Not the Same, Old Samhain!

The Senior School gathered for its annual Samhain/All Saints’ Eve Assembly and Mr. ODulaing and Mr. Gallagher again inspired those gathered with the true meaning of the holiday, as well as recognising those students who have already earned notice… positive notice, that is! We put aside all the costumes, plastic pumpkins and interactive doorbells to listen to Mr. ODulaing link the holiday to our school community’s values, as embodied as they are in our Mission Statement, and Mr. Gallagher connected us all to the holy day’s more enduring cultural significances.

We also honoured students who had recently earned commendations: the recent Maths Week competition winners, the Young Classicists Symposium competition winners and Caoimhe Moore, our School Captain who has also earned the rarely awarded Gaisce Silver Medal. Caoimhe was joined by her Co-Captains and the recently elected Class Captains, who together form our Student Council. And adding the perfect notes to the morning were Harry and Lochlann on the piano. Thanks, again, to Music Maestros McGuinness and O’Neill for setting it all up!