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It’s a good time of the week to take a moment and be proud of our collective achievements. We are getting very positive responses from our parents and students survey. The Board of Management praised the staff and students for the schools excellent performance right across the board and the Parents Council have commended us for the great work we are doing. Our students, both present and past are making their mark and doing us proud. Take for example, Moya Reynolds who graduated from Lanesboro Community College in 2020. She is studying Data Science with Psychology at NUIG and was recently awarded an ‘Excellence Scholarship’ for the academic year 2020-21. Well done Moya, we are proud of you and all our pupils who have shown that every student can take the path to excellence if they so choose. Well done to the whole school community, pupils, parents and staff for working together to make this a college to be proud of!
Now for a few notices
- When a school strives for excellence it cannot allow behaviour which disrupt and undermine the teaching and learning in a classroom. If a student is removed because of such behaviour they cannot return to a class without explaining their actions to the teacher and if necessary, to the Deputy Principal. In some cases a suspension will be imposed. This is school and school rules apply.
- When a school strives for excellence it expects that all students will attend class all of the time. The teachers are covering the curriculum and if you are not there to learn then you are going to find it more difficult to perform to the best of your ability.
- When a school strives for excellence it expects that assignments and homework will be completed to a high standard and on time. Try and do the small things well; have your school journal up to date, organise your books and notes, do out a study timetable. If you do those things well you will find that you are setting yourself up for success!
- Finally, it is so much easier to strive for excellence when everybody else around you is as well! Make sure that you create a positive environment around you, be kind, be caring , be careful about what you say (and write) so that our school will be a good place for us all to teach and learn.
- A reminder to us all that lunch has been extended by 10 minutes in total:
- We have said it before, and we will keep repeating it until everybody does it….if you can’t get into a class email the teacher immediately to tell them your problem. If that doesn’t work , email Ms Reynolds or Mr. Lyons. That way we can sort out the issue and you won’t miss class….everybody wins!
- Well done to our chess team who were in action in the 2nd round of the County Longford chess tournament. They performed well and are in an excellent position on the leader board. There will be a short meeting at 1.30 on Friday to plan our next school tournament. All students are welcome to join. Its good fun and a great way to have a chat and a bit of craic while playing chess.
And now we take a moment to read the following reflection shared with us by Ms Keenan.