Posts filed under Experience

Georgia Hussey delivers speech to RNIB Conference

On Friday 3rd April, Georgia Hussey (Y10) spoke at a supporters conference for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The event was held in Belfast Castle. 

Georgia highlighted the importance of support provided by the RNIB and the necessity for funding services. She gave a personal account of her journey since a diagnosis of albinism at 10 weeks old and being registered blind at 3 years old.

Georgia’s support from the RNIB has helped her become the independent young lady she is. Georgia is now planning to volunteer for RNIB becoming a mentor for younger children.

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Posted on May 20, 2019 and filed under Experience, Success.

International Women’s Day 2019

On Friday 8th March April Hutchinson, Tabitha Jones and Abby Palmer from year 13 represented Victoria College at the Speaker’s event entitled “Better the balance, better the world” in Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

The event gave young women from all over the province the opportunity to meet with female MLAs before having the privilege of participating in a lively session in the Assembly Chamber chaired by Assembly Speaker Robin Newton MLA.

Posted on March 14, 2019 and filed under Experience, Politics.

Mock Council of the EU

On Thursday 7th February 2019 six students from year 13 in Victoria College participated in the Mock Council of the EU in Belfast City Hall.

Veena Sivakumar, Tabitha Jones and Anabel McClements represented Ireland and Katie Thorogood, Ellie Cross and Raz Hassan represented Slovenia, with each country participating in lively debates on the controversial themes of migration and climate change.

Posted on February 12, 2019 and filed under European Connections, Experience.

Victoria College Come Together to Celebrate Christmas

The annual Carol Service took place on Friday 14th December in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church. Pupils and staff worked very hard in the run up to Christmas.

The evening commenced with the College orchestra playing a rousing rendition of ‘Russian Dance’ from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. All of the College choirs including the Prepatory Choir, Junior Choir, Junior Chamber Choir, Senior Choir, Senior Chamber Choir and Staff Choir performed to a very high standard.

A particular word of thanks should go to Kirsten Matthews and Hannah-Rose Glover  in Year 14 who both sang beautiful solo parts. 

Posted on December 18, 2018 and filed under Experience, Music.

Masterclasses in the Art Department

Award winning ceramicist, Anne Butler and our very own VCB textile guru, Mrs Joanne Porter treated Year 13 and 14 art students to two masterclass workshops to inspire and develop new skills in drawing with porcelain and fleece.

The girls throughly enjoyed the experience and produced some very interesting outcomes.

Posted on December 18, 2018 and filed under Art, Creativity, Experience.

Thank you!!

Dear parents

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

Posted on December 12, 2018 and filed under Creativity, Experience, Networking.