• Isabel Russell

Week 17

Hi there!

Phew! What a busy week this has been with GCSE and GCE Examinations! Between revision sessions and exams, both staff and pupils have excelled. The staff were working hard but I am equally proud and full of admiration for the pupils, who were working conscientiously in all exams and will have given their best – whether on paper or online. The final A Level Exams are next Monday and Tuesday, so Good luck to those who are still involved.

Working hard for exams pays off and that is exactly what we saw yesterday when Years 11 and 12 received their Science GCSE Results in Double and Single Award Exams respectively. What a brilliant start to GCSE study for Year 11! The Science Department wastes no time from the beginning of September and the work is constant – but their efforts have been rewarded. Similar for Year 12 – so many of the pupils told me that they felt more pressure was taken off them with such great results - and they’re right – they have worked hard – achieved well, and now, they have less exams to worry about in May/June. Boys and Girls, keep up the great work – I know your teachers will!

Congratulations also to the pupils who were selected by their teachers as Maths ‘Pupil of the Month’ for December 2019. Maths is such an important subject and it is great to see the hard work which goes on in this Department.

Junk Kouture pupils have been very busy all week as well, as their dresses and headpieces had to be ready for their photoshoot today. Talk about creative style! – absolutely brilliant as was the facial make-up for our models. Apart from photographs, videos also had to be made explaining how their dresses were made. It is amazing how something so beautiful can be created from recycled straws, plastic, wallpaper etc – these kids are so creative!

As you know, sport plays a big role in our school, with Netball matches, competitive table tennis every day, Year 9 Match ‘V’ St Louis,which they won, Year 11 Treanor Cup Training and tomorrow we encourage our MacRory Team to do their best in the Quarter Final Round 1 Play-offs against a fancied St Ronan’s Lurgan. The lads have trained very hard from before Christmas and to win, would be such an incentive for them! If you have time – get yourselves along to St. Paul’s Lurgan for 11.30am tomorrow morning for an exciting game. Come on HTC – You can do it!

We have a busy week ahead with Subject Taster Days for our Primary 7 Pupils on Monday and Tuesday followed by Open Evening on Thursday 23rd commencing at 7.00pm sharp. These activities will provide a brilliant opportunity to showcase our school and all that happens both in and out of the classroom. Similarly, Primary 6 and 7 pupils and their parents, can be sure of a warm welcome next Thursday evening and a whistle stop tour of exciting and enjoyable subjects in the school.

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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