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Week 2

Week 2 – Friday 10th September 2021

Our first full week back and it was most certainly busy!!

Year 8 have settled in brilliantly and are beginning to find their way around the different classrooms; Years 11 & 13 are coming to terms with the demands of GCSE and A Level subjects; Years 12 & 14 know they have a hard working year ahead of them; Year 10 are preparing to select their GCSE subjects next February; and Year 9 will ensure they have a more settled year and lots of experiences in school. 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 uniform, punctuality, presentation, readiness to learn etc,

Sadly, Covid affected our school community from Wednesday this week with a very small number of pupils having to isolate. I am glad however that the PHA have decided to change the procedure for identifying close contacts – it certainly took pressure of us today! Lateral flow test kits were distributed today for first testing on Sunday evening. We hope this will limit the spread of Covid within the College.

Thank-you parents/guardians, for your support with uniform and ensuring standards are maintained. We want pupils to wear their uniform with pride, be proud of their personal appearance and be focused in their learning. We will support pupils should there be a concern. Let’s support our positive behaviour procedures and receive those achievement points!!

And finally, on behalf of our school community, we extend our very best wishes to the Tyrone Team in their All-Ireland Final against Mayo tomorrow afternoon. Excitement has been mounting all week and our Tyrone Jersey Day (today) was in support of our very own Mr Mc Geary (vice-captain, backroom staff Mr Mc Girr and Paddy, and our past pupils. Flags, bunting, banter and craic were the order of the day! Good luck Tyrone!

Have a brilliant weekend

Isabel Russell

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