Group Photo

 Staff and parents filled the school assembly hall on Thursday 9th November to congratulate the class of 2017 on their GCSE results.

St Joseph’s was delighted to have as Guest of Honour, Dr Charlene McShane PHD, BA Sc (Hons), a Past Pupil and Cancer Epidemiologist at Queens University Belfast. After leaving St Joseph’s Charlene attended UCD where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Health and Life Sciences in 2011. Charlene then completed a PHD in Cancer Epidemiology graduating from QUB in 2015.  She is currently working as a Research Fellow in QUB in Cancer Epidemiology. Charlene who was a former GCSE and A Level Student of the Year and Head Girl, spoke very fondly of her time in St Josephs.  She recalled how Mrs Millar first ignited her love for Science in Key Stage 3 and how proud she is to be a past pupil of our wonderful school. She also encouraged the pupils to work hard and to always find alternative ways of finding their dream job rather than giving up.

Those who excelled in individual subjects were acknowledged. A range of other achievements were also celebrated such as sporting prowess, musical ability and attendance. Awards were given for endeavour and also to pupils who contributed in a positive way to school life. Each pupil was commended and presented with their Record of Achievement.

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Endeavour Award Winners –

Top L to R  – Christina Duffy, Niamh McShane and Nicole Donnelly

Bottom L to R – Blaithin Traynor, Eirinn McArdle and Louise Loughran

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Top L to R – Conor Garvey – GCSE History and Aisling Gollogly – GCSE Child Development

Bottom L to R – Emma Martin – Contribution to Music and Nikita McNamee – GCSE Art & Design

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L to R – Barry McAllister – GCSE Music , Technology and Design (Craft Award) and Road Traffic Studies Award , Sophie Greeer – GCSE Business and Communication and GCSE English Literature Awards and Brandon Bennett – GCSE Double Award Science, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE French Awards

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Jennifer Evans – GCSE Business Studies Award and Caitlin Loye – GCSE Irish.

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Aoife Mullen – GCSE English, GCSE Religion, GCSE Geography and GCSE ICT Awards.

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Aislinn Murtagh GCSE Technology and Design Award and Emma O’Connor – Work Experience (Careers Award)

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L to R  – Nathan Murphy – GCSE Single Award Science and GCSE PE Awards and Odhran Kieran – Mathematics – Maura Cumiskey Award.

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Declan Stuttard – Paddy Short Footballer of the Year Award, Tara McKeown – Girls Sports Award and Aaron Mulholland – Boys Sports Award.

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Eoghan McMahon, Eimear McVerry and Conor Garvey – Attendance Award. Missing from photo – Keeley McCoy.

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Barry McAllister – Maria Loye Award, Roisin Kane – Cardinal O’Fiaich Award and Odhran Kieran – Barry McGuinness Award.

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Paul Gogarty – Frank McCreesh Cup, Nicole McConville – Bernard Crilly Cup and Neil Finnegan – Declan Reel Award.

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Aisling Murtagh and Sophie Greer – Joint winners of Golden Jubliee Award (Academic Achievement)

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Oisin Murphy – GCSE Agriculture and Land Use Award

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Conor Garvey and Laura Kennedy – Joint Winners of Archie McMullan Cup (Academic Achievement) and Eoghan McMahon – Kevin Scally Award (Academic Achievement)

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Mrs Millar –Vice Principal, Mr Jones Principal, Aoife Mullen – Student of the Year, Charlene McShane Guest Speaker and Mrs Hamill Vice Principal.