Scoil Mhuire’s Adult Education department celebrated the success of its students at a graduation ceremony in The Westgrove Hotel in Clane on Tuesday 18th November. A total of 306 Adult Learners graduated in the 2013/14 academic year in courses affiliated to ITEC, FETAC, and Maynooth University. In our current Autumn term, there are 388 learners studying courses certified by these awarding bodies. Special guest on the evening was the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan. After a tour of Scoil Mhuire and viewing many of the night classes in progress, Ms. O’ Sullivan joined graduates and their families in the Westgrove Hotel to celebrate their success.
Other distinguished guests to attend on the night were Deputy Emmett Stagg, TD, Ms. Josephine Finn, Head of Adult & Community Education, Maynooth University and Mr. Tommy Morris, FETAC Tutor.
Mr. Edmund Behan, Assistant Director in the Adult Education Department in Scoil Mhuire began the evening by welcoming graduates and their guests to the ceremony. He congratulated all graduates on their success. Edmund then introduced tutors and Guest Speakers.
Mr.Padraig Nolan, Principal of Scoil Mhuire, was first to speak. He welcomed graduates and their families, and said he was honoured to have the Minister for Education present. He spoke of his pride in Scoil Mhuire and its students and credited the success of the school on the strong partnership between parents, staff and management. All of these contribute to a caring community spirit within the school....