Junior Certificate School Programme Final Profile Celebration 14/15
A group of 13 3rd Year students were presented with their ‘Final Profile Awards’ at a presentation ceremony attended by teaching and managerial staff, parents and friends of this group of students.
The ‘Final Profile’ is a document which outlines the academic achievements of the students in the form of subject statements which they have been successful in achieving. The profile also contains a Certificate of Participation from the Department of Education and Skills, along with an individual school reference.
Students receiving awards were…Michaela Broughan, Lynn Curran, Emma Venter, Sinead Fahey, Zoe Hannon, Nicole Sneyd, Niamh Boland, Katie Dunne, Jack Fleming, Brooke Haven, Daniel Allen, Ciaran O’Carroll and Megan Dreeling.
Following a photograph exhibition displaying the progress of the students since they commenced in the programme in September 2012, school principal Brian Bergin and Programmes coordinator Paul Marron both commended the students referring to their many achievements and the importance of continuing in education. Both thanked parents and staff for their continued support of programmes and activities in St. Paul’s Secondary School.
Caroline Cooke, School Completion Coordinator congratulated the students on their achievements and reminded them of their valuable time spent in the homework club and at the personal development programme -‘Ignite’.
JCSP students Daniel Allen and Lynn Curran then proceeded to speak about their experiences as JCSP students in St. Paul’s, with all making reference to the benefits of improved learning opportunities and having some great fun in the process.
Special guest Julia Dreeling (sister of recipient Megan Dreeling) spoke about how remaining in education (in the field of International Business) has greatly increased the career opportunities which are and will become available to her in the future. She also congratulated the students on their achievements, wishing them luck in their forthcoming Junior Certificate Examination.
Then followed an address given by Dr Karen Willoughby, past President of the Literacy Association of Ireland, international representative and executive member of that organisation. Karen spoke eloquently about the importance of and the benefits of reading. All present found Dr Willoughby’s words to be encouraging, entertaining and inspiring.
Profile folders were then presented to the students by Dr Willoughby and refreshments were served to all by 2nd year JCSP students, Shelby Griffiths and Nicole Heavey, who no doubt are looking forward to their celebration in 12 months’ time.