• Isabel Russell

Week 10

Friday 15th November 2019

Hi there!

Our Assembly theme this week is Anti-Bullying. We all have a collective responsibility to protect every child as best we can and stop bullying regardless whether it be verbal, physical, or online. The theme CHANGE STARTS WITH US means we must talk, we must check-in with each other, talk with each other and build positive relationships. It’s easy to do – don’t suffer in silence. Change starts with us today!

Year 10 pupils returned from a very exciting weekend in Corrymeela at the Peace on Demand workshop. Alongside pupils from Cookstown High School, they produced a number of podcasts on a topic of their choice. The organisation ‘Love for Life’ addressed a number of Year Groups re making informed and positive choices re Healthy Relationships; Mrs Beggs and her Year 14 Business Students were busy with the Final Round of the FIFA 20 Tournament today, in partnership with the Ritz Multiplex Cinema, who kindly permitted the games to be played on the ‘big screen’. Proceeds of this competition will be donated to Marie-Curie. We look forward to hearing results as soon as.

In the classroom, Year 12 GCSE Home Economics pupils have been buy preparing a three course meal as part of their practical exam; Selected Year 14 students attended a talk on the Elite Athlete Scholarship for application to University of Ulster, Jordanstown; The Year 8 & Year 13 Buddy Programme is working fabulously; And the Homework Club is up and running. Well done to all involved.

Congratulations to the U15 Handball Team who won their way to the Ulster Final at the end of the month and Year 8 had a terrific win in their football competition yesterday. All very encouraging for everyone.

Whilst we are still waiting on our planning application for the new school, the fundraising must continue. Save the date for our Christmas Market and Winter Wonderland – Tuesday 17th December. I can guarantee you, it will be bigger and better than last year. And don’t forget, sign up to our Alumni Association – check out our website - it’s only a click away - £5 monthly instalments or £60 yearly payment – that’s all – no school fees at all!

Have a great weekend

Isabel Russell

Holy Trinity College 9-29 Chapel Street Cookstown / email: info@holytrinityc.cookstown.ni.sch.uk

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