• Isabel Russell

Week 23

Friday 6th March 2020

Hello there!

It was a very busy week with Assessments for all Year Groups.  I am sure the results will be very positive

I must congratulate Years 11 - 12, many of whom received very favourable results in their GCSE Modular Exams in English and Maths, which were held in January past. The pupils and their teachers were delighted and the results will certainly provide an incentive towards final Exams in May/June. If you didn’t receive the result you needed, don’t panic – talk with your teacher and see what else you need to do.

In the course of this week, many of our pupils have achieved individual recognition for involvement in activities outside of school and they are very deserving of our praise.  Congratulations to Paul Loughran and his family who travelled over to Carlisle to sell one of their Limousin bulls, and secured a rosette and terrific price for the bullat the same time.  Paul is a member of our Agriculture Club!

Congratulations to Ben Martin in Year 11 who won Northern Ireland’s Youth Runner of the Year Award last weekend – a great achievement Ben!

Our newly established ESports Team run by Digital Schoolhouse achieved great success as outright winners at the Regional Final on Wednesday and now compete in London later this month.

The Irish Department ran a number of activities as part of Seachtain naGaeilge week with a great turn-out of pupils for Bingo in Irish.  Roll on the Ceili next week!

There was a wide range of literacy activities all week long in preparation for World Book Day yesterday – poetry, reading, staff book reviews and yesterday Year 8 showcased their favourite ‘Book in a Box’ – this was absolutely super with many superb visual displays/blurbs of what the book was about. Congratulations to Shannah, Distance and Rafaela for representing the College in a Public Speaking Competition in St Patrick’s College, Dungannon.  The challenge was a 90 second speech on ‘The book that changed my life’ – very confident young ladies on the stage – well done girls!

Congratulations to the Senior Netballers who beat Wallace High School with a scoreline of 28 – 17 and now go on to the Final of the NI Plate.  What a success!

This afternoon Mrs Magee and I were delighted to attend the first ever AWARE NI Awards for Mental Health in the Titanic Centre, Belfast. Mental Health is and will continue to be, a huge focus in our school and the College is very deserving of the Investors in Mental Health 2020 Award. The first, most important thing to do is TALK about it no matter how hard. Well done to all pupils and staff.

On a lighter note, we are at the stage of ordering the Year 12 and 14 Leavers Tops – be sure to get your order in!

Have a great weekend

Isabel Russell

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

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