A NUMBER of the girls of Scoil Chriost Rí in Portlaoise scored over 600 points in this year’s Leaving Cert, with a majority of the 89 pupils expected to go on to third level education.
Principal, Ms Helen O’Donnell said the students had reached all their expectations and she described the results as absolutely excellent.
“I want to congratulate all the students, their family and the staff,” she said. “We have a very committed team of teachers and it pays off on a day like today.”
Ms O’Donnell said there had been lots of As and Bs, with particular success stories in Irish, English and maths. She also said that there were very good results in the business and science subjects.
There were many delighted faces around the school grounds last Wednesday morning, with cries of joy and congratulatory hugs the normal greeting. Among the beaming students was Aoife Maloney from Stradbally, who said she was absolutely delighted with her results. Although she had not yet totalled up her points, Aoife said she thought she had enough to go on to study pharmacy in Carlow.
Also happy on the day was Emer Whyte of Portlaoise, who intends to go on to study art in Abbeyleix, while Amy Martin, also from Portlaoise, scored enough to get into her first choice of nursing.
Stephanie Byrne, Rathleague, scored 450, which she said was more than enough to go on to study arts, history and economics at UCD.