Whole School Assembly

Our final Whole School Assembly of the academic year took place shortly before our graduations and it was a celebration of the achievements of our students this last academic year. Mr Creevey commended students on an excellent year both inside and outside of the classroom.

Mr Creevey paid special tribute to a group of Third Year students who represented themselves and their school admirably at the first ever Junior Cycle English SOAR Symposium in DCU All Hallows College. Students spoke honestly and passionately about their journey through Junior Cycle and how their self-esteem and self-confidence has been enhanced as well as their skills and knowledge in English.

Very well done to Amy Nugent, Amy O’Flaherty, Adam Roche, Aaron Dignam, Rosa Doherty, Rebecca Whelan, Carla Crosbie, Oisín McGillicuddy and Matthew Horne O’Connor. Mr Creevey made a presentation to each of the students to recognise their achievement and congratulated Ms Lowry on all her hard work with JCT English.

 

It has been a wonderful year outside of the classroom also. Students participated in sporting competitions in rugby, hockey, soccer, GAA, basketball, ladies football and equestrian.

At the whole school assembly students heard from the winning captains of the rugby, hockey and soccer teams. 6th Year student Gabriel Akinwande captained the rugby team and he spoke about how proud he was of the Senior team for coming so far and claiming the North Dublin Cup defeating Ardgillan Community College with a last minute Conor Kennedy penalty. He thanked Mr Holton for his hard work this year and his teammates for their commitment and perseverance.

5th Year student Lara Rooney captained the Hockey team to an unbeaten season. They were crowned Leinster champions defeating Mount Anville in the final. Lara thanked her teammates and discussed a terrific year for the hockey team. She thanked especially Ms Orohoe and Ms McColgan and all those that helped with the team for their dedication.

6th Year student Cormac Burke captained the Senior soccer team and Cormac spoke to students about the terrific year the team had. The team defeated Drogheda Grammar School, 4-2 on penalties and secured the North East Leinster U19 title. They also got as far as the Leinster semi-final before a strong Coláiste Cois Life side defeated them. Cormac thanked Mr Clarke for his dedication to the team and all those who helped the team in any way.

Congratulations to all students who participated in extra-curricular activities – we are very proud of all you have learned and achieved this past year and we are looking forward to next year already! To the 6th Year students who are leaving us – we are so proud of all you have achieved as members of our school teams and thank you for being role models for our younger students.

Our sincere thanks to the teachers who volunteer to manage our school teams and to the many parents and mentors from outside of school who give so freely of their time to help. It is much appreciated. Roll on next year!