A warm welcome
THERE was a mixture of excitement and anticipation at Davis College in Mallow on Monday as the school reopened its doors after the summer holidays.
The first day was a case of getting to know the school as the large cohort of new first years students from across the greater Mallow area explored their surroundings for the first time.
In total there were seven new classes starting, comprised of 160 students, including the Gaelcholáiste Dáibhís class, who are taught through the medium of Irish.
Principal John Healy and his staff were on hand to greet the new pupils, wasting no time in getting down to the business of helping the pupils settle into their new school environment.
This included induction with their year head and class teachers as well getting to grips with their timetables and the many different new subjects they will study.
Mr Healy said he was looking forward to getting to know each of the students during their six-year tenure at the school.
"I know the Davis College community will provide an outstanding teaching and learning environment for them," said Mr Healy.
"It was wonderful to welcome students to the new Gaelcholáiste, a facility that I anticipate will grow and expand to meet the learning needs of the Mallow region over the coming years," he added.