Ardee Community School held their annual open evening last week and once again it proved an outstanding success.
Evan Keenan and Colette McWeeney, head boy and girl were on duty greeting
visitors. Also there, Caitlín Rogan and Patrick Taaffe, deputy head girl and boy.
Sonata Sinicaite and Ingrida Lesciute, were there. Also Cassie Morse and her mother Breda. Ita English and her daughter Sarah and son Ben.
Selina Callaghan from Dromin was there with her daughter Clodagh and son Conor.
Also Laura Callaghan and her sister-in-law Leanne Callaghan.
Vincent Malone and his daughter Megan, from Newtown Ardee also attended.
Also Theresa Clarke and her daughter Rhiannon Clarke-Downey.
Other included Jamie O’Callaghan and his brother Sam, Páraic Starkey, Leanne O’Brien, and Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire pupils Lauren Shiels and Hannah Darcy.
The guests were shown around the school and had an opportunity to view some of the magnificent work created by the students.
This included magnificent art, carpentry and engineering work, a reflection of genuine talent and the high level of teaching skills available at this popular school.
The school, which opened in 1974, was one of the first community schools to open outside the greater Dublin area. It was an amalgamation of three local schools: the De La Salle, Convent of Mercy girl’s school and the Vocational Cchool.
It has grown and developed over the past 40 years and many thousands of students have walked through its doors and received a wonderful education.
Today, under the guidance of principal, Mary Jackson, it offers students in the catchment area the chance to obtain an education which is second to none. More photos:Pg 62