At the end of another very successful year Gaelscoil an Chaistil invited parents, pupils and staff to attend the school annual prizegiving.
A large number of parents, family and friends came along to the outdoor prizegiving event to celebrate the children’s sporting, academic and personal successes. Brídín Ní Dhonnghaile, principal, along with her staff, presented an array of cups and certificates.
The awards ceremony began with prizes from sports day. Individual teachers invited the winners from their classes to receive their medals from Brídín. This section of the ceremony concluded with the presentation of two school sports awards.
Sportsperson of the Year – Conaire de Buitléir and Caoilainn Ní Eara.
Brídín then moved on to academia and presented the following awards.
Gaelic speaker of the year
P1 CJ Mag Eachagáin
P2 Cliodhna Nic Amhlaoibh
P3 Bebhionn Ní Chonchúir
P4 Amber Ní Chatháin
P5 Alicia de Buitléir
P6 Iona Starrs
P7 Tiarnán Ó Ceallaigh
Pupil of the year
P1 Emma Nic Phiarais
P2 Erin Nic Sheóin
P3 Oonagh Nic Scannláin
P4 Oisín Mac Ambróis
P5 Séamas Mac Amhlaoibh
P6 Eilidh de Buitléir
P7 Eilís Ní Bhléine
Foundation Stage Fionn Mac Fhirléighinn
Key Stage 1 Ana Cara Bartolovic
Key Stage 2 Katie Ní Sheanáin and Oisín Mac Seáin
Foundation Stage Erin Nic Sheóin
Key Stage 1 Conrad Ó Coisneacháin
Key Stage 2 Dearbhla Ní Choisneacháin and Ciara Mathers
Foundation Stage Ciarán Óg Mac Néill
Key Stage 1 Conall Mag Fhloinn and Flynn Ó Niadh
Key Stage 2 Aibh Nic Scannláin and Breandán Ó Flannagáin
General Knowledge award
Foundation Stage Somhairle Mathers
Key Stage 1 Gabriel Mac Sheóin
Key Stage 2 Déaglán Bárd and Oisín Mac Seáin
Brídín then presented two special principal awards – Avid Reader and Citizenship. The school places great emphasis on a love of reading and of literature and that of playing an active role in school life.
Foundation Stage Dearbhla Gairnéir
Key Stage 1 Méabh Ní Fhlannagáin
Key Stage 2 Dearbhla Ní Choisneacháin and Áine Ní Nia-Meggitt
Foundation Stage Séamas Ó Conghaile
Key Stage 1 Caillee Nic Aodha
Key Stage 2 Cara Nic Bhloscaidh and Conaire de Buitléir
For the past few years the school has taken part in the Gaelic language Scríobh Leabhar – Write a Book competition. This year winners included Bebhionn, Katie, Conleth, Kaci Lee, Kirsten and Séamas Seosamh from P3; Enya, Flynn, Yaran and Caoimhe from P4; Cailín, Déaglán, Emma and Caitríona from P5; and Áine and Máire Áine from P6,7. Congratulations to them all.
Brídín warmly congratulated Cabhán Ó Conchúir Mac Pháidín, Connie Ní Niadh, Bebhionn Ní Chonchúir and Oisín Mac Seáin on their excellent attendance as she presented 100% attendance certificates to them.
The principal praised the P7 children for all their hard work throughout the year, presented them with their Records of Achievement and wished them every success as they transfer to post primary education.
She then thanked the staff, governors and parents for their dedication to the school and thanked pupils for all their hard work. She discussed the continued growth of the school and announced that there would be statutory full-time nursery unit on site from September 2012 and that enrolment for places was now open.
If you wish to avail of Gaelic medium education for your child, be that pre-schooling or primary schooling, please contact the principal on 20768883 or on email@example.com