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Week 2

Week 2 – Friday 13th September 2019


Another week over and since we started the new school year two weeks ago, it has really been busy. Positive energy is flowing everywhere – classes are engaged in their learning, coursework dates are being scheduled and there is a continuous effort on ensuring that the basic principles are being followed, eg punctuality, uniform, presentation etc,

There has been no time to waste for Year 14 students, who made their 3rd University visit on Tuesday to St Mary’s in Belfast, regarding future pathways and in preparation for their forthcoming UCAS Applications. These decisions have to be made extremely early in the year so it is important to put a lot of thought, effort and research into future pathways.

But more on their mind this week was the School Formal which occurred last night – well, talk about style….. the girls and boys were absolutely stunning and we had a very enjoyable evening. A pre-reception was held in the College followed by a lovely hot meal in the Greenvale Hotel, then Formal Awards followed by a night of dancing and craic!. Well done to all the organisers – Dearbhla, John, Cliodhna, Lauren, Caolan and Joseph – you did yourselves proud. A huge thanks to the Greenvale Hotel and their very efficient staff; also Mr Mc Gartland and Ms Quinn.

Extra-curricular activities are being advertised to occur either at lunchtime or after school, so be sure to avail of these brilliant opportunities in football, choir, STEM, mentoring etc. It is great for your self-esteem and development of leadership skills. Pupils – check out the noticeboards!. In fact, Year 10 boys are already in competitive mode and the girls have started training as well, whilst Niall Devlin, Mark Devlin, Tiarnan Mackle and Patrick Quinn all participated in the Kevin Mc Cabe School of Excellence in Jordanstown on Monday.

Today was Roald Dahl day with the film ‘Matilda’ being shown in the LRC. A huge thanks to Miss Mc Adoo for this.

On a totally different note, congratulations to Mr Canavan who was awarded the accolade of best Ulster All Star player of the last 25 years, and to our past pupil, Frank Burns, who also achieved an All Star Award at the Irish News Ulster All Star Awards last night in Armagh – a great achievement for you both!

And that’s it folks – the hustle and bustle has started – isn’t it terrific?

Isabel Russell

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

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