Farewell Class of 2020

Posted on : May 28, 2020

On Friday 15th May our sixth year class of 2020 said an official “Goodbye” to the school. In normal times it would have been a day of celebration and fun and games for the school-leavers. They would have hosted a whole-school assembly to say goodbye to the rest of their schoolmates and teachers, followed by a 6th year breakfast, games on the hockey and rugby pitches, the traditional staff vs students soccer match and finally, in the evening, a Valedictory Service in Calry Church. None of that happened for the class of 2020 because of the Covid19 Lockdown. Instead the class said farewell via a pre-recorded service and address by the Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls. Only the Headmaster, Deputy Principal, Chaplain and Senior Co-ordinator (and the camera operator, of course) were in the Church for the service, but when it went live at 7pm the staff, students and their families tuned in. This has been a sad goodbye in many ways for the class of 2020 and their teachers. As well as having no Valedictory Service or “last day” in school, they will have no Debs Ball. These rites of passage – looked forward to for the whole year – are very important and we are sorry that the class didn’t get to experience them this year. Maybe later on, when things have settled something can be arranged for them. In any event the school wishes the Sixth Years all the very best as they await the outcome of the Leaving Certificate and good luck in their future years.





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