Angela Conroy, Deputy Principal of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown congratulates Aoife Ryan on Friday morning as she collects her Leaving Cert results with her mother Amanda Ryan. Photo Christine Tobin
Leaving Cert results were delivered to the Class of 2022 today - marking one of the biggest milestones in their lives.
More than 1,300 students from schools across the county received their results, both in person and online.
Pictured above are some of the students at Scoil Mhuire Johnstown.
At another north Kilkenny school a delighted Pat Murphy, Principal of Castlecomer Community School sent his congratulations to all his Leaving Cert Students of 2022.
"Like last years class they had a disrupted path to the state exams due to Covid, but they showed remarkable resilience throughout," Mr Murphy paid tribute to all the students.
Castlecomer Community School had some students with exceptional results. "Jessica Joyce attaining full points and Sally Ward over 600 points and one in 4 of our 75 students who sat the exam reaching the 500 points mark or better," the proud principal said.
"We expect the great majority of our class to go onto 3rd level Degree courses this year. We know that from our work with past students on average 85% of our students will go on to study 3rd level Degrees, 5% will go on to apprenticeships, 5% will go on to PLC courses with about 5% going to Agricultural College or employment.
"Our two Guidance Counsellors are on hand this week and next week to assist our 6th Year class of 2022 with any further options, queries they might have. Well done to everyone and all the very best in your future endeavours."
Kilkenny College was among the local schools very pleased with the Leaving Certificate results their Class of 2022 received today.
"We offer our congratulations and best wishes to each of them as they progress on to the next stage,” said Acting Principal, Claver Ryan.
For Kilkenny City Vocational School, this year's results were the best results in the school's history.
Assistant Principal Michael Farrell told Kilkenny People that the school is very proud of their students.
"We are delighted for all our students, especially those students who faced multiple challenges on their educational journey," he said.
"All our students can be immensely proud of themselves as they now take their next steps after reaching this significant milestone.
"Parents, students, and teachers gathered in KCVS to celebrate this enormous achievement. Parents and students were overcome with emotion as they realised the enormity of what they had accomplished and both parents and students alike expressed their gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the excellent management, teaching, and student support teams in KCVS."
Also in the city, Principal Tom Clarke of Kilkenny CBS commended the academic achievements of the James' Street students.
"We were delighted with the results we our students received in the CBS here in Kilkenny. They are testament to the immense amount of work and commitment put in by our students," he said.
"The big thing for us is that our students realise their potential and potential is harnessed through a positive and supportive learning environment. Creating this environment is what we always strive for here in our school and the results speak for themselves."
Saint Kieran's College told the Kilkenny People that they are delighted to report that this year’s Leaving Certificate students received fantastic results and that they are very proud of them all.
"Collectively, the Leaving Cert class of 2022 was a very hard-working, committed and talented group of young men, whose results reflect their own hard work and the commitment and dedication of their teachers and parents," said Principal Adrian Finan.
"We are particularly proud of this group, conscious of the course they have had to navigate in recent years throughout this pandemic. We now wish them all well as they begin the next chapter of their lives, continuing to fulfil their potential."
On Granges Road, the students of Loreto Secondary School were thrilled today to receive their long-awaited Leaving Certificate results.
Principal Colm Keher explained that the class worked extremely hard to achieve their results over the course of a very challenging couple of years.
"Their teachers were delighted with the manner they met these challenges and are very proud of their achievements," he said.
"An incredible nine students achieved the maximum of 625 points, getting at least six H1s, including Higher level Maths. Two students recorded eight H1s and a further three students were awarded seven H1s.
"The school congratulates all students, parents and teachers on what has been a very satisfying day. We wish the girls the very best on Thursday when they receive their CAO offers."
In South Kilkenny, Principal of Abbey Community College, Ms Michelle Jefford, commended and congratulated all the school's students.
"We are extremely proud of all our students, and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate every single one of our students on this special day," she said.
"A positive of our large school, is the ability to offer such a wide range of subjects for Leaving Certificate. Our wide variety of subject choice allows our students to pursue courses in Universities, Institutes of Technology and Colleges as well as entering trades and going straight into the world of work.
"There is always an elite group of students who outperform the national averages academically - this year we had one of our students achieve 8 H1s which is an outstanding achievement.
[Image: Abbey Community College Principal, Ms Michelle Jefford, congratulating student Glen Crowe who received an outstanding 8 H1s in his Leaving Certificate]
"We also had several students who scored over 600 points in their Leaving Certificate, we wish them all the best of luck as they anxiously await their CAO offers."
Principal of Duiske College in Graignamanagh, John Maye, also expressed the school's delight with their 2022 Leaving Certificate group.
"They displayed wonderful resilience and work ethic over the two years of the Leaving Certificate course here in Duiske College," he said.
"It was wonderful to share a moment with our past pupils and parents/guardians at the front gate today.
"Great credit due to the staff here who worked tirelessly to support their education throughout the pandemic and return. We look forward to hearing from our 6th years as they head towards future milestones."
Great celebration in Coláiste Pobail Osraí ón Leaving Cert results day as so many of the Class of 2022 came to receive their online results with their friends and teachers. Huge congratulations to all students, many of whom achieved above 500 and 600 points.
All did excellently and Coláiste Pobail Osraí wishes them a happy and fulfilling future in their studies and careers. Go n-éirí leo agus beidh fáilte mhór rompu sa scoil i gcónaí!
[IMAGE BELOW: Leaving Cert students in high spirits at Coláiste Pobail Osraí]
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