Last week St. Oliver’s Community College welcomed back this year’s Leaving Certificate Applied classes. The students were greeted by Chairperson of Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) Cllr. Wayne Harding, Principal, Mr. Halpin, Deputy Principals Mr. Heeney, Mr. Gardiner and Ms. Rossiter and Year head Mr. Gates.

The students achieved a fantastic set of results and the school is so proud of all of our students. Almost 70% of our students received a Distinction (over 85%). This is the best set of LCA results in the school’s history and is testament to the work the students and their teachers have put in over the past two years. Particular mention goes to Egle Juraityte who received an unbeatable result of 100% over the 2 years, the best LCA result in Ireland. Egle was the recipient of the Principal’s Award at our awards day in May and thoroughly deserved this accolade.

Due to current restrictions the traditional results day was not possible, with results available online instead. On Friday the students were in high spirits and excited to be back in the school for a visit, a catch up and a cuppa. Many students have opted to travel the Further Education route, accepting places on courses such as Sports, Recreation and Exercise, Early Childhood Care and Education and Animation. Caitlin Connor and Maryann McGovern Coddington will both progress to study Pre-University Nursing, having already secured their University places in Watford, England. Sophia Thompson and Egle Juraityte had already secured work placements required by their courses and were very much looking forward to experiencing college life, and the world of work simultaneously. “I can’t believe we’re finished,” said Sophia, “it was all worth it.”

Well done to all. We wish you every success in the future.