Last Wednesday, 13th August, the students from Rhetoric 2014 returned to the school to collect their Leaving Certificate results. We had high expectations of the boys, which they surpassed by some distance. In a letter to the parents the Headmaster Fr Moloney congratulated them on an outstanding performance:
“The Leaving Certificate results, which have just come out, were excellent, with the ‘452-point average’ making it one of the strongest sets of results in the history of the school, notwithstanding the bonus points for Mathematics. A record 12 out of 73 students achieved 550 or more points (with 2 of them on 600 or more), with 28 gaining 500+, 43 gaining 450+, 51 gaining 400+ and 61 on 350 or more (with the national average at 347).
In the more traditional way of expressing things, no student failed to achieve 5 passes. Not only did the group develop into a wonderful graduating class, dealing with adversity in admirable ways, but they have now further enhanced their reputation with these results.
In addition to the boys. the teachers involved, not least those in Learning Support, and their prefects deserve great credit for this excellent outcome, as does Mr. Condron as the Academic Year Head. Such results raise the bar of expectation for the incoming Rhetoric and are an encouragement for everyone.
We wish the boys continued success in the next stage of their lives and fulfillment in their careers in the knowledge that their time in Clongowes will stand to them in the years to come. In God’s providence, may they thrive long into the future.”