Welcome back to St. Joseph’s for the school year 2015-2016. I would like to extend a special céad míle fáilte to our new 1st Years, who are settling in nicely with the assistance of our Mentors from the Leaving Cert Year. It is very exciting to be the school cohort who will be moving in to the new school at the end of March 2016. We have watched with excitement as each new phase of the building is put in place. We are delighted to see our grounds being laid out and especially the new playing pitch.
Congratulations to our 2015 Leaving Certs who achieved such excellent results this year. We wish them well in their further studies and careers. This year we have had a change in the Tomar Scholarships. It was decided to change from two at €5,000 to four at €2,500 as Mr Tom Cavanagh preferred to spread the money from the Trust out to be distributed more widely. This year’s winners are Craig Mc Namara, Sarah Leyden, Michael Vaughan and Aileen Moloney. I have no doubt but that other college entrance scholarships will be won this year by our top scoring students.
Hearty congratulations to our Junior Cert students who received their Examinations results this week. Particularly good results were earned in Gaeilge, Maths, Science and RE.
We hope to see our top performers at the Awards Night on Thursday, the 1st October, where we can hear of our students’ achievements on the playing field and various extra-curricular activities throughout last year. We look forward to celebrating a great year’s success.