Integration

Integration

Integration Week

ActivitiesPosted by J Murray Thu, March 05, 2015 03:33PM
We celebrated Integration Week from Mar 2nd to 9th March. The theme was Horizons and each pupil had to decorate a sun ray for the whole school Horizon Display. Each pupil had to think of an adjective, emblem or logo to symbolise Integrated Schools.

Some pupils went to Parkhall Integrated College to complete a Horizon with other pupils from Integrated Schools. The pupils really enjoyed the activity and particularly enjoyed working with other children from another Integrated School.

We think they produced amazing Horizons!!!




Peer Mediation

EventsPosted by J Murray Tue, January 27, 2015 10:12AM
Our P.7 class lead an assembly about Peer Mediation. The pupils explained to Key Stage 2 pupils and their parents what it is all about and how the Programme is organised throughout the school. We even had past pupils back telling us how Peer Mediation has helped them at High School.

Peer Mediation is a scheme that teaches pupils how to deal with conflict. This Programme equips children with problem solving skills necessary for later life. Peer Mediators wear "high vis" jackets in the playground and work on a rota basis. Pupils in Key Stage 2 know if they need help with a petty problem they can find a mediator who will help them solve it.



Our P.6 pupils are currently undergoing their training for Peer Mediation and will be our new mediators next year!!





Student Parliament

EventsPosted by J Murray Thu, December 04, 2014 02:35PM
On Wed 3rd Dec Mrs Murray accompanied Daniel, Jack and Daniel to the Stormont Hotel. We were invited to attend a Student Parliament. The event was organised by N.I.C.I.E and it gave the pupils an opportunity to share their views on Integrated Education.

The event was attended by 28 other Integrated Schools and over 80 pupils from Primary and Post Primary Schools attended. The children were put in to a group with pupils from the other schools and took part in lots of fun activities such as Freeze Frames and Conscience Alley. They even had a chance to meet members of the Education Committee to tell them why Integrated schools are different to other schools and what integration means to them.

We had a delicious buffet lunch and finished the day with a Drumming Circle. Even Mrs Murray showed off her drumming skills!!!!




Celebrating different faiths

EventsPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, June 17, 2014 03:39PM
In Primary Four some children made their First Holy Communion. They are now able to receive this sacrament every time they go to mass. The Primary Four classes went with them to mass to see them receiving the Body Of Christ. It was very interesting, especially when most of the children had never been inside a chapel. In our school we have many different religions.
There are several denominations of faith such as Catholic, Protestant, Hindu and some of us have no religion.
The children saw lots of statues and heard prayers and music. They were all able to join in with The Lord's Prayer.
They
also shook hands with each other and wished each other peace. This is called the Sign of peace.


10 Years of Integration

EventsPosted by J Murray Fri, June 06, 2014 01:25PM
On Thursday 5th June we celebrated 10 years of integration. Pupils read an Integration poem and some P.7 pupils sang a song about integration.Then to commemorate this special occasion we had V.I.Ps to help us plant our 10 trees.

Staff past and present enjoyed the festivities, particularly the buffet lunch!

Integration Poem

EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Fri, June 06, 2014 11:56AM

This is the poem written by Aimee from P7 to celebrate ten years of integration in our school. The words really reflect the ethos of Round Tower IPS. Well done Aimee – this is a wonderful poem!

WE ARE INTEGRATED

We are integrated

Everyone makes mistakes

But we are integrated

People from all over the world come to our school

As we are integrated

Disability doesn’t mean disadvantage

For we are integrated

We support rather than discriminate against our fellow pupils

Because we are integrated

We respect and value each other’s beliefs

Therefore we are integrated

We have enthusiasm for each other’s differences

Showing we are integrated

We accept friends for who they are, not what they are

We are different because we represent all walks of life under one roof

We are individuals

We are Round Tower



First Confession

EventsPosted by J Murray Fri, April 04, 2014 02:00PM
Congratulations to the P3 pupils who made their First Confession on 3rd April 2014 in St Comgall's Church. The children have worked very hard to learn their Act of Sorrow and lots of songs such as: We Are the Greatest, Together and I'm Sorry God. The pupils enjoyed hearing The Good Shepherd Story and all took part in a role play of the story. The pupils received their sacrament of Penance with pupils from St Comgall's Primary. Well done P.3's for singing so nicely and remembering your prayers.



St Patrick

ActivitiesPosted by J Murray Thu, March 13, 2014 01:51PM
P.7's lead the assembly about St Patrick.They told us lots of facts about him and even tricked some of the adults out with some of their quiz questions. Some of the pupils sang "Be Thou My Vision" and others told us how other countries celebrate St Patrick's Day. Some of the P.7 pupils even spoke in Irish! We all learned lots about our patron saint.




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