Friday 20th December 2019
We’ve reached it - the last day of Term! And what a hardworking and successful Term it has been. BUT it just seems to have gone by so quickly. It’s a continued frenzy of work with learning and teaching to the fore and the magic of getting to know all our pupils really well via extra-curricular activities, meeting them on the corridor for a chat, having a laugh with them, and being there for them when they need to talk to you.
The last few days is always hectic and moreso this week as we held our Christmas Market and Winter Wonderland on Tuesday evening. What a success and a rush against time to ensure all was perfect. A huge thanks to everyone who made the evening so successful – our stall holders, sponsors, businesses, community, pupils and staff. We couldn’t have done it without you! The Winter Wonderland was amazing and it was lovely to see the facial expressions of the little children (and adults) who came to this venue. With stories from Mrs Claus; Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen; Mickey Mouse; and of course Santa Claus arriving in his De Lorean - it was a truly magical experience. Thank you everyone.
Congratulations to Callan Devlin in Year 12 who was awarded the title of Queen’s Future Stars Award 2019 – 2020 for Football. A great achievement and thoroughly deserved.
Equally deserving was the award bestowed on current Year 13 student, Kevin Mc Clean. Kevin attended a CEA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening in the Titanic Centre, Belfast to collect the award of 1st position in GCSE Engineering & Manufacturing in Northern Ireland. A fantastic accolade and recognition of the hard work of Kevin and his teachers, Mr Tennyson and Mr O’ Hagan. Well done to everyone.
Year 8 celebrated with a high achieving Assembly on Monday morning. They have been a fabulous year group to date and we are confident this will continue.
And so, we have reached the end of a long, hard working and demanding term and I know pupils and staff will be delighted to receive their holidays. School re-opens again for pupils on Monday 6th January 2020.
On behalf of everyone in the College, I wish all our pupils, parents, guardians and readers, a Happy and Holy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
See you next year!