A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday and made the event truly special and festive once again. We are still working on the final total raised and while we are busy counting the takings, we wish to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who made the fair a hugely successful Christmas shopping experience. From the artisan crafters in the main assembly hall through to our exciting Tombola stall which never disappoints and of course our amazing pupils with their craft stalls who delivered and thrilled our shoppers with everything from plants to pom-pom decorations and hot chocolate candy sticks, it was a unique and exciting event. The canteen was alive with Christmas music and atmosphere, with visitors taking the opportunity to enjoy a warming bowl of homemade soup, a festive snack and a chat with family and friends. The cherry on the top of our Christmas cake was when The Welcome Organisation, supporting people who are homeless, accepted unsold hot and cold food to serve at the hostel...a very fitting end to a truly special day.
We would ask you this week to support the Christmas fundraising effort by purchasing tickets for the Christmas Prize draw which are on sale all of this week. Pupils from the Junior school were given books of tickets to bring home last week and those in Senior school will be given tickets today. We are urging all parents to please support the school by purchasing tickets to win one of our fabulous prizes. If you wish to purchase more tickets than those sent home, please contact Mrs Crockard in the Richmond office. Please return tickets, sold and unsold, and the correct money by this Friday 14th December. The draw will take place during the last week of term and all winners notified immediately.
Good luck, huge thanks for your support and a very merry Christmas from the APT
“The 2018 Autumn Reunion, organised by Patricia Moorhead and Sharon Henderson, took place on Saturday 17th November at Montalto House, Ballynahinch.
After a welcome glass of prosecco, 47 "Old Girls" and friends enjoyed hearing a brief history of the beautifully restored Georgian Mansion from the MD of Montalto, David Wilson. We then had a captivating tour of some of the most elegantly refurbished rooms. Delightful but discrete anecdotes were shared of past guests!
A fabulous Afternoon Tea was served in the Garden Room and, as our photographs show, it really was a memorable feast.
With one final group photograph on the charming staircase, Victorians said goodbye to friends, old and new, promising to meet again at the 2019 events."
The Arellian Association hosted their Annual Lunch on the Richmond site on Saturday 13th October.
Carolyn McGrath, President of the Arellian Association, presented Ms Slevin with an Arellian brooch to mark her retirement, paying tribute to the support given by Ms Slevin to their Association during her time as Headmistress. Mrs Karen Quinn, the newly appointed Headmistress was warmly welcomed to her first Arellian event.
VCBOGA Chair, Carolyn Lewis, and Honorary Secretary Jennifer Mussen were delighted to be the guests at the event.
Lunch was excellent and the chat continued well into the afternoon
Boarding NI in partnership with Invest NI extend a warm invitation to alumni of Drumglass House to an exclusive networking evening.
Come along and enjoy what is sure to be a fun and engaging evening.