

The Big Build Giving Wall will be located prominently within the reception area of the new sports hall and for every £100 donated you can add the name of a single individual to this commemorative wall.  So, for a donation of £100 you can secure a place for one name, for a donation of £200 you can secure a place for two names, and for a donation of £300 you can secure a place for three names on the Big Build Giving Wall.

There is no overall limit on the number of places on the Big Build Giving Wall that may be secured by a single donor and donations can be made anonymously without the publication of the name of any individual on the wall.  Donations of less than £100 are also welcome.

To make your donation now - click here.



Posted on May 23, 2017 and filed under Announcement.

Victoria College Old Girls’ Association Annual Dinner

On Friday 5th May 2017, fifty members were present at a delightful evening in the Ulster Reform Club. A splendid buffet was enjoyed and many happy memories and anecdotes of school days were shared.  Barbara Farris was presented with a gift to mark her service of Treasurer for twenty five years. A table of those who left school fifty years ago had a wonderful reunion. The event was organised most efficiently by Patricia Moorhead. Past President Margaret Andrews has graciously accepted the title of Emeritus President and Betty Kerr has become Emeritus Honorary Secretary marking their significant roles in the Association.


Mrs Betty Kerr - Emeritus Honorary Secretary

Pictured opposite is a much loved old girl; Mrs Betty Kerr. She organised the many aspects of the Old Girls Association for 55 years before stepping down in 2016. She is now ‘Emeritus Honorary Secretary’.


Chair of the Old Girls - Carolyn Lewis.

At the Dinner Carolyn welcomed, and thanked, those who had come to  this the 101st Dinner.

She paid tribute to Betty Kerr who had organised all the administration of the Old Girls for fifty five years and Barbara Farris who had served the Association as Treasurer for 25 years. In recognition of her role Barbara was presented with beautiful ear-rings. Betty had been presented with a lovely brooch at the Centenary Dinner in Parliament Buildings in 2015.

Ms Slevin addressed the audience and spoke of the many highlights in the school year. Looking ahead to the opening of the ‘New Build’ she encouraged Old Girls to contribute to items to furnish the new sports and art buildings and gave out  some brochures to highlight the features of these much needed facilities. Past President of the Old Girls, Mrs Margaret Andrews, has accepted the title of ‘Emeritus Honorary President’ and we look forward to seeing her and Betty, ‘Emeritus Honorary Secretary’ at future meetings.


Gallery


Annual Dinner 2018

The Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 27th April in Belvoir Park Golf Club. Further information about this and other events can be found on the webpage below. Any group celebrating a special anniversary should make early contact with Patricia Moorhead.

https://www.victoriacollege.org.uk/old-girls-association/

On this webpage you can also find information about the Old Girls Association, including forthcoming events and items of interest.

Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under Experience.

Success at District Athletics Championship

On Saturday 13th May, Victoria College had an incredibly successful day at the District Athletics Championship held at the Antrim Forum.

Successful pupils / teams

  • Amy Edwards – Gold in Javelin
  • Leila Poziaina – Gold in 3000m
  • Rebecca Bunn – Gold in 1500m Steeplechase
  • Darcey Smyth – Silver in 1500m Steeplechase
  • Georgia Ross – Silver in Triple Jump and 300m Hurdles
  • Rebecca Warnock – Bronze in high jump
  • Bree Moffett – Bronze in long jump
  • Emilia Cutrona – Silver in 100m
  • Aimee Crawford – Silver in 80m Hurdles & 4th in 300m
  • Inter relay team - Silver

 

Congratulations to all our pupils on their outstanding achievements.

Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under Sport.

UNIFORM SALE - 16 June 2017

Has your daughter outgrown her uniform? If so, we would welcome those items that no longer fit but are still in good condition for our Annual APT Uniform Sale on 16 June 2017.

If your daughter is bidding us a fond farewell this year, we can accept blazers, skirts, jumpers, cardigans, scarves etc right up until a day or two before the sale.

We are particularly short of skirts and blazers. All donations of uniform can be left with Mrs Crockard at the school office on the junior (Richmond) site.

The sale takes place at 3.00pm after the Year 8 Induction afternoon in the Richmond hall.

Click here for our event poster.

Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under Announcement.

P6 Transfer Information Evening

On Thursday 1st June a Transfer Information Evening will be held. During the evening the Headmistress will outline the procedures for pupils wishing to transfer to the College in September 2018. 

Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under Announcement.

Spring Concert 2017

Classical meets Contemporary . . .

'Classical meets Contemporary' was held in the Cranmore Hall on Thursday 30th March. It showcased the Choirs, College Orchestra , flute group and ensembles. The combined choirs and College Orchestra gave exhilarating performances and the evening ended with ‘New York, New York'.

Congratulations to all pupils who participated.

To watch a video of the event click on the link below.

Posted on May 12, 2017 and filed under Experience.

U12 Gaelic Football Triumph

On Friday 12 May the U12 Gaelic Football team represented the College in the Ulster Council Peil Shield tournament played in the sunshine at Cherryvale Playing Fields. Twenty schools from Counties Antrim, Armagh and Down participated.

The VCB team led by captain Robyn Murray won all four group matches convincingly before easing past St Joseph’s Crossmaglen in the semi-final. An exciting final saw the Victoria girls defeat Lismore comfortably in the end, marking an historic occasion. Rose Sundara-Garuda was solid between the posts and the defence of Ciara Irvine and Robyn Murray coped admirably with all that was thrown at them. Sophie McGonigle and Sarah Trainor bossed midfield while our forward line of Kate McSorley and Caitlyn Courtney, led ably by Aoibheann Dougan, did the damage very effectively up front.

Congratulations to all pupils on their outstanding achievements and a very special well done to their coaches Mr Thompson and Miss Moore.

Posted on May 12, 2017 and filed under Sport.

VCB U14 team reach Ulster Semi-Final

The U14 Gaelic Football team coached by Mr. Thompson reached the Ulster Schools’ semi-final against St. Mark’s, Warrenpoint. The match was played in beautiful sunshine at Musgrave Park. Molly McCrory (captain), Katherine Ward and Sarah Trainor dominated midfield while Marianne Doherty was a constant threaton the wings. Robyn Murray was lethal in front of goal whilst Sorcha O’Brien held the defence together. Kaja Lewandowska was perhaps player of the match, pulling off some great saves. Despite losing the match, the girls played very well and represented their school with pride.

Posted on May 12, 2017 and filed under Sport.