School Awards

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O’Connell Secondary School Annual Student Awards

Following deliberations between the class teachers, form-teachers, other staff members and year-head, students from each 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year and 5th Year class will be nominated for the following annual awards:

  1. Overall Student of the Year
  2. Most Improved Student of the Year
  3. Literacy Award
  4. Numeracy Award
  5. Spirit of Donal Walsh Award (Awarded to the student in each 1st Year Class who made a positive contribution to school/class life during the year)
  6. Spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice Award (Awarded to the student in each 2nd Year, 3rd Year and 5th Year Class who made a positive contribution to school/class life during the year)
  7. December Attendance Award to the student(s) who has had full attendance up to Christmas each year
  8. December Attendance Award to the student(s) who has missed 2 or fewer days up to Christmas each year
  9. May Attendance Award to the student(s) who has had full attendance between Christmas and the end of May each year
  10. May Attendance Award to the student(s) who has missed 2 or fewer days between Christmas and the end of May each year

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Following deliberations between the class teachers, form-teachers, other staff members and year-head, students from 6th Year will be nominated for the following annual awards which are presented at the 6th Year Graduation Ceremony in May:

  1. Individual Class Student of the Year Awardsawards3
  2. Individual Awards for Sporting Excellence in Gaelic Games, Soccer and Basketball
  3. Overall Sports Personality of the Year Award
  4. Awards for Contributing to the Promotion of Different Activities within the School (e.g. Music, Drama)
  5. Spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice Awards
  6. Cathal Dunlop Memorial Award
  7. Past Pupils’ Union Student of the Year Award

Remember the words of 12 year old Nkosi Johnson –

Do all you can with what you have in the time you have in the place you are.”

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