We would like to wish all of our pupils, parents and staff a Happy Easter. At this time of great separation it is important to remember what brings us together and that is community. We miss our lovely community of boys and girls, men and women, with all of our flaws and imperfections. It is crucial at this time that we remember we are not alone. We are part of the school community whether we are there or not.
A lot of work has been done, in particular by our Acting Principal Mr. Lyons and Acting Deputy Principal Ms. Reynolds along with our School Secretary Breda Maguire in order to keep things running during this crisis. Assembly has taken place every morning on-line, classes have continued with a great variety of activities to keep us all busy and all lines of communication have been flowing smoothly. Thank you to all who have made this possible.
Activities (a small sample)
P.E. workout classes for students, it’s important to stay in shape!
Music students have been learning the recorder on-line with video classes.
Art students have been taking part in a 14 day challenge to create a self-isolating scene.
TY maths have been doing online puzzles on the ‘Build Up’ maths website to improve their maths skills.
TY Online Chinese and Physics on Microsoft teams using video and quizlets.
The Great German Challenge where students learn recepies, songs and teach their families German.
Geography students have been tracking the progress of Covid-19 aroung the world.
Our Student Council has had a number of online meetings where students have had the opportunity to express their hopes and fears during the current situation.
Our Chess team have been meeting online and taking part in competitions.
An after school fun run has been organised with students timing themselves and trying to improve on their personal best.
This is just a sample of all the activities that have been taking place with many more to come.
A special word of thanks to all of our teachers and staff who have worked so hard to maintain a sense of continuity and normality during this difficult time. Well done everybody.