On Wednesday, 26 May Coláiste Cois Siúire held it’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon was Mr Jim Ryan, Deputy Principal. Mr Ryan extended a warm welcome to students, teachers and guests, before introducing special guest for the afternoon, Ms Mary Gordon, B.L. Mary, a past student of the school, achieved an excellent Leaving Certificate in 1999, before going on to study law in UCD and L’université Panthéon-Assas in Paris. Following graduation she went on to qualify as a barrister in The King’s Inn, Dublin.
Mary spoke to the students about her own school days, which she recalled with nostalgia. She thanked her teachers for the encouragement and support which she received during her time in Coláiste Cois Siúire. Mary also spoke about the importance of education, given the uncertainty of today’s economic climate. She stressed, especially, the importance of fulfilling one’s own potential, whatever this may be. She concluded by congratulating all students present on their wonderful achievements.
Mr Ryan then called on Mr Paul Duggan, Principal. Mr Duggan thanked Guest Speaker, Mary Gordon for taking time out of her busy schedule to attend the Awards Ceremony. He commented that the Awards Ceremony is one of the most important days in a school’s calendar as it acknowledges the achievements of the students. He thanked all students and staff for their dedication and co-operation throughout the school year. He concluded by congratulating all students on their awards and achievements.
Mr Ryan then went on to announce the Award Winners. The award categories included:
- Achievement and Endeavour
- Full Attendance
- Personal Development
Awards of Recognition were presented to Fifth Year LCVP Students for their commitment to the “Adopt a Gran/Granddad” Project in conjunction with the Residential Care Home in Mooncoin – Ms Nicola Fewer, Clinical Nursing Manager presented the Awards. The Project forms part of a research document being undertaken by Trinity College, Dublin. NUI Maynooth Third Year Special Awards were presented to four Third Year Students who excelled in the field of Mathematics, Science, Gaeilge and a Foreign Language. Following these presentations the overall Student of the Year Awards were presented to each year group. Certificates and Trophies were presented by Mr Paul Duggan and Ms Mary Gordon. The Ceremony concluded with Mr Duggan once again thanking and congratulating everyone on their achievements!!!