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Donate a book 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who donated a book to our school library as part of our World Book Day celebrations last week.
All of the books that the children donated to the school library have a special label inside the cover explaining that the book has been donated by a particular child to recognise their generosity.
The variety of texts on offer which are relevant to the children's interests has been increased as a result of the scheme promoted by the Friends of Victoria Road School. Thank you all!


Giraffe's Class Bottle Top Art

The Giraffe's class bottle top art work has made the press, following a visit from Jo Overty, who is project officer at UNESCO Biosphere. The article below will feature in one of the local papers in the next week or so (more details of which paper will be passed on when confirmed)



Everyone Matters at Victoria Road School

Children from Years 5 and 6 were lucky to take part in a workshop with award winning primary school leader, Shaun Dellenty, this morning continuing our work on celebrating difference and respect for all. Shaun has been working with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture this week across a range of primary and secondary schools on the island inspiring staff and young people. Following the talk this morning we joined Year 6 pupils in their Philosophy for Children session where the pupils shared some inspiring comments and explored their own responses and reactions to similarities and differences. Shaun was highly complimentary about the thoughtful, respectful and compassionate discussions and responses from our pupils. Well done Year 5 and 6 we will continue to build on this work throughout the year in line with our school’s aim ‘Everyone Matters’ and in realising our vision of “A caring community where learners rise to the challenge”.


Badminton Festival 2017

The Victoria Road Badminton Team didn't fail to impress with their skills, efforts and attitude during the Isle of Man Primary Schools Badminton Festival. They performed extremely well and demonstrated exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship throughout the competition.

They came 5th overall, out of approximately 24 teams. All of us at Victoria Road are very proud of each and every one of the team. Well done!


Alpacas Steam Packet Trip

In relation to our Unsinkable topic last term, the Alpacas visited Isle of Man Steam Packet. Children went aboard the Manannin to learn about the engine room, the bridge, how the ship operates, what happens in an emergency and much more.


Venture Centre Day 2

Day two was a busy day full of more exciting activities. After early breakfast and not a lot of sleep the children headed to the lake in Ramsey for canoeing, kayaking and power boating. After lunch it was time for orienteering and some more crate stacking, abseiling, riffle shooting and archery. In the evening we all played a big wide game called Predator and finished the evening around the camp fire before Mrs Quirk and Miss Neilson provided hot chocolate supper.

This morning, a much rested group of children (and teachers) are back at the lake doing the raft building challenge!
See you later! :0)

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Venture Centre Day 1

Greetings from Venture! We had a good first day at Venture, be it a wet one. The children took part in lots of fun activities including, abseiling, assault course, archery, rifle shooting and team games. It was fish and chips for tea and delicious doughnuts for pudding and then we all bedded down for what we hoped would be a good nights sleep! LOL
This morning we have headed to the lake for kayaking, canoeing and power boating in sunny Ramsey.

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Millennium Football competition 2017

This morning (Saturday 1st July 2017) a team from Victoria Road took part in the Millennium Football Tournament at Union Mills FC. The team of 9 children made up from Years 4 to 6 all played really well against some tough competition. We won our match against Ballacottier School and drew with Willaston School. Well done to Fyn and Connor our goal scorers and to all of our players who enjoyed a good morning's football and showed great sportsmanship. A big thank you to Mrs Pulman for running our football club this year and to Mr Mulligan for his help with the team today.


Key Stage 2 Sports Day 2017

The KS2 Sports day took place this morning (the 1st June). There was a great turnout of parents to watch the children compete in their houses and take part in events such as relay, obstacle and sprint races. The weather thankfully held off and it was lovely to see such sportsmanship and resilience in our children. Congratulations to Noble who were the winning house this year!

This year also saw the introduction of a new award by the Friends of Victoria Road School to recognise the 'Spirit of Sports Day'. Mrs Garlick, Chairperson of the Friends, presented this new award to the Year 6 boys for their excellent example of good sportsmanship and congratulating each other on their achievements.


Infant Sports Day Postponed

Unfortunately due to bad weather this afternoon the Infants sports day will be postponed.
We will advise you of a new date after the TT break.

Mr I Postlethwaite
11:45 - 01.06.17


Girls Football Tournament - Friday 12th May

On Friday afternoon the Girls Football Team played in an all schools competition organised by the IOMFA. The girls played really well and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. They played 8 matches and out of a group of 9 teams finished 4th on goal difference. Special mentions to Mikhaella, Olivia and Imogen who all had their names written down by the referees as man of the match.

Well played girls!


Dolphin Swimming Gala 2017

A huge congratulations to the swimmers who competed at the Dolphin Trophy Swimming Gala today. We took part in the medium schools group where we came 5th out of the 9 schools in the group. Well done to all of our swimmers for their efforts and performance today!

The team displayed excellent behaviour and spirited efforts representing the school and it was great to see so many parents there to support our team. The children are a credit to Victoria and we are very proud. Well done!!
A big thank you to Mrs Marshal, Miss Quine and Mrs Katz for working with our swimmers and a special thank you to Mrs Katz for providing T-Shirts and Swimming hats for our team.


Cross Country Championships 2017

A massive well done to our Cross Country teams today. Today saw a best ever result for our pupils coming 4th overall out of the 28 schools who competed. The Boys team came 3rd and the Girls team came 7th. For the full race results click here.

A special mention to Leonardo for getting 3rd place and to Oliver for his 5th place, but all of the team did themselves and the school proud. Jessica and Mikhaela also jointly made the top 10 girls.

A big thank you to Mrs Kelly and Mrs Quirk for their efforts training the team and to the parents who helped to transport our runners to the competition!


Pupils on 3FM!

Download file "Santa Claus is Coming to Town.mp3"

We are delighted to announce that Victoria Road School Year 2 and Year 5 pupils will be broadcast on 3FM on Tuesday 13th between 7.30am and 8.40am, as part of the Christmas Carol Competition.

The children picked the song 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town,' and you really can sense the atmosphere and excitement of Christmas in their performance. We are very proud of their efforts and enthusiasm.

Well done Great White Sharks and Pygmy Elephants! You smashed it!


Stay and Play 9.12.16

Here are some photos from todays Christmas stay and play.


Employment and Skills 2016


Dress Bright for Sight

On Friday 16th September we all put on our brightest clothes to raise money for Manx Blind Welfare!
Debbie and Dave from the charity came to visit the Pandas and the Tigers (Year R/1 and Year 1) to help us learn about our sense of sight and how to keep our eyes healthy. We found out that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is really good for our eyes. Debbie and Dave kindly brought along a huge range of fruit and helped us to make rainbow fruit kebabs. We tried raspberries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, melon, mango, pineapple, blueberries, oranges and grapes and all agreed that our fruit kebabs were yummy!
We would like to say a big thank you to Debbie and Dave from Manx Blind Welfare and also to everyone who donated money to help this worthy cause.


New Sports Kit!

The Staff and Pupils of Victoria Road School would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Nedgroup Investments for their generous donation towards our new sports kit.

Last Summer our Year 6 Pupils put their letter writing skills to use to ask for support with purchasing new sports kit for the school. Nedgroup Investments were impressed with their letters and their application was successful.

We are all delighted with our new kit and it was lovely to see the Year 6 pupils go to such efforts to make a contribution towards our school.

We can’t wait to see our pupils representing the school looking so smart.


Rock Pooling -Manx Wildlife Trust

Today the Bumblebees had a very chilly rock pooling session with Dawn Dickens, the Biodiversity Education Officer for the Manx Wildlife Trust. Amazing to find such an abundant and diverse range of sea creatures living on Castletown beach. We found crabs that can regrow their legs, fish that breathe and walk out of water and shrimps that talk by dancing!


Millennium Football Tournament

Millennium Football Tournament

On the 18th June the school football team participated in the Millennium Football Tournament at Union Mills. The team won 4 and drew 1 of the 7 matches they played in the group stages. They showed fantastic sportsmanship throughout the tournament and were excellent role models for the school. They missed out on qualifying for the next stage of the tournament by goal difference only, they should be very proud of themselves! Well done team!