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Awards & Presentations at St Catherine’s College.


Awards for competition success in science, essay-writing, sports & the promotion of the Irish language were the result of hard graft for industrious students at St Catherine’s College this term.

In addition to this, the students raised £7,512 for Trócaire bringing the total raised for worthy causes to almost £20,000! Other beneficiaries included Clic Sergant & Special Olympics.

The money for Trócaire was raised by doing the sponsored 24 hour Fast, sponsored Danceathon for Year 8 students and through donations to Form Class Trócaire boxes.

The cheque was presented to Martin Dummigan (Trócaire) who thanked the students and assured them that their efforts will provide much needed support to communities involved in Trócaire programmes worldwide.


St. Catherine’s Raise £7,512 for Trócaire! Pictured with staff from the R.E. Department are some of the highest raising students who were awarded either Silver or Gold Solidarity awards for their efforts: Back Row l/r: Mr Sean Rooney (RE Co-ordinator for IMU), Aaliyah McClave, Catherine McGrane, Mrs Roisin Kelly, Olivia Macari, Colleen McCann, Lucia Gordon, Caitlin Collins, Cliona Power. Middle row l/r: Veronica Littlewood, Mrs Fiona Caldwell, Rosie Maxwell, Emily Clarke, Ella Hayes, Ozlem Bekmez, Niamh McAnenly, Rebecca Clarke, Clodagh Toal, Sean McKerr, Miss Gemma Gildernew. Front Row l/r: Jessica Curran, Hannah McCabe, Annarose Tennyson, Ellie Mackey, Lucia Monaghan (who raised £225!), Martin Dummigan (Trócaire), Olivia Leyburn, Mrs Mairead Fitzpatrick (joint Head of RE), Alex Mullan, Rosie McKee, Erin Basketfield, Emma Conroy. Absent from the photo: Mrs Roisin McKeever (Joint Head of RE), Mrs Dearbhla Quinn and Miss Sarah-Jayne Mooney.


St Catherine’s College GCSE PE students Sarah Nugent (left) and Caoimhe Comiskey took part in The Schools Orienteering Festival in the Palace Stables. The girls had to complete a course against ninety two other Year 11 girls. They were awarded 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the competition.


Coláiste Chaitríona has once again received The Gaelbhratach Award for promotion of Irish within the school. Pictured receiving the Gaelbhratach flag from Maighréad Ní Thiománaigh are Coiste na Gaeilge members Tierna Nig Uidhir, Molly Nic Chonmhaoil and Róise Ní Aodha with their teacher Máistir Ó Ruanaidh. Absent from photo are Emily-Jane Ní Choirc, Lauren de Faoite and Aoife Nic Siacais. Beatha teanga í a labhairt! (The life of a language is to speak it!)


St Catherine’s College Year 12 student Amy McGleenan has been Highly Commended for her outstanding submission to the LifeWorks Education National Life Advocate Awards Essay Competition. This is an All-Ireland competition for which Amy wrote a 600-750 word essay in response to Martin Luther King Junior’s words: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." Amy is pictured receiving her certificate and a cheque for £50 from Mrs Roisin McKeever (Joint Head of RE).


STEM Success for students from St. Catherine’s College who took part in the recent Sentinus Young Innovators’ Competition held at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. The competition, for 13-18 year olds, drew entries from schools all over Ireland. Year 10 Students Samantha Budakova and Kelly Mackey (left) received a Runners-Up Bronze Crest Award for their project ‘Sneaky Smoothies’- an investigation of the concentration of hidden sugars in fruit smoothies and other soft drinks. Also pictured are Year 9 students Esmee O’Donnell and Caitlin McCleery, who investigated the recently discovered link between Rosemary and memory enhancement.



Congratulations to St Catherine’s College Year 8 footballers who took part in the St Genevieve's year 8 and 9 tournament in Belfast and were narrowly defeated in the cup final. Further congratulations to Emma Conroy, 8R, for winning Player of the Tournament, ahead of all the Year 9s there!

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