"Let's Start at the Very Beginning - A Very Good Place to Start"
We would like to formally welcome all the new first year students to the school. We appreciate the challenge of change that you face and recognise the new demands foist upon you: timetables, lockers, lunch-malls, clean-up, prefect-mentors, tutors and the daunting prospect of up to nine different teachers a day. Time and familiarity, routine and practice will help you steady yourself and begin to come to terms with the steep adjustment curve which is first year. Remember also there is a team of people ready and willing to lend a supporting hand should you need it.
With over 750 students in the school it has become a bustling place and five classes of first years are more than making their optimistic and excited presence felt. This group had the opportunity to channel much of that energy while sampling the range of sports and activities available to all students at the school during the annual sports afternoon. Mr. Lawlor and Ms. O'Callaghan organised the schedule of events and a team of willing teachers joined the fun!
A presentation in honour of the 26 former sixth year students who were awarded over 500 CAO points in their recent exams took place at the school on Friday 5th September. We acknowledge all students who have survived this challenging rite of passage and who have levered themselves closer to their own personal and professional goals through their learning and growth in St. Wolstan's. We celebrate the fantastic results which saw 60% of our students achieving over 400 CAO points and just under 25% passing the threshold of 500 points. School Principal Ms. Barry presided over the award ceremony and sagely reminded those gathered that these excellent results were the outcome of a combination of factors including the aptitude of the individual, the motivation and commitment to achieve, the support of family and friends and the high quality of teaching and learning relationships at St. Wolstan's.
To all our returned students and staff - we hope that 2014-2015 is another remarkable and happy year.