• Isabel Russell

Week 6

Friday 11th October 2019

It has been a busy week for Year 11 pupils as they participated in Mentoring and Study Skills via Eye for Education. The Skills Programme was very enlightening as the pupils tried and tested different ways of learning and discussed the skills needed for future employment etc. On Tuesday evening, we welcomed many of our Year 11 parents and pupils to gain an insight about the next two years of GCSE Study. With changes in the Examination structure, informing pupils and parents is key to success and the realisation of how important study is, from the beginning of Year 11 and meeting deadlines for assignments etc.

There was quite a number of football matches this week and noteworthy was again the Year 10 Corn Na nOg team who had a successful win over St Ronan’s Lurgan with a scoreline of 3-9 to 0-10. Well done Boys and your coaches. By all accounts, the Year 14 Sports Studies students had a very successful day orienteering which is part of their A Level course.

Nominations are underway for our new Student Councillors – Good Luck everyone.

Congratulations to the pupils and staff of the Irish Department securing joint 1st place in the annual Gael- Linn Quiz - what an achievement!. Jed Kelly, Jamie Toner, Abaigeal Kerr and Emma Murphy are now through to the next round in January. Comhghairdeas leo!

It has been a busy week with rewards for Years 8,9 and 10 pupils who have worked extremely well and with a real positive attitude during the month of September. This is a fantastic achievement and I know they will maintain this brilliant effort.

Good luck to Sarah Wylie and Kristina Kustova who will represent the College in the Swim Ulster Schools Championship tomorrow in Bangor. It is great to have school representation in this very important activity as well.

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. The theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention. Please don’t be afraid to ask for help and support when you need it. A small conversation can make all the difference!

Don’t forget boys and girls – Assessment Week 1 occurs from Monday 14th onwards – study and work hard and be successful in all that you do.

That’s all for now folks!

Isabel Russell

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

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