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Week 9

Week 9 – Friday 5th November 2021

Welcome back after the extended mid-term break. To be honest, it was a very welcome break as everyone, both pupils and staff, were exhausted, so the Break gave us a chance to recharge our batteries before immersing ourselves in school life, and learning and teaching again.

Learning and teaching continues to be our core business and Health & Safety procedures remain in place. It was also back to after school revision this week in preparation for GCSE Modular Exams commencing on Monday 22 November. Our pupils and staff are working incredibly hard.

Sports activities are well underway with football training for both girls and boys. Year 8 boys were so excited yesterday to be involved in training for the Dr Long Cup. Year 12 had a great day orienteering in Armagh on Tuesday. This is relevant to their GCSE PE qualification.

Yesterday we celebrated our Year 8 Mass in Holy Trinity Church. It was lovely to have our boys and girls in attendance, participating fully in the Mass. Sadly, we couldn’t invite parents/guardians but hopefully you were able to follow the live streaming of the Mass via Facebook. I totally agree with Fr Boyle – our Year 8 pupils have so many gifts and talents which they have brought already to Holy Trinity and which they will develop in the next few years and he noted the following from St Paul: ‘I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your happiness’. Special thanks to Mrs Monaghan, the Year 8 Form Teachers, Classroom Assistants, Mrs Coleman and the RE Department, Miss Mc Curry and Mr Mc Gartland for a very reverent service. Our Year 8 are a credit to themselves and their families.

Our parent survey closes today re your child’s educational experience in the College to date. Your opinions are very important so please return the survey so that we can continue to support your child as best as possible. We truly appreciate your continued support of the work of the College

In the month of November, let us pray for those who have gone before us and whose loss we feel immensely.

Bye for now. Keep yourselves and your loved ones safe at all times.

Isabel Russell

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