Castleisland Community College Students Receive Kerry ETB Student Awards

Castleisland Community College students and management pictured at the Kerry ETB awards ceremony. Seated from left: David Peskett, Katie O’Connor, Caitríona Murphy and Ruairí Mannix. Back from left: Deputy Principal, Mairéad Corridon, Liam O Sullivan, Michael Moynihan, Bridget Sheehan and Principal, Teresa Lonergan. Photograph: Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD .

Castleisland Community College is one of eight post primary schools in the county that are part of the Kerry Education and Training Board.

This is an organisation that serves 3,000 students approximately and the board’s annual awards ceremony encompasses all areas of school life including both academic and extracurricular activities.

And the Awards Went To……

There were three academic awards presented to Castleisland Community College students: School Academic Excellence Award went to Katie O’Connor for achieving the highest Leaving Certificate results in the school.

Best Technology Student – in all eight schools is awarded to the student who received the highest points in the Leaving Certificate in any three of the following subjects: IT; Applied Maths; Engineering; Construction Studies; Design Communication and Graphics and this award was granted to Michael Moynihan.

The Junior Cycle Award went to Caitríona Murphy for her exceptional results in the Junior Cycle examination.

Best of Eight Schools

The Transition Year Achievement Award is presented to one student in each of the Kerry ETB schools.

David Peskett received this award as he embodied what Transition Year is all about.

Ruairí Mannix was chosen to receive the Exceptional Leadership in the Student Council Award for Castleisland school.

There were two students who received the Kerry ETB Ethos Award for the school: Bridget Sheehan and Liam O’Sullivan.

Sporting Achievement Acknowledged

Sports Achievements acknowledged the senior girls football team who became Munster Football Champions in 2022.

The amazing success of the school basketball teams was also mentioned: the first year boys team became South West winners and All Ireland B Runners Up in 2022.

Both junior and senior girls basketball teams were South West winners and All Ireland A Division quarter finalists in 2022.

‘There was certainly plenty to celebrate in both academic and extra-curricular fields,’ said college Principal Teresa Lonergan.

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