As always, we take great pride in all our students' achievements and today is another opportunity to celebrate.
Pictured here, with Principal Micheál Ó Ciardha, are the Malone brothers , Kyle and Brandon alongside their mother Catherine , (who has been a Special Needs Assistant in the school for many years and who is an invaluable member of our staff in every way) as well as Ms Sinead Ryan who has taught both boys as well as coordinating our Horticultural programme in Transition Year.
Kyle, on the right, has completed a Masters Degree in Pharmacy and is currently studying for his PhD in Stroke and Pharmacology. Kyle has also received the UCC Graduate of the Year , an award presented to him by Coláiste Chríost Rí alumni Professor Patrick O Shea, President of UCC.
Brandon has completed his degree in Pharmacy and has recently accepted a Biochemistry PhD at Rockerfeller University , New York.
So, all in all a hugely successful year for the lads but beyond their academic achievements, they are great characters and all-round students who contributed fully to the life of the school.
We congratulate them both, their family and teachers and we wish them every success for their future careers.
We are delighted to recognise a special group of people here in the form of our Agricultural Science Unit Committee.
This group, combined with the committment of Ms Susan O Connell, have been instrumental in developing and maintaining the excellent facilities that we have.
Here , pictured are, Ms Julie Purcell, Sean Walsh (Gaisce Participant), Ronan Coughlan and Jamie Meskell. The group have received the Endeavour Award as well as a funding award from the Environment and Recreation Directorate under the Southern ReginWaste Management Plan
W also give a special mention to Ronan Coughlan and Jamie Meskell as Leaving Cert students for their incredible committment over the years.
Congratulations to all
Its the type of scene you could get on a Christmas card but this was the scene in the Chríost Rí school yard and field today. Just one for the archives.
Best to all
In the current academic year alone , Coláiste Chríost Rí teams have achieved excellence in every arena. We are Simcox Cup Cork Colleges Football Champions, Senior Science Competition All-Ireland Champions and once again on Friday 23rd of February, we became Munster Cross Country Champions.
None of these could be achieved without the comittment of the students, parents and teachers so we thank everyone for these great moments.
That said, congratulations now to our senior Cross Country team on becoming the 2018 Munster Cross Country Champions.
On a very steep and tough course, our senior team put in another outstanding performance.
They were led home by Charlie O' Donovan in second place. He was closely followed by the team of Jack O' Connor, James Mintern, James Allen and Lee Moore, (pictured here)
To take home the gold medals at this stage is a massive achievement and all in Chríost Rí are proud of these great athletes.
Congratulations to Ben O' Connor who ran a fantastic race in the Junior Boys category and achieved a very high standard.
Thanks to Mr Kelly and Mr Haynes as trainers as well as to Mr. Herlihy for driving to and from Waterford and also to Ken Nason for all his assistance throughout the season.
We offer our sincere congratulations to the Senior Maths team of Tomás Ó Mainín, Michal Szarkowicz, Luke Quigley and Josh Burton, (pictured during the competition) on a fantastic performance in the All-Ireland Maths Competition in Maynooth today.
The team finished fourth with a great performance.
To qualify initially was an incredible achievement but to put in such a superb performance makes the entire school community justifiably proud.
We further congratulate Ms Susan O Connell for her huge committment to her students and the school. In commending the students, we also thank their parents for their constant support and encouragement,
Míle buíochas do chách