ST DOMINIC’S College, Cabra, recently welcomed back more than 20 super students who achieved outstanding results in their Leaving Certificate this year.
The students were presented with awards by school principal, Ann Donnelly, on Friday, September 25.
“We are proud of all our Leaving Cert students and the results were particularly good this year,” she said.
“Three students achieved over 600 points, 19 had over 500 and five achieved a Distinction in Leaving Certificate Applied.”
The students have now moved on to study medicine, dentistry, science, arts, law, languages, primary teaching and many other courses.
In recent years a large number of St Dominic’s students have progressed onto Trinity College, DCU, Maynooth University and St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
The past pupils who returned recently for their awards had a lot of good advice for the current crop of sixth year students at St Dominic’s.
They told them to keep a balance between study and leisure, to look after their health, listen to teachers’ advice, set themselves a goal to aim for, do their homework and choose their CAO course carefully.
The sixth years listened with great interest and later, after the award presentations, had an opportunity to talk directly with the past pupils and ask them questions.
“There is a proud tradition of Dominican Education in Cabra for almost 200 years and we continue to offer a broad academic curriculum and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including hockey, basketball, athletics, debating, choir and creative writing,” Principal Donnelly said.
St Dominic’s College is a catholic school in the Dominican tradition and is under the trusteeship of Le Cheile Schools Trust.