Students collect their results the 'old school' way at Loreto Swords
While in many schools around Fingal, the tradition of arriving at your school to collect that all-important envelope with your Leaving Certificate results contained within is dying out as students prefer to get their results online, but that is not the case at Loreto in Swords.
Principal of the school, Peter MacNamara told the Fingal Independent: 'Almost all of the 120 students in Loreto arrived to collect their results in the school on Tuesday last at 9am even though the results were available online to all at 10am.
'Many of the girls received outstanding results and the school is so proud of their efforts.
'The options for the girls of 2o19 are now so wide and varied. So no student should be disheartened with their results.
'Every student's result should be a cause for joy and celebration as they have completed five or six years of work and have probably sat their hardest ever exam.
'They need to be congratulated on their achievements.'
Delving into the school's results, the principal said: 'Some 14 girls received over 500 points with two girls receiving 590 points.
'A number of girls also received five passes at ordinary level and did themselves and their families proud with their levels of work and study .
'But no matter what their points score or grade average, we the teachers and SNA's in loreto are immensely proud of the young ladies who joined us as children in 2013/14 and leave us now ready to take their place in modern society as mature young ladies with the world at their fingertips.'
Mr Macnamara added: 'Whether the girls take up a CAO offer or take another further education offer or enter the work force immediately we trust that the education they received while here in Loreto will stand them in the years to come.
'The jobs that many will end up doing in a few years probably do not even exist today.
'The variety of jobs out there and the quick pace of change in this technological age make it an exciting time to be leaving school.'
The Swords school principal added: 'The girls and their families were quick to express their thanks to the teachers in the school for their tireless dedication and support throughout the years.
'The girls spoke of the care and guidance that they had received from all over their time in Loreto.
'The school wishes to congratulate all the girls and their families on their results and thank them for the support that they have given to the school over the past five or six years.'
School Principal, Mr Macnamara concluded: 'I would like to wish all the girls every success in their future on whatever road they decide to travel.'