• Isabel Russell

Week 7

Friday 18th October 2019

Well done everyone with your Assessments this week. I am confident that results will be very encouraging.

On top of this, a large number of Year 13 students volunteered to be ‘buddies’ for our new Year 8 pupils on Wednesday. This is an excellent initiative, which will run every Wednesday for both groups. We hope the Year 8s will look upon it as another trusted ‘friend’ in the school to assist them if they have any questions or concerns. Well done everyone!.

The Maths Department were putting our mental maths skills to the test this week for Maths Week with daily puzzles, bingo, board games etc. Well done to all the winners and to the Maths Department.

In my eyes, seeing a ‘live’ play in context brings the written format more to life and Post 16 students can vouch for this as they watched the ‘Playboy of the Western World’ in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast during the week. In addition, Year 13 students availed of Paired Reading training which they will roll out to KS3 pupils in the next few weeks. Year 14 engaged in training last week to empower them as Senior Prefects whilst this week, many students were addressing their peers and canvassing support to be elected as representatives of the Student Council. Some of the speeches I heard were awesome!. I am confident there will be great ideas forthcoming from the Council and I certainly look forward to meeting with you all very soon.

If you are on social media and our website, you will have read about the great work happening within the area of Extended Schools. The Agriculture Club has gone live with the purchase of lambs, with pupils carrying out husbandry tasks and monitoring their weight, to growing our own vegetables etc. A huge thanks to Mr Mc Clean, Mr Loughran and Linden Foods for this very innovative project, and to Fr Boyle for allowing the Club to use some Parish land for the vegetables. Mrs O’ Connor in the Art Department, is busy upcycling so that her Club will recycle and restore any unwanted items back to their original state. Beware! You will not get them back as we hope to sell the products at the Christmas Fayre!

Have a great weekend folks!

Isabel Russell

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

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