3 Northside Secondary schools; The North Monastery Secondary School, St Vincent’s Girls Secondary School and Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G., An Mhainistir Thuaidh were recently recognised at an event hosted by Gurranabraher Credit Union.  The event was held to recognise All 3 Schools having excelled on the national stage over the past couple of weeks.

The North Mon Students had a very successful week at the recent BT Young Scientist Competition coming away with 3 awards. In all 12 North Monastery Students participated in the finals in the RDS is Dublin, Filip Caric, Danila Fedotov, Elvis Nzewke, Ashley Okoro, Paul Sunday, Kelvin Osagie, Parash Hossain, Jack James Chakkalackal, Jordan Woodgate, Brian Prout, Cian Boland & Jamie Hourigan.

The highlight of the competition was when Danila Fedotov and Filip Caric were awarded Runner up in their group. The students had developed a wearable device which assists caregivers by providing them with information on their patients.

The girls from St Vincent’s Secondary School had a great run in the U19 A National Schools Basketball Cup only being stopped in the final by a very strong team from Holy Faith Clontarf.  The Girls, coached by veteran, Dommie Mullins, never gave up against formidable opposition but fell just short at the end.

Speaking at a presentation to these award winners, Michael O Connell, Chair Gurranabraher Credit Union said “We believe that exceptional talent abounds in the Northside Secondary Schools both academic and sporting and we believe now is the time to nurture and recognise those talents to a wider audience.  Our Credit Union believes that if we recognise the work that students and teachers do now it will not only create a feeling of value for those students, but also inspire the stars of the future.”