Last Friday St. Oliver’s Community College welcomed back students from this year’s class of 2021. 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, Year heads Ms. Whelehan and Mr. Gates and Assistant Year head Mr. Giblin.

The students achieved a fantastic set of results and the school is so proud of all of our students. Particular mention goes to Aoife Waldron who received 8 H1 grades, one of the best set of results in Ireland.

An entire class group received over 500 points, an incredible ratio of one in eight. Students achieved H1 grades in a wide range of subjects, with the majority availing of this year’s hybrid system of accredited grades and examinations. It was particularly interesting to note that 76% of this group were female, with very strong performances in languages and the 5 Science subjects on offer to students – Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths and Agricultural Science.

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 their alma mater for a visit, a catch up and a cuppa. Valeria Tiltu was in disbelief that their Leaving Cert. journey was finally over. “It’s so strange,” she laughed “that we can finally look forward. I’m so happy with my results and getting my first choice course in Trinity.” Pia McCann and Aoibhe McAllister are taking a gap year to travel and consider where they would like to study next year. Kornelija Caplikaite is looking forward to student life after much of 5th and 6th year under Covid restrictions and stated that St. Oliver’s provided her with the best opportunities with regards to subject choice and extra-curricular activities. Aoife Waldron commented “I’m so excited to get started in UCD. I can’t wait to focus on the areas that I am particularly interested in.”

Congratulations to all. We wish you the very best as you progress on your chosen path.

Student Bios

Aoife Waldron

Primary school : Tullyallen N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths

Course : Veterinary Medicine in UCD

Ben Egan

Primary school : Harestown N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, History, Physics, Engineering, Applied Maths

Course : Aeronautical Engineering in DCU

Aisling Floyd

Primary school : Slane N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, Business, Accounting, Biology, Agricultural Science

Course : Agricultural Science in UCD

Danijela Stjepanovic

Primary school : St. Paul’s N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, History, Geography, Biology

Course : Primary teaching in DCU

Nora Conaghy

Primary school : St. Joseph’s N.S., Mell

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, History, Biology, Construction Studies, Agricultural Science

Course : Nursing (mental health) in DCU

Josh Murphy

Primary school : St. Paul’s N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, Music, Biology, Design Communications and Graphics

Course : Engineering in DCU

Victoria Chitare

Primary school : Marymount N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, History, Geography, Biology, Agricultural Science

Course : Biomedical Science in TUD

Carla Gallagher

Primary school : Slane N.S.

Subjects studied : Irish, English, Maths, Spanish, Home Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science

Course : Primary teaching in Marino Institute of Education