Holy Trinity College are fifth highest achieving non-selective school
Holy Trinity College is delighted to announce their placement of fifth position in the latest publication of the top non- grammar schools exam performance in the whole of Northern Ireland.
Principal, Mrs Russell, is thrilled with this tremendous achievement, describing it as a reflection of the consistent hard work which quietly goes on in the College on a daily basis.
“This success must be attributed, not only to a very committed and dedicated staff, but also to all pupils, their parents and guardians, for their hard work and commitment,” she continued. “As Principal, I can assure everyone in our school community, that we will continue to have high expectations and aspirations for every single child.
“The excellent relationship between all staff and pupils reflects the very genuine community spirit in the College and it is this positive partnership which drives our pupils to succeed and achieve.
“We are a school which is child centred, with a Pastoral system which values and provides support to all pupils. We specialise in Sports and English and we use this expertise to raise standards across the curriculum. We are an all-ability school and believe there is something for everyone in Holy Trinity College.
“Extra-curricular activities provide the ‘value added’ to enhance pupil self –esteem and strengthen friendships. The current academic year has been one full of action and success as well as academic progression.
Our GAA teams are worthy U18 All Ireland Vocational Champions and U14 Ulster Champions. Not to be outdone, Ladies Gaelic football is also prominent within the College with both the U14 and U19 girls reaching Ulster semi-finals. The Senior girls enjoyed great success in a recent transatlantic sports tour, incorporating the Dubai Celts Gulf Gaelic Games tournament, in which they were outright winners.
“Whilst sporting success is well documented in Holy Trinity College our students’ successes extend beyond the playing fields. The College was also awarded Ulster regional winner and runner –up in the All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final held in Dublin in May. Junk Kouture aims to educate pupils about recycling and using old materials to create high fashion. Year 14 student Jose Varandas, used more than 1,000 recycled coke cans to create his striking design called ‘Warrior Knight’ and to secure the runners-up position in the Ireland wide competition.
“Looking after our environment is also a priority in Holy Trinity College with the Holy Trinity River Warriors achieving the award of Junior Water Winners in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Finalists Awards again in Dublin. The group have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about environmental issues which mean a lot to them.
“This year has seen an endless list of activities - Musical productions, extra-curricular visits to Dubai, London, Romania, Fund raising days to name but a few but what is also vital is the ongoing partnership which the College has with its community and feeder Primary schools. We believe that we are central to shaping the future of every young person within our community and the many extended activities after school make this possible. Likewise, we endeavour to ensure that there is a continuum of curricular links with the primary sector to ensure a smooth transition to Post-Primary education.
“Holy Trinity College offers a wide range of opportunities and experiences, to enable our young people to be active citizens in their community. As Pope John Paul II once said: “The future begins today, not tomorrow”.
“We will continue to promote our Ethos and Vision for a new 1,300 all-ability Post-Primary School in Cookstown. Our pupils deserve the best quality education we can provide in terms of quality learning and teaching, and the promotion of their talents. All staff are fully committed to education in, and beyond, the classroom to ensure that each child realises their potential and achieves their dreams and aspirations.
“Being named as the fifth highest achieving non-selective school in Northern Ireland has crowned what has been an exceptional year for the school and demonstrates Holy Trinity College at its best, promoting: “Inspiration, Innovation and Excellence.”
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