• Isabel Russell

Week 22

Friday 28th February 2020

Hi Everyone!

Are you totally refreshed after a week long mid-term break? And, another busy week over with GCSE Science Modular Exams for both Years 11 and 12. Well done to everyone involved. A positive attitude and work ethic were evident during the Exams and I am confident the results will be very positive.

Commiserations to our Mac Rory Team who battled well against St Patrick’s Maghera in dreadful weather conditions last week at the Loup. Despite a low scoreline of 1-6 to 0-7, our lads tried really hard and they deserve the highest of praise in how they conducted themselves and have advanced, in only two years of the MacRory Competition – quite an achievement!. Well done to the Team and your Managers, Mr Canavan and Mr Mc Keever.

We had a very busy evening yesterday with Year 12 GCE Options in preparation for Post 16 pathways. All subjects carried out at A Level - academic and applied - were presented, with lots of useful information about the courses / subject choices, criteria required and career pathway. It is early days but you do need to be thinking of the future at this stage. Thanks to all staff involved with the Options subjects and also Mrs Haughey, who provided information on collaborative subjects with Cookstown High School. There will be an opportunity for individual Parent and Pupil meetings with the Careers Department on Monday 2ndMarch.

Year 9 footballers secured their place in the semi-final of the Corn Colmcille Cup after a terrific win over St Joseph’s Donaghmore. Well done lads and your managers.

The Shared Education initiative is a brilliant programme for pupil advancement, breaking down cultural barriers and staff development. Yesterday, we welcomed local ceramic artist, Diane Mc Cormick who worked with a group of Year 8 & 9 pupils to make a clock. Also, many pupils were fine-tuning their illustration skills of character drawing with comic book and graphic novel artist Tanya Roberts as part of the Scottish Book Trust NI Tour. Our Ulster Representatives in Junk Kouture outshone on the catwalk last night in Derry. Whilst they did not proceed to the All-Ireland Final, the girls were extremely confident and deserving of the highest praise. Well done Girls and your teachers.

Next week is Assessment Week, so be sure to spend time studying and preparing for all your Exams. You will be great at them!

Enjoy the Weekend

Isabel Russell

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

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