Preparations are well underway for the Victoria College Spring Concert which is taking place this year on the 28th March. Following on from last year’s success the concert will once again be held in the setting of the prestigious Ulster Hall and feature the College orchestra and choirs. This year we are looking forward to ‘tripping the light fantastic’ with a selection of music from both Mary Poppins films. Those of you who prefer to ‘rock it out’ will also enjoy a selection of music by Queen.
It is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to showcase their talents in such a venue and we hope to continue this tradition moving forward. At this stage we ask you to support the College by encouraging friends, neighbours and family members to purchase tickets for what is certain to be an unforgettable evening.
Tickets are priced at £12 (£8 concessions) and are available at the Ulster Hall box office or online.
See you there!!
The Second Annual General Meeting
will be held in the Library on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Elections to vacant posts will be held.
Please look at the ‘Revised Constitution- 2017’,for guidance. See below.
There will be light refreshments, a chance to meet with old and new friends and an opportunity to share your ideas for future plans.
SAVE THE DATE
The Annual Dinner will take place on
Friday 10 May 2019 in Malone Golf Club.
7.00 for 7.30pm
Details and booking forms will follow shortly.
Please note there are Anniversary tables for those who left the College 25, 30, 40, and 50 years ago.
Convenors will be in touch if they have not already done so.
Please see documents below which may be useful for parents and guardians.
· The health impacts of screen time: a fact sheet for parents Screen Time Fact Sheet for Parents
· What do children and young people think about screen time? Children’s Views on Screen Time
· The health impacts of screen time: a guide for clinicians and parents Clinician’s and Parents Guide
Victoria College Open Afternoon will give P7 pupils and their parents the opportunity to tour our Richmond campus and view classes in action.
There will also be the opportunity to visit our Cranmore campus and see our new PE and Art facilities. Staff and students will greet guests from 1.45pm in the Assembly Hall on the Richmond campus.
If you have followed the news story regarding the tragic death of Molly Russell (14) you will note that her father places heavy criticism on social media content which sensationalises self-harm and suicide. We cannot deny that our children face many pressures today and are at times, searching desperately for ways to cope. Here at VCB we do not shy away from mental health issues and take an active role in teaching our pupils resilience and healthy coping strategies. If you are concerned that your child is self – harming, please look at the following guide entitled Coping with Self Harm - a guide for parents and carers.
In VCB we want you to be confident in who you are. We delight in the diversity of our community and celebrate your unique talents, skills and ambitions.
Beauty is being real and accepting you are special, with incredible gifts and potential. Never try to change who you are to fit in with what the media says is beautiful.
As we discussed in assembly, character counts and our core values help us to be the best version of ourselves. Beauty is much more than airbrushed photos!