Results Day is always a red letter day for Leaving Cert students around the country but Monday 7th of September was a little different for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 in Our Lady’s. In what was a very challenging year for the for this particular cohort of students, they became the first ever recipients of calculated grades. Principal, Mr Eddie Kelly congratulated the students, teachers and parents for their resilience, hard work and determination in extraordinary times. With the school’s results once again well ahead of the national averages, the students will receive their first round CAO offers on Friday.

Speaking at the school during the week Principal, Mr Eddie Kelly commented on this year’s excellent Leaving Cert results, “as a school we are absolutely delighted with this year’s Leaving Certificate results as all of our students across different levels and abilities achieved above and beyond what they had expected. I want to particularly commend the resilience of our 6th Year students during this difficult year. Five students achieved over 600 points, 20% of the year group (one in every 5 students) achieved in excess of 500 points, 51 students achieved in excess of 400 points and over 62 students achieved over 350 points. A special word of congratulations goes to Holly Kavanagh, Ellen McMahon and Katie Carragher who all achieved the maximum of 625 points with 6 H1’s and 1 H2 in higher level subjects. To have such outstanding results during such a challenging year speaks volumes for the talents, skills and abilities of our students and the hard work and commitment of their teachers. I would like to thank the teachers for their extraordinary generosity of time and effort and to the parents for all their support and cooperation over this past six years.  We are extremely proud of all our students as they leave not only with a set of excellent Leaving Certificate results but have necessary values & characteristics that will ensure they will be successful as they move into next phase of their lives. We in Our Lady’s are very proud of all these students and we thank them for their fabulous contribution to our school over the previous six years and wish them well in all their future endeavours”.

Sophie Silvester receives her graduation top from Principal, Mr. Kelly on behalf of the Leaving Cert Class of 2020 which was sponsored by Our Lady’s Secondary School Board of Management.
The three students who achieved the maximum 625 points in their Leaving Certificate (left to right, Katie Carragher, Ellen McMahon, Principal Mr. Kelly and Holly Kavanagh