Hello, I hope you are well and are undertaking your Lenten Promise with determination and gusto! Yet again I have tried to give up all the goodies of life – chocolate, sweets, crisps, biscuits and cakes. At this stage I am sure that my fridge and kitchen cupboards are speaking to me. In this edition you have the opportunity to read about our chosen Lenten charities and a brief outline/ description as to their area of work.
In keeping with the season of Lent we have decorated our reception area using the colour purple. In Christian circles this is a visual reminder that we are in a period of preparation for something significant or important. In this instance we are preparing for Easter.
Our students and staff are busy fund raising and giving of their time to do so – again an activity which asks us to sacrifice something – our free time.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers over recent weeks whilst our Years 11, 12 and 13 students completed their mock exams. They have started to receive their results and are now engaged in addressing those areas requiring further development and work. Year 11 students are participating in their after school revision or support sessions otherwise known as Period 6. In all instances I am pleased to say how well students engaged with the demands of preparing for these mocks and the mocks themselves.
I was also very pleased to see so many of you attend Year 9 Parents’ Evening. It was most encouraging to receive the many positive comments I did regarding the support offered by staff, the quality of the feedback and advice offered during the evening, the quality of the care offered both pastorally and academically and the dedication of the teachers standing in front of your children every day.
On a personal note may I wish you a most and very happy St Patrick’s Day, or in Gaelic, Beannachtai La le Feile Padraig oraibh.