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Ceannaireacht Awards April May 2020

Ceannaireacht Awards April May 2020 Student Leadership
21-May-20
Ceannaireacht Awards April May 2020

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  • Courage
  • Determination Respect
  • neart go cur le chéile

A New Definition of Leader

Two months ago, had we asked you to define leadership some of the responses might have been:

  • Someone who takes action.
  • Someone who is pro-active.
  • Someone who is busy and is always doing something, thinking of the next step.

We imagine leaders to be out there changing the world. However, in the last two months our world has drastically changed and we as individuals, and as a community in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, have had to change along with it.

Since the 13th of March, we have been asked “to come together as a nation by staying apart from each other”. This does not come naturally to us. We have been physically, mentally and emotionally challenged all for the greater good. We know it is the right thing to do; to commit to social distancing, to stay away from our families’ and friends all whilst trying to keep some semblance of normality in our lives. And even though it is the right thing to do, it does not mean it is not hard. This is the new definition of a leader. Doing what is right, even though it goes against every fibre of your being.

Today we are awarding students, who over the past two months have:

  • stayed the course
  • had the courage to do what is unnatural to them
  • respected frontline workers by staying at home
  • been determined to stay engaged in school.

These students have shown leadership in unprecedented times and under unprecedented circumstances. We applaud and thank them for their determination and courage, for having respect for those who deserve it and for doing the right thing.

We have been told that “not all superheroes wear capes, some wear scrubs and gowns” and some superheroes wake up in the morning, turn on their surface, open Teams, do the work their teachers have assigned and help out their families to the best of their abilities.

Gradam Bronnta Ar:

  • Bliain 1: Jamie O’Neill, Mattie Newell Kim & Eibhlin Holland
  • Bliain 2: Ciara Fahy & Gerry Carr
  • Bliain 3: Tommy Lee Rigney, Ciara McStay & Natalia Ziembik
  • Bliain 4: John Audley & Sarah McMahon
  • Bliain 5: Taylor Mahon & Hannah Walsh
  • Bliain 6: Robyn Gough & Alanna Magliocco

1st year

Jamie O’Neill

Since starting in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Jamie has contributed positively, continually participated in class and extra-curricular activities, shown he can work effectively as part of a team and is an excellent role model for students. Jamie upholds all the core values of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir; courage, respectful, determination and excellence. He has taken onboard every task set for him during distance learning; he is one of the few students who has fully completed almost all of the task set online- Autism Awareness week poster competition, walking 10k and donating to Pieta House, GAA challenge and he actually did it before Ms Nolan started! Today we recognise Jamie as a leader in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.

Mattie Newell Kim

Mattie has continually shown determination and excellence in his schoolwork. He continually participates and contributes positively in class. Since distance learning began in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Mattie has continued to strive for excellence. Recently in his STEAM class he created a stopmotion animation project in which he created and completed all of the techniques. An extremely impressive project!

Eibhlin Holland

Today we recognise Eibhlin as an outstanding leader. With global shortages, she has taken the initiative to make her own masks to help protect her family against COVID19. This is not an easy feat, as the masks need to be made in a certain way to work effectively. Who knows, we may see a new starter company in the future!

2nd Year

Ciara Fahy

For her positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, her continual participation in class, teamwork and for being an excellent role model. She strives for excellence always and has shown that she has a wealth of leadership qualities.

Gerry Carr

Today Gerry is being recognised as a leader for everything he does in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. He is helpful, kind, considerate and very funny! Thank you, Gerry, for your positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, your continual participation in class, teamwork and for being an excellent role model.

3rd Year

Tommy Lee Rigney

For his contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and his continual participation in class whilst distance learning. Despite the current situation Tommy Lee has continued to show leadership by engaging online to a high standard across several subjects. Tommy Lee continues to display all the attributes that represent the school values. He is a very charming student with a bright future. This is mirrored by all the positive comments teachers always have to say about him.

Ciara McStay

For her positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and continual participation in class.

Ciara has continued to engage in school online. She is always positive despite the current situation. Ciara continues to display all the attributes of the school values. She is always very polite and tries her best in all school activities.

Natalia Ziembik

For her positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and continual participation in class.

Natalia has continued to engage online despite the current situation. She always tries her best.

Natalia is a very polite and positive student. She continually displays all the attributes of the school values. Natalia has a keen interest in radio and does a lot of work for the school radio. Before we moved to distance learning, Natalia ran an Irish radio program for Seachtain na Gaeilge where she displayed great leadership skills.

4th Year

John Audley

For his positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, his continual participation in class and extra- curricular activities and for being an outstanding leader. John has volunteered to be involved in all aspects of the TY programme since distance learning began. He has pursued study in his academic as well as extra-curricular opportunities recently taking part in the Bounce Back programme and the mock interviews.

Sarah McMahon

For her positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, her continual participation in class and extra-curricular activities and for her ability to work effectively with a team. Sarah has participated in lots of activities online since the shut down and has been very heavily involved in all aspects of the TY programme. In particular, she was involved in radio broadcasting module, the Bounce Back programme and is preparing some material for the end of year awards; all since school closure.

5th Year

Taylor Mahon

For her positive contribution to life in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, her continual participation in class and extra-curricular activities and for her ability to work effectively with a team. Taylor has shown she is willing and able to overcome the difficulties distance learning presents and has continued to strive for excellence in her studies whilst we have moved to online classes.

Hannah Walsh

Today we recognise Hannah as an outstanding leader. Throughout the year, whilst in the classroom and out, Hannah has continually shown her commitment to school. She embodies the core values of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and has shown she had outstanding leadership qualities.

6th Year

Robyn Gough

The Leaving Certificate is difficult at the best of times, never mind when you are trying to complete it during a global pandemic. In her commitment to distance learning, Robyn has displayed great leadership qualities: communication skills, integrity, accountability, determination and resilience. No doubt these qualities will stand to you in the future.

Alanna Magliocco

Alanna has proved herself to be an outstanding leader as she continues to meet her full potential since distance learning began. She has proven herself to be determined and accountable for her own learning and has completed work to a high standard whilst participating in online learning. Even when faced with adversity and indecisiveness from the Department of Education, Alanna has shown her courage in continuing to uphold her own learning standards and goals.

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