• Isabel Russell

Week 20

Friday 7th February 2020

Hi Everyone

I’ll start off by congratulating our MacRory Team who had a terrific win over St Michael’s Enniskillen on a lovely Saturday afternoon last weekend. This was Round 2 of the MacRory Eliminators and we finished with an encouraging scoreline of 1.12 v 1.07 beating last years’ MacRory and Hogan Cup winners. What an achievement!. All roads lead to the Loup for next Tuesday night (11th) @ 7.30pm, so be there for a very competitive game against St Patrick’s Maghera. Good Luck to the Team and Management.

Year 8 had their monthly Reward Trip to Mc Donald’s, Feasty Friday fed a lot of hungry pupils this morning and congratulations to everyone who participated in the Key Stage 3 Table Tennis Competition. This is a very competitive sport played at every opportunity at break and lunchtime. The successful winners were Conan Mc Cullagh Year 8, Jamie Concannon Year 9 and Padraig Duggan Year 10 – well done everyone! Year 8 participated in the NSPCC Number Day Charity Event under the guidance of the Maths Department. All pupils were involved in a Numeracy Table Quiz this afternoon – a fun and exciting way to brush up on mental Maths but also donate to a very worthwhile charity. Well done everyone!

As you would expect, the Art Department are always involved in a range of extra-curricular activities but one such activity is that of Junk Kouture, which is making fashion statement dresses from recycled junk. We have success in this field on an annual basis and this year, 4 dresses were chosen to proceed to the Northern Final. The 4 dresses were designed by Diana Trykoz Year 10 ‘Chance For Life’; Sarah-Jane Kilpatrick Year 10 ‘Ice Queen’; a Team effort involving Amy Mullan, Shauna Devlin and Shannon Hughes Year 10 along with Aaliyah Rocks Year 9 ‘River Dance’; and finally, Abbie Mc Kinless Year 9 ‘Rio’. A huge amount of time and work is involved in every dress and whilst we are delighted with everyone’s efforts, we applaud our 4 finalists and wish them Good Luck for the next round. The Art Department also visited the Ulster Museum today as part of the True Colours Exhibition – an informative day was had by all.

Congratulations to the Robotics Club who competed in the ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers’ Competition today at CITB, Nutts Corner. The pupils won the best presentation category based on their excellent knowledge and research skills of how robots can improve farming life. Well done to everyone involved.

The Agriculture Club are up and running again with their next Project – building raised beds and ‘growing your own vegetables’ on a patch of land behind the Parish Church. What a great initiative and thanks to Fr Boyle for allowing us to use the land available. We look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour.

Year 10 continue to receive advice on Career Choices whilst Year 11 had a very informative workshop on Career Pathways into the IT industry. Next Friday morning, Year 10 Parents and pupils will receive relevant information about future GCSE subjects and this will be followed by the Year 10 Parent Teacher Meeting and Year 11 Parent Teacher Meeting in the afternoon.

Storm Ciara is due to hit Northern Ireland this weekend so please be careful if you are out and about.

Bye for now.

Isabel Russell

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

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