On Tuesday 23rd September the staff and students of Beech Hill College held their first school assembly of 2019-2020. Principal Mr. Patrick Mc Ardle welcomed everyone back to Beech Hill College following the summer holidays. In particular, he welcomed the 6th year students for what is to be their last year in Beech Hill College. “I know this will be a particularly busy time for you as you begin the preparations for the next stage of your journey”
Mr.Mc Ardle also welcomed the new first year students to Beech Hill College “I look forward to seeing you all grow and reach your full potential over the next six years. You are now part of a very special school community, a community that cares for you, a community that is always trying to improve, a community that wants you to “BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE”
The newly formed student leader group were introduced to the entire school body to a rapturous round of applause. Mr. Tony Mc Hugh presented certificates and cinema vouchers to students who had perfect and excellent attendance last year. Representatives from Tydavnet Show presented prizes to students who won awards at the show in many categories including overall winner Natalia Gancarz. Eleanor Murphy chairperson of the Student Council introduced the newly elected Student Council to all assembled. The Student Council were presented with their badges by Catherine Martin TD and Moira Kelly, Environmental Officer with Monaghan County Council.
Deputy Leader of The Green Party Catherine Martin TD spoke to all assembled on climate change and other environmental issues. She commended highly the work of the Beech Hill College Green Schools Committee and the #Plexit team who ‘are a fantastic example of what can be achieved when students work together to reduce plastic pollution’ Members of the #Plexit team Haylie Mc Quaid and Kyle Crean Mc Kenna addressed the assembly. Deputy Martin made a presentation to Pedro Henrique Alves Barreto who won the Art competition to design a logo for #Plexit campaign
Some of our students were particularly successful on sporting fields this year and we would like to pay tribute to their determination and skill.
The PE Department presented awards to 6th year students Cian Maguire and Sarah Warman who were particularly successful on sporting fields this Summer. Sarah Warman played full forward on the County Minor Team who won the Ulster Title and were narrowly defeated by Cork in the All Ireland Final and Cian Maguire played corner back for the County Minor Team who also won the Ulster Title.
The ceremony concluded by announcing the recipients of the Ms Clarke bursaries. These awards are in memory of Ms Mona Clarke and are in recognition of the highest points achieved in the Leaving Certificate and the highest level achieved in the Leaving Certificate Applied. This year the recipients are Conor Maguire, Grace Duffy and Aislinn Mc Kenna. Mr Mc Ardle wished them and all the sixth year students from 2019 well.