Week 11

 Week 11 – Friday 17th November 2017

 Hi there!

It’s ‘Sister Act’ fever this week with the cast constantly rehearsing and all the technical aspects of lighting, sound, stage management etc being worked out. The songs are so catchy and the costumes…….what can I say! – phenomenal – be sure to get your ticket on line or ring the College and book them – an enjoyable night-out to remember. 


At the same time, there were lots of other activities occurring – Year 12 Team are into the Semi–final of the Rafferty Cup; Year 8 are in the Final of the Oisin Mc Grath Shield; Year 10 Loch an Iuir Team narrowly lost out in their semi-final today; Year 8 girls enjoyed successful wins at the Speed League in Meadowbank Arena; U-16 Girls had a great win over St Paul’s Bessbrook yesterday; and finally, one Team has made it through to the Ulster Finals Schools Handball Tournament. Great team work is certainly being carried out by all the teams and their coaches – well done everyone!


Our 2 x Vice-Principals, Mrs Mc Donald and Mrs Gilvary, and myself attended the launch of the Youth Council report with regard to Bullying in the Youth Resource Centre on Monday evening. The Launch was the outcome of a questionnaire carried out last year with Year 9 pupils who had said that bullying was ranked their number 1 issue, followed by alcohol, and then exam stress.  Well done to the Youth Council who presented on the evening and, as this is Anti-Bullying week, the information presented will be taken on board for us to use as a School re interventions / supports which can be provided. The Anti-Bullying theme this year is: All Different: All Equal and boys and girls, if Bullying is impacting on you or anyone you know, please tell someone so that it can be sorted. One young person being bullied is one too many!  


A select group of Year 13 Students headed off to Newcastle in Co. Down at the start of the week to participate in team building, resilience exercises, problem solving etc for their Peer Mentoring Qualification.  Thanks to Mrs Lagan and Ms Carr for supporting the students. And some Year 9 pupils had a great day in Belfast as they joined with Cookstown High School in the BBC Schools Report Initiative. Well done also to the Year 12 Personal Well-Being class who carried out a sponsored walk in Drummanor Forest to raise money for the Children’s Hospice – a very worthwhile cause.   


And with Sister Act finishing at the end of next week, it will be back to the books again and a little reminder that it is approaching exam time for all pupils, so download your revision guides from the website and continue to study hard. Remember ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail!’



Have a great weekend

Isabel Russell



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