WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY OCTOBER 2ND, 2014 FEAST DAY OF CLAUDE POULLART DES PLACES
The Whole School Community gathered in des Places Hall this morning Thursday 2nd October, in celebration of the opening of the school year.
Fr. O’Brolchain in his address, reminded the boys that without love in their lives, they have nothing. He urged them to share their talents with one another, to care for each other.
Jordi Murphy (Class of 2009) was presented with the PAST PUPILS SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 – 2014; he had been unable to attend on Sports & Family Day due to international commitments. Jordi spoke about values – how important they are.
Leinster Rugby’s maxim is:
Be Humble – Be Disciplined – Be Relentless, a good fit for Be Caring, Be There, Be Truthful.
Jordi presented the Libermann Cup to Ronan Turner and Jacob Warde (both 6th Year) Captains of Shanahan, winners of the school wide inter-House Competition 2013 – 14. Chairman of the Student Council, Joshua Kieran-Glennon, urged all the boys to commit to the inter-House ideal and strengthen their links with the College and not just their Year group.
This was a great Blackrock occasion. The Choir and Orchestra were magnificent. I congratulate the Class of 2015 and their fellow students on their co-operation, courtesy and respect. Be assured that we do not take this for granted and deeply appreciate it.
I thank Fr. O’Brolchain, Ms O’Kane, Mr McDonald, Mr Tom Ryan, Ms Nolan, Mr O’Reilly, Tommy Moore and the Maintenance/Household team, Mr Herlihy, our reader Greg O’Meara, Cantor Richard Grainger, Chair of the Student Council Joshua Kieran-Glennon, the Spiritans and my colleagues in attendance all of whom contributed to a memorable occasion.