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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Ardee school principal highlights community role

Published 05/02/2014 | 05:28

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ARDEE Community School hosted an open night last week with principal Ms Jackson remarking on the great community feel that exists within the school body.

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Conor Keenan, Head Boy and Gemma Myles, Head Girl also addressed the audience. They spoke about their personal experiences on their journey through school where exams were their priority but sport and extracurricular activities also played a very important role.

Gemma concluded that 'this school was the right choice for me'. Conor talked about the 'superb education' he received. They spoke about how honoured and privileged they are to hold the titles of Head Boy and Head Girl.

Neil Reilly, Chairperson of the Student Council, also made a speech in which he referred to the 'welfare of students', as a 'top priority' in school and how Student Council works with staff and management to make this school 'The best it can possibly be'.

Music could be heard from members of a school band and Irish tunes were played by a traditional group set up by the music teachers. Lino printing was being taught in the art room while scientific experiments were astounding primary school students in the laboratories. There were many displays and projects on view in the malls, while the Christmas edition of the school magazine was available.

The school is due to get bigger with planning underway for an extension scheduled for completion in summer 2016.

Drogheda Independent

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