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Week 16

Saturday 7th January 2023

Hello Everyone

Happy New Year - welcome to 2023!

I hope you had a lovely relaxing Christmas with your families and that everyone remained safe and well. It was such a welcome break but now it’s time to restart and get back into the swing of school life – just great, isn’t it? I do crave routine after a while!

Staff had a busy day on Wednesday. Alongside staff development and report writing, we held an excellent Year 8 Parent Teacher Meeting online. It was a busy but very informative few hours. Whilst the priority was your child’s progress and I can vouch that Year 8 are a super group, I hope you also found the online experience user-friendly. Thank you for joining the subject meetings and as always, if you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the College.

It was great to welcome our pupils back to school on Thursday. Time was spent initially reminding pupils of our key expectations:

Be Respectful Be a Learner

Be Responsible Be Safe

And then it was straight into work. There was such a positive work ethic which we are always proud of and for A Level students, Applied Exams commence next Wednesday 11th so Good Luck with the preparations. There is no time to waste.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the Blog being written on a Saturday. Well, I wanted to provide you with an update re the MacRory play-off today against St Patrick’s Cavan. Both Teams played a great game and it could have gone either way right up into injury time. Thankfully a scoring goal secured a win for HTC with a scoreline of 2.8 v 1.7. Well done Boys and Management - now into the Quarter Finals of the MacRory Cup.

This month will be busy preparing for Open Day Tours and Subject Sampling. The Term will move along quite quickly too. We will keep you updated on our Website, Facebook and through my weekly Blog so that you know what is happening. And don’t forget about our Parent App – if you’re not already on it, forward us your email and we’ll soon get you logged on!

Look after yourselves and take care.

Isabel Russell


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