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Bangor Academy Celebrates Chinese New Year in a Year of the Dog Spectacular

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Bangor Academy Celebrates Chinese New Year in a Year of the Dog SpectacularIt is becoming something of an annual tradition for Bangor Academy to lay on some sparkle and splendour for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

This year the dancing lions were nimbly embodied by Jason Wassall, Jack Earl, Caitlin Nicholl and David Craig. The Academy was also delighted to welcome pupils from Central Primary School; Mrs Stevenson and her ribbon dancers were a triumph and Brooke’s winning poster graced the front cover of the programme. 

The audience enjoyed a range of oriental displays ranging from Tai Chi to the beautiful guzheng performance (a Chinese plucked string instrument). 

Mrs Coulter (International School Co-ordinator at BASFC) said;

“As ever I am indebted to our pupils and our Chinese teachers, Lily and Candice, their dedication and enthusiasm really helped us pull the whole show together. I was also delighted to welcome Madam Yam and Michael from the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster.  I’d like to congratulate Jason Wassall who has just been made our first Confucius Ambassador, representing the Bangor Academy Hub in recognition of his Mandarin learning skills. He and fellow Sixth Form pupil Weena Yau (who won the Confucius Poster competition) will be attending the Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on the 1st March.”


Term and Holiday Dates 2018-2019

Please NOTE the following 2018-2019 calendar dates maybe subject to change, if so, amendments will be widely published. 

Autumn term
28th August 2018 - 21st  December 2018

  Pupil holiday Staff INSET - 25th - 26th October
  Half term break – 29th October to 2nd November
  Christmas holidays – 21st December to 4th January 2019

Spring term
7th January – 29th March 2019

  Pupil holiday Staff INSET - 3rd January 2019
  Open Nights - 21st and 22nd January
  Pupil finish at 12.30-pm – 21st January
  Pupil holiday – 22nd January
  Half term break – 18th February to 22nd February 
  Easter holidays – 18th April to 29th April

Summer term
30th April - 28th June 2019 

  Bank holiday - 6th May
  Bank holiday - 27th May 

*These dates may be subject to change, if so, amendments will be widely published.