PHOTOS: Graduation Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

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Lauren Walsh Hayes receiving her Student Of The Year award from Marc Ó Sé, with Principal Grace Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean

A SIGNIFICANT day in the lives of eight young students arrived on Tuesday when they graduated from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School.

Families gathered at the school in Caherslee for the ceremony which began with Mass followed by cert presentations and special awards.

“The students have completed Leaving Cert Applied, Level 2 learning programmes, City and Guilds painting and decorating so they have a number of qualifications leaving here,” said Principal Grace Sheehan.

“We wish them the very best as they move forward and we’ll miss them greatly as we’re like a big family here and they always come back to visit,” she added.

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Student of The Year went to Lauren Walsh, while Sports Awards were presented to Colin Kerins and Sean Nolan. Parent, Fiona Hyde, received a special award for her amazing fundraising efforts for the school.

There’s a lot of activity at the school with a vocational centre currently under construction, partly funded by proceeds from the Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle.

“We’re looking to put a hairdressing, beauty salon, nail salon, electrical, plumbing and mechanics units to look at students getting involved in trades so that they’ll get skills in employment and we’re looking at expanding in that area of education. It’s going to take a couple of years to work on,” said Ms Sheehan.

Fundraising will have to be undertaken to bring it to fruition over the coming years. Exciting times ahead for a great school. Scroll down for photos…

Sports Award winners Colin Kerins and Sean Nolan receive their awards from Marc Ó Sé. Also pictured is Principal Grace Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean


Fiona Hyde (centre) receives a special presentation for her fundraising activities for the school. Also pictured are, from left; Principal Grace Sheehan, Dylan Hyde, Gillian Moriarty and Marc Ó Sé. Photo by Dermot Crean

Front from left; Adam Maher, Lauren Walsh Hayes, special guest Marc Ó Sé, Nikita Hallissey, Kevin Bunger. Back from left; Christina Hannon, Dylan Hyde, Blake O’Gorman and Conor Griffin. Photo by Dermot Crean


Adam Maher with Carol and Liam Martin at the graduation ceremony. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nikita Hallissey (fourth from left) with Rhiannon O’Connor, Linda Hallissey, Aislinn McCannon, Kathleen Kerins and Patricia Burke at the graduation ceremony. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nikita Hallissey (right) Aislinn McCannon at the graduation ceremony. Photo by Dermot Crean

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