The school celebrated its annual Prize Distribution on Thursday 26th October, and we were delighted to welcome a number of distinguished guests, including representatives from NICIE and the EA, not forgetting, of course, our Year 12 pupils who returned to collect their GCSE certificates and other special awards.
This year our guest speaker was Mr Paul Gray, Director, LearnSpark Ltd.
He encouraged pupils to be proud of their achievements and to celebrate success, but more importantly to look forward to the next challenge.
In her address, Mrs McGarry, Acting Principal, commented on, “…a pupil-centred, purposeful, achieving and highly successful school now firmly embedded in the Crumlin community and wider area. In fact, a report of which any school would be proud. Tonight, we celebrate the rejuvenation of the college, and pay tribute to the hard work of the pupils, staff (teaching and non-teaching), parents, governors and the local community, all of whom deserve the highest of praise.”
Mrs McGarry highlighted the many achievements throughout the school year both inside and outside of the classroom. She referred, in particular, to outstanding GCSE results; our Shared Education Programme with the aim of embedding community relations, reconciliation and school improvement; and enrolment that has trebled in the last five years.