Friends of New-Bridge Parents Association
Aim – “The primary aim of ‘Friends of New-Bridge Integrated College’ is to help raise funds for the College by organising events throughout the school year. Such events should have participation by school pupils, teachers and parents where applicable.”
“A secondary aim shall be to provide a forum to enable parents and school representatives to meet and interact in a social setting.”
Ethos – As ‘Friends of New-Bridge Integrated College’ we fully support and promote the aims and spirit of Integration. “It is about cultivating every individual´s self-respect and therefore their respect for other people and other cultures.” Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education www.nicie.org.uk
Who is involved and when do we meet? Any New-Bridge Integrated College parent/guardian can come along and get involved in ‘Friends of New-Bridge Integrated College’
What has been achieved to date? Funds raised for assembly hall floor, heating, chairs, interactive whiteboards and much more. We provide support at important events in the school calendar i.e. Open Day, school productions etc.
How do we raise funds?
Through various activities including:
- 100 CLUB – £500 prize money every month!
- School Discos
- Quiz Nights
- Bag packs
- Special events
How do you get involved?
- Come to meetings, have your say
- Support events – quiz, shows, donations, etc.
- Provide your expertise
- Encourage your children
- Help out at events – Access NI check is required (The College Secretary will provide the necessary paperwork. There is no charge associated with volunteers).
Goldsmiths Community Awards
Following three-day regional heats held in March 2023 – where students from 20 schools presented their community engagement activities and answered questions from a panel of judges . We were selected as one of 8 finalists that attended Goldsmiths’ Hall in London for final presentations and the announcement of this year’s winners. We are delighted to be one of six schools awarded a certificate of merit at the Goldsmiths Community Awards in London, in recognition of our links with the local community . Jake, Emma, Caitlin and Katie did our school proud with their excellent presentation.
Anti-Bullying Week Primary School Visits
As part of out activities during this years Anti-Bullying Week we travelled with our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to some of our local Primary Schools to spread the message about this years theme Make a Noise About Bullying.
Banbridge Area Learning Community (BALC)
New-Bridge Integrated College is an active partner in the Banbridge Area Learning Community. Our involvement in collaborative courses with Southern Regional College (SRC) and schools within BALC allows us to provide a full range of subjects, both academic and vocational, to our students.
BALC Collaborative Partners:
- Banbridge Academy
- Banbridge High School
- Donard School
- Dromore High School
- New-Bridge Integrated College
- Rathfriland High School
- Southern Regional College
- St Patrick’s College