Friday 18th November 2022
Across schools, Anti-Bullying Week was celebrated with the theme ‘Reach Out’, a theme which should be easily done but may be difficult for some. Our young people need to be encouraged to speak out about bullying, be that to a trusted adult or reaching out to another person who is being bullied. The key message is: If we can challenge bullying we can change it.
Excellent Assembly presentations were given by Years 9MST & 10AHY - well done Girls and Boys and to your Form Teachers as well. The definition of Bullying is: “The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online”.
Let’s not do this to each other!.
There was a lot of sporting activity this week and our Girls were very successful both at U-19 and U16. Well done ladies and your Coaches on very successful wins.
The Scholastic Book Fair was in full flow this week with many pupils buying a wide range of books for themselves or possibly, as Christmas presents. Reading is such a joy.
Students and Staff are working extremely hard in preparation for GCSE Modular Exams next week. Avail of every opportunity with the best resource there is - the teacher in the classroom. Aim high – believe in yourself - achieve your potential. Good luck next week.
Dare I mention the word ‘Christmas’? The season has started and the shop windows are full of sparkly trees, decorations and gifts galore. The College is delighted to return to our Winter Wonderland again on 1st & 2nd December – you are in for a magical treat.
Bye for now and see you en route to Santa’s Grotto soon.