Past Pupils Union Message

September 15 2023

Dear Alumni

Warm Greetings to my fellow Conlethians

We hope this letter finds you in the best of health and high spirits. It gives us immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you as a member of our esteemed Past Pupils Union.

As an alumnus of St. Conleth’s you are an integral part of our rich history and the legacy that we continue to build. The Past Pupils Union is a platform that brings together former students like you who have contributed to the success and reputation of our school. It is a space for nostalgia, camaraderie, and the opportunity to give back to the institution that played a significant role in shaping our lives.

Peter O'Neill and James O'Neill
Peter and James O’Neill

Why is it important to stay in touch and help each other, you may wonder? Well, the reasons are manifold:

  1. Mentorship
    Your experiences and achievements serve as a source of inspiration for current students. By staying connected, you can provide valuable guidance and mentorship to the next generation. Have a look at our SCAN newsletters.
  2. Networking
    The alumni network is a valuable resource for personal and professional growth. It opens doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and partnerships.
  3. Support
    In times of need, the alumni community can offer support, be it through advice, resources, or a helping hand. Together, we can overcome challenges more effectively.
  4. Giving Back
    Many of you have already made significant contributions to the school, whether through donations, scholarships, or volunteering. Your continued involvement ensures that future generations can benefit from the same quality education.
  5. Friendship and Camaraderie
    Reconnecting with old friends and classmates is a delightful experience. The Past Pupils Union provides a platform for reunions, events, and social gatherings.

We encourage you to take an active role in our alumni association, whether it’s by attending reunions, volunteering your time and expertise, or simply staying connected through our social media channels and newsletters.

Please try and attend our upcoming Past Pupils Union Dinner on Friday 1st March 2024 where you can reunite with old friends, share stories, and explore how we can collectively contribute to the betterment of our alma mater.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the continued success of St Conleth’s.

Once again, welcome to the Past Pupils Union! We are excited to have you on board and look forward to creating meaningful connections and memories together.

Warm regards,

Peter O’Neill 
PPU President 

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