PUPILS CHECK OUT GOREY COMMUNITY SCHOOL AT OPEN DAY
A special performance from the Gorey Community School cast of Les Miserables was just one of the highlights at this year’s open evening.
Principal Michael Finn sent out invitations to primary schools in the locality weeks before the event and, as usual, the response was tremendous.
‘We were extremely busy all evening,’ said Mr Finn. ‘A team of teachers and students stood out for most of the night to help park cars.’
In his speech to the visitors Mr Finn emphasised the importance of getting applications in on time.
‘If an application comes in after the deadline then they will more than likely not get a spot,’ said Mr Finn. ‘Every year it happens and unfortunately it is very disappointing for parents.’
The deadline for applications this year is Friday, November 9, at 3.15 p.m.
The open evening included displays of various subjects offered and the wide range of extra curricular activities and student supports.
‘We had three students who didn’t attend a Gaelscoil speaking about how they successfully passed the Junior Certificate through Irish,’ said Mr Finn. ‘They also spoke to parents of the benefits of doing exams in the Irish language.’
With the upcoming Gorey Community School musical production of Les Miserables this month, students saw the open evening as a great opportunity to perform a number from the show. Mr Finn said the open evening is a great chance for pupils to get a taste of the school.
Alessandro Pandolfi showcasing his drumming talent. The cast of Les Miserable pictured with their musical director Roisin Dempsey. The production takes place at Gorey Theatre from October 15-20. Ann Marie Byrne with her daughter Alex Byrne.
Tommy and Celena Kemple with their son Daniel. Leah O’Mahony and Faith Masterson. Jennifer Carney and Michael Hughes. Teacher Eoin Foy with Patrick Kinsella.
AJ Duffy with his mother Lisa Wade.