Welcome to St. Mary's Secondary School, BALLINA.
The school with a warm welcome, a caring heart and a
guarantee of excellence.
Still basking in the successes of another amazingly successful
year of endeavour and achievement at St. Mary’s Secondary School Ballina and
with our Leaving Certificate students safely embarked on the next stage of
their academic journey- results received, CAO Points counted and
celebrations continuing – our thoughts now turn to the new group of students
who will grace the hallowed halls of this great institution for the first
time next week, and to those students returning to continue the journey
While we joyfully anticipate the year ahead we are also conscious
that we must continually strive for excellence if we are to maintain the
very high standards achieved in this academic year –a year that saw the
school capture the prestigious Taoiseach’s Seán Lemass Award for excellence
in Enterprise -the first time such an award crossed the Shannon- and for
Social Enterprise the school capturing the All Ireland Apprentice Challenge
Award, winning the hearts and minds of the national judges but more
especially the fulsome praise of that greatest critic of all of Transition
Year Bill Cullen and his partner Jackie Lavin who said “it was the best
school he ever visited”.
But of course it is in the area of academic excellence that every
school is challenged to achieve and again for St Mary’s this great year has
just been book-ended by one of the best performances ever by our Leaving
Certificate students, with the whole school community celebrating everything
from Eimear Flanagan’s 7A1s, the 16 % who scored over 500 CAO points , the
50% who scored in excess of 400 points , the number of Distinctions in LCA
and most importantly the number of girls who, in passing their Leaving
Certificate achieved their absolute potential and left with a smile on their
faces as broad as Killala Bay! The school salutes each and every one of our
wonderful girls and thanks them for not only bringing joy and celebration to
their parents and families but also for all the joy and celebration they
have brought to St Mary’s these past 6 years !
That we have been so successful in pursuing and
reaching all those ideals is by now well documented and we hope that these
achievements will long continue to be a source of joy and inspiration to all
those young ladies who we welcome on a new journey next week !
Student Eimear Flanagan is congratulated by School Principal Patsy Sweeney
on her amazing achievement of scoring 7A1s in LC 2012.
Students Kellie Gallagher and Sarah Clarke celebrate their
high fives –both achieved in the high 500s!!
Congratulations to Sinéad Moran, Inara Zaurers, Eimear Flanagan, Chloe
Walsh and Elaine Igoe.
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