Friday 13th March 2020
Nationally, the focus has been on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with advice being followed from the PHA, Public Health Agency. Key to prevent spreading the disease is ensuring that hands are washed frequently, use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and try not to touch your face. The World Health Organisation characterises COVID-19 as a pandemic. Please look after yourselves and especially the more vulnerable in our communities.
I am hearing of many positive results following Assessment Week so I am looking forward to reading how everyone has progressed. Good Luck with all your results.
I referred to the success of the ESportsTeam last week but on Monday, we were delighted to be informed that Mark Hill 13MGI was named the Regional ShoutcasterChampion - what an achievement! Mark has now been invited to do the same at the Northern Semi – Finals in London. Well done Mark!
9 MTO & 9 GMA were busy planting trees this week as part of DAERA’s initiative of ‘Young People, Planting Trees’ and learning about the environment at the same time.
Congratulations to Chloe Tracey in Year 13 who was named Tyrone Ladies Minor Captain for 2020 – well done Chloe!
Congratulations to Savannah-Rose Mc Elhatton in Year 8 who achieved great success in the TRI Equestrian NI Spring and Autumn Tour – well done Savannah-Rose!
Congratulations to Ciara Kelly in Year 12 who has reached the final of the prestigious Michaela Foundation Wings Award in the category of ‘Overcoming Adversity’ - What an accolade Ciara – well done!
Congratulations to all Year 12 involved in GCSE Science Practicals this week. The pupils were extremely industrious when I visited their classes and I am confident they will have achieved highly.
Regrettably we had to postpone the Year 9 Parent Teacher Meeting yesterday after school. Staff however, spent the evening preparing advance online work for KS4 & KS5 students in the event that schools may close due to COVID-19. We will keep you updated as much as possible
The College is closed to pupils on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th for St. Patrick’s weekend. Have an enjoyable time and take care.