School News Student Awards 2021
On Friday 21st May our Sixth Student Awards Ceremony was held in Scoil Ruáin. This year due to the current COVID restrictions the event was more scaled back than in previous years. Four awards were presented to four Leaving Cert students by Mr. James Williams, Principal and Ms. Siobhan Landers, Deputy Principal and Ms. Breeda O’Neill, 6th Year Head, in recognition of their achievements during their time in Scoil Ruáin. The following is a list of the prize winners:
Godolphin Third Level Bursary – Jack Trehy received this third level bursary which consists of an annual grant of €1,500 per each year of study at a recognised Third Level Institution. Jack was also presented with a laptop by Ciara Devitt, Godolphin. Jack hopes to study Arts in the University of Limerick. Each year Jack will be required to complete 100 hours of voluntary work with charities, sporting groups or community organisations.
Camida 3rd Level Scholarship Award – Congratulations to Eabha Fitzgerald who received a third level scholarship to the value of €3000 from Camida, Clonmel. Eabha hopes to pursue a course in Engineering in UCD.
Student of the Year Award – Robert Pollard was the recipient of the Student of the Year award. He was nominated by the teaching staff in recognition of his contribution to the school community during his time in the school. Robert received an Apple iPhone which was kindly sponsored by Camida.
Attendance Award – For his full attendance during his six years in secondary school, Kyle Shelly was presented with an Apple iPhone which was also very kindly sponsored by Camida.
Scoil Ruáin wishes to acknowledge the great support that both Camida and Godolphin provide to our students. This support is not only the financial sponsorship of our student awards and 3rd level scholarships, but also at different times throughout the year they provide presentations and mentoring to our entire student body. We are grateful to both companies for their ongoing support and commitment to our students as they take the next step on their journey to their Third Level education.
Presentation to Ms. Joan Costigan Career Guidance Teacher
Our awards ceremony finished with a presentation by Student of the Year, Robert Pollard, of a bouquet of flowers to Ms. Joan Costigan who is retiring at the end of this school year. Joan has been a valued staff member of our school for 35 years and her advice and counselling has been invaluable to our students as they navigated their way through secondary school and onwards to their future careers. We would like to thank Joan for all her dedication and commitment to our school and we wish her good health and happiness in her retirement. She will be greatly missed.