School Newsletter:May 28th

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On Wednesday night last the annual 6th year Graduation Mass took place in the school sports hall which had been beautifully decorated for the occassion by the R.E. teachers with help from the 6th year students.
A crowd of over 500 attended the ceremony with Fr Hennebry celebrating mass with input from students, parents and teachers.  A particular highlight was the music povided by the boys under the guidance of Ms. O’Reilly.
Before the final blessing, all 148 students were called forward to individually receive a certificate of completion, a token of recognition of the contribution each student made to the life of the school.
The annual Bob Quinn Memorial Cup for student of the year was presented to Eoghan Curran by the late Mr. Quinn’s wife Bridget. Other awards presented on the night were Sportsman of the Year to Matthew O’Hanlon, Footballer of the year to David Crowdle, Hurler of the Year to Alan Nolan and the Ryan Family Cup for Rugby player of the year to Fionn Healy – Magwa.
Refreshments were served in the school dining hall after the event.

Group of Parents cooking up barbeque on Friday last.

On Friday last the parents’ council served up a hefty barbeque for all 6th year students and college staff. It is always a hugely popular event and the aromas wafting across the college campus tempted other non 6th year students to ‘chance their arm’. Security was tight however and there were no reported breaches despite some creative efforts. The time put into this and other initiatives is greatly appreciated by the school and adds a very positive dimension to the life of the school.

6th years enjoying the barbeque.

On Thursday night colleagues, past and present, friends and family of the late Tom Walsh gathered in the school church to remember a man who made such a huge contribution to Good Counsel in his many years of teaching. It was a poignant occassion as coming to the end of the school year we recalled the many memories of Tom the educator, coach and all round gentleman who at the beginning of this year was a member of staff. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

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