A Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principal

A message from the Principal

29th May 2020

Dear Students & Parents,

As we approach the end of what has been an extraordinary school year, I just wanted to take a moment of your time to say a sincere thank you for all the support and courtesy you showed to myself and the staff this year. These have been busy and unprecedented times, made so much easier by your consideration and cooperation.

Embarking on my new role as Principal, I was made incredibly welcome by the whole community in St. Joseph of Cluny. There were many highlights to look back on, the wonderful Carol service, the many successes of our sports teams, the packed Open Evening, our presentation of our Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement awards, Cluny Spirit day, the Christmas Talent Show and Multi-Sports to name but a few. It is clear to me that the students love Cluny and are enthusiastic about daily school life.

Sadly, our day-to-day normal altered on March 12th, in ways we could never have anticipated. I felt I had got to know the school quite well at this point, but it is true that a crisis reveals true character: It has been humbling to see how quickly the whole school pulled together to weather the shutdown, an event that required a strong response which every member of staff met with hard work and flexibility. I would like to pay tribute to the huge effort of our teachers in making the adaptation to online learning.

Our students require a special mention. I have been particularly impressed with how they have carried themselves throughout these ‘Covid Days’. They adapted quickly and really kept on track, working hard and keeping involved with the school. We all quickly adjusted to remote learning. The girls managed disappointments, such as the cancellation of the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exam, meeting these challenges with huge fortitude. I want especially, to wish our Sixth Year girls, the Class of 2020, every good wish for the future. Go out into the world and be confident in your many talents and achievements.

Our girls could not flourish at school without parental support. I have personally appreciated the cordiality and enthusiasm of the parents in our school. Whether through individual communication or the huge work done by the Parents’ Association, your contribution has never been more important or more appreciated.

I hope that you all enjoy a summer break this year and stay safe and well. We hope that our school life will return to normal next term, but I know we will meet whatever challenges that face us as a school community.

Best wishes & thanks,

Ben Healy

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Ballinclea Road,
Killiney,
Co. Dublin,
A96 DK13
Ireland

01 2855027


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Le Chéile Schools Trust
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