Prizewinners at St Colms with Mairtin 0
Muilleoir guest speaker and Imelda Jordan Principal.
0 Muilleoir, guest speaker, with Imelda Jordan,
Principal, Father Murray, Chair St Colms High School
with winner of Monsignor Bartley Award Patricia Neilson,
who attained top marks in 6 GCSEs.
ST Colms High School's celebration of
achievement took place recently with over 120 different awards
recognising academic excellence, pastoral and sporting
The awards had a special poignancy this year
following the death of the school's mentor, Monsignor Thomas
Bartley, who was the Chairman of the Schools Board of Governors
for over 13 years. His unique contribution to the school was
recognised with the award of the Monsignor Thomas Bartley
perpetual trophy for the student with the best GCSE results. The
first winner of the award was Patricia Neilson who gained the
top GCSE marks in DA Science, Mathematics, Irish and R Ed.
The top A' Level Student Award was jointly
shared between Pauline Spence, Lindsay Hardy and Laura Hamilton.
The outstanding achievement award for the
first time ever went to last year's Year 12 Soccer Team who won
the Maxol Senior Cup bringing great pride to the Twinbrook
School. There was also a special award to Lonny Flynn in
recognition of his sporting achievement in appearing on a number
of occasions for the Northern Ireland Under 19 team.
Other student recipients worthy of mention
were Peter Brady who won the U17 European Boxing Championship
and Natasha Doyle who won the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership
award for attitude through adversity.
School Principal Ms Imelda Jordan said: "The
Celebration of Achievement Awards are growing year on year. Over
120 awards have been presented this year to the students and
this is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the
staff. We had the best GCSE results ever. Every single one of
our Post 16 students have gone on to University or into
employment and we have the highest ever number of students
returning to start our highest ever number of post 16 courses.
Both the students and the staff are living proof of the schools
motto 'To be the Best that we can Be' and I look forward with
anticipation to next year's presentation of Awards."