Carndonagh Community School had 172 pupils sit the Leaving Cert. and Leaving Cert. Applied. As well as excitement and anticipation, there is always a degree of stress around Leaving Cert. results day, not just for the students but also for their parents and teachers.
For us in Carndonagh Community School it is a memorable day when we celebrate the achievements of the pupils who have spent 5 / 6 years with us. But it is also a day for saying goodbye and wishing them well as they head off into the adult world.
Who can tell where they will end up? For some who know exactly what career they want the road may be straight, while for others there may be turns along the way. The Leaving Cert. is not the full measure of anyone's capacity or potential. For most people real learning comes after the Leaving Cert., which is a snapshot in time.
We are very proud of our pupils – 98% of the pupils who started in First Year continued through to sit the Leaving Cert. In wishing them well in their future careers we urge them to enjoy their celebrations, and to take care and watch out for one-another.