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Good morning and welcome to our assembly.
This morning at 10 am, the Calculated Grades Student Portal will open. It will stay open for the next 3 days and will close at 10 pm on Thursday the 28th of May. This marks the beginning of the Leaving Cert for our 6th year students. At last, something real and tangible for us to focus on. This has been a difficult time for the seniors so we are glad that finally things have begun to move. It will all happen very fast now, so make sure you don’t forget to register. Soon you will have closure and be able to relax a little, as will most of us! It’s been a tough few weeks, but we have got through it. Let’s look forward to a great summer and good things to come. So best of luck to our Leaving Certs …and remember to register today!
Now for a few notices…actually very few!
1) Last day of the exams I believe and it’s the TY electronics class who have the honour of finishing out the 2020 summer exams. We have learned a lot from these tests… not only about electronics but also about how not to panic when a paper doesn’t download or how broadband can suddenly drop and your left with half a test in the clouds while a class is waiting to start! We’ve learned that we can actually cope with online teaching and classes but that we prefer the real thing… (well most of us!). We’ve learned that it takes twice as long to do half as much in the virtual world and that there really is nothing than can replace reality. And we have learned that we are clever, resilient and capable.
I think that deserves a ‘Highly Commended’…don’t you?
2) The clock is ticking and we are getting closer to the Grad night celebration. Great work by all involved and we hope it will be a memorable night for us all.
3) Don’t forget that we hope to have a bit of fun ourselves with our virtual sports day. Again, any ideas to Mr Donnelly.
4) Next week we will begin collecting the laptops. A text will go out to your parents and you will be given a time slot to return the devices. Please make sure you remove anything personal as you don’t know who might be using it next! I have a funny feeling we might be getting more use out of those laptops in the future.
And now we join with Ms Keenan in this mornings ‘thought for the day’
I believe every person has within themselves inexhaustible reserves of potential they have never even come close to realising.
I believe each person has far more intelligence than they have ever used.
I believe each person is more creative than he or she has ever imagined.
I believe the greatest achievements of your life lie ahead of you.
I believe the happiest moments of your life are yet to come.
I believe the greatest successes you will ever attain are still waiting for you on the road ahead.
And, I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.