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Week 9

Friday 11th November 2022

Hi There

Welcome back after the 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. It was also back to after school revision this week in preparation for GCSE Modular Exams commencing on Monday 21 November. Our pupils and staff are working incredibly hard – so proud of everyone involved.

There has been a lot of activity this week eg Year 12 Boys Team won their final game and are now into the Quarter finals of the Rafferty Cup. The E-Sports Team were finally selected after very tough in-house competition. They go on to represent the College in the NI Regional Competitions – good luck to Andrew, Kieran and Aaron – you will do us all proud.

Our Year 8 Assembly this week focused in on the Shoebox Appeal. Dr Almeida-McKillion spoke to Year 8 Girls and Boys to encourage them to buy or give a little extra for children who are less well off than ourselves. Last year, the College wrapped 145 x Shoeboxes – the biggest collection in a school in NI – what an achievement!. Let’s do more this year and help to make more children happy.

Thanks to Learnspark and Mid Ulster Council, 10 x Year 13 students were trained in Paired Reading to support those in KS3 who lack fluency in reading. A brilliant programme.

That Friday Feel Good Factor was back today at lunchtime with our students and staff having a great musical session – fantastic.

If you haven’t seen it on Facebook – Winter Wonderland returns again on 1st & 2nd December - bigger and better than before. Be sure to book your tickets.

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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