Local schools “delighted” with Junior Certificate results

By Hayden Moore

THERE was delight for local schools as the Junior Certificate examination results were announced earlier today.

More than 64,000 students across the nation received the results they have been nervously anticipating since June, when they sat the exams.

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Students from Deansrath Community College in Clondalkin recieving their results.

Deansrath Community College in Clondalkin had 54 pupils in the school this morning picking up their results.

Principal Helen Taylor told The Echo of Deansrath’s delight to see another batch coming through the Junior Certificate Curriculum with flying colours.

“We are delighted with the results from this year’s students and very proud with how they got on,” she said.

“They performed exactly how we would have hoped and to the level that we would expect from them, so all of us here at Deansrath are of course just very proud of them.”

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54 students from Deansrath CC sat their Junior Certficate exams.

Meanwhile in Tallaght, St Aidan’s Community School started handing out results around noon.

Principal Karen Quigley was thrilled to see so many smiles on the faces of students as they left the Brookfield school.

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Students from St Aidan's Community School receiving their results.

“They got on very well, there were some absolutely delighted faces leaving the school this afternoon,” exclaimed Ms Quigley.

“The students and teachers worked so hard to get these results and there was just a lovely atmosphere in the school today.”

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Principal of the Brookfield school, Karen Quigley was "delighted" to see the joy on her student's faces.

Although neither of the schools have completed an analysis on the results yet, St Aidan’s Principal Ms Quigley did highlight that an interesting point of contention for this year’s exams was the new JCT course grading system that focuses more on individual learning.

As the alphabetical grades are slowly being phased out, a new revised programme for certain subjects saw some students receive their grades in a new ‘Distniction, Merit, Pass’ format.

In a statement issued today, An Garda Síochana congratulated all students on their results.

They reminded both parents and students to be mindful of the dangers that can be associated with celebrating results.

“Many teens will be in high spirits as they head out to celebrate with their friends this evening and it is our hope that each and every one of them has a safe and enjoyable night,” a Garda spokesperson said.

Gardai encouraged students celebrating to plan their evening and have a safe way of getting home, be mindful of their property, walk away from any situations if they sense trouble and call Gardaí immediately if a situation gets out of hand.

Drinkaware has also issued a statement urging parents to be “positive role models” over the course of the celebrations after their study showed that the average adult started drinking alcohol at the age of 15.5 years.

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