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Thursday 12th of May saw the Graduation Mass for our Leaving Cert class of 2021/22. The cermony was held in our Sports Hall with parents, family, friends, staff, students and of course the class themselves in attendance. After two years passing when this important milestone could not be marked with a celebration like this it was uplifting to see it play out again. Fr. O'Boyle along with Fr. Mooney celebrated the last mass for these students in our school as they face into their Leaving Cert exams and then part on their seperate ways in life.

The evening started with the class entering the hall in pairs wearing their graduation gowns to music by our ensemble. Mr. Duignan welcomed all in his opening speech and wished the class well in their future endeavours urging them, as always, to look after each other and not to get too distracted in the coming weeks during the exams. During the cermony, members of the class read or sang as well as bringing up gifts to the altar. Aaron Comer, as valadictorian, spoke on behalf of his classmates about their time in GCS, highlighting the up and downs, trips and events, the craic and the laughter. He thanked all those who had helped him and his classmates during their time at the school. Finally Mr. Frain, the groups yearhead, gave his speech. In it he outlined the resilence of the students to keep going over the difficult Covid years. He explained that this was only the start of their journey in life, he asked they keep focused for the next few weeks and wished them well in thier exams and in the future. He finished by calling out the names of all students as they were presented with a bookmark from Mr. Duignan and Ms Hardiman. 

Finally a group photo of the class before they went their seperate ways.

Many thanks to all involved in making the night such a success; staff, students, parents and Fr. O'Boyle in particular for celebrating the mass.


View a slideshow of photos from our mass by clicking on the photo below

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