St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Europe's first CFES School of Distinction

Junior School Award Ceremony Nov 2023

Second and Third Year students gathered together with their Year Heads and Mr Nealon to celebrate achievement. This was a time to reflect, and reward the considerable effort made by those students who received awards.
07-November-23

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Second Years students attended an Award Ceremony to recognise and celebrate achievement. Ms Kiely Year Head for Second Year opened the Ceremony commenting that ' It is lovely to have all of 2nd years here today for our award ceremony. We haven’t had awards ceremonies in the school for a few years so it is great we are getting the opportunity to gather again to do so. Before we start I would like to thank your form teachers for all their hard work last year , your class teachers for nominating you for these rewards and also Ms McGowan for organising this event for you today. We are here to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and achievements of yourselves from last year. We celebrate not just academic excellence but also character, leadership, and the spirit of giving back to the community.

Ms McGowan welcomed all 2nd Yr students to their first Award Ceremony. She explained ' The awards ceremony is an opportunity for us as a school community to come together to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our students. And in this way, we are here now to celebrate you, your effort and all that you have achieved since entering St. Joseph’s'

The first category of Awards were Academic awards. The students who are recognised in the subject category are students who have achieved outstanding results in a particular subject. This is an amazing achievement and something to be very proud of. Congratulations to Joy A, Megan B, Muireann C, Ross C, James D, Andrew F, Ciara G, Conor H, Kayleigh L, Jack L, Louis M, Adam P.

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The second group of awards were a Rising Star Award. The winners in this category have been nominated by their teachers. This in and of itself, means that the winners of this category should be very proud of themselves. The winners of this category are students who give their best everyday. They show effort in their classwork and homework. They are the students we can count on, that through their effort, cooperation and positive attitude, they contribute hugely to the teaching and learning in St. Joseph's. As the name suggests, these students are rising stars. Our Second Year Rising Star Awards were awarded to Ciara M, Tara G and Ray K.

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Sporting achievement was next. The winners in this category have been nominated by all of the teachers involved in sport within our school. The students who have won this award are credited with always showing up, whether it be for a match or for training. They are recognised as leaders, have shown commitment in their approach to their training, their team and their sport. They encourage others and give support to their teammates, especially when things are tough. And lastly, the winners of this category always give their best while representing our school whether as an individual or part of a team. Sports Awards were presented to Isabella S, Stephanie L, Aoibheann B, Daragh F, and Dannon B.

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The Ceist Award : The student who receives this award is someone who reflects the spirit and values of CEIST and everything we hope that you become here in St. Joseph’s. The criteria for this award included the following attributes:

* This recipient of this award always tries to create a sense of community and include everyone

* They show respect to others and show kindness to everyone they meet

* They strive for justice and takes responsibility being the change they want to see in the world

* They seek a meaning and purpose to life and show spirituality in their connection with others

John G can be justifiably proud as the recipient of CEIST award for 2023.

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The final award is the Excellence Award. The recipient of this award is a highly motivated and diligent student . He excelled academically across a number of subjects last year. He displays a consistent willingness to learn and does so with great enthusiasm. He always has a smile on his face and is consistently outgoing and friendly to everyone, with a warm and positive attitude. He helps others around him to learn at school, and displays a lot of patience in doing so. Last year he also participated in a number of extra curricular clubs in the school. I am delighted to award the excellence award to Andrei M.

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Third Years students attended an Award Ceremony to recognise and celebrate achievement. Ms McCarthy Year Head for Third Year opened the Ceremony saying ' Good Afternoon Everyone, I would like to welcome you all to this awards ceremony. I know all of your teachers and parents will agree how proud weare of you today and the many achievements we are about to celebrate.You really deserve this afternoon to celebrate. This is your 1st ever awards ceremony. In 1st and 2nd year, you have all made a huge effort to participate in every way in this school community. You are inclusive, you are kind, caring and friendly to all. You are outgoing and are not afraid to step outside your comfort zone and try new things. We saw much of this celebrated before midterm at the points awards ceremony.Today is a special day too, we are here to celebrate your academic
achievement as well as your engagement in the wider school community. We will celebrate your efforts and resilience when it comes to always
trying your best. Well done to you all. You should be very proud of yourself.'

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Ms McGowan welcomed all 3rd Yr students to their first Award Ceremony. She explained ' The awards ceremony is an opportunity for us as a school community to come together to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our students. And in this way, we are here now to celebrate you, your effort and all that you have achieved since entering St. Joseph’s'

The first category of Awards were Academic awards. The students who are recognised in the subject category are students who have achieved outstanding results in a particular subject. This is an amazing achievement and something to be very proud of. Congratulations to Kamaya G, Liam D, Éabha McB, Holly McC, Tobiasz S, Tadhg B, Harry HB, Elíse S, Jordi SF, Margo H, Amie D, Ava May P, Matthew S, Martha F, Elizabeth K, Natalia K, Eva T, Daniel B,

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The second group of awards were a Rising Star Award. The winners in this category have been nominated by their teachers. This in and of itself, means that the winners of this category should be very proud of themselves. The winners of this category are students who give their best everyday. They show effort in their classwork and homework. They are the students we can count on, that through their effort, cooperation and positive attitude, they contribute hugely to the teaching and learning in St. Joseph's. As the name suggests, these students are rising stars. Our Third Year Rising Star Awards were awarded to Oisin L and Chizoba N.

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Sporting achievement was next. The winners in this category have been nominated by all of the teachers involved in sport within our school. The students who have won this award are credited with always showing up, whether it be for a match or for training. They are recognised as leaders, have shown commitment in their approach to their training, their team and their sport. They encourage others and give support to their teammates, especially when things are tough. And lastly, the winners of this category always give their best while representing our school whether as an individual or part of a team. Sports Awards were presented to Christian G, Louie M, Margo H, and Eilíse S.

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The Ceist Award : The student who receives this award is someone who reflects the spirit and values of CEIST and everything we hope that you become here in St. Joseph’s. The criteria for this award included the following attributes:

* This recipient of this award always tries to create a sense of community and include everyone

* They show respect to others and show kindness to everyone they meet

* They strive for justice and takes responsibility being the change they want to see in the world

* They seek a meaning and purpose to life and show spirituality in their connection with others

Josianne M can be justifiably proud as the recipient of CEIST award for 2023.

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The final award is the Excellence Award. This student is a conscientious young lady who many of her teachers would describe as diligent, hardworking and motivated. She has had excellent attendance too. She is highly engaged in class and consistently produces work to a high standard. She also has a flare for many of her subjects chosen and has been an avid participant in BT Young Scientist ,SciFest & PE Expo for the last two years.

I know you will agree when I say that her friendly, helpful attitude and willingness to support and help her peers is visible on a daily basis here in school. Therefore I am really proud to present the excellence award to Alison J.

Well done to all those who received awards a testiment to their impressive work ethic.

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