• Isabel Russell

Week 18 –

Friday 24th January 2020

Hello Everyone

It has been a very productive and extremely busy week.

We began on Monday & Tuesday by welcoming all our Primary 7 pupils from our partner Primary schools for Subject Taster Days, providing them with a taste and feel of what life is like in Holy Trinity College. The pupils experienced a wide range of subjects, interacted with pupils and staff, and had lunch in the Canteen. Indeed, some of our staff and pupils then visited the Primary Schools to answer further questions and show a DVD of daily life in the College.

We celebrated our Open Evening last night and what a night it was! We were packed to capacity and we certainly appreciate everyone taking the time to visit the College to see what we have to offer. Every Department was showcased in the best possible light with regard to Exam results and what goes on in the classroom on a daily basis. I sincerely thank all the pupils and staff who carried out their duties in a most informative and efficient manner. Our pupils were great ambassadors for the College and carried out their many jobs, which included either presenting in the classroom or as tour guides to absolute detail – well done boys and girls!. And of course, well done to our pupils, Dearbhla Mc Crystal Year 14, Shannah Moore Year 8, Rachel Bradley Year 11 and Kevin Mc Clean Year 13, who all spoke very confidently to our audience, of their experiences since starting in the College. A huge thanks to everyone for making the evening such a success.

We hope to upload photographs and a video of Open Evening onto the website and Facebook asap, so check in to view it all.

We hope Primary 7 pupils will make Holy Trinity College their no.1 choice for the next journey in their education.

Other activities included the Year 11 Treanor Cup having a superb win and scoreline of 7-9 v 0-5 over St Louis Ballymena. Year 9 played a friendly against Gleann Na Ro and the MacRory Team are busy training for next week’s big match against St Michael’s Enniskillen.

This afternoon, Years 13 & 14 were in Omagh for a very informative address re Nursing, provided by Queen’s University Belfast. This is a huge growth area at present and the number of Post 16 students currently studying Biology and Health & Social Care in the College, to gain a place on Nursing courses, continues to grow.

Sunday 26th marks the start of Catholic Schools Week with the theme: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation. Each day, a different aspect of faith and life is commemorated:

- Monday - living in Harmony with God

- Tuesday - living in Harmony with our neighbours

- Wednesday – living in Harmony with all generations

- Thursday – living in Harmony with the Earth

- Friday - living in Harmony in our Catholic schools

After a pretty hectic but very positive week, it’s time for a rest!

Bye for now.

Isabel Russell

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

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