Errigal College’s annual prizegiving day was one of the highlights of the school calendar and particularly poignant as it was the school principal, Mr Danny McFadden's first. Guests of Honour on the day were Councillor Donal Coyle, who is also on the board of management, and Ms Fiona Kelly, Marketing Manager at the Altantic Technological University, Letterkenny.
Mr McFadden thanked the special guests for joining the school’s annual celebration. He stressed the importance of recognising the achievements of the students and staff over the year, and congratulated everyone.
Many awards were given out and are pictured in the gallery.
There was plenty of sports to enjoy at Errigal College recently as the teachers took on the students in a game of football with the end being a teacher's 4/1 victory.
Meanwhile, the Errigal College teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinator, Ms Caitriona Hasson held a coffee morning to bid farewell to the exchange students who were presented with Donegal themed goodie bags.
One of Ms Hasson’s roles is as the exchange student coordinator. The goodie bags included many items from the county including beautiful handmade soaps from the The Donegal Natural Soap Co., Donegal road-sign fridge magnets, Football Special and Banana drinks from McDaids, Tayto crisps, and an Errigal College pen which were given to the college by Michael Murphy.
Ms Hasson was delighted to bring the students together and to present them with their gifts: “I'm really going to miss them. We have exchange students every year and they’re always lovely, but this year they were exceptional. They really loved our school. They loved everything about Donegal except the weather."
Errigal College Principal, Mr Danny McFadden thanked the exchange students for choosing to spend their year in Errigal College. “You’ve taken a step closer to finishing your secondary education. As you think about the next step you’ll be taking in your lives in Germany, Italy, Spain and all the other countries you are all from, I know that you will be influenced by Errigal College, by Donegal and by the Irish people. I wish you all the very best of health and happiness in your lives and in your education.”
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