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The Bell St Patrick’s College Newsletter Issue 7 Christmas 2011

Senior Prize Giving at St Patrick’s College 2011 Senior Prize Giving took place on September 13th 2011. Special Guests on the night were Past Pupil Rachel Gollogly and Judo Champion and Coach Harry McGuigan. The Principal commented “ Prize Giving is an important night in the life of a school. This is not just because we are awarding prizes. It is because we are able to celebrate every single student and all the wonderful potential that they possess. It is a night to give thanks to the staff for all their hard work all year. It is a celebration for parents and families. It is an event of pride for us all and a time to reflect on and enjoy our many achievements as a community.”

St Patrick’s College perform Disney’s Camp Rock

Pack your bags, grab your guitars, and get ready for Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical at St Patrick’s College this Christmas season.

This musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On,” and “We Rock”.

Camp Rock takes place in St Patrick’s College on Thursday 15th December, Friday 16th December and Sunday 18th December. Show begins at 7:30pm. Price Adult £6.50, Child £3.50


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The Halloween Disco

The Halloween Disco took place on Thursday 27th October. All years participated in dressing up for the occasion and the event was enjoyed by all who took part.

The winner of the Student Fancy Dress competition was Finn Devlin 9DC who dressed up as a zombie. The winner of the Teachers Fancy Dress was Mr Danny Kelly (pictured above) who dressed up as Jamie Afro from The X Factor.

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Student Council

The student council is made up of members of the student body from Year 8 to Year 12, who meet the Vice Principal and Mrs McCarney once a month to discuss the wellbeing and development of students in the College

Year 8 Enterprise Day

Sylvia Gilpin of Young Enterprise NI come to the school to talk to Year 8 on building confidence and understanding on how to use the learning and training opportunities available to pupils in school, to shape the future students want for

Jubilee Magazine

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St Patrick’s College, a Jubilee Booklet has been published containing articles, poetry and numerous photographs from the past five decades. This booklet is for sale in various local shops priced £5. A great Christmas present.

Themselves. The students took part in “Your School Your Business” Workshop. The students were put into groups and in the groups they were given the tasks of looking at how the

Pope Awards

In October St Patrick’s College launched the Pope John Paul II Award with special guest the Armagh Diocesan Youth Director, Dermot Kelly. The Pope John Paul II Award is dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II who had a great connection with young people and visions to encourage their beliefs. The Award was launched by Diocese of Derry in November 2006. And has been rolled out over various dioceses in Ireland ever since.

College is run as a business. The students studied all the other financial considerations that a school has to take into account rather than just education.

Darren Clarke

In October some lucky Year 14s and Mr Cullen met British Open Golf Champion Darren Clarke in Dungannon Rugby Club. Darren was very gracious in wanting to meet students from local schools to help celebrate his momentous and historic win. Aaron Daly, Aidan McCluskey and Rory Fox were the fortunate students who were the envy of their fellow classmates.


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St Patrick’s College Annual Christmas Party

The St Patrick’s Annual Christmas Party took place last week in the School Library. The party which is organised by the Post-16 Students with Mrs McCarney and Miss O’Neill .

Attended by Sperrinview Special School. The students from Sperrinview were treated to a Christmas Dinner and a party. Everyone enjoyed the occasion and made great friends..

Spanish and French Plays performed

Students of Spanish in St. Patrick’s College were given a real treat on Thursday 1st December when they watched an authentic Spanish play called Primera Cita..

“Les garçons” play was performed in the school assembly hall by 2 Parisians from the French Playgroup “Onatti Productions Ltd”. We hope to invite our French people back next year for another superb play – Merci à vous, les français!!

The Principal commented “ Christmas is a time for giving and sharing and we enjoy giving back to the community and sharing our facilities with our valued partner Sperrinview”.

Judo Champs

Mindaugus Vaskevicius and Almantas Masaitas students from St Patricks represented the College at the Ulster Schools Championships in Donegal at the weekend and they both won silver medals and will now go on to represent the college and Ulster in the All Ireland Schools Championships in January

Excellent Results once again at St Patrick’s College

The Fifth and Sixth Form students at St Patrick’s College once again proved their academic pedigree with outstanding results at A Level and GCSE this year. The Year 12, 13 and 14 students have followed a proud tradition and once again excelled in their results to enhance the school’s reputation as one of the best in the local area. The grades have continued to rise in GCSE, AS and A level and these results

reflect the continued efforts of the students, their Parents and the dedication efforts and professionalism of the teaching staff. The whole St Patrick’s College community are very much a team and work together to support our young people through their education with the aim of helping the students to fulfil their potential.


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What was your favorite ever Christmas present? Mr Kerr

Mrs Corr

Mountain Bike

Pairs of boots

Aged 8

Mrs McEldowney Girlsworld, Doll make up set. Aged 8

Mr O’Neill

Mrs Wright

Mr Barton

Leather Handbag

Massey Ferguson Toy Tractor

Blockbuster Board Game

Aged 7

Aged 7

What was your favorite ever Christmas present? Mr Corrigan

Mr Devlin

Miss O’Neill

Christmas spent in New York.

Remote Control Car

Kitchen set

Aged 30

Mr Comiskey Tickets to Ireland v AllBlacks rugby match 2009.

Best Present ? Mrs McCarney Girlsworld Aged 7

Mr McGuckin Pair of football boots Aged 6

Mrs Loughran Pram and Doll set Aged 8

Sports Report

Aged 7

Mrs McStravick Puppy Aged 8

Happy Christmas

The U-19 Markey Cup Football team narrowly missed qualifying out of their group for the quarter-finals of the Ulster Championship. The U-19 Basketball Team reached the Final of the North East Regional League, The U-14 Hurlers also narrowly missed qualifying from their group in the Ulster Competition. The U-16 girls although having lost their opening game are still in a strong position to qualify for the Quarter-Final of the Ulster Championship

To all staff, students and parents, have a very Holy and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, from all at St Patrick’s College.

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