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Arvalee School Resource Centre, Omagh

Sponsored Read


Pupils in Arvalee School took part in a Sponsored Reading Challenge on Monday 23rd October to Thursday 26th October in partnership with Usborne Books.

Thank you! to our Parents/Guardians, Extended Family and our Staff who supported this programme. With your sponsorship money and commission earned from Usborne we received £3,287.20 worth of books.

These books will enable our pupils to have access to a range of books which suit their sensory needs, language development and reading fluency while developing Reading for Pleasure. Thank you!


Fun Functional Movement


Arvalee Christmas Carol Service


Work Experience Day 'Waterways Ireland'


A number of Post 16 pupils attending a Work Experience Training Day at Waterways Ireland Headquarters, Enniskillen.

The pupils enjoyed an tour of building and the various departments. They completed some work on completion of application forms and interview techniques.

In the afternoon pupils enjoyed a trip on Lough Erne on an electric boat.


Library Trips 2022 2023


Pupils in Key stage 2 through to Key stage 5 had the opportunity to visit Omagh library as part of Libraries NI Class Visits’.

This programme supported the following areas of the Northern Ireland Curriculum:

  • Extending the range of reading beyond the school environment
  • Developing reading preferences
  • Reading silently for pleasure
  • Using traditional and electronic sources to locate, select and borrow books.

The visits were informative and enjoyable. Most of our pupils are now members of Omagh Library and many of them are visiting the library out of school hours with members of their family.


Scottish author 'Stuart Reid' visits Arvalee School


Arvalee School hosted a visit from the award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid.

The pupils enjoyed an enthusiastic and energetic book reading and creative writing workshop. The Scottish author engaged with the pupils, and they laughed throughout a very enjoyable learning experience.

It was an appealing way in which to inspire the pupils to read and write for pleasure.

Kathleen Gallagher-Arruda

Head of Literacy


Secondary Sports Day 2022


Science Week at Arvalee


KS4 pupils visit the 'Playtrail' in Derry


Miss Conway's class learn about the Arctic


Miss Conway's class are learning about the 'Polar Regions' and have been very lucky to hear and learn about the Arctic from Emma Denton who has been on an Arctic expedition. The pupils interviewed Emma about her expedition to the Arctic, as part of our Science topic 'The Polar Regions'. We learnt about the people and animals that live there, different modes of transport and how to keep warm in such a cold environment! We also talked about climate change and how we can look after our world better.


Pupils visit Ulster American Folk Park


Ulster GAA- Gaelic football skills in Celtic Park


Pupils from Arvalee and other local Special Schools attended the Ulster GAA Gaelic football tournament in Celtic Park, Derry. All pupils had great fun learning new skills and playing against other pupils. A huge thank you to all at Ulster GAA for organising. 


Arvalee Secondary Sports Day 2023


Christmas Around the World


European Language Day 2022

Pupils from Key Stage 1,3 & 4 enjoyed celebrating European Languages Day 2022 through a variety of activities. Pupils dressed in traditional costumes from Spain and France as well as tasting foods from both countries. The pupils enjoyed joining in song and traditional dance as well as conversational phrases.

Class 14 PenPal Letters


KS3 Spanish Culture and Language Fun Day


Arvalee School celebrate European Language Day


Key Stage 3 pupils had great fun learning about a range of European languages, food and cultures during European Language Day celebrations.