Each year, we mark the graduating of our children to secondary school with a ceremony of celebration.
Graduation is such a special milestone in a child’s and their parents’ life.
Celebrating milestones and educational achievements helps give our children a sense of accomplishment and pride and it offers a valuable opportunity for reflection and recognition to the whole school community.
The end of primary school, for many children, is a time filled with excitement and anticipation as well as uncertainty and nerves. Celebrating the end of primary school with a graduation ceremony is a wonderful way to help build students’ confidence, mark their achievements, and encourage them to identify as life long learners.
Find details of our past celebrations of Graduation below..
Our ‘Class of 2022’ Graduation
Our 6th Class Graduation Ceremony was held on Thursday 16th June. The 6th class
teachers, Mrs McGeown and Miss Harris prepared a very special evening for us all. The girls
presented a meaningful prayer service, followed by a selection of songs which were
beautifully performed. Afterwards, they were each presented with a graduation scroll to keep
as a memoir of their time in our school and we watched a video of their St. Louis Memories.
A special thank you to all the parents and family members who attended on the night.
Thanks also to Mrs Barbara Regiec of the Parents’ Association and our SNA, Mrs Ronnie
Dowd, who helped serve the tea and to all the staff members who helped out in so many
ways to make this event as special as it was. Thanks also to Ms Mullen and our caretaker,
Stephen for all their assistance. We would like to wish our sixth class girls every success
and happiness in their new schools in September, and to thank them for the wonderful
contribution they have made to our school over past five years.
This year, because we couldn’t invite the 6th class parents into school for the graduation ceremony, the 6th class teachers and pupils decided to make a special video for them instead. Fabian Murphy recorded the girls talking about their memories of school and showing Memory Books which they designed during an online Creative Week workshop with the Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin.
The girls also learned the Jerusalema dance which they performed with great skill out in the playground, followed by a rendition of A Million Dreams from “The Greatest Showman” with musical accompaniment on guitar. The girls were all sporting their beautiful new Class of 2021 hoodies for the recording and we are most grateful to the Parents’ Association for helping with the cost of these. The video, which is password protected, will be released to the parents today for viewing on YouTube. Sincere thanks to our two 6th class teachers, Mrs McGeown and Ms. Harris for preparing the girls for the video. We are most grateful also to Mrs Cunningham for her guitar accompaniment and for the use of her sound system.
Although this was a very different graduation, we really hope the 6th class parents will still enjoy the experience.
Please click on the following link to view the video:
The two 6th classes after they were presented with their graduation scrolls in the school yard.
6th Class Graduation 2019
On Thursday 15th June our 6th class girls graduated. The event, which was held in the school hall, was attended by a large number of parents, family members and staff members.The sixth class girls had prepared a special prayer service to mark the end of their years at Primary School. Fr. Stephen Duffy, our school chaplain, who was also in attendance, offered a special prayer for the girls on behalf of the Board of Management. Mrs Margaret McNally read a prayer on behalf of the parents.
This was followed by a lively performance of four songs and dance moves. After speeches from Mrs. Farrell and Fr. Stephen, the girls were presented with personal Graduation Photographs. The students then presented their teachers, Mrs. Coyle and Miss Holland with gifts to show their appreciation. Finally, all those present watched a specially- made DVD about the girls’ memories of their time in St. Louis. It was a most enjoyable evening for all concerned and finished up with refreshments being served by Mrs Patricia McElwain of the Parents’ Association, assisted by Family-School Liaison Officer, Mr David McCague.