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St. Catherine’s Students Scoop all 3 Top Places!

Principal of Saint Catherine’s College, Mrs Noeleen Tiffney was delighted with the news that four students had achieved top marks in Northern Ireland in this summer’s CCEA GCSE examinations!

Incredibly, the top three places in Learning for Life and Work all went to St Catherine’s students: Emily Tiffney achieved first place while Aine Berry and Lucy Loir came second and third respectively! This is yet another great success story for the LLW Department in the school.

Success also for Sruth na Gaeilge, Coláiste Chaitríona, as Year 10 student Déaglán Ó Scolláin, was placed second in CCEA GCSE  Irish. His teacher Caitríona Bean de Bléine proudly commented: “Déalgán completed his GCSE Irish at the end of Year 9 and is the first boy in our Sruth Gaeilge to have achieved this. ‘Is iad na scoláirí is fearr a shroicheann an barr!’

The school has a long-standing tradition of students gaining Top in Northern Ireland in public examinations at both GCSE & A-level. Since 2006, this honour has gone to 40 students in 13 different subjects: Geography, History, Spanish, Irish, Gaeilge, Journalism, Home Economics, Design & Technology, Religious Education, Business Studies, ICT, Learning for Life & Work and Health & Social Care!

Mrs Noeleen Tiffney, Principal of Saint Catherine’s College, rejoices with the 3 students who were placed Top in Northern Ireland in this summer’s CCEA GCSE Learning for Life & Work examination. Pictured l/r: Emily Tiffney (1st), Aine Berry (2nd), Lucy Moir (3rd). Also pictured is Subject Leader Mrs Blaithín Doonan (right).

Comhghairdeas le Déaglán Ó Scolláin, Coláiste Chaitríona, who has achieved second place in CCEA GCSE Irish in the North of Ireland. He is a past pupil of Bunscoil Naomh Proinsias, Lurgan. Déaglán is pictured here with Principal Noeleen Tiffney (left) and his Irish teacher Caitríona Bean de Bléine, Coordinator of Sruth na Gaeilge.

St. Catherine's College P.E. teachers gratefully accept a set of jerseys (displayed by pupils Sean Maguire and Caoimhe Donnelly) from local business man Dessie Feeney. Dessie regularly assists with school enterprise projects and has now combined his love of sport and fashion to kit out the school Senior Camogie and Gaelic football teams. 

These St Catherine’s College Sixth Form students are celebrating their grade As at AS level. Front row l/r: Aileen Jones, Emma Donnelly, Chloe Hughes, Lauren Fearon, Aoife Trainor, Nicole Dobbin, Jane McCann, Roise Ni Aodha, Rionach O'Hagan. Middle row l/r: Zoe White, Clodagh Ryan, Aoife Jackson, Tierna Nig Uidhir, Alex Guy, Chloe Donnelly, Mrs Edel McKenna (Year Head), Meadbh O'Dowd,  Eileen Trainor, Maeve MacSorley, Aisling Blaney, Emily-Jane Ni Choirc, Niamh Hughes. Back row l/r: Caoimhe Farrell, Alannah Devlin, Megan O'Callaghan, Luiseach Ni Threinfhir, Lauren McIlkenny, Molly McConville, Eimear McEnteggart, Kerrie Murphy. Absent from photo: Aine Devlin, Lauren Farley, Aine Hendron, Courtney Millar (Helpers on Lourdes pilgrimage), Caoimhe Fanthorpe, Caleigh Houlahan.   

Viktorija Kubiliute, a former Sixth Form student at St Catherine’s College, poses proudly with The Studies Cup (For Diligence) which she was awarded at Prize Giving. She also scored the top grades at A Level in the school in 3 subjects: Applied Business, Applied ICT & Hospitality. Viktorija, who gained 3 Grade As, is currently studying Business Studies at the University of Ulster. She is pictured here with her Year Head, Mrs Monique Rennie.

Bon Voyage to the French Exchange Group from Saint Catherine’s College who will spend this week in Orléans with the “correspondants” whom they hosted in March. l/r: Aoife Trainor, Megan Devlin, Mrs Mary Kilpatrick, (Head of French) Patrice Boyle, Sophia Kelly, Helen McNeill, Claire Rafferty, Lucy McGeary, Mrs Deirdre McMahon (French & Irish Dept.), Cara Hegarty. Front row l/r: Aoibheanna Ryan & Aine Doyle.

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